Date: Nov 18, 2012 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
On 18/11/12 04:54, email@example.com wrote:
> In sci.physics Sam Wormley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 11/17/12 7:11 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>>> In sci.physics Sam Wormley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
>>> Utter, puerile, nonsense; that's not the way statistics and probability work.
>> Simply calculate the probability that your shuffled deck is the
>> same as somebody else's shuffled deck. Here's jimp's chance to
>> make a contribution to the newsgroup.
> This is NOT a statistics and probability news group, it is sci.physics,
> ass hat.
He did say 'OT', and probability is used frequently in maths and
physics, is it not?
> BTW, ass hat, starting with a new deck adds a huge bias to the results
> of a shuffle.
Fry didn't say it was a new pack. It's reasonable to assume random pack
for the purposes of his demo.