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It's hardly random
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 23 2012 @ 12:30 AM EST
If MS is involved, MS wins.
If Apple is involved, Apple wins.

And so on explains 99% of FM's calls. He's right whenever one of those
companies wins something and wrong when they don't.

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How random can you go?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 23 2012 @ 12:52 AM EST
> It's clearly not random or he'd be right half the time.

Errmm, there's a lot of different random distributions,
I could probably find one to fit his results.

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I don't get it
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 24 2012 @ 12:36 AM EST

It's clearly not random or he'd be right half the time.
Only with a normal distribution and FM is far from normal...

If you were to toss a fair coin repeatedly (ideally for an infinite amount of time) you would get any number of repeated heads (or tails) you wish - only in the long run (ie after an infinite number of tosses) would the proportion of heads and tails be exactly 50:50. So FM can be entirely random - using a coin to decide whether to write truth (Heads) or not-truth (Tails): its just in the middle of a very long sequence of Tails in the infinite sequence that is eventually 50:50.

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