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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 September 2007 11:46PM

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Comment author: Doug_S. 21 September 2007 08:02:34PM 7 points [-]

The variable-width typeface my browser is using typeface makes option 1 look longer than option 2; I had to copy/paste it into Notepad to see that both sequences were equally long. If I hadn't double checked, I would have said sequence 2 is more probable than sequence 1 because it is shorter.