No, that is strict definition of the mathematical terms “likely” and “unlikely”. Gambling is somewhat different, where the bookies’ odds are not necessarily reflective of true probability. I’d say that everyone should avoid gambling as odds are fixed in the bookies’ favour. Unless of course it’s just a bit of fun and you’re feeling lucky.
The upper block in the analogy, relevant to what LG and I were discussing, is the foot stamping on the can.
No, of course those columns that are deformed do not continue to provide full resistance. Fortunately the upper and lower blocks consist of the same columns and so approximately equal and opposite damage still occurs between them at the crush front.
Oh god... a full and proper response... but we’ve been over it before booNy.
[Q runs away, arms in air, screaming maniacally]
It was better than a knife and butter, but you are still applying all the energy to the lower structural elements only