Well that backfired...
overheard in stats class
White fratboy type: Hey... Frances... first of all... happy birthday...
Frances: Oh thanks!!! :):):)
White fratboy type: Can I get Monday's notes from you?
is there such a thing as being too green?
You know how people who get trapped on desert islands throw messages in bottles out to sea… THEY’RE LITTERING! For shame… Actually I think I want to do that. Not get stranded on a desert island (why are they always “desert” islands anyway? Aren’t there other types of islands people get stranded on?) I want to write a message/letter in a bottle and fling it...
maybe he can start a new hiphop trend
My roommate drove over a small divider while driving on the freeway and dented his wheel so he had to switch it out for a spare. He’s currently deciding if he wants to save money and buy one mismatched wheel or just buy a set of 4. I proposed a compromise, that he buys a set of two and puts them both on the same side of his car so no one can tell.
a thought experiment revisited
The solution to exposing Newcomb’s paradox as fallacy is to view the potential monetary gains against the probability of the beings prediction being correct. For a given probability P the best choice is the one that gives the greatest return. The formula: Return = P(Correct) + (1-P)(Wrong) Lets assume a probability of 1 (ie. the being has a 100% chance of predicting correctly). Return...
explaining the thought experiment
A couple entries ago, I presented a simple thought experiment and received some replies asking what the correct was. The answer is… there is no answer. Or rather… there are two conflicting answers both with convincing arguments. Argument 1: The being either has or has not put the money in box B. If the being has put the money in B then taking B results in $1,000,000 whereas...
Not the peace of a cease-fire, not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,...– Yehuda Amichai - Wildpeace
WHY'D YOU TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT BRO? →
a thought experiment
You are presented with two boxes, labeled A and B. You are permitted to take the contents of both boxes, or just of box B. Box A contains $1,000. The contents of box B, however, are determined as follows: At some point before the start of the game, the Predictor (an entity somehow exceptionally skilled at predicting people’s actions) makes a prediction as to whether you will take just box B, or...
pet peeve #28
People who eat their food like a camel, smacking their lips and making as much noise as possible.
potty humour →
quite possibly the worst date ever
…Like Eli I’m from New Orleans I’m a giant in this b*tch move...– lil wayne - demolition 1 freestyle
today i saw a guy pull his pants and underwear all the way down to use an unenclosed urinal… flippin’ gross…
I just want...
a 2 button suit, a pair of oxfords, some cool vintage ray bans, and a shave and a haircut.
When my brother and I were in high school, our favorite class was Drama. While we were rehearsing for the next day’s class or participating in a school play or dancing it up at the after party, I don’t think there was anything we liked more. During such times, it even surpassed our love of—dare I say it—comics. But we never even entertained the notion of actually pursuing it as a...
high class meets white trash
chicco: i'm eating sour cream and onion ruffles w/ pate; high class meets white trash
Eugene Lee: hahaha I once did that, I ate caviar with fritos scoops