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Two Sided Coins

So that getting tossed is not quite the same as getting Heads
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Bernie finds out that all tosses are random, but some are more random.than others
theircompetitor, Feb 02 2016

Six flips six wins http://www.desmoine...coin-flip/79680342/
[theircompetitor, Feb 02 2016]

Coin flip for a delegate https://www.youtube...watch?v=ONP9oKpyjQ4
[Voice, Feb 02 2016]

Clinton voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa Caucus http://www.c-span.o...-county-iowa-caucus
[Voice, Feb 02 2016]


MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2016

       What TC is referring to is that we just selected the possible next president of the United States by flipping a coin. Hillary Clinton, accused of being one of the most corrupt politicians in history won 6 out of 6 coin tosses, a 1 in 64 odds of happening event.   

       Let me say that again: our political system is so fucked up we resorted to flipping a coin, (no, not metaphorically, we took a little piece of metal and threw it in the air) and even that process may have somehow been compromised.
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2016

       There's a 1 in 64 chance of any of the possible outcomes of 6 coin tosses. 6v0 is as special as 4v2. (This is wrong! wrong! wrong! Bad cetacean!!)
the porpoise, Feb 02 2016

       //6v0 is as special as 4v2.//   

       No it isn't. 4v2 is 15 times more likely than 6v0.
But 6v0 is not outside the bounds of probability.

       //Hillary Clinton, accused of being one of the most corrupt politicians in history//   

       Who by? The league of political exaggerators?
I'm not saying she's not corrupt - I have no idea. But I'm pretty sure there's some pretty stiff competition.
Loris, Feb 02 2016

       Indeed I stand corrected. I suppose I meant to say that order is important, but it isn't in this case.
the porpoise, Feb 02 2016

       //who by// oh boy :)
theircompetitor, Feb 02 2016

       If the coin lands on it's edge, is it a do over ?
popbottle, Feb 02 2016

       I'm going to go master the art of induced coin precession.
RayfordSteele, Feb 02 2016

       If one person calls it in the air it's fair. If it's called before its flipped, the flipper can manipulate it.
Voice, Feb 02 2016

       // I'm pretty sure there's some pretty stiff competition //   

       You are correct. Hillary is a paragon of virtue compared to, for example, David Lloyd George, or the likes of Boss Tweed ...
8th of 7, Feb 02 2016

       //Boss Tweed// I think my gamekeeper's outfit is made of that.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2016


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