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Superman vs Alien
Sometimes, it's not so bad when franchises collide:
I still rate Predator would whip Superman. Predator is the sickest alien out there.
I received a newsletter from a prominent financial and risk services firm where it was stated that the odds of winning the lotto are:
0,0000072 % with an average pay-out of R2,25 million The chances of picking five correct balls and one correct bonus ball are only slightly better at 0,000429 %, with an average payout of R173 130,22 Not playing could make you R804 000 better off over your lifetime
This seemed a bit optimistic to me so I investigated the odds of winning the lottery while listening to Cryptopsy and Origin on the Jewtube Relapse Records channel.
How does probability work? You divide the amount of desired outcomes by the total amount of possible outcomes. If you are casting a dice, you want one number out of six possible numbers. Thus, your odds of getting any one number of a dice are 1/6 or 0,166666667, times 100 to give you 16,6666667 %. For more on probability, see my Bayesian analysis post.
What are the chances of winning the lottery? This problem could be sub-divided into a f…
By now, every Robert and his mother's brother have seen the Science Must Fall video. Before anyone hurls abuse at the unfortunate souls who expressed these views, it should be noted that these views are not the result of uneducated minds or the legacy of Apartheid which left the majority of our population with an inferior school system.
The bitter irony is that these views originated within the academic ivory towers too, and they are very much Eurocentric. Much in line with the trend of Pomo departments thus far, they've had to employ some cultural misappropriation of perfectly clearly defined jargon from other fields which enjoy a higher pedestal than their own soap boxes.
A Safe Space is one of these terms.
A Safe Space is invoked here, not for providing comforting surroundings for a legitimate sufferer of trauma to receive help, but in order to build a wall for an echo chamber. Somehow, this cargo cult science flew the nest and now thinks it can defy the laws of gravity.
I must confess that I did not follow this election as it unfolded, because I have no skin in this game. I only became interested when I saw the crocodile tears on Facebook.
What fascinated me more was that the Trump supporters came out of the closet for the first time to voice their opinions. Virtually none of these Trump supporters espoused racist, misogynistic or any of those kind of deplorable views. Most of them were just pointing fingers at the know-it-all Clinton supporters.
What characterised this election?
Rather than enlightened liberals waging a culture war with backward rednecks and hayseeds, three things characterised this election for me: Shared hubris: Our candidate is bad, but the other candidate is even worse. Both parties seemed to espouse this sentiment.Joe Sixpack's Revenge: Based on voter turnout and based on for whom the largest voting group voted, this election was the revenge of the average American. That is average American by sheer number. Nobody bothered t…