Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I'd be surprised if a cat could do this. But it think it uses the exact same tools as the easy one.
The eccentric millionaire Oswald Mega walks into a bar and he says:
"This morning, I was showing my newborn about Dungeons and Dragons. We took a couple of six sided dice and rolled them, and wrote the results, which are just numbers from 2 to 12, on a piece of paper with 2D6 written at the top.
Then we took a twelve sided dice, and we wrote 1D12 at the top of a piece of paper, and then we rolled it lots and wrote down the results, numbers between 1 and 12, on the paper.
How she laughed at the difference in the patterns! Truly fatherhood is a joy.
Now, I've brought one of the pieces of paper with me, and if you can tell me which one it is, I'll give you £1000.
How much would you be willing to pay me to know the value of the first number on the sheet?"
And actually there might be some feline subsystem that solves a problem a bit like this.
Posted by John Lawrence Aspden at 11:05 AM