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Markus Persson
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As pointed out in the comments on my last entry, I do have lots of followers here, but there is very little for me to READ here. I go to Twitter to read what others say, and post when I'm on there.
There is not enough content driving me to come here. Some indie developers post some interesting stuff, but I usually have heard of most of it through other channels.
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please please please tell jeb to re add the rose it will make lots of minecrafters happy

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Reworking the biome code. Interesting stuff. Will probably allow for rivers. :D
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Markus i am brazil oque vai ter no minecraft pe 0.15?
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I just did a phone survey about how much I liked this and that. The final question was "what is your monthly income?"

I feel dirty now.
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i found in Minecraft notch someone with white eyes and is like steve
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Minecraft t-shirts? In Battlefield Heroes? Why not!
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Let's say we have a fair lottery where a hundred million people get one ticket each, and a winner is drawn at random each day. The winner stays in the pool even after winning. What are the odds that you win it once before someone else wins it three times (doesn't have to be in a row)?
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the same for me
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Did I give up on Google+? Not really.. I just don't really have a reason to come back here, and that means I don't get a chance to post anything.
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HEROBRINE exist in minecraft pe?


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I started tracking my weight and eating habits. With some minor tweaks, I've started slowly losing weight! =D

It's funny how fast all the angst went away when I started just actually looking at the numbers.
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Help me, Coffee! You're my only hope!
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I wish i was as popular as him...
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The new mob I've been working on is a bit creepy..
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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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The chance of you winning before someone else wins three times is less than half a percent.

(Based off a Mersenne Twister based Monte Carlo simulation)
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Let's say we have a fair lottery where a hundred million people get one ticket each, and a winner is drawn at random each day. The winner stays in the pool even after winning. What are the odds that you win it once before someone else wins it three times (doesn't have to be in a row)?
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I highly doubt that.
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