Torin/Darren WhoEver (wolfieboy) wrote,
Torin/Darren WhoEver

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Signs of favor…or not.

So, I'm being amused at signs of no longer having the favor of Eris. A couple years ago, when I was working at the Cobalt Group, I bought Diet Coke bottles from the machine and they had caps that had "1 in 4 chance of winning". It was remarked about how I seemed to beat the odds on this regularly and that I had about a 1 in 2.5 or 1 in 3 chance of winning.

So, here I am at my new job and once again, I am buying Diet Coke bottles from the machine with a "1 in 4 chance" of winning. So far, I've bought eleven bottles and _none_ of them have been winners.

I know that it's simple statistics and that in one way of looking at things, there is nothing unusual happening here. But in looking at it other ways, I think, "Hmmm. Isn't that funny."

EDIT: I'm changing the numbers until I finally find a winning cap.
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