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The ''beisutsukai'' are members of a fictional society, also known as the Bayesian Conspiracy, depicted in a series of short stories by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]].  Characters in the story include Brennan (usually the viewpoint character) and his teacher Jeffreyssai.
 
The ''beisutsukai'' are members of a fictional society, also known as the Bayesian Conspiracy, depicted in a series of short stories by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]].  Characters in the story include Brennan (usually the viewpoint character) and his teacher Jeffreyssai.
  
Derived from "beisu", a Japanization of Bayes (though the standard Japanese version is actually bei-zu not bei-su), plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user".  A casual, shortened pronunciation would probably come out "bayes-tskai".
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Derived from "beisu", a Japanese transliteration of Bayes (though more accurate Japanese pronunciation would be bei-zu, not bei-su), plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user".  A casual, shortened pronunciation would probably come out "bayes-tskai".
  
 
==Short stories==
 
==Short stories==

Revision as of 09:34, 26 March 2012

The beisutsukai are members of a fictional society, also known as the Bayesian Conspiracy, depicted in a series of short stories by Eliezer Yudkowsky. Characters in the story include Brennan (usually the viewpoint character) and his teacher Jeffreyssai.

Derived from "beisu", a Japanese transliteration of Bayes (though more accurate Japanese pronunciation would be bei-zu, not bei-su), plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user". A casual, shortened pronunciation would probably come out "bayes-tskai".

Short stories

See also