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Sod’s Law

by | 7th, October 2004

‘OVER the past couple of months, Anorak has brought you the formula for everything from perfect happiness, the scariness of a movie and the funniness of a particular joke.

‘lt’d be sod’s law if there were no weapons.’ ‘Better that than no law at all, Tony’

It is heartening to know that boffins up and down the country are not devoting all their time to fighting disease, hunger and the return of the mullet.

And the Times this morning reports on yet another breakthrough in the world of mathematics after a panel of experts came up with a formula to calculate the chances of falling victim to sodÂ’s law.

British Gas commissioned a psychologist, a mathematician and an economist to come up with the formula, which is in no way connected with trying to drum up a bit of publicity for the company.

For the record, the formula is: ((U+C+I) x (10-S)/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)), where U = Urgency; C = Complexity; I = Importance; S = Skill, F = Frequency and A = Aggravation.

However, when Anorak decided to put the equation to the test, just as we hit the sin button our calculator ran out of batteries.

What are the chances of that?!’

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