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Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Some Old Houston Trivia

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According to the Grateful Dead, what’s wrong with Houston?

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Written by macheide

2 April 2008 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Houstonian

Board, Not Boring

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Classic board games: Monopoly (1) or Scrabble (2) ?


Response: 2 Making up our own words is more delightful than cheating everyone out of their money.

  Almost a decade before I knew what an actuary was, my Monopoly trades were formulated on the basis of an estimation of the present value of multiple future contingent events.

But that was all just monopoly money compared with the lasting legend of a fantasy word created under ad hoc rules for a Scrabble moment that can turn a game into a smile.

//] - strawpoll

Written by macheide

2 April 2008 at 11:19 am

Posted in strawpoll

straight line

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don bequeathed me an assignment, specifying that i should assume a growth rate that would double th population each year. i added some crucial new theory to th middle of th project, in two places developing new formulas that were significant advances. he praised my completed work, but focused exclusively on th portions that he had sought to have done, asking why i had not added a graph of th population numbers

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Written by macheide

2 April 2008 at 5:05 am

Posted in oneirra