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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Note: for some reason, I've never been the life of the party....

    You're generating random letters: what does that mean? Say someone asks me for a random letter. I say 'e'. They ask again for a random letter, I say 'e' again. They ask again, I say 'e'. Then I start saying 'e' even before they ask. In an annoying whiny voice.

    And I repeat this for the duration of our natural lives.

    What makes this sequence of perhaps ONE MILLION [youtube.com] 'e's less random than a sequence of letters generated by a computer program?

    • The probability that such a sequence is the result of a truly random process is infinitely much smaller than the probability of winning the lottery and being hit by lightning on the same day. This is known as a statistical impossibility: it could happen, but the odds are stacked so high against it that it never does.