Zachary Crockett wrote an article for The Hustle titled "The professor who beat roulette." It's the story of Dr. Richard Jarecki, a medical professor who spent time in casinos in the 1950s and 1960s studying the ways roulette wheels weren't random, due to wear-and-tear and defects. This information provided him with enough of an edge over the house odds that he ended up accumulating a fortune.
According to the article, Jarecki could not use his method today, because roulette wheels "have gone digital, run by algorithms programmed to favor the house," optimizing the money they bilk from the poor suckers who think they have a chance.
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If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]
Accidents happen. And when they do, you’re going to want a dash cam for a second pair of eyes. At the minimum, a decent dash cam can save you vast sums of time and money in case of an accident. But a really good dash cam can do a whole lot more. Here are six […]