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How to win money at the casino

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Math and Science

Squidette and I went to Rideau Carleton Raceway last week, and on the way out I threw a double sawbuck at a 25-cent slot machine and hit a 470 credit payout.  That was nice as it offset my much-less-than-stellar attempts at horse race outcome prediction. I was going to write an article about just that, […]

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Scott’s Conundrum

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A friend of mine once wondered why manhole covers are round, and made the mistake of entering a query into a search engine that contained the word “manhole”. Although it returned millions of hits, none of them answered the question (HINT: “manhole” is a search that is not work safe). So, having recently stumbled on […]

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You, too, can see which way light is polarized!

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

I was reading some articles about various cephalopods recently, as I often do, and one of them mentioned that some of the molluscs can “see” the polarization of light.  This was touted as a sense that humans do not have, and I thought that was very interesting.  However, it prompted me to do some searches […]

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On-line Sky Globe

Math and Science, Outdoors

This awesome web site (sky-map.org) was pointed out over at Bad Astronomy. It is an interactive sky globe, similar to what you would get with, say, Starry Night, but free and on-line. This is something that’s quite cool because Starry Night (which is what I use), though portable to a laptop does not have obvious support […]

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