[SI-LIST] Re: Fibre channel interconnect margins

  • From: "Steven Kan" <steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "SI-List" <si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Alan.Hiltonnickel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 14:35:55 -0700

From: <Alan.Hiltonnickel@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] Re: Fibre channel interconnect margins

> Steven Kan wrote On 07/03/06 09:46,:
>
>>I suppose we're way off in the weeds, here, but is the noise actually
>>unbounded? Or does it just behave in a Gaussian-like manner within the
>>realm of times/rates that matter for shipping product? I suppose if I sat
>>in my chair for long enough, a truly unbounded system might cause a gold
>>bar to pop into existence on my desk, but my empirical GBR (gold-bar rate)
>>is currently 0.
>
> Steve, that's only because your observation period is too short. Call me
> in about 10e12 years, and I'll help you count your gold bars.
>
> -- 
> Alan Hilton-Nickel

I guess that's exactly my point. Does anyone really believe that n years
hence, there will appear a gold bar on my desk if n is sufficiently large?
Or do real laws of physics behave such that at some threshold probability q,
q===0 and not just a very small number?

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