Date: Nov 18, 2012 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
In sci.physics RedAcer <redRed@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
Did I say that Fry said it was a new deck?