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I heard this song on the radio about two weeks ago.
Although I didn't know Händel composed it, I recognized the song right away.
A couple of days later I remembered, I knew this song from a Best Of Sarah Brightman album.
Someone else later said to me that Celtic Woman sang it too, so I've heard it from them too.
It's also a popular classical piece, so I've probably heard it performed by orchestras as well.
So I've known this song for many years, but this time it really got to me and I've been playing it a lot.
Apparently, Händel used the melody in his opera Almira and later used it in his opera Rinaldo, for which it's mainly associated with.
Bonus SOTW joke!
What are the first three numbers of an opera singer's phone number?
Never heard of Gesualdo, but it seems he was quite skilled as a composer: "As a composer he is known for writing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century."
Maybe he's lost some popularity because of this: "However, the best-known fact of his life is his brutal killing of his first wife and her aristocratic lover upon finding them in flagrante delicto."
Oh, I'm sorry, it appears he's innocent: "Due to his status as a nobleman, the Gran Corte della Vicaria found that Gesualdo had not committed a crime."
During one of my presentation the statement I wrote was " blah......., therefore the possibility of missing the deadline is very high".
The whole discussion later was if I Should have used possibility or probability. My argument was that since its more on a gut feeling and guestimate , I used Possibility.
IMHO probability should be used if its backed on the solid and valid statistical numbers.
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
possible has two finite states: it can or it cant/wont - as a measurement only and ever: 0% or 100%
probability though can be expressed as anything including and between 0% and 100%.
and being pedantic: probability is not ever less than 0% nor ever beyond 100%
- that would be yield which is altogether a different animal.
so true: the OP should have used "probability" (or some contextual synonym like "chance.")
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
Agreed. Also a possibility can't bei high. It either exists with a probability of that thing occurring being greater than zero and less than one. If it's impossible the probability ist exactly zero. If the probability is one then it is not a possibility but rather a certainty.
"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability!"
All of those examples treat possibility as a binary thing...it can be possible or not possible. None of them treat it as a gradient or scale, eg that a possibility can be "high". The reason for that is because possibility is not the word to use in this context, probability is.
It's still a binary construct though, and not a scale. Possibility of snow....there will be snow (1), there won't be snow (0). I will have to speak (1), I will not have to speak (0). Neither of those examples indicate a range. The probability of snow is high. The probability of snow is low. The probability of snow is 50-50. The probability of snow is almost certain. The probability of snow is highly unlikely.