# #11691

88

March 16, 2023, 6:54 p.m.

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Anderson: When you open your eyes, look in a random direction ... //later Katz: But Mr Anderson, I can't look in a random direction, only an arbitrary one! Anderson: I am told that every year.

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# #8263

-812

Sept. 3, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

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Student: I'm not using a random number generator. I have a bunch of number generators and I picked a random one.

# #7170

22

Jan. 31, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

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//talking about inventor Street: ... and you want to turn all your flowers into dog faces... //random teacher enters Random teacher: Uh... okay, Mr. Dogface.

# #4791

-111

March 5, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

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//Pham walks into R/E Street: So students, in what order will we test our trebuchets? Pham: Random! Street: So you want to do them randomly. Pham squeals with joy: Yes! //And we did them randomly.

Stein would have said "arbitrarily"

# #4458

3638

Feb. 26, 2013, 8:39 p.m.

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//Stat homework, explaining random vs. arbitrary selection; Matt shows a page that displays the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 Matt: Sankar, pick one. Sankar: One. Matt: Why did you chose one? Sankar: You said pick one, so I picked "one". Matt: OK, pick another number. Sankar: One.

# #3910

99

Jan. 24, 2012, 11:02 p.m.

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//Overheard while walking through the gym hallway: Random Loud Voice: AND SOLD,TO THE MAN WITH THE CRABS IN HIS PANTS!

Wtf, just wtf...

# #2576

17

Nov. 19, 2010, 12:08 p.m.

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//walking through the hallway in the morning Random Student: OH CRAP!! Us: ?? Random Student: I FORGOT TO TAKE MY MEDICINE!!

maybe this was the reason he said this