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Urinal Math

Randall has tackled the age-old Urinal Protocol problem by expressing it as an equation that will allow men* to efficiently choose the least awkward urinal.

The comments are even better, in that readers consider different permutations of the problem (for a large number of urinals, for instance, urinal choice is most likely a Gaussian probability distribution centered around the optimal urinal).

I also wholeheartedly agree with one commenter’s suggestion that we need a LaTeX font that renders the math environment in Randall’s handwriting.

*And, I guess, adventuresome women.

Posted in Humor September 3rd, 2009 by Chip
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