## Search found 14 matches

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:11 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Future Meetups... ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7564
Chicago!

Make it so.
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:14 am UTC
Topic: 0242: "The Difference"
Replies: 70
Views: 24550
Yes!
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 32455
I got bored with constantly answering "fine" so I've started using "still here." Throws people off a little the first time they hear it.
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class
Replies: 5
Views: 3365
I can see how that solution is essentially the same as splitting n non -distinct objects into m groups, but my issue has been finding out how to do it for distinct objects. So, for putting the objects abcd into two groups, there would be 3 ways to do two groups of two, and 4 ways to make a group of ...
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

### Problem That Came Up in my Stats Class

Hey, so I started thinking about this problem in my stats class a few weeks ago, and I still haven't really made any progress. How many ways are there to split m distinct objects into n distinct groups? n<=m, and all the groups need to have at least one object. Just looking for a simple, closed form...
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Replies: 65
Views: 25538
hermaj wrote:SCRUBS FTW

I thought it was a Lewis Black joke first...
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:12 am UTC
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 75343
Am I the only one who makes sure to put their wallet/phone/keys/loose change in the exact same pocket every time? My wallet goes in my front right pocket. My cell phone, keys, and pen go in my front left pocket. I don't carry loose change. It's very carefully stacked up next to my computer, in four...
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Topic: 0174: "That's What SHE Said"
Replies: 140
Views: 68682
LE4dGOLEM wrote:Trash like your mom's late commie lesbian's face australian incestual spambot FOX!

All the way to the bank!
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:22 pm UTC
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 75633
Mr. Jeff wrote:I shot a man in Reno... Well, that's really the whole story.

I shot Mr. Jeff in Reno, cause a slant rhyme shouldn't fly...
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 75633
I shot a man in Reno cause he used free verse.
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 24417
Umm... On second thought I seem not to have answered the question. abcdefghijk is more likely than abracadabra. I stand by that one. However, that doesn't answer the question of which one takes less time, on average. Going back to HH vs. TH again. HH can happen only one way, with two consecutive hea...
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 24417
I think I've got it. Phlip had the right idea with (1) TH vs (2) HH. The next step is allowing something like a third side to the coin, which you can call Q. Getting a Q is like resetting the order and starting from scratch. Even with the Q in there, a (1) TH is more likely to come up than a (2) HH,...
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:23 am UTC