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From: "Daniel Carrera" <dcarrera / math.umd.edu>

The idea I proposed was based on the objective of keeping the ratios the
same (except for the event that is not supposed to repeat).
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But it didn't.

Look at Hal's example, with the weights of 2, 4, 6, and 8.  The object with
weight 2 came up *more* than half as much as the object with weight 4.  The
ratios (the probabilities) were changed.

Chris