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by huadpe
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28669

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

I work in patent law for independent inventors. This is exactly how they think the world works.
by huadpe
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18690

Ok, the answer to the game theory problem is that the nerd gives totally random advice which the non-nerd ignores, and both get the good one 50% of the time. If the nerd gives good advice more than 50% of the time, the non-nerd will figure that out and always follow it, and if the nerd gives bad adv...
by huadpe
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18690

It's all about expected marginal utility. :D Actually, since there are only 2 air conditioners, the function is undefined at all except two discrete points, and marginal utility doesn't exist. Actually, now I'm tempted to pose a game theoretic problem based on the comic. Suppose an infinitely repea...

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