Archive for September, 2010

a card problem

Here is a problem quoted from fakalin. A full deck of cards has 52 cards. Suppose 10 of them were face up and 42 were face down. You are in a dark room holding the deck. How do you rearrange the deck into two subdecks so that they have the same number of cards facing up?
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this is comical


22/398, 29/271, 511

over-the-top legalese

I read this in a document today:

All masculine and singular pronouns shall include the feminine, neuter and plural thereof, and vice-versa, wherever the sense of the language so requires.

“Dang” residence hall?

Turns out Google latched onto somebody’s Yelp review.