View Poll Results: How old are you?

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• Under 18

30 13.82%
• 18-24

36 16.59%
• 25-29

37 17.05%
• 30-34

30 13.82%
• 35-44

55 25.35%
• 45-54

23 10.60%
• 55-64

5 2.30%
• 65+

1 0.46%
1.  03/15/2001, 11:04 PM Originally posted by miradu2000 oh same b-days are 1 in every 365.something days.. NOT a in 30.. Do your math.. I think Ed was saying that if you have a group of 30 people, chances are (i.e. 50%+ chance) that two people in the group have the same birthday. If you're talking about two people, then the odds would be 1 in 365, as you said. Life's just a blast, just it's moving really fast, and you'd
better stay on top or life'll kick you in the *** -Limp Bizkit
2.  03/15/2001, 11:37 PM Jeez, reading this post makes me feel old. We unfrozen cavemen lawyers don't understand all of your strange words about "artists" named "n'synch" and "Brittney." When I was Miradu's age, U2 and REM were barely out of their garage band stage.
3.  03/16/2001, 02:30 AM Yes Parb33, you are correct. The odds of Mirandu2000 and any 'selected' person having the same birthday are 1 in 365. But the odds of any two people in a crowd of 30 people having the same birthday is about 70% Here is how it works... Ignoring the minor technicality of leap years, it's clear that in a group of 366 people, at least two must share a birthday. Yet it seems counterintuitive to many that only 23 people are needed in a group to have a 50-50 chance of at least one coincidental birthday. To see why it takes just 23 people to reach even odds on sharing a birthday, you have to look at the probabilities. Assume that all 365 days have an equal chance of being a birthday. For a party of one, there is no possibility of a coincidence. So, the probability of that particular date being a unique birthday is 365/365. For a second person to have a birthday that doesn't match that of the first, he or she must be born on any one of the other 364 days of the year. You obtain the probability of no match between the birthdays of two people by multiplying 365/365 times 364/365, which equals .9973. Hence, the probability of a match is 1 - .9973, or .0027, which is much less than 1 percent. With two people, there are 363 unused birthdays. The probability that a third person has a birthday that differs from the other two distinct birthdays is 363/365. So, for three people, the chance of having no pair of matching birthdays is 365/365 x 364/365 x 363/365, or .9918. As the number of people brought into the group increases, the chance of there being no match decreases. By the time the crowd numbers 23 people, the probability of no matching birthdays is .4927. Thus, the chance of at least one match within a group of 23 people is .5073, or slightly better than 50 percent. The reason the number is as low as 23 is that you aren't looking for a specific match. It doesn't have to be two particular people or a given date. Any match involving any date or any two people is enough to create a coincidence. Indeed, there are 253 different pairings possible among 23 people, any of which could lead to a match. VTL - I grew up on the Beetles, Peter, Paul and Mary and Janis Joplin. If you are feeling old, then I must be ancient. I remember seeing a quiz many years ago that would show you a picture and you would have to write down what the item was. At the end of the quiz you would compare your answers with a list of possible answers and score yourself accordingly. Your final score would be your approximate age. For instance one of the photos was of a refrigerator, but depending on if you called it an 'Ice Box', 'Fridge' or 'Refrigerator' you would get a different score. All this talk about age and 'artists' makes me wonder if you could devise a music quiz that could be used to determine a persons (approximate) age.
4.  03/16/2001, 08:17 AM Originally posted by VTL Jeez, reading this post makes me feel old...When I was Miradu's age, U2 and REM were barely out of their garage band stage. OK - I'll jump on... When I was that age, it was Jeff Beck, CS&N, Doobie Brothers, ELP, ELO, Grateful Dead, Sly & the Family Stone, the Who, Yes, Earth Wind & Fire... So don't feel too old! BTW, miradu - I'm voting for Rasheed Eschew obfuscation!
5.  03/16/2001, 11:48 AM Originally posted by miradu2000 oh same b-days are 1 in every 365.something days.. NOT a in 30.. Do your math.. There... I did the math... now my head hurts
6.  03/16/2001, 03:36 PM Wow.. You realyl did. Are you a statician? -miradu2000 I should get my **** out of Off-Topic
7.  03/17/2001, 10:23 AM Miradu2000, Nope, just a computer nerd like you. I have been programming for about 20 years now. And found the birthday odds to be a fun party game. Your mileage may vary. Ed
8.  03/22/2001, 09:09 PM i'm 26. i too like u2 and rem (just outta the garage) but i also dig g. love, the beasties, the squirrel nut zippers and c. there's a what's your record collection thread around here somewheres, methinks. yes. prince. artist. back to prince. classically - mozart, then brahms, then chopin (wildly different, i know, but, well, see above.) i've never used linux. guns? people? shampoo? what's the difference if kids are dying? i choose randolph. i'm not sure about the teen rebellion. how about j j walker for president? dyn-o-mite! did i cover everything? (oh, and, by the way, it was me who originally started the demographic poll about a year ago... do a search... i think someone was cool enough to make graphs and stuff. ) Last edited by matty; 03/22/2001 at 09:15 PM. exit, pursued by a bear.
9.  04/04/2001, 01:10 PM Here are the results of this poll as of April 4th. I adjusted them to compensate for my uneven categories: 12% Under 18 16% 18-24 32% 25-34 29% 35-44 10% 45-54 1% 55+ -- ThirdMan
10.  04/10/2001, 07:07 PM Originally posted by miradu2000 YEAH! And look at are writers. marcus JUST turned 21, James JUST turned 26, I'm ~14.5, WE OUTNUMBER PEOPLE LIKE MARKEAGLE! HAHAHAHAHAH!!! We shall rise up, and KICK Dubya out of office, and make Jeff Hawkins Pres! yeah!!! (ok.. a bit weird there.. hmm maybe I should do something else today..) and I'm almost 15 funny to see that the VC staff is so young... Sam Kleinman PocketPCThoughts.com CollectiveArts Free-ePress Musings of a Teal Artist CollectiveArts TechMusings "Everybody don't like something and we all don't like you." -- Richard Thompson, Hard Luck Stories
11.  04/20/2001, 06:28 PM I had no idea VC was so popular! There's a wide range of ages here. Nice to see a community where young and more young get to share thoughts and ideas.
12.  07/06/2001, 06:06 PM just freshening this thread for all of the new folks out there... -- ThirdMan
13.  07/06/2001, 07:30 PM Originally posted by miradu2000 Yes.. I remember.. though I wouldn't call now that.. I CALL IT REBELLIAN! REBELL! REBELL ALL YES TEENAGERS SHOW THE WORLD WHO'S BOSS! hehe.. sorry had to do that.. -miradu2000 I AM NOT TOO BIG FOR MY ______ sigh... Why rebel? In a couple years I'll be able to buy dirty magazines, a gun, and rent a carpet cleaner. Yeah, dead animals, porno, and clean carpet.. 1 out of every 3 baby ducklings are born without the protective membrane on the bottom of their webbed feet that enables them to survive in the water because of acid rain. 1 out of 5 are born without heads. You can't make this stuff up... or can you?
14.  07/08/2001, 12:52 PM Originally posted by fixitgal LOL... B R I T C H E S... It's an old fashioned word for pants. And yes, you're getting that "attitude" again. I guess it's a "teenage" thing. Hormones...plain and simple. I got em too Miradu.
15.  07/08/2001, 01:09 PM I shall be scared.. very very very very scared ya.. I like hormones htough.. they make me big and strong -Michael Ducker TreoCentral Staff
16.  07/08/2001, 01:09 PM AND tempermental! -Michael Ducker TreoCentral Staff
17.  07/08/2001, 01:12 PM and stupid Sam Kleinman PocketPCThoughts.com CollectiveArts Free-ePress Musings of a Teal Artist CollectiveArts TechMusings "Everybody don't like something and we all don't like you." -- Richard Thompson, Hard Luck Stories
18.  07/08/2001, 05:31 PM Sam.. there is no need to flame me. -Michael Ducker TreoCentral Staff
19.  07/08/2001, 06:00 PM Hormones make you(not a personal you, a general you) stupid and irrational, I know I have them too. Sam Kleinman PocketPCThoughts.com CollectiveArts Free-ePress Musings of a Teal Artist CollectiveArts TechMusings "Everybody don't like something and we all don't like you." -- Richard Thompson, Hard Luck Stories
20.  07/10/2001, 09:12 AM Sorry to come to this discussion so late, but I'm fairly new here. Reading all of the responses, I guess I must be ancient, 51 and counting. I would assume that in the talk about music, not too many of you remember The Coasters, Platters, etc. Music from when I was growing up. But is is good, IMHO, to have a wide variety of perspectives represented here, with all of the various viewpoints and experiences. Jonathan
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