Irrational behaviour at the casino – why were the other players so angry with me?

During our recent short trip to Niagara Falls, my wife and I strolled through a casino, as a warm and sheltered shortcut from our bed and breakfast to the waterfront.  I had no interest in trying out the slot machines or any of the table games.  I enjoy considering the statistics behind casino games, and I love playing card games and games in general with friends.  But I’m not a big fan of casinos themselves…

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Niagara Falls didn’t freeze over, and it was beautiful

My wife and I left the Downtown Toronto hustle for a few days between Christmas and New Year’s, for two nights in a lovely bed and breakfast in Niagara Falls. The intent of our mini-vacation was to spend some quiet time indoors, reading books, perhaps writing (in my case, I thought more about relaunching Atoms and Numbers!), and just relaxing after a busy few months. Unbeknown to us when we booked this trip in early…

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Cataloging a sparse year of blogging: IMO workshop and preprints

Happy 2018! With 2017 finally behind us, TheEGG enters its 8th calendar year. This past year has been a slow one for the blog, with only 10 new articles and two posts cataloguing 2016 (on cancer and on more theoretical aspects of evolution and general modelling). Half the months were barren: I posted nothing in March, April, May, July, August, September; and only October and November saw more than one post. But those two months…

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