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Topic: Probability Pill
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William Elliot

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Re: Probability Pill
Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:16 AM
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On Sat, 29 Dec 2012, quasi wrote:
> William Elliot wrote:

> >I pointed the person who asked me the Putnam 2012 question
> >to sci.math; he was happy with the proof given there.

> Yes, but when you posted the problem, you never mentioned
> the forum where the question was asked and never mentioned
> that it was a Putnam problem until I challenged you for
> the source.

I didn't know the source until the next day.

> >As for the current problem, since there's nothing there of
> >worth except for journal references to the problem, I'll
> >not point him to sci.math. Perhaps I'll pass the references
> >along to him or perhaps I'll just dismiss the issue.

> So, out of curiosity, what was the forum in which you got the
> pill problem, and why did you not bother to mention the forum
> when you imported the question to sci.math?

I didn't get it from a forum.

In the mean time, let's discuss the
anti-diagonal of an uncountable list.

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