Occam's Aftershave
Posts: 1463 Joined: Feb. 2006

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 13 2012,20:57)  Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Mar. 13 2012,18:31)  Over on Corny's blog, regular UD IDiot PaV (posting as Lino D'Ischia) gives a lesson in probability theory
Quote  If I roll a sixsided die 24 times, what is the probability that I will get a six?
It's 24 x 1/6 = 4.0 
A probability of 4.0
Comedy gold.

That's amazingly wrong in every dimension! At least one 6? Just one six?
P>1 was the icing on the CAEK, though. 
PaV doubles down on the stupidity.
After his last error is pointed out to him, he 'corrects' it with
Quote  Here's your answer:
The formula is: {1[(5/6)^5N]} = 0.9351 
where N apparently equals 3.
...all you can do is shake your head.
 JoeG: And by eating the cake you are consuming the information some stays with you and the rest is waste.
