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Probability

  • by Lawrence Mark Lesser

    Some maintain hate
    Speech doesn’t cause
    Violence, that
    Casualties aren’t

    Causal-ties
    ‘Cause we can’t
    Predict the
    People:

    Yet another othering
    When words trigger
    Someone past the post hoc
    Point of madness.

    This “random” violence isn’t:
    Did the shooter flick
    A spinner to choose
    His aim?

  • Q: What does a father teach his kids to understand the world of uncertainty? 

    A: ProbabiliDAD!

    Larry Lesser

     

  • What does a Geometric random variable become after sampling some coffee without replacement?

    Answer: A Hypergeometric variable!

    Sara Venkatraman

  • How many statisticians does it take to change a light bulb?

    Answer: That depends on the model

    Robert Weiss

  • lyric © 2017 Lawrence M. Lesser
    sing to the tune of “Every Breath You Take” (Sting)

    For a two-man game
    where chances are the same.
    to win each frame,
    you just play the game to a score agreed to.

    If you take a break,
    divvy up the stakes.
    For fairness’ sake,
    you may only take what is due to you.

    Now we did see  in 17th-century: 
    Pascal and Fermat gave  a solution they made

    Well, their letters say
    just how many ways
    the unfinished frames 
    could have been played and how odds accrue.

    Problem solved, thanks to Pascal and Fermat,
    but there is more that their answer did unlock:
    Just look around at the theory that we use
    of probability and its allied tools.
    Let’s rejoice this problem of the points…….

    Divvy up the stakes
    for an unfinished game:
    For fairness’ sake,
    you may only take what is mu for you.

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