Observations of the Random sort

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Warren » 24 Jan 2018, 16:55

nicole wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 15:27
I think all European spines face that way. All the non-English European-language books I have do, including French, Italian and Hungarian as well.
Are you fluent in all those?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 24 Jan 2018, 16:56

Not Hungarian.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by tr0g » 25 Jan 2018, 10:37

More proof that Europe is wrong and America is the land beloved of the gods, I guess.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Sandy » 25 Jan 2018, 11:10

nicole wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 16:56
Not Hungarian.
What's so hard? It's just a Finno-Ugric language with almost no common roots and uses word endings to indicate all parts of grammar and is extremely precise about vowel sounds, of which it has more than almost any other European language.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 25 Jan 2018, 11:21

Sandy wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 11:10
nicole wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 16:56
Not Hungarian.
What's so hard? It's just a Finno-Ugric language with almost no common roots and uses word endings to indicate all parts of grammar and is extremely precise about vowel sounds, of which it has more than almost any other European language.
Nothing hard, I just haven't studied it in about 20 years and never got past the basics. Case is great! And it really doesn't have that many vowel sounds.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 25 Jan 2018, 11:31

Rough week for Sandy's jokes.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 25 Jan 2018, 11:41

lol #sorrynotsorry
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Sandy » 25 Jan 2018, 13:14

If I've learned nothing else this week, it's that autism isn't funny.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 25 Jan 2018, 15:21

I got them, at least.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 25 Jan 2018, 15:49

Oh I got them

I especially appreciated the King of the Hill one
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Warren » 25 Jan 2018, 19:57

Seems apropos
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JD » 08 Feb 2018, 14:30

A LOTTERY winner who hit a jackpot of almost £1million shot himself dead after losing his lucky tickets.
Jirawut Pongphan invited friends and family to his house for a drink to celebrate, only to wake up the next day and find his tickets gone, leaving him unable to claim his £950,000 winnings.
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Jirawut bought seven tickets with the same numbers in the hope of maximising his winnings.
I was going to say that that is not how probabilities work, but I guess it could have been one of those lotteries where each winning ticket wins a fixed amount, rather than just splitting the jackpot. Still seems like a bizarre strategy, though. Also, if you're going to throw a party to celebrate your not-yet-claimed lottery winnings, you don't keep the tickets in your house, you get a safe deposit box and put the tickets there first. Tax on stupidity, indeed.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 08 Feb 2018, 14:47


JD wrote:Also, if you're going to throw a party to celebrate your not-yet-claimed lottery winnings, you don't keep the tickets in your house, you get a safe deposit box and put the tickets there first.
It's the good advice that he just couldn't take. Who would have thought? It figures.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Ellie » 08 Feb 2018, 15:25

I didn't RTFA, but it seems like it would have been easy to figure out who stole the tickets, because they'd have to go claim the money ...
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Jennifer » 08 Feb 2018, 15:27

Ellie wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 15:25
I didn't RTFA, but it seems like it would have been easy to figure out who stole the tickets, because they'd have to go claim the money ...
Unless they were stolen by a particularly nasty sort who just wants to prevent the guy from winning, without trying to cash them himself....
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