[rc5] The prize money....EOT.
jeff at delta.com
Fri Oct 24 15:18:25 EDT 1997
At 11:37 AM 10/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> Your odds would be FAR better betting on the dogs. (But the inDUHviduals
>> don't know that the true odds of them finding the key were worse than the
>> average Lotto).
>So even with 42.3 trillion tickets, our odds were 1:1703 that we'd win.
I was basing it on MY complete space. My odds would have been 17 billion
to one. I was in 1900th place when the key was found (steadily moving up,
at 2Mkeys/sec -- I'd moved from one CPU to 15 in the past week). Most
single CPU'ers at home with a single Pentium-133 (that's the average home
system out there now) won't beat Lotto odds.
>~398Kkeys/sec... 42.3 trillion keys would take 5 of those the 250 days we
>spent cracking. So thats a $1000 prize with 1:1703 odds costing $4000 as
>an "Entry Fee". Which means that I could estimate a -$4 return on my
You sound like the folks on rec.gambling.poker.... ;-) And that's a
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