Beaten by a Machine: But Revenge is Human

“If you know the enemy and yourself, you will win a hundred battles out of a hundred.” 知己知彼,百战百胜 –Sun Tzu     In Breaking Bad (BB), the highly acclaimed 5-season-long tv-series with IMDB rating of 9.4, Heisenberg, the series’ main character, run methamphetamine laboratories that produced “blue” of exquisite 97 % purity leaving their dope […]

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Distributed Slot Machines: Control of Ware in the Hands of a Few

Introduction. Welcome to Part IV of my (that is, 7/.V) “In the Hands of a Few”(ITHOAF) article series. Here I show how we get “fooled by randomness” – with a slight abuse of Nassim N. Taleb’s terminology. If you search the Internet for “4,448,419” you will find the U.S. patent “Electronic Gaming Device Utilizing a Random Number Generator for Selecting the […]

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