OT: Leaving computers on... (was Re: Disc analyser news update)

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Mar 24 18:21:27 CDT 2010


> >> 150 consecutive 7's would be adequate to suspect that the dice MIGHT
> >> have an imperfection.
> > But hardly conclusive--unless you're a lawyer or casino operator.

Absolutely not proof.  But, I would be willing to place my bet!

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010, Ben wrote:
> I smell something fishy ... Common die only go from 1 thru 6. :)

But "dice" is plural - presumably 2.
Die is singular.

Do you think that Chuck's "1 in 5" probablity is correct?
(or did he mean "1 in 6" or "1 TO 5"?)


There is a little test jig that is sometimes used, that holds diagonal
corners of the die between centers, for a spin.  If the die reverses
direction of rotation right before it settles to a stop, then it fails.



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Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com



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