Published on December 1, 2016 by Microsoft Research
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Bullets are fired along the real line each second with independent uniformly random speeds from [0,1]. When two bullets collide they mutually annihilate. The still open bullet problem asks if the first bullet is never annihilated with positive probability. We establish a phase transition for survival of the first bullet in the variant where speeds are uniformly sampled from a discrete set. Joint work with Brittany Dygert, Christoph Kinzel, Annie Raymond, Erik Slivken, and Jennifer Zhu.

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First view, first like, first comment. Didn't understand a word of it, but the craic was particley virgin.

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