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2017-09-30 07:56:12 PM  
36 votes:
He was married for almost 70 years, and his wife died in June.
He's where he wants to be.

RIP Mr. Hall
2017-09-30 07:53:02 PM  
29 votes:
And yes, before it comes up again, you should switch doors
2017-09-30 08:02:00 PM  
23 votes:
Monty Hall the person will soon be forgotten by history (unless someone can monetize rebroadcasts of the game shows). However his name will live on with the Monty_Hall_problem.

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. . . Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, remained unconvinced until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the predicted result (Vazsonyi 1999).

The problem is a paradox of the veridical type, because the correct result (you should switch doors) is so counterintuitive it can seem absurd, but is nevertheless demonstrably true. The Monty Hall problem is mathematically closely related to the earlier Three Prisoners problem and to the much older Bertrand's box paradox.
2017-09-30 08:01:21 PM  
11 votes:

Ima4nic8or: Its crazy lately.  All of the worlds most famous celebrities seem to be dying at the same time.  First Hef, now Monty.


It's hard getting shocked thanks to 2016.
2017-09-30 07:53:42 PM  
9 votes:
I honestly thought he had died decades ago.
2017-09-30 07:53:30 PM  
9 votes:
This is preparation for when Bob Barker kicks it.

IIRC, Monty made a few appearances on the current Let's Make A Deal in the past few years. So he was over 90 still dealing away.
2017-09-30 08:06:45 PM  
8 votes:
Nothing!  Absolutely nothing!  Stupid!  You so stupid!!!
2017-09-30 07:56:53 PM  
8 votes:
Worst. Zonk. Ever.

/RIP dealer-man.
2017-09-30 08:38:16 PM  
7 votes:

Marshal Tito: Howling Fantods: HairBolus: Monty Hall the person will soon be forgotten by history (unless someone can monetize rebroadcasts of the game shows). However his name will live on with the Monty_Hall_problem.

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. . . Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, remained unconvinced until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the predicted result (Vazsonyi 1999).

The problem is a paradox of the veridical type, because the correct result (you should switch doors) is so counterintuitive it can seem absurd, but is nevertheless demonstrably true. The Monty Hall problem is mathematically closely related to the earlier Three Prisoners problem and to the much older Bertrand's box paradox.

This. I came here to thank Monty Hall for helping me understand statistics and prior probabilities.

...and following common sense. If he chooses a door to reveal randomly, then it's even money. That's what took me so long to wrap my head around.


Imagine there's a million doors.  You choose your door, then Monty opens 999,998 of the other doors to reveal goats, leaving your door and one other fairly conspicuous skipped door.
2017-09-30 07:51:19 PM  
7 votes:
I would have said "Monty Hall chooses Door #2"
2017-09-30 09:44:19 PM  
6 votes:
Hold up - am I the only Farker alive to have just learned that Joanna Gleason is his daughter!?

/should probably stay in more
2017-09-30 07:49:53 PM  
6 votes:
I don't think this is going to be bigger than the Hef tribute...
2017-09-30 08:50:11 PM  
5 votes:
Thank you internetz for helping me pay tribute to a showman.  It was a simpler time where pure excitement and the American spirit of contributin lead to a collective screaming mass reaction in contestants, audiences and viewers alike, where the true fickleness of fate was laid bare for all to see.  RIP

- Subby
2017-09-30 08:31:05 PM  
4 votes:
Counselors report that his family moved quickly through denial and anger, but seems to be stuck at the third stage of grief.
2017-09-30 08:09:05 PM  
4 votes:
UHF - Wheel Of Fish
Youtube KezvwARhBIc
2017-09-30 08:01:26 PM  
4 votes:

Hoopy Frood: Which parlor at the funeral home? Is he behind door #1, door #2 or door #3?


He should be buried under 3 headstones, leaving us to wonder forever which exit he took.
2017-09-30 09:40:03 PM  
3 votes:
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2017-09-30 09:32:09 PM  
3 votes:

IlGreven: Pats_Cloth_Coat: Eh, worth 4 points.

C'mon, one of my rappers with health issues, the year is almost over and I need forty points to win this.

All I need is Betty White to die.


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2017-09-30 08:28:50 PM  
3 votes:

Howling Fantods: HairBolus: Monty Hall the person will soon be forgotten by history (unless someone can monetize rebroadcasts of the game shows). However his name will live on with the Monty_Hall_problem.

[img.fark.net image 251x139]

. . . Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, remained unconvinced until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the predicted result (Vazsonyi 1999).

The problem is a paradox of the veridical type, because the correct result (you should switch doors) is so counterintuitive it can seem absurd, but is nevertheless demonstrably true. The Monty Hall problem is mathematically closely related to the earlier Three Prisoners problem and to the much older Bertrand's box paradox.

This. I came here to thank Monty Hall for helping me understand statistics and prior probabilities.


Yep. The Monty Hall problem is a wonderful illustration of why common sense and intuition take a giant dump when it comes to probability.
2017-09-30 08:06:06 PM  
3 votes:
Well played, subby.
2017-09-30 08:04:42 PM  
3 votes:

HairBolus: Monty Hall the person will soon be forgotten by history (unless someone can monetize rebroadcasts of the game shows). However his name will live on with the Monty_Hall_problem.

[img.fark.net image 251x139]

. . . Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, remained unconvinced until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the predicted result (Vazsonyi 1999).

The problem is a paradox of the veridical type, because the correct result (you should switch doors) is so counterintuitive it can seem absurd, but is nevertheless demonstrably true. The Monty Hall problem is mathematically closely related to the earlier Three Prisoners problem and to the much older Bertrand's box paradox.


This. I came here to thank Monty Hall for helping me understand statistics and prior probabilities.
2017-09-30 07:50:34 PM  
3 votes:
And yet Howie Mandel is still walking and breathing, damn it.
2017-09-30 11:06:22 PM  
2 votes:

spman: let's find out what's behind the pearly gates that Saint Peter has brought on stage!


Monty Hall is Jewish. Should makes sense, Let's make a deal and all that. He held on til the last Yom Kippur, then it was time to join his wife of almost 70 years who recently passed.
2017-09-30 11:02:48 PM  
2 votes:
Monty Hall was still alive?
2017-09-30 09:46:30 PM  
2 votes:
Heh.
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Sorry. I'm 12.
2017-09-30 09:42:42 PM  
2 votes:
We have an antenna set up in the "room without chairs" and we are gifted with old episodes of the LMAD...

His wit, his sarcasm, his ability to slice you in half without you realizing it was epic and his math skills were iconic. Wayne Brady does an amazing job but he isn't as quick. I mean a long time coming but he'll be forever remembered with Merv Griffin and company.
2017-09-30 09:29:22 PM  
2 votes:

IlGreven: Pats_Cloth_Coat: Eh, worth 4 points.

C'mon, one of my rappers with health issues, the year is almost over and I need forty points to win this.

All I need is Betty White to die.


I will beat you within an inch of your life

/jk mods don't burn me
//still that was mean
///fark
2017-09-30 09:16:05 PM  
2 votes:
Let's Make a Deal - 1963 Pilot
Youtube pvNXm_5kLmo
2017-09-30 08:50:10 PM  
2 votes:

zerkalo: Andy Griffith


shiat, Im drunk, meant Dick van Dyke
2017-09-30 08:24:02 PM  
2 votes:
I had no idea he was still alive.
2017-10-01 02:45:54 AM  
1 vote:
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RIP
2017-10-01 01:44:25 AM  
1 vote:
Hef
Anna Jeffreys
Monty Hall


Hollywood nonagenarian trifecta complete. I has sad.
2017-10-01 12:01:50 AM  
1 vote:
there is a tiger behind one of those doors!

or maybe all five of them...
2017-09-30 09:53:17 PM  
1 vote:

MSBFDffpm: Unikitty: We have an antenna set up in the "room without chairs" and we are gifted with old episodes of the LMAD...

His wit, his sarcasm, his ability to slice you in half without you realizing it was epic and his math skills were iconic. Wayne Brady does an amazing job but he isn't as quick. I mean a long time coming but he'll be forever remembered with Merv Griffin and company.

Merv was a *Genius*!!


Indeed.
2017-09-30 09:44:49 PM  
1 vote:

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: Howling Fantods: HairBolus: Monty Hall the person will soon be forgotten by history (unless someone can monetize rebroadcasts of the game shows). However his name will live on with the Monty_Hall_problem.

[img.fark.net image 251x139]

. . . Paul Erdős, one of the most prolific mathematicians in history, remained unconvinced until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the predicted result (Vazsonyi 1999).

The problem is a paradox of the veridical type, because the correct result (you should switch doors) is so counterintuitive it can seem absurd, but is nevertheless demonstrably true. The Monty Hall problem is mathematically closely related to the earlier Three Prisoners problem and to the much older Bertrand's box paradox.

This. I came here to thank Monty Hall for helping me understand statistics and prior probabilities.

Yep. The Monty Hall problem is a wonderful illustration of why common sense and intuition take a giant dump when it comes to probability.


It's easy if you picture it this way:  if you're always going to switch doors the first choice isn't really your choice at all. Your initial choice is actually the two other choices and because one bad is then revealed you can skip that bad choice in those other two, hence 2:3 odds. Now if you always keep your first choice the reveal doesn't help you or matter and you're stuck with 1:3 odds always.
2017-09-30 09:28:15 PM  
1 vote:

ElectricPeterTork: Unikitty: ElectricPeterTork: Unikitty: AurizenDarkstar: Never knew about the probability problem named after him.  But I do remember many 'Monty Haul' dungeons I ran through in the past days of D&D. :)

It's quite the interesting thing to watch unfold when you are aware of the probability. Makes each contestant unique...just like the people who spin the wheel on PIR so hard it goes around 20 times and lands on the green 5 when they wanted the dollar.

I always understand a finesse spin, and I understand the out of control spin on your first spin, but going apeshiat when you need a certain number?

Well, why the fark not.

I always look at it as insight to their overall personality and approach to life. But what baffles the absolute fark out of me is when they're playing the Attic game on PIR and they put the cat food in the mailbox when there's a juice pouch and an ointment and some ridiculously over-priced nut. Put the juice in the mailbox....so forth and so on then add the cat food to the mid-level with the nuts on top.

And that hot-seat game? What a joke. Whomever is controlling it already knows the winners and losers oh and the game with the meter? It's ALWAYS the middle. Always. The two worst games to get on PIR are the car game with the dollars and yodely man. And Rat Race is really hit or miss.

But, LMAD? The joker's wild so to speak and any indecision could be a deal breaker.

I disagree!

Cliffhangers (Yodely Guy game) is one of the easiest.

$20-$30-$40. That's all you need to tell them for the small prizes. It's very rare the small prizes are very far off of that formula. It'll win the game every time.

The car game with the dollars? Well, that's a bit tougher. But out of the nine slots, the top center is always the current season of the show and rarely has a car piece hidden behind it. So you're down to eight choices. The first numbers are always kind of simple, in the 18-22ish range, so pick accordingly. Worst case scenario, you blow two chances, and ...


Oh I meant the one where you have the 7 dollars to play with, not the one I call "honeycomb". If that's what you were referring to.
2017-09-30 09:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
Let's Make a Deal was a great show to watch.  I loved watching his crazy deals.  And he was just so smooth at it.
2017-09-30 09:17:36 PM  
1 vote:
I thought he died years ago to be honest.

Hopefully he's knocking on heaven's door #1, 2, or 3
2017-09-30 09:04:59 PM  
1 vote:

Darth_Lukecash: Ima4nic8or: Its crazy lately.  All of the worlds most famous celebrities seem to be dying at the same time.  First Hef, now Monty.

It's an illusion, a pattern that you are forcing unrelated events and coincidences.


It's not an illusion lol They're literally dead. As door nails. And it is grouped together in a manner to force you to recognize that generations rise up together and fall together.
2017-09-30 08:41:22 PM  
1 vote:

Ima4nic8or: Its crazy lately.  All of the worlds most famous celebrities seem to be dying at the same time.  First Hef, now Monty.


It's an illusion, a pattern that you are forcing unrelated events and coincidences.
2017-09-30 08:36:55 PM  
1 vote:

Ima4nic8or: Its crazy lately.  All of the worlds most famous celebrities seem to be dying at the same time.  First Hef, now Monty.


Harry Dean Stanton quite recently as well. But none of these fellows were in their 20's. They were all very along in years.
2017-09-30 08:10:42 PM  
1 vote:
RIP Guy Smiley.
2017-09-30 07:59:56 PM  
1 vote:
Which parlor at the funeral home? Is he behind door #1, door #2 or door #3?
2017-09-30 07:59:31 PM  
1 vote:

lindalouwho: He was married for almost 70 years, and his wife died in June.
He's where he wants to be.

RIP Mr. Hall


Yeah, last season on LMAD he made a very brief appearance and didn't look like life was treating him well. I thought it such a testament to his character that he still was on set any time he was able to be. He did a lot for game shows and people who needed a leg up in life.
2017-09-30 07:50:56 PM  
1 vote:
let's find out what's behind the pearly gates that Saint Peter has brought on stage!
2017-09-30 07:45:55 PM  
1 vote:
Does it involve Gwyneth Paltrow?
 
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