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Notch wisdom.
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(Disclaimer: I'm not an educated mathematician. Feel free to double check my results and tell me if I'm wrong)

So, to explain the lottery question and the very unintuitive answer..

Every time you don't win, someone else wins. The number of people who have won the lottery once will very quickly grow significantly larger than the number of people you are. Since they are more than you, the odds of one of them winning are higher than the odds of you winning, which means that there will eventually be at least one person who has won the lottery twice.
That person has the same chance of winning as you do, so each drawing, you both have a one-in-a-hundred-million chance of winning. If neither do, either someone who has never won will win, or someone who has won once will win, and there will suddenly be twice as many people who have won twice than you are.
Because of the high number of participants, this gets iterated maaaany times before you're likely to win (50 million times on average), and the pool of winners who aren't you has plenty of time to grow.

Even in a lottery of just 1000 people, your odds of winning before someone else wins three times is only about 15%.

The odds of you winning a fair 100 million person lottery before someone else wins TEN times in total is about 50%.

This, my friends, is the power of the pigeon hole principle.
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This is why I hate Apple iDiots: A new product comes out and everyone gets a nut over the "usability" of it, while ignoring the lack of functionality. Who cares how pretty your pOS iOS scrolls? Pretty, smooth transitions is NOT usability. That's aesthetics idiots, and aesthetics don't make a tech product. Functionality does.
Lion sucks just as much as the last umpteenth feline iterations for one reason: it doesn't run windows programs.
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Excellent.
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After all the trouble with some police officers trying to prevent citizens from taping in public, I am very thankful there are officers like this too:
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I need to upgrade from my A5 pronto.
When the folks at Audi contacted me here at HuffPostTech and asked if I wanted to test drive the new A7, I thought maybe they had meant to email our friends over at AOL Autos.
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whoa :-O
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Summer clouds roll through the valleys of New Zealand... On occasion, I get to meet fans (actually I don't call them fans...just people that someday I will meet and become friends), and things turn out really well! In this case, I met +Eden Brackstone in New Zealand, and he invited me to his family farm near Queenstown for a meal. His entire family was there and we had an amazing meal, all made from stuff grown on the farm... while things were cooking and smelling incredible, we went out to take this photo at a little pond.
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What a bunch of assholes. Don't get me wrong, I love women, a lot. But mind your own business. If two dudes want to get married, how does that hurt anyone else in any way?
New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., along with National Organization For Marriage Chair Maggie Gallagher, spent a sizable portion of their anti-gay marriage rally on Sunday denouncing another anti...
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Colombian method of dealing with unions: kill the people in the unions. Kind of harsh, I think, then again, unions are the bane of existence.
WASHINGTON -- As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer atmosphere for Colombian union leaders and workers...
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Hey, if you wanna be famous as someone people laugh at, try comedy. Otherwise... I'd pass if I were you.
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Hey, I was just as uninterested and disbelieving in Rebecca Black as the next person, but I like the pluck she has in this particular song, saying, "Yeah, so you thought I'd stop at 'Friday?' Hate all you want. I've got more." Go, Rebecca. Not like she's our generation's Beatles, but she doesn't have to be. She's done more than lots of the people hating on her have accomplished.

(doesn't make the song amazing, but the video snips some of her crazy ride)
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This is very nearly as bad as Friday. They just did a better job of hiding her terrible singing voice in this one.
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I agree with Republicans: cut Medicare, cut Social Security. I also agree with Democrats: raise taxes. Win win, less debt, more money for infrastructure.
As far as Medicare goes, people are going to die, it's part of life. As far as SS goes, Americans have come to rely on it far too much instead of formulating their own financial plans. As far as taxes go: Look at what we have in the US. That shit ain't free, homie.
Finally: DON'T CUT SPENDING ON EDUCATION. SERIOUSLY?
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    CGT, 2010 - present
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Industrial Engineering, 2008 - 2010
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    Industrial Engineering, 2003 - 2008
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