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Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-30-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Sheep - Reveal Friday 30 November (Oz time)

It is DECEMBER. How can I be the only one to put "Merry"?

And after you've all just put PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN... c'mon... isn't CARIBBEAN what's going to be fresh on your mind when you are...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 45
Posted By Siegmund
Re: How does my dog know to look at my face?

The dog is going to look at wherever it can find the most information about your intentions. If you are walking across the room and walk past the spot where the leash is hanging, the dog will be...
Forum: Probability 11-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 39
Posted By Siegmund
Re: probability of n ties in a race to three (roshambo)

You can replace the phrase "convolution of n geometric distributions" with "negative binomial distribution" (and "with mean 1/2" by "with probability of success 2/3") to make it look a little less...
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-29-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 202
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Big Brother - Game Thread

I hope you're wrong. But it sure does look like three possible variations on a theme.

I have been coming up with new M and W words all afternoon, too, dangit.
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-27-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 202
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Big Brother - Game Thread

I'm glad eskimo isn't playing ... anybody who is good at caboosing sheep should ace this HoH, and I'm at a disadvantage since I actually try to win sheep.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-26-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19
Posted By Siegmund
Re: A Putnam Geometry Problem

Grrrr, jay.

This was one of the years I took the Putnam, and I felt this was an extremely easy question - until finding out, after I took the test, that I had interpreted the question quite...
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-25-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13
Posted By Siegmund
Re: What % of People with Suspended/Closed Accounts Deserve It?

A lot of trusting respondents here.

I suppose it depends what you mean by "deserve it." People who get strongarmed off sites because they cost the sites money aren't necessarily doing anything...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Simple storage problem (math)

For sufficiently large numbers, it becomes more efficient to store the sizes of the gaps between them, that to store zeroes and ones for the possible candidates. You are not THAT far from reaching...
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-22-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5
Posted By Siegmund
Re: I roasted my weiner

And if clown was good at searching, and wanted to improve his chances of surviving the next big brother vote, he could have posted a linky.

(Disclaimer: this is intended to be good clean fun. Not...
Forum: Probability 11-19-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 36
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Inevitable mathematical solving of chess, and Limit / NL hold\'em

I expect to live to see all of the above.

HU holdem will go first. (Limit vs NL, cap vs no cap, will make a very tiny difference - maybe a few months between one and the other being solved. I...
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-19-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Off Topic Cool story IMO

Impressive record.

Pretty tough life, having to watch girls in spandex shorts in overtime, isn't it?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-19-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 17
Posted By Siegmund
Re: For \"math people\": \"TRICK\" and information in one number

The number of possible combinations of m missing cards is 52 choose m. There exist numbering schemes that could, in theory, result in a number between 1 and 52 choose m. Most of them would be...
Forum: Probability 11-19-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Shoving Question

I would speculate that the one- or two-chip difference in cost is pretty tiny compared to the major difference in dynamics -- the button has the advantage of committing his money last on every street...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11
Posted By Siegmund
Re: The second imaginary number

I would guess that, if you asked a mathematician to name "the second imaginary number," he would say "j" (for generalizing the complex numbers to the quaternions, just as i generalizes the reals to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-16-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By Siegmund
Re: can drag limited top speed occur after peak horsepower?

Unless the car's drag is horrendously high, that seems almost inevitable. (Depends what you mean by "correctly geared," I guess, though... I suppose you can claim correct gearing means , by...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-15-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Why do I read fortune cookies?

No, it's not fun in bed. The crumbs get into the sheets, and those cookies are dry enough that they are pretty darn scratchy.

Finish the cookie at the dinner table, and THEN take her to bed.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-13-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 35
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Best Sorting Algorithm For Large Numbers

As far as algorithm efficiency, yes, quick sort or one of the nearly equivalent O(n log n) methods.

As far as whether the numbers fit into a Long or not... you will want to investigate whether...
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-13-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 202
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Big Brother - Game Thread

That's mets, always ready to help out friends in need. Finds me grass to watch, and gives herbie a reason to drink. The kind of thing we'll remember in the endgame.
Forum: Puzzles and Other Games 11-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 202
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Big Brother - Game Thread

I made it back in one piece, and should have time to breathlessly watch this gripping drama for the rest of the evening. I may, however, find myself a webcam of some grass growing or paint drying,...
Forum: Probability 11-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10
Posted By Siegmund
Re: no

I tend to think they are +EV only for those few people who are worried about major consequences of catching a full-fledged case of the flu.

They were offered free by my...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-12-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Odd Question About Alcohol

Realized I never addressed OP's question at all.

Yes, it's a possible viewpoint for someone to take. Most likely a view of a nondrinker, not surprisingly - its very easy for someone who doesn't...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-12-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Odd Question About Alcohol

I have to say that I am very skeptical about the notion that anyone plays better poker after drinking even in moderate quantities. I suppose there could be factors at work like the first drink...
Forum: Probability 11-12-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Kurtosis risk

Wellll...

For a start, kurtosis is a dimensionless quantity. If you calculated something that came out with units of BB/100, then you probably have the wrong number.

Still, it is true that high...
Forum: Probability 11-12-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Chance of nuts beating second nuts with same ranks, suits?

Not sure of the logic behind skipping the straight flush boards. One opponent can hold the next higher card for the nuts, and any two other cards play the board for the trivial second-nuts, no?
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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-12-2007, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13
Posted By Siegmund
Re: Another Ruling Question

Is this something new since NL came into popularity?

To a mostly-limit player, a straddle has a VERY similar effect to raise on one's preflop decision: a big change in the price you pay to see the...
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