Archive for April, 2009

Help Me Understand What I’m Doing Wrong (The Monty Hall Problem)

April 6th, 2009

First, if you don’t know the Monty Hall problem already, go ahead and skip this problem.  It’s really a question aimed at people who know the “correct” answer, which is nonintuitive. Ok, so I heard about the Monty Hall problem a long time ago. At the time, I made the same, presumably wrong, guess that […]

Y2K Gets No Respect

April 1st, 2009

Somebody today made another crack about how wrong everyone was about Y2K, and it’s driving me crazy.  On the rare occassion when Y2K comes up, it’s always the same: “Look how wrong they were about Y2K”.  While I, personally, wasn’t involved at all in Y2K preparation work, I was surrounded by people working to avoid […]