Category Archives: Mathematics

Book review: Annie Duke ~ Thinking in Bets (2019)

Gambling fascinates me and I like stories associated with gamblers. Kerry Packer is an endless source of pleasure for me. He was famously irritated by a braggart in a Las Vegas casino who wanted everyone to know he had a … Continue reading

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What gambling really is

…world-class poker players taught me to understand what a bet really is: a decision about an uncertain future. Duke, Annie. Thinking in Bets (p. 3). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Chris

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Del’s culinary tips for a healthy heart

Do you ever use vegetable bouillon? A popular make sold by Tesco is Marigold at £2.00 for 150 gms. The ingredients make interesting reading with salt at the top of the list, it forms almost half (44.6%) of the total … Continue reading

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Quirky facts

1) The cruise liner, QE2, moves only 6 inches for each gallon of diesel it burns. 2) A million seconds is less than two weeks, but a billion seconds is 31 years. 3) If the population of China walked past … Continue reading

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One for Theresa ‘Hostile Environment’ May’s scrapbook

“Kurdish refugee who fled to Britain from war in Iran wins mathematics’ highest honour” The Guardian 2nd August 2018 p3 Chris

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Going to check if it’s right?

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Pete

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On the Occasion of the inauguration of Donald J Trump

“Gödel’s* logical rigour caused problems outside academia, too. While studying for his American citizenship assessment in 1948, he told his sponsor Oskar Morgenstein that he’d spotted some inconsistencies in the US Constitution. According to Godel the contradictions created a legal … Continue reading

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