# Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable - Linux

This is a discussion on Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable - Linux ; 7 wrote: > Roy Schestowitz wrote: >> [H]omer on Thursday: >> >>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable >>> >>> .---- >>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University >>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to ...

# Thread: Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

1. ## Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

7 wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> [H]omer on Thursday:
>>
>>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable
>>>
>>> .----
>>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University
>>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to develop software to
>>> | predict the unpredictable

>
> I worked out a really clever algorithm which I intend to
> patent to predict the unpredictable.
>
> First make an unpredictable prediction. Then add 2. Put
> everything into envelopes and put in a box. Now add another
> envelope containing a predictable unpredictability. Now
> subtract 2. Now reach into the box and remove the predictable
> unpredictability envelope. And now you are left inside the box
> an envelope with your unpredictable prediction!!!!

I think it would be easier to patent a "hanging chad" algorithm. :-)

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2. ## Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

High Plains Thumper wrote:

> 7 wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> [H]omer on Thursday:
>>>
>>>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable
>>>>
>>>> .----
>>>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University
>>>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to develop software to
>>>> | predict the unpredictable

>>
>> I worked out a really clever algorithm which I intend to
>> patent to predict the unpredictable.
>>
>> First make an unpredictable prediction. Then add 2. Put
>> everything into envelopes and put in a box. Now add another
>> envelope containing a predictable unpredictability. Now
>> subtract 2. Now reach into the box and remove the predictable
>> unpredictability envelope. And now you are left inside the box
>> an envelope with your unpredictable prediction!!!!

>
> I think it would be easier to patent a "hanging chad" algorithm. :-)

You must have mis-understood something.

OK Right! I know what it is!!!

To use this system properly and effectively,
you must not open the letter until
your predicted unpredictability has come true.

3. ## Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

wrote
on Thu, 18 Oct 2007 22:07:48 GMT
:
> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>
>> 7 wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> [H]omer on Thursday:
>>>>
>>>>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable
>>>>>
>>>>> .----
>>>>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University
>>>>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to develop software to
>>>>> | predict the unpredictable
>>>
>>> I worked out a really clever algorithm which I intend to
>>> patent to predict the unpredictable.
>>>
>>> First make an unpredictable prediction. Then add 2. Put
>>> everything into envelopes and put in a box. Now add another
>>> envelope containing a predictable unpredictability. Now
>>> subtract 2. Now reach into the box and remove the predictable
>>> unpredictability envelope. And now you are left inside the box
>>> an envelope with your unpredictable prediction!!!!

>>
>> I think it would be easier to patent a "hanging chad" algorithm. :-)

>
> You must have mis-understood something.
>
> OK Right! I know what it is!!!
>
> To use this system properly and effectively,
> you must not open the letter until
> your predicted unpredictability has come true.
>

Is there a cat involved in all this, perchance? :-)

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4. ## Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Friday 19 October 2007 00:23 : \____

>
> wrote
> on Thu, 18 Oct 2007 22:07:48 GMT
> :
>> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>>
>>> 7 wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> [H]omer on Thursday:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable
>>>>>>
>>>>>> .----
>>>>>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University
>>>>>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to develop software to
>>>>>> | predict the unpredictable
>>>>
>>>> I worked out a really clever algorithm which I intend to
>>>> patent to predict the unpredictable.
>>>>
>>>> First make an unpredictable prediction. Then add 2. Put
>>>> everything into envelopes and put in a box. Now add another
>>>> envelope containing a predictable unpredictability. Now
>>>> subtract 2. Now reach into the box and remove the predictable
>>>> unpredictability envelope. And now you are left inside the box
>>>> an envelope with your unpredictable prediction!!!!
>>>
>>> I think it would be easier to patent a "hanging chad" algorithm. :-)

>>
>> You must have mis-understood something.
>>
>> OK Right! I know what it is!!!
>>
>> To use this system properly and effectively,
>> you must not open the letter until
>> your predicted unpredictability has come true.
>>

>
> Is there a cat involved in all this, perchance? :-)

\$ diff prediction reality | cat

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5. ## Re: [OT] Predicting the unpredictable

wrote
on Fri, 19 Oct 2007 05:00:57 +0100
<1556700.ZjQO1ZjhyB@schestowitz.com>:
> ____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Friday 19 October 2007 00:23 : \____
>
>>
>> wrote
>> on Thu, 18 Oct 2007 22:07:48 GMT
>> :
>>> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>>>
>>>> 7 wrote:
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>> [H]omer on Thursday:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Computer Software to Predict the Unpredictable
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> .----
>>>>>>> | Amigan writes "Professor Jerzy Rozenblit at the University
>>>>>>> | of Arizona was awarded \$2.2 Million to develop software to
>>>>>>> | predict the unpredictable
>>>>>
>>>>> I worked out a really clever algorithm which I intend to
>>>>> patent to predict the unpredictable.
>>>>>
>>>>> First make an unpredictable prediction. Then add 2. Put
>>>>> everything into envelopes and put in a box. Now add another
>>>>> envelope containing a predictable unpredictability. Now
>>>>> subtract 2. Now reach into the box and remove the predictable
>>>>> unpredictability envelope. And now you are left inside the box
>>>>> an envelope with your unpredictable prediction!!!!
>>>>
>>>> I think it would be easier to patent a "hanging chad" algorithm. :-)
>>>
>>> You must have mis-understood something.
>>>
>>> OK Right! I know what it is!!!
>>>
>>> To use this system properly and effectively,
>>> you must not open the letter until
>>> your predicted unpredictability has come true.
>>>

>>
>> Is there a cat involved in all this, perchance? :-)

>
> \$ diff prediction reality | cat
>

I was thinking more along the lines of Schroedinger's
famous animal, but that also works. :-)

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