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Re: Re: Re: Altruism @ Microsoft

by Gerard (Pilgrim)
on Jan 09, 2003 at 21:21 UTC ( #225647=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Altruism @ Microsoft
in thread Top goal for 2003

Surely they would be the same thing...?

1 in 4,210,857 of being struck (per second) would equate to a 31,536,000 in 132,793,586,352,000 chance of being struck per year.



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Re: Re: Re: Re: Altruism @ Microsoft
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 10, 2003 at 15:05 UTC
    Surely they would be the same thing...?

    Nope, not at all.

    Say you, Gerard, have a 10% chance of being flamed by me per second. This isn't the same as a 10% chance per year. Say I, the Anonymous Monk, decide to base the flame or not on a die roll. I Take a 10-sided die and roll it, if it comes up a 1, I flame, anything else, I don't (probably should be the other way around ;-)). Now, if I did this once a second and once a year, which scenario results in you having a greater chance of being flamed?

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