Probability and PHD comics

Yes I know, I am about to make a comment on PHD comment (not for Philosophae Doctorae but rather for Piled Higher and Deeper), but there is a factual error in this comic : If the probability stays constant, then an idea should eventually appear out of thin air. If for every second I stare at my computer, there is one chance out of one million that an idea will emerge, then I will have an idea once every 16,667 minutes (once every 278 hours).

Yes, I am that bored…


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