It is certainly NOT a Yugo-(AT) !!! AT = automatic transmission ?? an oxymoron in and of itself! OR an unstoppable contagion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I've got it all figured out. See my complex calculations over on new interface (hint: one of the goats is named Norgay, and the other is named Funland).

I think the value has to include a sustainability quotient. If the goat is a lactating female, you've got a bit more of a fair fight on your hands. If you've purchased a tiny nub of goat cheese recently, you get my drift.

First, I want to see the goat behind door #3. Trust no one, especially Monty Hall. Second, statistically speaking, I should accept Hall's offer to switch from door #1 to door #2. If I do not change my initial decision, I still have the same 1 in 3 chance to win the car; whereas, if I switch to door #2 I have increased my chance to win the car by another 1/3. But, statistics lack the human element of the "gut" feeling, so I'm sticking with door #1.

I offer you the chance to switch from curtains to horizontal blinds that, despite the pleasing film noir effect, do tend to accumulate dust and/or provide a near fatal attraction to your cat.

So you're on a game show, and Monty Hall tells you that there are three doors in front of you. Behind one door is a car. Behind the other two doors there are goats. You want the car, and you pick door No. 1. Monty Hall then tells there's a goat behind door No. 3, and he offers you the chance to switch from door No. 1 to door No. 2. Should you change your answer?

fbharjo commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

It is certainly NOT a Yugo-(AT) !!!

AT = automatic transmission ?? an oxymoron in and of itself!

OR an unstoppable contagion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 13, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I should note that I'm assuming the car is either a Volvo or a Saab.

August 12, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I think I've got it all figured out. See my complex calculations over on new interface (hint: one of the goats is named Norgay, and the other is named Funland).

August 12, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Yes, but which goat?

Mwohahahahaha!

August 8, 2011

blafferty commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I'll give you a hint, bilby: one of the goats is in the fridge.

August 8, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Thanks, blaff. I just got it out and put it on the kitchen table.

August 7, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Which door's the fridge behind?

August 7, 2011

blafferty commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Sorry, ruzuzu, were you eating that? It's in the fridge if you want it.

August 7, 2011

dontcry commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Stick with door number 1. Definitely. And be a sport about it. Nobody likes a sore loser. Especially a goat.

August 6, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Hey! Who moved my cheese?

August 4, 2011

blafferty commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

That reminds me, I left my cheese in the car. I'll be right back.

August 4, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Didn't Ford make a car called the Capri? That would nicely solve the problem.

August 4, 2011

bourbonmots commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I thought the Hall was already cleared by Bilby's cargoat.

August 4, 2011

yarb commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

You should change your answer to door #3, because a goat is better than a car.

Goats have personalities, cars don't. And as dontcry notes, you can get cheese out of a goat, but I never heard of anyone getting cheese out of a car.

August 4, 2011

fbharjo commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I am still wary of the tiger-go-at-ya door(s)! That would clear the hall!

August 4, 2011

dontcry commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Still and all, I'd take the plantation shutters. They're a timeless fashion statement.

August 3, 2011

dontcry commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I think the value has to include a sustainability quotient. If the goat is a lactating female, you've got a bit more of a fair fight on your hands. If you've purchased a tiny nub of goat cheese recently, you get my drift.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Exactly. Who's to say that goat isn't worth more than the car?

August 3, 2011

100000068303082 commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

First, I want to see the goat behind door #3. Trust no one, especially Monty Hall. Second, statistically speaking, I should accept Hall's offer to switch from door #1 to door #2. If I do not change my initial decision, I still have the same 1 in 3 chance to win the car; whereas, if I switch to door #2 I have increased my chance to win the car by another 1/3. But, statistics lack the human element of the "gut" feeling, so I'm sticking with door #1.

August 3, 2011

dontcry commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I'll take horizontal blinds, plantation style, for $200.

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I offer you the chance to switch from curtains to horizontal blinds that, despite the pleasing film noir effect, do tend to accumulate dust and/or provide a near fatal attraction to your cat.

August 3, 2011

bourbonmots commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Looks like it's curtains for Monty Hall

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

*groans*

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Cargoat.

Cargoat Monty Hall, runsillybuggerover.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Cargo who?

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Cargo.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Who's there?

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Knock knock!

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I might as well knock on one of these doors.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Sounds like that's part of the problem.

August 3, 2011

bilby commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

I don't want a car and I don't want a goat.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

*wonders how to calculate the air-speed velocity of a laden goat*

August 3, 2011

dontcry commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

Ahhh, the age-old 3 doors, 2 goats and a car conundrum.

The answer is: blue -- no, green *aaaargh*

Wait, that was another Monty altogether.

August 3, 2011

ruzuzu commented on the word The Monty Hall Problem

So you're on a game show, and Monty Hall tells you that there are three doors in front of you. Behind one door is a car. Behind the other two doors there are goats. You want the car, and you pick door No. 1. Monty Hall then tells there's a goat behind door No. 3, and he offers you the chance to switch from door No. 1 to door No. 2. Should you change your answer?

Also, this would be a great name for a band.

August 3, 2011