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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
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    Ding ding ding ding ding!

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    Oh. Well then, in that case there's been another two hits. On my late mother's and my sister birthdays.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Oh. Well then, in that case there's been another two hits. On my late mother's and my sister birthdays.
    Yeah, I suppose according to the strict version of the Birthday Paradox it really is restricted to people in the room (or in this case, on this thread), not people who those people know, etc etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiKiPedia
    In probability theory, the birthday problem, or birthday paradox, pertains to the probability that in a set of randomly chosen people some pair of them will have the same birthday. In a group of 23 (or more) randomly chosen people, there is more than 50% probability that some pair of them will have the same birthday. For 57 or more people, the probability is more than 99%, tending toward 100% as the pool of people grows. The mathematics behind this problem leads to a well-known cryptographic attack called the birthday attack.
    We do not have enough samples to really benefit from the paradox. Only persons visiting this board as members should be taken in our experiment.

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    Oops I almost overlooked it.
    Very Happy Birthday wishes for indigo0086!!!

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    happy birthday!!!!!!

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