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cavediver
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Message 526 of 647 (595398)
12-08-2010 10:55 AM
Reply to: Message 524 by kjsimons
12-08-2010 10:37 AM


Re: Lucky?
Are you joking? Any set of numbers chosen for a lottery draw are equally unlikely, that's the joke!


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cavediver
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Message 527 of 647 (595399)
12-08-2010 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 523 by Panda
12-08-2010 10:35 AM


Re: Lucky?
So, which number combination should she use that is not astronomically small?

Clearly, any combination that's not her own.


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Panda
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Message 528 of 647 (595400)
12-08-2010 11:01 AM
Reply to: Message 527 by cavediver
12-08-2010 10:56 AM


Re: Lucky?
cavediver writes:

Clearly, any combination that's not her own.


But everyone knows that it is luckier to use your birthday and your phone number!!
But her numbers sound unlikely!!!

Are you ignoring the logic paradox?!

She needs a real philosopher to guide her out of her quandary.


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zombie ringo
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Message 529 of 647 (595403)
12-08-2010 11:13 AM
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12-08-2010 10:15 AM


Re: Lucky?
Panda writes:

I am only half way to being an idiot savant.


That belongs in somebody's signature.


"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"
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cavediver
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Message 530 of 647 (595404)
12-08-2010 11:32 AM
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12-08-2010 11:01 AM


Re: Lucky?
But everyone knows that it is luckier to use your birthday and your phone number!!

Luckier, yes. More probable, no. Admittedly the calculation is quite complex as it requires a convolution of the PDF (probability density function) and the LDF (luck distribution function), but the conclusion is that using your own details will always result in less wins that using someone else's - anyone else's.


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zombie ringo
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Message 531 of 647 (595627)
12-09-2010 2:01 PM


Praying for Deliverance
In a thread far far away, dwise1 wrote:
quote:
While hiking in the mountains, a man falls off the trail, grabs a branch to stop himself, and finds himself hanging over an enormous drop with no escape in sight. He prays for deliverance from his plight and a voice from Heaven tells him, "Have faith and let go." He ponders this for a moment and shouts back, "Anybody else up there? I'd like a second opinion!" Message 33

When I saw, "He prays for deliverance...." I immediately thought of Duelling Banjos.

Be careful what you pray for. Your prayers may be answered.


"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"
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Panda
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Message 532 of 647 (595631)
12-09-2010 2:10 PM
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12-09-2010 2:01 PM


Re: Praying for Deliverance
Ringo writes:

Be careful what you pray for. Your prayers may be answered.


I guess it depends on which way you like your 'bread buttered'....
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zombie ringo
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Message 533 of 647 (595637)
12-09-2010 2:37 PM
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12-09-2010 2:10 PM


Re: Praying for Deliverance
Panda writes:

I guess it depends on which way you like your 'bread buttered'....


Now that reminds me of Last Tango in Paris.


"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"
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Dr Adequate
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Message 534 of 647 (595656)
12-09-2010 5:42 PM
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12-08-2010 11:01 AM


Re: Lucky?
But her numbers sound unlikely!!!

Well they do. She may have a point. If she produces her numbers by breaking down that string of digits into two-digit pairs, then as the largest number in the UK National Lottery is 49, she'd be picking numbers which are guaranteed not to come up. It is possible that that's what she meant.


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Panda
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Message 535 of 647 (595658)
12-09-2010 6:05 PM
Reply to: Message 534 by Dr Adequate
12-09-2010 5:42 PM


Re: Lucky?
Dr. A. writes:

she'd be picking numbers which are guaranteed not to come up.


She probably writes extra numbers on the lottery form so that she can use her birth year...

An aside:
There is an interesting correlation...
People that think it that it is more likely to roll 2+6+3+1 than 6+6+6+6 (on 4 dice) usually believe in astrology.

I am guessing that she believed in astrology.

Edited by Panda, : No reason given.


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rbp
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Message 536 of 647 (595815)
12-10-2010 2:58 PM


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frako
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Message 537 of 647 (596224)
12-13-2010 9:13 PM


Ok to me this is humor if it is not funny to you it is not my fault.

The Ukrainian government has announced that Černobil will be open for tourists next year.

So if anyone would like to get a bad case of radiation poisoning be my guests and go have a look.

Who the f%&/ are they kidding it is safe to go there now, while if you want to go and have a look now you have to know some people so that you can get permission to pass the armed guards and you have to ware a radiation suit and have a Geiger counter. And next year none of that will be needed???


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Panda
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Message 538 of 647 (596267)
12-14-2010 5:11 AM
Reply to: Message 537 by frako
12-13-2010 9:13 PM


frako writes:

Who the f%&/ are they kidding it is safe to go there now


Maybe they are trying to compete with Dignitas?
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nwr
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Message 539 of 647 (596393)
12-14-2010 5:34 PM


The war on Christmas

From Salon magazine.

The War on Christmas thread is currently locked, so I posted here.

Edited by nwr, : fix link, as per Message 1


Jesus was a liberal hippie
nwr
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Message 540 of 647 (596971)
12-18-2010 6:25 PM


Jesus and marjuana
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/LegalizationNation/archives/2010/12/16/chronic-christians-did-jesus-heal-with-pot
According to pot historian Chris Bennett's chapter on Early/Ancient History in Dr. Julie Holland's The Pot Book - 2010 Park Street Press - Jesus didn't smoke pot, he rubbed it on people in the form of medicinal holy oil.

I'm posting this in the Humor thread, because
  1. I don't know how to evaluate it's truth;
  2. It thought it hilarious.

Edited by nwr, : fix broken url caused by bug - see Message 1


Jesus was a liberal hippie
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