# DanielLC comments on Against improper priors

• To fix this example, replace “real” with “positive real”

I used “real” because with positive reals, you’re more likely to use a logarithmic prior.

and make the bets 2:4 and 100:1.

Oops. Why did you say 2:4 instead of 1:2? Do you mean 2:1?

using improper priors as probability distributions, which they are explicitly not,

If they’re not probability distributions, what are they?

• Why did you say 2:4 instead of 1:2? Do you mean 2:1?

Just to emphasize that the victim should have more money riding on the first bet if they are to consistently lose money.

If they’re not probability distributions, what are they?

Since they’re invalid probability distributions but can be updated into a probability distribution given some evidence, you might think of these as representing states where you have some knowledge, but not enough to assign consistent probabilities. For example, if all you know is that X is a member of some infinite set, you cannot assign consistent probabilities, but you still have some knowledge, which might be represented as a uniform function.