bootstrap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bootstrap help oneself, often through improvised means
    • n bootstrap a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
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Quotations

  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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    “Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.”

Idioms

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps - If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you make the effort to improve things for yourself.
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Usage

In literature:

Combining these two forms of knowledge enabled Fry Guy to bootstrap his way up to a new form of wire-fraud.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
If there's anything in any of them, he'll pull himself up by his own bootstraps.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
You read what I had to say about Bootstrap-lifters, and the Wholesale Pickpockets' Association making use of their incantations.
"The Profits of Religion" by Upton Sinclair
And the sheriff was mettlesome, used to have high spirits, like as if he's lift himself over the fence with his bootstraps.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
It was like trying to raise oneself by pulling at one's own bootstraps.
"The Soul of a Child" by Edwin Bjorkman
She tugged, and the major rose, as one pulled upward by his bootstraps.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
You read what I had to say about Bootstrap-lifters, and the Wholesale Pickpockets' Association making use of their incantations.
"The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition" by Upton Sinclair
In the desert near Bootstrap there was a gigantic construction shed.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
This looks very much like lifting oneself by one's bootstraps.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Hunt had extricated himself from this cataclysm with difficulty, almost like a man lifting himself off the earth by his bootstraps.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
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In news:

Kptm.com Bootstrap Software Changes Name to Bootsoft.
Bootstrap fitness Winning the workplace wellness game takes small moves and team attitude, not big bucks.
Bootstrap Brewing, Niwot's first brewery, slated for June opening.
Bootstrapping with Friends and Family Funds.
Lurita Doan is up to her old bootstrapping tricks.
Lexical learning, natural language learning, bootstrap learning.
Slate's John Dickerson goes so far as to call the silver-spoon line an Obama "cliche," citing five instances in which the commander in chief has pulled it out of his bootstrap.
How does this bootstrap a worldwide database.
Operation Bootstrap looks to continue mission through appeal.
Sean Broihier adds new meaning to the term "bootstrapping.".
I did this out of choice, also while bootstrapping my startup.
Broyhill has developed a plan, called Operation Bootstrap, that would build a proposed theme-park complex on and around Pocahontas Island.
A union job gave her the bootstraps she needed.
Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal reveals his company's strategies for bootstrapping, handling big competition, and finding a social mission.
The United States is rife with improbable, up-by-the-bootstraps tales.
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In science:

The errors in brackets are obtained from bootstrapping the data.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
In order to obtain tight bounds the Lov`asz-Kannan method, we study geometrical properties of the percolation cluster, using in particular bootstrap and renormalization.
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
We bootstrap in the lemma below in order to prove that the estimates in Theorem 2.4 suffice for our purposes.
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
Uncertainties in the parameters from the two-component fits are also given and these were produced using the bootstrap method, as described in Paper I.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
We will need asymptotics of ρj and we will use the “bootstrapping method”.
Average number of distinct part sizes in a random Carlitz composition
The idea is to glean user preferences, often secretively, by observation, to serve as surrogates for explicit ratings. A cold-start is less evident in this approach as implicit ratings bootstrap the model and system.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Using the HE 1104–1805 data set we constructed an artificial “source curve” and generated from it 1000 new data sets as in normal bootstrap calculations.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
As seen from the bootstrap distribution on Fig. 5 the scatter of the delays computed from trial runs is quite high and estimated delays cover nearly the full range of the search.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
The mean of the bootstrap delays is −0.64 years, and their standard deviation is 0.23 years.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
The bootstrap method tries to take all this into account and correspondingly gives also larger, and we think more realistic, error bars (see for instance Burud et al. 2000).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Details of the bootstrap method as applied to the time delay estimation can be found in Pelt et al. (1996).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
The idea here is to use elliptic regularity to bootstrap or improve the smoothness of the convergence.
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
Klein, Bootstrap multiscale analysis and localization in random media, Commun.
Localization for Discrete One Dimensional Random Word Models
Quoted uncertainties represent 68% (1-σ) confidence intervals, determined from a numerical bootstrap procedure in which 1000 artificial datasets are individually analyzed after choosing N clusters at random from the actual subsample under consideration.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
We apply this bootstrap approach once more to get the second order behaviour.
The enumeration of simple permutations
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