[RC5] Jubilee

bert bertodell at charter.net
Sat Dec 3 23:00:59 EST 2005


My brain hurts with trying to comprehend that math


Bert

rick at nickhart.com wrote:

>Bill wrote:
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>>What money???
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>Why, the RC5 prize money, of course!
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>http://www.distributed.net/rc5/
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>I'm certain to win any day now.
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>If I'm interpreting the stats right:
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>(my probability of winning in any given day) = (probabilty of "this
>participant will find the key before anyone else does") * (probability of
>"that we will wrap this thing up in the next 24 hours")
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>A typical day:
>1/5,863,376,223 = 1/15,341 * 1/382,203
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>There it is in black and white!  Statistics never lie!
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>-Rick
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