Parrondo's Paradox: Winning Two Games You're Guaranteed to Lose
JM Parrondo is a casino and con artist's worst nightmare. In the 1990s, he invented two games that are sure to lose you everything. They're both mathematically designed to make you go broke, but play them one after another and you are guaranteed to win. Parrondo's Paradox was dreamed up in the...
Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes
Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
» Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think
Amazon's founder talks with Steven Levy about the new Kindle Fire, cloud computing, social media, cultural pioneering and sending people into space.
Man throws 4,800 bottled notes into the ocean, gets 3,100 replies
It's now been 15 years since Harold Hackett began making friends all over the world. He never meets them in person, and doesn't use the phone or internet for contact, but rather leaves his acquaintances up to the tides. Since … Continue reading →
HDD Pricewatch: You know where it’s going — we tell you how much it’s going to hurt | ExtremeTech
Hard drive prices continue to climb, with no relief expected for at least 6 months.
Apparently hard drive manufacturers forgot the golden rule, "Don't have a single point of failure".
ALL of the major ones had their factories in a single place, which got flooded..Posted on 2011-11-08T09:07:48+0000