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Factoid
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:01:33 AM »
"there is less than a one in a trillion chance of success that such a universe made of monkeys could type any particular document a mere 79 characters long."

Glad I could clear that up for you.

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Re: Factoid
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 02:17:53 AM »
This somehow reminded me of this.  :laugh:

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Re: Factoid
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 02:55:53 PM »
I think its an exercise in infinite illogical thinking; if theres a chance something may happen, no matter how small, it will eventually happen given enough time.
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Re: Factoid
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 04:43:04 PM »
Questioning the "universe of monkeys"

As in a paralel universe of monkeys they would not have the ability to create the works of Shakespeare?
There is a one in a trillion chance they would comunicate in a human understood language?
Would they even give a shit? Would we give a shit to replicate the literature of a monkey universe?
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Re: Factoid
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 05:14:04 AM »
if theres a chance something may happen, no matter how small, it will eventually happen given enough time.

Um...  no?

"for the record, I'm not some kind of psychotic provincialist." - Than (ed: Cit. required)
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"I'm back at Thunderfalls now and every minute thinking of poking a bandit in the eye with a fishhook." - Preyveil
"and yet still nothing has made it to BC's signature!"-KMD

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Re: Factoid
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 08:06:45 AM »
Where would they get the typewriter?

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Re: Factoid
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 10:35:37 PM »
Also, what kind of an ape uses a typewriter these days?

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Re: Factoid
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 07:26:24 PM »
"for the record, I'm not some kind of psychotic provincialist." - Than (ed: Cit. required)
"I lost my game of NT: Garry's fault. Global warming: Garry's fault. End-of-the-Universe: Garry's fault. See it always fits. Anyway, what is Garry up to? No good I bet." - Laszlo
"As for your French, it's probably better than the average English-speaking Frenchman's Finnish! (Or something.)" - wa
"I'm back at Thunderfalls now and every minute thinking of poking a bandit in the eye with a fishhook." - Preyveil
"and yet still nothing has made it to BC's signature!"-KMD