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2010/7/11-23 [Computer/SW/Database, Recreation/Sports] UID:53880 Activity:nil
7/11    "Paul the Oracle Octopus goes eight for eight, is amazing"
        http://www.csua.org/u/r4b
        How did one octopus guess something that has 1/256 probability???
        \_ I once rolled eight "1"s in a row at Risk.
           \_ But you would be in the spotlight only after you rolled eight
              "1"s, just like lottery winners.  OTOH that octopus was already
              in the spotlight when the World Cup started.
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