# Random Thoughts part 6

#### nuuskur

Question of the day: can every Markov chain be converted into a time-homogeneous Markov chain?

#### OmCheeto

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Today, I calculated, via very bad maths, and or statistics, that I will die on Monday, February 19, 2029.

Not sure of the hour, nor the venue.

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#### Ibix

Mostly bad statistics, is my guess.
I think the appropriate question is "what is the average age at death of men in your country, excluding those who died younger than you are now". I'd expect some pretty broad confidence limits.

Isn't there a Heinlein short story about someone who works out an accurate method of predicting date of death? I think he gets murdered by a rampaging mob of life insurance salesmen.
I didn't see that guy, the other day, because of both the weather[1], and statistics[2].
I saw he was coming to the UK. I must admit I didn't even try for tickets for reason (2).

#### WWGD

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Someone a while back wished me a long and painful death . Still, I told them, isn't that what life is,a long and painful death?

#### Ibix

Someone a while back wished me a long and painful death . Still, I told them, isn't that what life is,a long and painful death?
Life is a disease with a 100% mortality rate, for sure.

#### WWGD

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Life is a disease with a 100% mortality rate, for sure.
Leading cause of death. Let's do away with it...to cut down the death rate ??!!

#### fresh_42

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Today, I calculated, via very bad maths, and or statistics, that I will die on Monday, February 19, 2029.

Not sure of the hour, nor the venue.
When was the next approximation of Apophis?

#### nuuskur

Water and the air are deadly. Everybody dies eventually

#### BillTre

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Life is a terminal disease.
You pass it on to your children.

#### collinsmark

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'Reminds me of this:

(Original source: Kentucky Fried Movie)

#### OmCheeto

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I think the appropriate question is "what is the average age at death of men in your country, excluding those who died younger than you are now". I'd expect some pretty broad confidence limits.
It was mostly for fun, so very little effort went into making it realistic.
I quit smoking this last May, and the effects have not been wearing off fast enough, so I periodically google; "When is this going to end?", and I run across all manner of 'new to me' statistics.
The first graph I curve fit, gave me my death date.
The second graph I curve fit, told me that humans have a life expectancy of 240 years.

I found that quite amazing.

ps. I may have omitted a couple of important data points.

Isn't there a Heinlein short story about someone who works out an accurate method of predicting date of death? I think he gets murdered by a rampaging mob of life insurance salesmen.
Although a fan of Heinlein, I do not recall that story.

I saw he was coming to the UK. I must admit I didn't even try for tickets for reason (2).
Over the last week, I've watched 3 videos featuring Randall Munroe, as I didn't know what he looked nor sounded like. He doesn't strike me as a very entertaining speaker. But I've decided that I can't go near his website, as I will push the "random" button, for hours.

#### WWGD

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Automate:
Guy riding with you on your car.

#### nuuskur

Undergrads have very 'powerful' proof techniques.
1. Assume $A$, therefore $A$
2. If you (the instructor) can't give a counter example to my (the student) claim, then my claim is true.
I don't recall teaching any of that ..

#### Klystron

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ps. I may have omitted a couple of important data points.

Although a fan of Heinlein, I do not recall that story.
If memory serves, the short story is usually titled "Life-Line" and the scientist named Pinero. RAH published Lifeline in an SF pulp magazine and then in anthology "Future History".

The anthology usually contains short story "Misfit" about math marvel spaceman Libby and the novelette "Methuselah's Children" where Heinlein introduces immortal Lazarus Long and the long-lived Howard Families featured in subsequent novels.

While stealing a starship to flee Earth to save the Howard Families, Lazarus tells Libby that Pinero was not a charlatan. Under his nom-de-space Captain Shefield, Lazarus visited Pinero who computes Lazarus's lifeline but refuses to divulge how long Long is fated to live. Given your chart, you may be a hidden Howard.

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#### WWGD

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Refreshing my Python , writing a list of primes in a range. It runs....but prints out each number a weird number of times. AAGHHH. Maybe it is because of switching between versions 2,3, and between IDEs.

#### DEvens

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Today, I calculated, via very bad maths, and or statistics, that I will die on Monday, February 19, 2029.

Not sure of the hour, nor the venue.
Are you a stand-up comic? Maybe it will be The Apollo?

#### fresh_42

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Refreshing my Python , writing a list of primes in a range. It runs....but prints out each number a weird number of times. AAGHHH. Maybe it is because of switching between versions 2,3, and between IDEs.
Why do you want to refresh your python? It doesn't even have arms, not to mention armpits.

#### WWGD

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Why do you want to refresh your python? It doesn't even have arms, not to mention armpits.
Nein Python program. Python Fresh Air-keit.

#### fresh_42

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Python Fresh Air
Oh, you allow it to go outside on its own. Didn't know they find home again.

#### WWGD

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They go home to (Fresh* -Bel) Air

*Not necessarily _42

#### WWGD

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I wonder if 'Vannesso' would be a good men's name.

#### fresh_42

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I wonder if 'Vannesso' would be a good men's name.
Why not. Andrea is a men's name.

#### WWGD

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I was thinking of :

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