What Are The Chances Here? (WATCH)™

What Are The Chances Here? (WATCH)™

Somewhere in my mental travels I remember reading these
words upon the page of some hardbound volume, from the
local school library when I was a lad:

googol < ∞

This is really brief, just for one instance of what
may simply be considered "mere" coincidence. We are
allowed to choose what is wise perhaps: Ignore it!!

Or not, since it seems like probability figures on this
would be low. Of course, we can select the methods used
to determine those figures ("we the people") and answer
our such questions in good ways. No matter how big this
world may seem, it is not infinite, in the long run.

If anyone asked me ahead of time to predict if I could,
in any crazy likelihood ever, find that I've gotten all
familiar and interested really strongly in persons LIVE
and in living color who live in any given locality, out
of all the possible places in the world, that might get
the lucky "draw" or "break" or whatever, then I'd think
the answer given would have been one out of some really
huge number, like a googol, or more. (Lisa knew googol,
and she even knew how to try writing it out, along with
that other thing, which you cannot actually write.)

So how is it that one of the sources of free tools that
I use on my machine come from someone who was -- and it
may still be true -- near one of these addresses:

(rhetorically, how is it?)
... Thank you for using Funduc Software utilities! This is FREEWARE, Copyright 1996-1997 Funduc Software Inc. The Decode Shell Extension v2.3 adds a Decode menu item to your Windows 95 or NT 4.0 Explorer context menu (right mouse button menu) and File menu. It is visible only when exactly one file(not folder) is selected. ... Thanks to Harrisoft Inc. PO Box 132 Kittery ME, 03904-0132 (Email - support@harrisoft.mv.com, WWW - http://www.dnh.mv.net/ipusers/harrisoft) who provided the install program (HS-Install) for this utility. For more useful utilities visit us on the World Wide Web at: http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/funduc or E-MAIL Mike Funduc: 102372.2530@compuserve.com or funduc@sprynet.com. If you like this utility and would like to more see enhancements made to it, send $5 (in check drawn on a US bank or International Money order) and your comments to: Funduc Software Inc. P.O. Box 530904 Livonia MI 48152. ...
So I may have said, one (1) chance in (googol), like: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (to one against it!) Of course, to write out that other huge number, I would need to write out one with that many zeroes! Not near enough for me would the time allowance be! :-( But wait! It matters not a whit! I already beat the other odds! (almost forgot!) ;-)


About Galen

Nearly over some hills, still a fool on whatever this thing is where I stand
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