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Comment Re:More on the grant (Score 1) 523

That's incorrect.

Likelihood of rolling 1 on a D6: 16.7%

.167^3 = 0.004657463, or .47%

What you most closely have described is the probability of rolling two additonal 1's on D6's after having already rolled a 1 on the first D6 (which is not the probability of rolling 1 1 1 on 3D6, it's the probability of rolling 1 1 on 2D6.

.167^2 = 0.027889, or 2.8%, which would actually make them over two times as careful.

Comment Re:Rubik's cube (Score 1) 238

I also aced the math section of the SAT. (2006)

I also never played with a Rubiks Cube. However, I did play a lot of turn-based RPGs starting around age nine and was fascinated with the underlying mathematics.

I also think these activities played a minor role in both my and your son's ability to get a good score on a standardized test, and have more served as a platform for tooting our respective horns on a public forum on which neither of us know anyone personally.

Comment Re:Bla Bla Bla (Score 1) 207

That's a different CPU than the one in your original comment.

When I search for the CPU in your first comment, the price range on Ebay (used) is $250-350 for completed and sold listings. The same search for the CPU on the box you subsequently linked show it going for $80-100 used. These are two completely different ballparks. In fact, the price of an entire rig built around the cheaper one is less than the cost of more expensive CPU by itself.

Nah, I'm not delusional, I just do research before I open my mouth.

Comment Re:Where did this idea come from? (Score 1) 1291

Labor Participation Rate = Employed Population / Population.

That's it. It takes nothing else into account (such as the massive "lump" in our population that is baby boomers all beginning to retire) and is therefor a useless statistic. But who cares? Cite whatever statistic that sounds good.

Comment Re:Huge waste of Resourses (Score 4, Insightful) 256

Ya moving to the closest planet to the sun being the first planet to get eaten by our sun when it expands and their is no question that will happen, is a great idea..Not.

The timescale required to move to another planet at our current rate of technological advancement is trivial compared to the length of time that will pass before the sun expands to a diameter that would significantly affect temperatures on the planets in the solar system -- let alone "eat" them.

Even if it took us one hundred thousand years to settle Venus, the sun would have barely changed in that time frame.

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