## sorted arrays, theory and practice

The average time to check if a random array is sorted is e - 1. This was not the result I was expecting, but it’s also easy to check.

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The average time to check if a random array is sorted is e - 1. This was not the result I was expecting, but it’s also easy to check.

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Any Wikipedia article that has been mathematized is practically guaranteed to be incomprehensible. And it’s definitely guaranteed to be illegible. The article for locality sensitive hashing doesn’t disappoint.

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Get excited, the Super Bowl is coming, which means Super Bowl Squares are coming! It’s time to start thinking about the value of each cell in the square. You can let players pick cells, but it’s more fun to randomly assign them. That still allows trading cell for the *skill* player, but doesn’t leave a hobbled 2-2 cell lying around for some sucker to pick. Either way, it’s good to know the expected value of each cell.

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Quoting from Celiac Power, “They tested the blood for gluten antibodies, expecting to see the current 1 percent rate of disease. Instead, only 0.002 percent of the airmen tested positive. Further tests showed today’s young men were 41/2 times more likely to have the illness.”

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