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Combinatorics FTW. [May. 28th, 2008|04:06 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

"I think I'm'a go and eat some food and go running and maybe take a nap. In one of the six possible orders."
"It's eight, if the nap is optional."
"...Damn, girl. Well, the nap seems likely."
"Whatever, man. I don't do probabilities."
"...Let's make out. A lot."

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[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2008-05-28 11:44 pm (UTC)
Ha!
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[User Picture]From: the_flea_king
2008-05-29 12:34 am (UTC)
Awww. It's like an XKCD comic!
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[User Picture]From: joyquality
2008-05-29 12:54 am (UTC)
That's exactly what I thought!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-29 07:36 am (UTC)
*checks another one off list of life goals*
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[User Picture]From: pmb
2008-05-29 06:25 am (UTC)
Probabilities, especially when coupled with the Bayesian interpretation of probability, make a lot of things a lot simpler in many areas of CS. I entered grad school with an aversion to them, but now find them to be pretty indispensable. Also, you still get the same number of possibilities, and therefore makeouts.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-29 07:33 am (UTC)
It's not that I really have an aversion -- I've just never taken a probstat class. (Not even in high school!) Everything I know about that stuff is from reading, like, twelve pages of Appendix C of CLRS. This is bad! But, you know, as long as there's makeouts.
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From: freyley
2008-05-29 05:05 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-29 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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From: freyley
2008-05-29 06:09 pm (UTC)
also,



your comment is 50% too long. =)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-29 06:21 pm (UTC)
My patience, however, isn't.
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From: freyley
2008-05-29 06:23 pm (UTC)
oh dear. sorry.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-05-29 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's okay. I just couldn't resist the witty rejoinder.
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2008-05-29 11:24 pm (UTC)
And yet
Brevity is the soul of wit.
--W. A. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, II, ii, 90
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