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Entries Tagged as 'My Thoughts'

PowerBall EV and Odds Calculator, or, Why PowerBall is a Ripoff

November 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jump to the EV Calculator
As a semi-professional gambler, I feel it’s my duty to explain to everyone why PowerBall jackpot hysteria is largely worth ignoring. A basic understanding of probability and expected value is essential to understand the content of this post, but I’ll try to keep it simple. The calculations in this post are […]

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Tags: My Thoughts · Scary Stuff

Was the Jersey Shore cast on drugs in S02E12?

October 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

In the episode of Jersey Shore that aired October 14, 2010 (S02E12), there was a rather bizarre chain of events surrounding the action packed “Sunday dinner”.

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First, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who easily is the most experienced chef in the house, throws a hot […]

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Tags: My Thoughts · Skippy Stuff

2010 Facebook Privacy Guide

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

If you are reading this, then you probably already have a Facebook account, and you probably are complicit in sharing your personal information with the world whether you mean to or not. This guide will address some Facebook privacy settings and how we recommend you set them for maximum privacy control.

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Tags: Computers · My Thoughts · Technology

Open Letter to Comedy Central c/o Viacom

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Dear Viacom,
2009 was a rough year for me.
First you pulled Nick GAS off the air, but I understood that a television network that never ran advertisements was not long for this world, and moreover, I was ashamed that I watched so much Nick GAS, so I said nothing.
Then you canceled Reno 911 –

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Tags: Complaint Department · My Thoughts

Unsightly Signs Strewn About City Streets

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

They come once a year, stay for a season, and disappear at winter time. Not flowers – political signs. Like flowers, some homeowners plant them in their yards with great pride, and there is nothing wrong with that. But like unsightly weeds, many political signs pop up where they don’t belong: in public rights-of-way, in […]

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Tags: Government & Politics · My Thoughts · Police, Law, & Justice