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Scientifically, You Are Likely In the Slowest Line

KillerCow WTF is this noise? (464 comments)

FIRST... no he dose not prove that you are in the SLOWEST line. He demonstrates that it's most likely that you are NOT IN THE FASTEST LINE. The exact same argument can be used to show that you are likely NOT IN THE SLOWEST line [of course, Slashdot editors and readers have never written any kind of mathematical proof, so the concept of "similarly" is foreign to them].

SECOND... this is elementary probability... barely even high-school level.

Given 3 lines
WLOG, randomly choose one
there is 1/3 probability that your line is the fastest
therefore there is 2/3 probability that your line is not fastest
therefore it is more likely that you are not in the fastest line

THIRD... there is nothing ironic about the single queue being fastest. This is obvious to anyone who has even set next to someone who's brother's dog licked someone who accidentally clicked on the wiki page for queuing theory.

I cannot believe that this drivel got posted. Apparently, Slashdot is now for remedial math. AND the poster (and editors) didn't even get it right! Slashdot editors fail remedial math.

I know this site went to shit about 7 or 8 years ago, but all nerd cred is forever lost in my eyes. It is now just for 12 year old mouth breathers who have no idea what they are talking about.

Logging into my account that I created when I officially gave up on this website. I am not going back to routing *.slashdot.org to 0.0.0.0 so that I am never tempted to return here on a lark.

more than 3 years ago
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Do We Want ISPs Penalizing Music Fans?

KillerCow Re:Court first then cut. (263 comments)

No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

more than 5 years ago
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Dell's Subnotebook To Ship With Ubuntu

KillerCow Re:That's not the only issue with that keyboard (251 comments)

400MHz + 128MB RAM + a few gig storage is perfectly adequate for browsing ebay from the bathtub,

As someone with a laptop with those specs, let me say that they are not adequate. They are downright painful. Let me give you a hint: page page page, swap swap swap. With the current price of RAM, there is no excuse to ship a machine with less than 1GB.

about 6 years ago

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