Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How a team of students beat the casinos

Good morning all. I'm pleased to say that I am on the mend now. Thanks to you all for all the kind wishes in comments, email and in real life. Thanks most of all to our Joanne who kept this place ticking over in my absence. You are a star, thank you.

Some of you may remember that I badly broke a finger last october and though it has healed a bit, it has'nt healed enough due to the long term illness that I have. I'm scheduled for another operation to graft some new bone into the finger this thursday to finally fix the problem. I will leave a few posts to be published while I am away.

Spurious Correlations. Discover a new correlation

The Mysterious Effect That Makes Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold

A Runaway Bouncy Castle Blew 50 Feet Into The Air With Three Children Inside

The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science)

A visit to Galloping Ghost, the largest video game arcade in the USA

Can you think of better World Cup slogans for the 32 teams?

What It’s Like To Text With The World’s Fastest Texting Teen

Nice books you got there. It'd be a shame if nobody bought them

The way we process faces means that symmetry is only part of the story

What zombie trees tell us about the world's worst nuclear disaster

Radioactive kitty litter may have ruined our best hope to store nuclear waste

A History of Tug-of-War Fatalities

The Caribbean Safe Haven for Rich Russian Dissidents

How a team of students beat the casinos

From Retail Palace to Zombie Mall: How Efficiency Killed the Department Store