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Re^2: Holiday parcel puzzle

by cavac (Priest)
on Jan 10, 2012 at 16:16 UTC ( #947189=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Holiday parcel puzzle
in thread Holiday parcel puzzle

Usually this only happens when that "nearly impossible thing" is something that you don't want to happen. Like, there's only a 1000000:1 chance that whatever magic you are trying to do will rip apart the fabric of reality and let unspeakable things from the dungeon dimensions in...

"Believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupidů and I went ahead anyway." (Crow in "MST3K The Movie")

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Re^3: Holiday parcel puzzle
by tweetiepooh (Hermit) on Jan 23, 2012 at 16:44 UTC
    In the story it's something they do want to happen. The chance that the shot will succeed so they make things harder and harder 'til they reckon they have made the odds right.

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