Isn't this the first method you learn in Monte Carlo Methods ? Do we know the shot gun blasts are really random ? I suspect the blasts are biased towards the center.
Just like I don't mind police and soldiers have guns, I don't mind NSA reading internet traffic to and from foreign countries, because that's their job, and we are relying on NSA to protect us. But MS is not NSA. I will avoid MS like a plague.
Banks all over the world uses scanners and computers to spot fake money too, because they don't think the humans can do it as well.
That's what they were paid for. Good job, NSA.
When you help your children (I know, you just couldn't resist.), please think about whether you want them to finish the homework, or learn how to do the homework. If you just want to help them finish the homework, stop right there, and let them struggle. May be they can learn something from their struggling. If you want them to learn how to do it, learn how to teach first. Facts of Life: Those who wrote math text and teach math are not math experts. They are teaching experts. Their math may not be right.
The gun is the universe. These people only found the smoke. Not the smoking gun.
From the comments, sounds like what everyone wants is for the US to stop developing robotic weapon systems. This will let Iran, North Korea and Taliban to develop these first and then we can play catch up 20 years behind them. Playing catch is so much fun. Weapon development must be a US monopoly ?
Why waste a million dollar if you can simply order it to return when run out of ammo?