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Blue-haired, programmer/gamer geek. I make sure to wear odd-socks every day, though I seem to have failed by chance today.


Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
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comment Can a coin with an unknown bias be treated as fair?
@JMCF125, Well, fair point. :P But the effect of quantum mechanics on the flip of a coin or SD card is minimal compared to the other factors I mentioned. I was referring to things of a higher level.
Apr
3
comment Can a coin with an unknown bias be treated as fair?
Isn't probability directly related to our knowledge of a system anyway? Like, if you knew exactly how biased a coin was, exactly how it would be flipped, exactly where it would land, and all the forces that would act on it the entire way through the air, you would be able to predict with 100% accuracy what it would land as, even if it stops on its side. It becomes random because we don't know enough... right?
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Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
4
comment How do you find the center of a circle with a pencil and a book?
The picture made this make sense now. +1.
Oct
3
comment How do you find the center of a circle with a pencil and a book?
@RahulNarain, hold the book so it's spine is on the circle, not it's face. But it would work even if the red lines are on opposite sides of the circle.
Oct
3
comment How do you find the center of a circle with a pencil and a book?
The picture makes it make a million times more sense. This one gets a +1.
Jul
5
comment Is '10' a magical number or I am missing something?
This may be related... math.stackexchange.com/q/65760/16332
Jan
12
comment Gödel's incompleteness theorem can't be proven?
Read Gödel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. It takes a long time explaining it (though you don't realise that it's doing so for most of it), and is an awesome book anyway.
Sep
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Sep
19
comment How do you say $10$ when it's in binary?
That joke could be one of the reasons I thought about it the way I did in my question. To say the joke out loud, you basically have to call it "ten". But beyond that, it seems my view is the wrong (or at least, less popular) one.
Sep
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accepted How do you say $10$ when it's in binary?
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asked How do you say $10$ when it's in binary?