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by Bill Stokes
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Summer 2017 check in.
Replies: 19
Views: 33443

Re: Summer 2017 check in.

No kids for me either... but bloody 58 this year! Crikey, where's that gone.

I am also now back a Company that I first worked at 32 years ago: P.A. - doing the same job, but the description has changed... it was Quality Inspector, now Quality Technician.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 39
Views: 53453

Re: Christmas again.

and again...
by Bill Stokes
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I remember when....
Replies: 254
Views: 172120

Re: I remember when....

luosT .tcR wrote:We need to get DDAY going again, we need to get it running on Android and IPad and Iphones
How can you play it on a phone? Even on a desktop PC I had to have arms like an octopus and more key binds than keys!

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

From the original question, the odds (probabilty) is 3 to 1. But the chance is 2 to 1 against. That means you still have a 2 to 1 against chance by being shown one card of the pile you picked. I know John, it is doing my head in, but the maths is correct. Links to read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:
I rest my case m'lud
Then you are going down for a very long time ;)

You could have either of the [K]'s - you don't know which one. So you still have a one in three chance that you got the set [K][A].

Nick (P.S., this isn't my paradox - it's well known in the maths circles).
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:That's cheating...you added a shit load more cards!
No - there are still only 3 sets of two cards [K1][K2] ; [A1][A2] ; [K3][A3] ;- but do you see [K1] or [K2]?

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Phone number puzzle from 2000
Replies: 0
Views: 25279

Phone number puzzle from 2000

I read about this years ago, and knocked up a perl script to do it on line 16 years ago - resurrected this year. I can do it my head, and goes down well in pubs etc. (if people can subtract correctly, which alas today seems an almost impossible thing for people to do without a calculator!). https://...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Well, seeing as everybody has given up, here is the proof. The problem is you don't know what [K] (or maybe an [A]) you have, as there are three each. The possible combinations of the sets of two cards are: [A1][A2] [A2][A1] [K1]K2] [K2][K1] [A3][K3] [K3][A3] Now, at first sight, and correct, the od...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

OK, think about this. You choose your two cards. Now then, without looking, the card on the left is either [K] or [A]. That means you either have ( [K][K] or [K][A] ) ~ OR ~ ( [A][K] or [A][A] ). There, I didn't show you any cards, yet the odds seem to change from [3 to 1] to [2 to 1]. Impossible! N...
by Bill Stokes
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:something has changed....you can now disregard the [A][A], so the odds are 2 - 1
Nothing has changed - why do the odds change just by showing you a card you already have? If I didn't show you one of the cards, are the odds still 3 to 1?

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 22054

The paradox of changing odds

Three sets of two playing cards - you have: [A][A] - [A][K] - [K][K] All 3 sets are placed face down randomly. Your job is to select (guess!) the pair [A][K]. Now, at this stage, the chances of getting the correct pair is 3 to 1 ~ that is not the question. You select a pair. I turn over one card of ...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English beat the Germans again!
Replies: 2
Views: 14438

English beat the Germans again!

...at least in politics.

\o/

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SAT Questions for DDayers
Replies: 31
Views: 39588

Re: SAT Questions for DDayers

Phoenix wrote:
Night Rider wrote:Yes DDay had some very good DDay times some years ago 2003 - 2007
2003? Ya youngin'! CLASSIC DDay was in the year 2000! Now THOSE were some good times... M1 1-shot kills, bunny hoppers with no stamina bar, medics picking up flamers. Good times!
And servers crashing every 10 minutes :D

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All download links broken. All servers down. Just me?
Replies: 6
Views: 15886

Re: All download links broken. All servers down. Just me?

Being pedantic @ 56 years old and throwing a grenade, that is not an IP address - it is a URL.

Nick :)
by Bill Stokes
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should have had the stranglers in DDay
Replies: 5
Views: 15173

Should have had the stranglers in DDay

"No More Heroes" Whatever happened to Fafner? He made a flame thrower That made his ears burn Whatever happened to dear old Pepper? The great Machine gunner, And Private Parts? Whatever happened to the heroes? Whatever happened to the heroes? Whatever happened to Mac sog1? The sniper, And ...
by Bill Stokes
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 39
Views: 53453

Christmas again.

Well, here we are again.

13 years ago I found this game and virtual friends (and enemies!).

Have a good one, one and all!

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: dday linux with yamagi and bots ?
Replies: 14
Views: 27887

Re: dday linux with yamagi and bots ?

I have been watching this thread :shock: Dirk, what tool chain?. GNU "make" & "GCC" versions et al can break things easily if not in sync with what they need in the code: https://lwn.net/Articles/604136/ Alas I don't have a machine now to test stuff like this (all I run are R...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We've made it to 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 38745

Re: We've made it to 2015

Guys, space is too big, as I said. No way will us humans ever reach another star system.

Nobody here realises how big it is.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dday Keeps Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 16611

Re: Dday Keeps Crashing

Welcome to 1999. We had loads of clients crashes, and running a debug coded server on the then ddayuk server, Fafner squashed a lot of them after me and him analysed the crash code... but clients still crashed. Nobody got any where near what the problem was, but it has to be something with the graph...
by Bill Stokes
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Im back
Replies: 11
Views: 21791

Re: Im back

Phoenix wrote:Your first command??? Gonna be a skipper?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMoSu6e1IZ0

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Im back
Replies: 11
Views: 21791

Re: Im back

Phoenix wrote:Awesome - depending on how long you'll be in the navy, you could end up serving on a ship that has freakin' laser beams and rail guns!
Laser guns are already here:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/vide ... apon-video

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Im back
Replies: 11
Views: 21791

Re: Im back

DuckHunter wrote:Im now a sailor in the US Navy
See the world, feel a man - homosexual, I guess?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw
by Bill Stokes
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi's anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 17669

Re: Raspberry Pi's anyone?

Night Rider wrote:wow I remember them Timex Sinclair
Yes, basically they were ZX81's. I had the spectrum - and taught myself Z80 assembly language. All forgotten now :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timex_Sinclair_1000

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quake 2 mapping contest!
Replies: 17
Views: 24896

Re: Quake 2 mapping contest!

Phoenix wrote:
[OSS]Gen Pepper wrote:i MISS ALL OF YOU .
Then you should jump on Dirk's and play a couple rounds!
Knowing Sgt, Pepper on the HMG, that would be a few 1000 rounds... and he would break yer nose toboot.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quake 2 mapping contest!
Replies: 17
Views: 24896

Re: Quake 2 mapping contest!

Mac Sog 2 wrote:Parts and Stokes, do you ever see Shufty or Pete? I miss those guys!
Nope, only the guys that still visit here.

Nick