On 08/06/2017 01:33 PM, grarpamp wrote: > On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote: >>> Would not a coin flip with the exact same initial parameters (height, >>> force, deterministic air currents, and striking surface) have the same >>> result? >> Only if measures are taken to maintain precise control of these >> variables; in practical terms, a human tossing a coin will produce an >> unpredictable result every time due to variations in muscle tension, the >> path the coin takes, etc. > A solid toss into air and upon ground, maybe. > But if you can't replicate a simple flip, catch, and reverse cointoss from > hand to hand with say over 75% bias, you've got a bad case of parkinsons. > Never accept a wager based on that old trick, especially if the tosser > is seen warming up.
True that - but in the present context, we presume the tosser /wants/ an honest result. :o)
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