The Rocky Ascent of Condoleezza Rice

Tuesday 06 December 2011 at 11:54 am

The Rocky Ascent of Condoleezza Rice

[work in progress], continued below

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What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?

Tuesday 06 December 2011 at 11:51 am

What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?

what went wrong?  [work in progress], continued below

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HOW SHARK ATTACKS SAVE LIVES

Tuesday 06 December 2011 at 11:47 am

LEARN HOW THE BRAIN REALLY WORKS:

How do shark attacks save lives;  How can computers beat the experts;  why politics is dysfunctional and fools the voters; why intuition fails us?

and more.  The reviewer, Freeman Dyson writes a brilliantly simple book review on the works of Daniel Kahneman.  Dyson, a Nobel laureate, is certainly among the top 10 physicists in the world.  Kahneman, also a Nobel laureate is probably at the top of the heap of geniuses exploring and quantifying how the brain (or mind) really works.  Continued in next section.

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John Scarne - Card Sharpe Extraordinaire

Monday 05 December 2011 at 8:16 pm

John Scarne - Card Sharpe Extraordinaire

Wiki link to John Scarne

See the article on:THE HISTORY OF CARD COUNTING: below following the series of videos on Scarne or his methods.

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LINKS TO WORLDS LARGEST THINGS

Wednesday 30 November 2011 at 12:59 pm

HERE ARE A BUNCH OF LINKS TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST THINGS; see more on next page Read More

TOP JOBS 2011

Wednesday 30 November 2011 at 02:17 am

The 10 Best Jobs of 2011

By Andrew Strieber

The geeks strike back: despite enduring an industry bubble and the threat of outsourcing, Software Engineer ranks as the Best Job of 2011.

In recent years, the job market has increasingly rewarded math whizzes at the expense of less technical professionals. Actuary, Mathematician and Accountant have all ranked among the best jobs in America by offering a pleasant work environment, good salary and healthy job security. But in 2011, as the emergence of specialized technologies creates new industries, landing the year's best job requires not just skill with numbers, but a strong knowledge of computers too.

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Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's

Tuesday 29 November 2011 at 11:49 am

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND POLLS

work in progress:  do these polls mean anything?

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President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.

Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.

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NUN STORIES

Tuesday 29 November 2011 at 11:35 am

A case of discrimination against women.


MATH PUZZLE # 01

Monday 28 November 2011 at 10:36 pm

ARITHMETIC PUZZLE: 

using only mathematical  symbols:  =,  +,   -,   x or  * for multiplication,  division n/m,  square root √¯,   exponent ^ or using superscripts,   parens (...),  brackets {...},  iverson brakets [...], the absolute value of n as in |n|,  ≠,  ≤,  ≈,   ≡,  ≥,  factorial or ! of n  or n  all of  which means n x (n-1) x (n-2),....., 1,   

and using the four digits:  5,  5,  5,  and 1 , each only once

construct an equation that sums to the number 24

answers below:

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ALASKA HALLELUJAH!!!!!

Sunday 27 November 2011 at 5:34 pm