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[2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

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[2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:32 am

I think .
Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Martin Luther » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:52 am

Is this a racist thing?
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Edminster » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:58 am

No, it's a protestant thing.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:04 am

Interestingly, you CAN find "HOORAY FOR ZORBLAX" in the digits of pi, eventually. Because pi is expressed as an infinitely long sequence of seemingly random digits, it is statistically certain that ANY phrase will turn up eventually. There are even a couple of websites that let you search for your name within pi.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Kimra » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:53 am

That would have been more interesting if you'd linked to one.

Just saying.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Edminster » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:01 am

Yeah, that doesn't sound right to me.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby smiley_cow » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:46 pm

Yeah, I'd like a link to one of these websites if you have it. For um...purely scientific purposes of course. >_>
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Eisbreaker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Don't drink and drive, take LSD and Teleport.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby smiley_cow » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:40 pm

I have a cow in both my username and avatar. I'm surprised this didn't clue you into my laziness earlier.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby Kaharz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:45 pm

The basic idea is that if you take the numbers in pi as a base 26 numeric system and convert them to letters they will occasionally spell a word. Since pi is theoretically infinite and non-repeating, eventually all words would be spelled in the same way that a bunch of monkeys randomly pounding on keyboards would eventually produce Shakespeare. But I ask you, who cares?

And cows aren't lazy, chewing your food five times over and producing all that tasty meat and milk is hard work.
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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

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Re: [2011-Jul-10] Long and Zorblaxian

Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 pm

This is all well and good and I believed that such a thing could exist. What I am more interested in is an actual mathematical proof that explains the "statistical certainty" of finding any string of words.
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