Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: A Rebol Challenge. The Monty Hall Puzzle a Comedy..

From: sunandadh::aol::com at: 20-Dec-2001 4:34

Hi James,
> An interesting quote (someone may be able to find the whole thing for me) > from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels goes as follows: > "1 in a million chances happen 9 out of 10 times..."
I think it's from "Guards, Guards". Anyway, the one where the civil defence squad are trying to down an attacking dragon, and they have exactly one arrow left. Someone says it's a million to one chance, and that cheers them up because they know that million-to-one chances always happen in the mythic universe they live in. Then someone opines that it's more likely to be a thousand-to-one; and that's a depressing thought--who ever heard of a thousand-to-one shot working? A model for Rebol's chance of commercial success!? Sunanda.