After being gone for a while, I'm back here with a quick edition of The Nation Has Problems for pledge week. I didn't have a lot of time to put things together, but I came up with something that should be pretty fun! Probability questions are always good for people that are interested in sports, so I've got three questions of varying difficulties to attempt!
Suppose you roll three dice. What is the probability that you roll at least one 5 or 6?
Two players play a game involving flipping coins. Each player has a particular sequence of Heads and Tails that they'd like to see. Once one of the two sequences occur, then that player wins and the game is over. For instance, suppose Player 1 has HHH and Player 2 has TTT, then the following sequence:
In this case, Player 1 is the winner.
Here are three different pairs of sequences for the players. In each case, what is each player's chance of winning?
a) Player 1: HHH, Player 2: TTT
b) Player 1: HHH, Player 2: TT
c) Player 1: HTT, Player 2: TTH
A banquet is thrown for 100 current and ex-Twins players. Each player is assigned his own seat. Unfortunately, A.J. Pierzynski is the first player to enter and he completely ignores the assigned seating and just sits in the seat closest to him. Each other player that comes in after him then sits in his own seat if it is available and otherwise picks a seat at random. Joe Mauer is the last player to enter. What is the probability that Joe sits in his assigned seat?
Good luck and have fun! --GH
These guys have really made me want to take up playing the guitar again so I can learn how to finger tap. They do it so well and integrate it throughout the songs as opposed to just reserving it for a fast, cheesy guitar solo.
There aren't a whole lot of females out there who share my taste in music, so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out a female coworker of mine not only likes metal, but knows BOO personally! This song kind of blew my mind the first time I heard it. The sound quality on this one is not great, so I suggest finding the original as well.
As Dream Theater is to my past, Periphery is to my present. Misha "Bulb" Mansoor gained a reputation for the music he posted online and then later filled in the rest of the band later with extremely talented musicians (including John Petrucci's nephew Jake Bowen). They've pretty much become the definition of "djent."
This one has one of the coolest intros ever. If you're a fan of games and/or counting, trying playing "guess the time signature" for the intro. Also, beware of this video if you're susceptible to seizures.
Dream Theater is a band that has had more influence on my musical tastes than any other band when I discovered them in high school. Here they are doing their only song that ever got significant air play, during with the break into some Metallica.
Meshuggah are the godfathers of djent and an influence on basically every modern metal band. The drums here are double bass throughout--sixteenth notes interspersed with thirty-second notes.
Greetings all! I know you've all been eagerly awaiting my turn as guest DJ so I can hit you up with some nice bone-crushing metal. We'll start the week off with some light instrumental progressive metal.
I was at the game last night. It was none too pleasant. I'm thinking of going back tomorrow and/or Monday, though.
The Wolves are missing Pek. I've decided to come out of retirement to take his place.