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Re^4: Spooky math problem

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 31, 2005 at 00:26 UTC ( #487988=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Spooky math problem
in thread Spooky math problem

It is possible to do it by choosing a number before you see the one in the envelope.

But it is also possible to do it by choosing a number through a mechanical procedure (eg a series of coin flips), in which case it doesn't matter whether you see the number in the envelope first.

However you're exactly right that the method of choosing the random number cannot depend on the number that you see.

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[zentara]: marto arn't those NSA secrets? :-)
[marto]: not if you keep telling people :P
[zentara]: I had to disable hyperthreading on my machine because of that.
[Discipulus]: thanks marto but... at the moment this seems a bit beyond my faculties.. ;=)
[zentara]: a thread goes into a wait state after emitting a wait to all other threads. It locks up a machine completely.
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[Discipulus]: these opcodes mentioned in the wiki pages are the same opcode perl is translated into? or is just the same term but in different fields?

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