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There's a popular theory out there: Given an infinite number of monkeys who are randomly pushing keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time, they would eventually accidentally (re)produce the works of Shakespeare.

Now don't take this the wrong way, but I figure that we monkeys (that's right-- I just called you a monkey) can get some sort of idea about how infinitely long "infinite" really is, with this dice-rolling experiment.

First of all, copy this bit of code. You'll need it later on:

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not}

The sharper amongst you monkeys here will figure out that it contains the first ten words of Hamlet's most famous soliloquy.

Now paste that code into the BGG dice roller application.
Then, in the "comment" field, type a single "space", and then click on "Validate". Finally, click on "Add Roll" and then post your result to see if you have succeeded.

Like this:

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( be that To the or is be is not To) -> ( be that To the or is be is not To)

If you don't type the space in the "comment" box then you'll get a similar result but it won't look as neat:

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( not not not the To the that be is to) -> ( not not not the To the that be is to)
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  • 10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} =
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10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( to be question is the be- that be- be- be) -> ( to be question is the be- that be- be- be)

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( question or to not not be- or that to be) -> ( question or to not not be- or that to be)

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( be- not be- or or question be- or that the) -> ( be- not be- or or question be- or that the)
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  • 10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} =
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  • 10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} =
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Dude, this is brilliant!

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( the the question the question be be- the or question) -> ( the the question the question be be- the or question)
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How often do we get to do this?
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4custom4{what;the;fheck;?} -> ( what ? ? what) -> ( what ? ? what)

4custom4{what;the;fheck;?} -> ( ? ? fheck what) -> ( ? ? fheck what)

4custom4{what;the;fheck;?} -> ( ? fheck what what) -> ( ? fheck what what)

4custom4{what;the;fheck;?} -> ( ? fheck the fheck) -> ( ? fheck the fheck)
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  • 4custom4{what;the;[-]f[/-]heck;?} =
  • ( ? [-]f[/-]heck the [-]f[/-]heck) =
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Typically, on other dice rolling threads (mainly on VGG, for some reason) the author of the thread (that's me!) requests that you only post twice per day; once in the a.m. and once in the p.m., based on your own time zone.

But for this, I don't really care if you go completely obsessive and post fifteen times in a row. More power to you, I say.

I'm just curiouos to see how many posts it takes to get something even close to the correct order. So if you do want to post multiple times then I will ask that you do each attempt in a new post.

I'll be randomly giving geekgold tips out if you manage to hit even a good-sized part of the quote.

That is all. Thank you in advance for your help!
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You can easily determine the probability that you will get it right in one try: 4/(10!)=0.00000110229 or 0.000110229%.

You can expect to complete it once every 907,200 tries.

If you are able to try once every second, you can expect to get it after 10.5 straight days.

And that is with only ten options, two of which are repeated. Trying to do that with the whole alphabet, or going for all characters on a keyboard (including differences for capital letters, punctuation, spaces...) would take a while.
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And that estimate is assuming eliminations, which is not right!
So it is actually 1.25 billion seconds or almost 40 years.

So yeah. Not going to happen.
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downeymb wrote:
And that estimate is assuming eliminations, which is not right!
So it is actually 1.25 billion seconds or almost 40 years.

So yeah. Not going to happen.

Yeah, but it also might happen on the 25th post. That's how odds really work.
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MABBY wrote:
downeymb wrote:
And that estimate is assuming eliminations, which is not right!
So it is actually 1.25 billion seconds or almost 40 years.

So yeah. Not going to happen.

Yeah, but it also might happen on the 25th post. That's how odds really work.


Yes, I understand that. But the likelihood is so small as to essentially be zero.
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For the curious, here is how long we’d expect the original infinite monkeys thing to happen:

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-odds-a-monkey-could-type-...
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By the way, the chances that you will not have gotten it by the 25th post is 99.999998%. You’d have to do it somewhere between 1.25M-1.5M times just to have a probability less than 99.9% chance to get it right.
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downeymb wrote:
By the way, the chances that you will not have gotten it by the 25th post is 99.999998%. You’d have to do it somewhere between 1.25M-1.5M times just to have a probability less than 99.9% chance to get it right.

Did you tell your four year-old that there is no Santa Claus yet?

The odds of winning the jackpot in the lotto is one in several million, but someone wins almost every week.
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MABBY wrote:
downeymb wrote:
By the way, the chances that you will not have gotten it by the 25th post is 99.999998%. You’d have to do it somewhere between 1.25M-1.5M times just to have a probability less than 99.9% chance to get it right.

Did you tell your four year-old that there is no Santa Claus yet?

The odds of winning the jackpot in the lotto is one in several million, but someone wins almost every week.


They are 3.5, and yes, they know that Santa is fun and make believe.

The lottery is not a good investment. Just because someone wins doesn’t mean it is likely to happen to any specific person.
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10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( question be- to is question To question is be- the) -> ( question be- to is question To question is be- the)

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( or be- To question not the that the the not) -> ( or be- To question not the that the the not)

10custom10{question;to;that;be;To;or;is;be-;the;not} -> ( To To question to is that be or or to) -> ( To To question to is that be or or to)
 
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10custom10{question;to;that;be;to;or;is;be;the;not} -> ( or to be the to question to to to not) -> ( or to be the to question to to to not)

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