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a podcast about fair dice

I came across a fascinating podcast episode on Fair Dice, a topic that I have explored often.  One of the most interesting facts was just how sensitive dice are to variations in manufacturing (or even wear from use). Related Posts Who goes first? how many sides of the dice – observations on probability, statistics, and […]

move the world — ATOMs #18-2

“Give me a place to stand on, and I can move the world” (Archimedes). The saying above is attributed to Archimedes and widely quoted. I would call it a proverb, a simple way to communicate profound truth. Usually, the truth that a proverb describes is a principle, not an axiom.  In other words, the principle is […]