1. idelovski, April 25

2. Originally Posted by idelovski
idelovski, April 25
Another indirect match -- my wife's birthday.

(Actually, come to think of it, ever girl I've ever dated was born on that date. Spooky. But it makes it easier to remember the date )

3. > But it makes it easier to remember the date
Associative compression

Always thought you were a computer

4. Originally Posted by brewbuck
(Actually, come to think of it, ever girl I've ever dated was born on that date. Spooky. But it makes it easier to remember the date )
So you dated Ren&#233;e Zellweger? How was she?

5. Assuming Jackie Chan's list in post #27 was correct, we now have:
Code:
```1) Jackie Chan          April 7
2) Prelude              November 11
3) Neo1                 October 11
4) brewbuck             February 7
5) ahluka               June 7
6) ping                 December 15
7) anon                 October 25
8) indigo0086           June 13
9) Mario F.             August 23
10) BMJ                 May 29
11) maxorator           March 25
12) SlyMaelstrom        August 10
13) abh!shek            January 10
14) P4R4N01D            February 28
15) QuantumPete         August 11
16) mike_g              October 14
17) zacs7               October 17
18) foxman              October 15
19) dra                 September 28
20) idelovski           April 25```
Only three more to go and then we can buy into the theory that those sharing birthdays just aren't posting.

6. Or we can just buy into the theory that half the time... a 50&#37; chance won't happen...

7. Ahh great, all you've done now is confused me for my statistics exam :s

8. Originally Posted by zacs7
Ahh great, all you've done now is confused me for my statistics exam :s
It is of course, random. The fact still remains that from a mathematical standpoint, the chance of a hit becomes greater than 0.5 when there are 23 or more people. This doesn't mean the hit will happen, but it becomes more and more likely.

In other words, given an infinite set of sets of 23 people, approximately half of such sets (only approximate, because the actual halfway point is not an integral number of people, but a non-integral number of people is impossible) will contain at least one coincident birthday. But you shouldn't be that surprised if any GIVEN set does not contain a hit, any more than you should be surprised by flipping 8 heads in 10 flips.

Now, if you had a set of 367 people and got no hits, you should be VERY surprised, since there are only 366 days in the year (worst case, counting leap years)

9. Originally Posted by idelovski
So you dated Renée Zellweger? How was she?
Eh, she looks nice but isn't exactly my type... I only go for CS grads, preferably those who work at Intel and know all kinds of secrets they are under NDA not to tell me (eventually I married one)

10. Originally Posted by zacs7
Ahh great, all you've done now is confused me for my statistics exam :s
Hey, just had my stat exam wednsday, probably did well on it.