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Monty Hall RIP

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bruxist, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA

  2. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    You can have Purgatory, or trade it for what's behind Door #3...

  3. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island

    You beat me to a similar joke. :)
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  4. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    My buddy is the live, on-air musician for Let's Make A Deal (Cat Gray), and they were filming the show today. I'll talk with him tonight because I'm sure they are having a proper sendoff for Monty.

    Man, not a bad life at all, but two legends this week. First Hugh, now Monty. Both made it into their 90's, which is incredible.
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  5. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    He was great on LMAD. RIP funny man.
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  6. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    couldnt make a deal?

    all jokes aside, fairwell, have a great journey!

  7. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    My grandmother left us at the same vintage...nice deal if you can get it

  8. Teleposer

    Teleposer Tele-Holic

    Sep 28, 2016
    Spent ages trying to work out this counter-intuitive problem.

    One of the mods over at KVR who was a programmer did a little program to show the concept. I spent ages trying to explain it to people. One, who was grand chess master level, just could not get it.

    God rest you Monty Hall.

    Once this problem gets in your brain, it's hard to shake.
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  9. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 24, 2014
    Rest in peace, Monty. :(

    He was great in this episode of, The Odd Couple.

    Let's Make A Deal.jpg
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  10. mojah63

    mojah63 TDPRI Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Hope I get into to the 90's.. RIP
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  11. raito

    raito Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    I've had people still not get it even when shown every possible combination.

    One way to explain it is that Monty will never open the door with the prize.

    Another is to expand the problem to 100 doors. You pick, and Monty opens all the other doors but 1. You originally had a 1% chance, and because only doors without the prize get opened, your chance is now a lot better.
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  12. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012

  13. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2014
    RIP Monty.

    There was a time when I thought I was a reasonably intelligent person. But I have to confess, it took my son more than a few minutes to convince me that my chances of winning were double if I would just ALWAYS switch my choice. Counter-intuitive to this old, calcified brain for sure. But I guess I shouldn't feel too bad. My son is a fourth year Industrial Engineering student at Georgia Tech (# 1 Industrial Engineering program in the country), and one of his professors thought it significant enough to discuss the Monty Hall problem in class. Apparently I'm not the only one who can be surprisingly resistant to the obvious. :)

  14. pcampbell

    pcampbell Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Jan 9, 2013
    Memphis, Tennessee
    This thread made me think of Carol Merrill. I guess she's still with us.

  15. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    The pride of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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  16. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    Remember him very well when i was a kid.

    R.I.P. :cry:

  17. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I hope he doesn't get Zonked on the other side.

    RIP Monty Hall

  18. radiomanjh

    radiomanjh Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2010
    RIP Monty. I watched him a lot in my life, seemed like a good person.

  19. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    He helped build in me a love for vapid entertainment. RIP.

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