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## Latest blogosphere posts tagged “probability”

• ### The Gambler’s Puzzle

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The following is a quotation from the short novel  The Gambler  by Fyodor Dostoyevesky : I was a gambler myself; I realized it at that moment. My arms and legs were trembling and my head throbbed. It was, of course, a rare happening for zero to come up three times out of some ten or so; but there was nothing ...
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• ### Online opportunity: How to start a business on the internet

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• ### There is no regular approximately invariant finitely additive probability measure on all subsets of a cube or ball

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For a totally ordered field K , say a hyperreal one, write x ≈ y (and say that they are approximately equal) provided that x − y is 0 or infinitesimal. A K -valued probability P defined for all subsets of Ω is said to be regular provided that P ( A )>0 whenever A is non-empty. It is approximately ...
1 week ago
• ### Stephen C. Meyer debates Peter D. Ward on intelligent design and evolution

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The speakers Stephen C. Meyer  is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC) and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the CSC, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters. Dr. Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher ...
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• ### Encore – Rapid Listbuilding For Accelerated Hypergrowth

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• ### Last Day to Buy Premise for WordPress … Ever

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• ### 13 Math Tidbits on Friday 13

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Friday 13 is one of the beloved or  lucky  days in the Gregorian calendar year for most recreational mathematicians and math bloggers, who cant wait to share some musings about the number 13 and Friday the thirteenth to their non-mathematical friends, fiends, and foes. 1. Triskaidekaphobia Isnt Hereditary ...
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• ### Interesting riddle concerning the Axiom of Choice

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There is an interesting riddle over at MathOverflow concerning the Axiom of Choice.
1 week ago
• ### Guest Post: Ukraine’s Two New Energy Deals

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Submitted by Scott Belinksi of OilPrice.com , If one was to believe the picture that most Western media outlets are painting, Ukraine has been lost to Russia. Though the country fought valiantly to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania last month, President Viktor Yanukovych ...
1 week ago
• ### Types of sampling

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Sampling is mainly divided into two types; probability or random sampling and non probability or non random sampling. In other words, Sampling methods are broadly classified into probability or random sampling and non probability or non random sampling. Let us discuss them one by one: 1)      Probability or ...
1 week ago
• ### When interest rates go to infinity

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CAUTION: It is my first post about corporate debt so excessive simplifications and mistakes are highly probable. Comments welcome. *** The standard formula for calculating bond return with 3 year maturity and annual coupon of 5% tells us, that we should expected discounted return of around 13.6%, given the  ...
1 week ago
• ### ESPN Says The Ravens (Who Won) Had A Sub-Zero Chance Of Winning

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The graph above, tweeted out by ESPN Stats & Info last night , shows the win probability for the Ravens and Vikings over the fourth quarter of their ridiculous Sunday game, which saw five lead changes in the final two minutes. Read more...
1 week ago
• ### Fed’s Bullard says probability of taper next week has risen

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Fed’s Bullard says probability of taper next week has risen MarketWatch.com – MarketWatch Breaking News Bulletins Fed’s Bullard says probability of taper next week has risen is a post from: The Forex Trading System Blog
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• ### Picking K elements randomly

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Problem 1: Consider the problem of picking K elements randomly from N elements. Suggest an algorithm. What is the time and space complexity of your algorithm? Problem 2: Now consider that the stream is infinitely long (i.e. N is unknown). Now how do we pick K elements randomly.
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• ### Four short links: 9 December 2013

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Reform Government Surveillance — hard not to view this as a demarcation dispute. “Ruthlessly collecting every detail of online behaviour is something we do clandestinely for advertising purposes, it shouldn’t be corrupted because of your obsession over national security!” Brian Abelson — Data Scientist ...
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• ### Faith as a Blueprint to Manifestation: Avoiding Black Magic at a Mass Level

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Once upon a time, when I heard the word “faith”, I would cringe. The reason I would cringe is that the context in which the word was uttered usually had something to do with justifying belief in some conception of God that was, in my view, ill-founded and often times completely wrong-headed. Invocation of the word ...
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• ### Variables Control Chart Background

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What are Variables Control Charts From NIST Engineering Statistics Handbook, section 6.3.2, with edits and additions. During the 1920′s, Dr. Walter A. Shewhart proposed a general model for control charts as follows: Let w be a sample statistic that measures … Continue reading →
2 weeks ago
• ### Ordering sets and the Banach-Tarski paradox

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Suppose we want to rank the subsets of the interval [0,1] by size. Consider this: There is a total, transitive and symmetric ordering (i.e., a total preorder) ≤ of subsets of the interval [0,1] such that (a) if A ⊆ B , then A ≤ B and (b) if A and B are disjoint non-empty sets with A ≤ B and B ≤ ...
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