Monthly Archives: August 2011

Driving the dreamboat

Slide behind the wheel of this dreamboat. Push the electronic control button. Then sit back and let transistors take over. There’s something curiously tentative about this vision of the future of motoring, as seen from 1964. You’re invited to push … Continue reading

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Probabilities of probabilities

In simple games, one can calculate the exact probability of every outcome, and so the expected winnings can also be determined exactly…. When I wrote the words above in a recent American Scientist column, I didn’t think I was saying … Continue reading

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