Monthly Archives: July 2008

How to get 92 heads in a row, pt. 2

Two posts ago I showed how many coin flips it would take in order to have a 98% confidence of getting 92 heads in a row (à la Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead). The answer turns out to be \(3.874\times … Continue reading

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Strange Meats

Last Wednesday my family and I returned to Austin from our (so far) annual trip to Japan to see Ryoko’s family. Since Ryoko’s mother passed away last year, this year is one of the important anniversaries of her death where … Continue reading

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How to get 92 heads in a row

A couple of posts ago I talked about how laughably improbable it would be to get 92 heads in a row on a fair coin. To sum up, the probability is: The probability of this happening is so abysmally low … Continue reading

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