The Behold User Forum
Login to participate
Register   Lost ID/password?

Louis Kessler's Behold Blog     The Behold User Forum

Louis Kessler (lkessler) Entries, Comments and Posts

   all users
Results 11 - 20 of 1547 total.   1097 blog entries.   232 blog comments.   218 forum posts.

Chess and Artificial Intelligence: The Future Changed Today - Blog comment by lkessler - 6 Dec 2017

Keith: I totally agree. But my wife is hopeful that Will Smith will save us.

Chess and Artificial Intelligence: The Future Changed Today - Blog entry by lkessler - 6 Dec 2017

The shocking and unbelievable news hit my inbox today, and I just couldn’t be more amazed by what has just happened and what the future effects will be. Today it was announced that DeepMind, a company formed in 2010 and purchased by Google in 2014 to investigate the possibilities of using neural networks for ...

A Year of “Retirement” - Blog entry by lkessler - 24 Nov 2017

One year ago today, I celebrated my 60th birthday and on the same day I retired from my job of 41 years. Since then, it’s been quite a year. I wonder how I ever had time for a day job. I recently got back from my 4th genealogy conference of the year. In February, I was at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, July at ...

Another Estimate of Speed and Balding Figure 2B - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Nov 2017

Ten days ago, I produced an article: Revisiting Speed and Balding, where I tried to duplicate the results of their Figure 2B. I posted a link to the article on the ISOGG Facebook group, and received a lot of comments, mostly from Andrew Millard and Debbie Kennett. Debbie also provided quite a few comments ...

FTDNA’s 13th IGG Conference Lab Tour - Blog entry by lkessler - 13 Nov 2017

#FTDNA2017 – What a great conference! So many people I could talk to at a technical level and so many that I learned from. I averaged less than 5 hours of sleep per night just because the day was so full, every morning was an early wakeup, and I had to watch Saturday Night Live. I left Winnipeg with 5 cm (2 ...

FTDNA’s 13th International Genetic Genealogy Conf Day 3 - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Nov 2017

#FTDNA2017 - First up, another breakfast sponsored by FTDNA. This was followed at 8 a.m. by an ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) chapter meeting, my first. It was led by Katherine Bodger, the Director and co-founder of the society. ISOGG was founded in 2005 after the first Family Tree DNA ...

FTDNA’s 13th International Genetic Genealogy Conf Day 2 - Blog entry by lkessler - 11 Nov 2017

The day began with Max Blankfeld and Bennett Greenspan greeting the entire group. After honoring the veterans, and there must have been 50 in the room who stood to loud applause, they provided a bit of information about the conference. There are 240 in attendance. About 50 people, including myself, raised their ...

FTDNA’s 13th International Genetic Genealogy Conf, Day 1 - Blog entry by lkessler - 10 Nov 2017

Location: Houston Texas. About 200 genetic genealogists have gathered for 3 days of talks and mingling and discussion about the state of DNA analysis. It’s very exciting for me to be with and talk to so many experts, each with a slightly different viewpoint and their own specialties in this field. The day ...

Revisiting Speed and Balding - Blog comment by lkessler - 9 Nov 2017

Thanks, Debbie. I am now working with the help of your thoughts as well as those of Andrew Millard to try to statistically represent what Speed and Balding have simulated so as to better understand what their results represent. The constrained population is one thing (similar to a small version of Iceland over ...

Revisiting Speed and Balding - Blog comment by lkessler - 8 Nov 2017

Thank you Debbie for your analysis, but I'm still not convinced. You were correct on Facebook to say that the match filter would not affect results above 9 cM. So there must be some other reason why Speed and Balding give a greater than 20% chance that shared segments from 30 Mb to 40 Mb are from > 20 ...