Date: Nov 18, 2012 12:55 PM
Author: RedAcer
Subject: Re: OT: Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before

On 18/11/12 04:54, jimp@specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
> In sci.physics Sam Wormley <swormley1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/17/12 7:11 PM, jimp@specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
>>> In sci.physics Sam Wormley <swormley1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
>>>>> http://www.sciencedump.com/content/steven-fry-does-something-no-human-being-has-ever-done
>>>
>>> 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.