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ADVANCED COMPUTATIONS OF MURDER SKITTLES
September 20, 2016 10:00pm
Capacity of human hand = ~120ml (a generous approximation)
size of Skittle = ~1.0ml (probably closer to 0.5ml but let's make the math easier)
a "handful" of Skittles is ∴ = ~120 Skittles
In a universe where there are infinite Skittles and the poisoned ones appear at the rate of 3/784000, the expression for the odds of exactly one particular Skittle out of a handful of 120 being bad is
(3/784000)(1-3/784000)^119
(the odds of that one being bad times the odds of 119 being good) but to get the odds of one bad Skittle anywhere in the handful you then have to multiply that by 120 as there are 120 ways for that to happen
meanwhile the odds of getting _at least_ one bad one is
1-(1-3/784000)^120
(unity minus the odds of all of them being good)
∴ chance of getting _at least_ 1 Murder Skittle = 0.00045907%
In a finite universe of only 784000 Skittles total and exactly three bad ones, it’s a bit more complicated but the odds would be close to the above.*

Calculated by Dan Novy, MIT Media Lab, exclusively for NOSE HAIR LINT GLAND

*( Special thanks to Novy's PI, Mike Bove, for his valuable input into this most banal and necessary refutation of Trump's ignorant racism.)

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Chatroom History
September 20, 2016 10:00pm - 1:30am

HoNK: Krob sounds like he's trapped under the furry thumb of the space-ferrets. (10:52pm)
HoNK: V'ger figga he bigga? figga digga bigga ditch, bitch (10:54pm)
vj pussycat: that was a pretty good imitation of the guy after puzz (12:34am)
vj pussycat: the snoopy ice show (12:47am)
vj pussycat: vince garaldi (12:47am)
vj pussycat: linus' music (12:47am)

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