by **Cannons** on 2015-04-27, 20:06

Slash wrote:Cannons wrote:Slash wrote:I hate Zodz but that doesn't mean you're right Jon.

I'm going to agree with Kash here.

"If Zodz had said "probably hundreds of people use this BNC on SwiftIRC" then yes. But he did not"

Zodz comment is irrelevant to calculating the probability someone shared a BNC with him

You should be taking the amount of people who use IRC. Not who use the internet

That's like having a math competition of 10 girls and 10 boys and saying calculate the probability of a boy to win the competition, and you take the world's population of boys into account

What you're doing now is inferring that Zodz meant only on Swiftirc and not everyone in the world. It's ironic because what I learned yesterday from you was you don't like to infer very much even when something is very obvious (The Zodz situation).

Just like Jon said, if Zodz had said only Swiftirc then the math would be totally different, but he just said "hundreds of people". Even though it's quite obvious what he meant, we can't just use logic and say that's what he meant right? We'd need hard evidence...

No I am not, I started off with saying "Zodz comment is irrelevant to calculating the probability someone shared a BNC with him"

I'm just saying, calculate the probability of Zodz sharing a BNC with someone. <-- This is the question

Right here, we don't use the world's population when doing so. Why would we? They are not even involved in it, like in my earlier example, we would just use the number of boys actually taking part in the competition, in this case 10. 1/2 chance

This whole thread that Jon made wasn't to calculate the probability of a person in SwiftIRC sharing the same BNC as Zodz. Jon calculated the probability of Zodz statement with the parameters that Zodz set.

<@Zodz> probably hundreds of people use this BNC

Parameters:

People that use the internet: ~3 billion - Guesstimation (You can't use the world population because not everyone uses the internet)

Out of those people, "hundreds" (Estimation of 500) use the BNC

Jon literally took what Zodz said, without any other inference or assumptions, and did the math.

If you can think of any OBVIOUS parameters that would change the math that's fine, but the only one I see is people that use the internet because obviously you need internet access to use a BNC.

Trust me, I know what it feels when people can't connect the dots, maybe Jon is satirizing those who can't either.

Last edited by Cannons on 2015-04-27, 20:15; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : obviously not obvious z.z)