Wow, it's July already. Seems like just yesterday it was June.
Happy Birthdays, Eleonora and Marri. May today be good and tomorrow be better.
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 7:36am
... and only a month ago it seemed like it was just starting...
Happy Birthday Marri and Eleonora! Shots for Eleonora and soda for Marri!! :beer: :beer:
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 9:08am
... you two!
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 9:46am
My brain's totally in birthday mode right now, and will be for the next 20 days. Hope you guys have a great day!
Also... :crown: :crown: Burger King birthday crowns! (I'm shocked I haven't noticed that smiley before...)
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 10:52am
one for each of you. :beer: :beer:
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 11:06am
I hope you have awesome days!
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 1:41pm
Someone want to pop over to Thailand and drag my boy back so he can spend it with me?
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 1:53pm
Thanks! And happy birthday to you Marri!
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 4:40pm
What is it with this community, so many shared birthdays?!
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 4:45pm
In probability theory, the birthday problem, or birthday paradox pertains to the probability that in a set of randomly chosen people some pair of them will have the same birthday. In a group of at least 23 randomly chosen people, there is more than 50% probability that some pair of them will both have been born on the same day. For 57 or more people, the probability is more than 99%, and it reaches 100% when the number of people reaches 366 (by the pigeon hole principle, ignoring leap years).
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 5:24pm
can be applied to pretty much anything; if there are thirteen people in a room, two of them will be born in the same month, or so I remember from class two years ago.
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 2:59pm
With thirteen people you have a 100% chance of overlap because you simply ran out of months. With 367 people you have a 100% chance of overlap since you ran out of days, including a leap year. The surprising fact is that you only need 23 people for the odds to be better than 50/50. I suspect that for months, the number is probably more like 3-4 people for that 50/50 chance.
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 3:08pm
Assuming equal distribution over months:
1 person: 0% chance
2 persons: 8.3%
3 persons: 23.6%
4 persons: 42.7%
5 persons: 61.8%
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 4:49pm
I ran a few quick calcs but didn't feel like checking them thoroughly enough to post them confidently. However, you got the same results. If we're wrong, at least we're wrong in poor company.
Thu, 07/02/2009 - 9:20am
Sorry it's late. I've been very ill of late.
May you both have a great year.
Thu, 07/02/2009 - 3:43pm
I hope it was a delightful day! Lots of partying and delightful presents for everyone!
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