Archive for April 30th, 2011

April 30, 2011

Powers of 2

by Nathaniel Virgo

The relationship between probability and information is interesting and fun.  The table below is a work in progress, but I think it’s kind of cool already.  The idea is to compare information quantities with the probabilities of unlikely events.  For instance, if I flipped a coin for every bit on my hard drive and they all came up heads, it would be pretty unlikely.  But what else would be that improbable?

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