Monthly Archives: July 2011

Blackjack and pair splitting

During the last couple of weeks, I have been spending a lot of time re-visiting a problem that first attracted my interest almost 15 years ago: casino blackjack.  My interest was renewed just lately after a friend at work directed me … Continue reading

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The food tastes pretty good to me…

Last week a friend pointed me to an interesting paper by Nick Bostrom, titled “Are You Living In A Computer Simulation?”  Attempting to even discuss this paper has been equally interesting and not a little amusing.  As one might expect, reactions to the subject, even without … Continue reading

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Representing Permutations

Often, a mathematical puzzle or problem is interesting because the answer is interesting.  The recent card tricks and other prisoner puzzles discussed lately are of this type.  There is a solution when it seems none exists, or we can succeed … Continue reading

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