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    i can't answer it but

    i posted the following on the two hand two number game:
    sagef says:
    July 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm
    the information comes from randomness, just like everything else in the known universe. selection or...
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    right, but i guess the N0 for the game in the...

    right, but i guess the N0 for the game in the article or for any such game would maybe be astronomical, sorta thing, i guess? :)
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    i think that clarifies it a great deal for me...

    i think that clarifies it a great deal for me Dodo, thank you. edit: interestingly a commenter of the article has mentioned Benford's law and discussed it's applicability
    ."Liam says:
    July 8, 2015...
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    yep, i knew i was a lost puppy far as Benford's...

    yep, i knew i was a lost puppy far as Benford's law....................
    so a weighted average number in the model space, would that mean one would have to either observe someone playing the game so...
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    thank you Dodo. so if i'm understanding Benford's...

    thank you Dodo. so if i'm understanding Benford's law at all, it appears the first choice will tend to be the smallest number so one should switch, in the two hand choice game described in Quanta,...
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    anuther mythbuster type problem Can Information Rise From Randomness?

    somebody figure this one out:

    "I write down two different numbers that are completely unknown to you, and hold one in my left hand and one in my right. You have absolutely no idea how I generated...
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    ahhh, ok, here is the thing, absolute collusion...

    ahhh, ok, here is the thing, absolute collusion on monty's part is not necessary, but some factor that brings on the same phenomenon (ie. the prize is not revealed) must occur on a consistent basis...
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    wowser, i see that i may well be in error...

    wowser, i see that i may well be in error regarding the need for monty's collusion for the problem to work as it does or not. gotta look into that and try and understand it. thank you Dodo.
    edit: my...
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    uhhmm, i dunno if i got the additional reply...

    uhhmm, i dunno if i got the additional reply above in off-red correct or not. it makes sense to me now, but my head is spinning, just thought i'd run it past yah, lol. :confused: :o
    edit: don't like...
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    .........uhmm me in red, sorry, i'm can be kinda...

    .........uhmm me in red, sorry, i'm can be kinda lazy ;)
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    a lawyer? really? naaawww ;) (no offense...

    a lawyer? really? naaawww ;) (no offense SoFlaLaw just couldn't resist)
    interesting, but this stuff is making my head spin or is it just SoFlaLaw. :eek: (again no offense meant :-))
    i do get a...
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    i think how he makes 1/3 become 1/2 is he takes...

    i think how he makes 1/3 become 1/2 is he takes the 1/3 value away from the door that monty shows a goat behind thus eliminating it. anyway he takes that 1/3 splits it, or divides it in two then adds...
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    lol, i figured (as i was driving to the joint)...

    lol, i figured (as i was driving to the joint) you'd bring up the 1/6 to each door (splitting that 1/3 probability), as well :) and i meant to incorporate that into my argument. forgot to, lol.
    i...
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    exactly Katz!!!, imho the problem isn't really a...

    exactly Katz!!!, imho
    the problem isn't really a math problem so much as a mystery of the universe problem, really. a practical math problem of application perhaps but not really a math problem. so...
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    it also needs to be accounted for that the...

    it also needs to be accounted for that the original choice you made had only a 1/3 chance of being a prize winner or a 2/3 chance of being a prize loser. that fact remains a mathematical reality even...
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    yes i think you are right, ZG almost nailed it...

    yes i think you are right, ZG almost nailed it and Canceler did. me i still can't see clearly in a physically rational way how the process ends up as it does, but really nothing physically...
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    tends to throw me as well. just saying i think zg...

    tends to throw me as well. just saying i think zg nailed it. one thing the problem demonstrates is the power of information when it comes to decision making. if the door was opened but a new decision...
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