Monday, October 27, 2014

Math Behind McDonald's Monopoly Revealed - Business Insider

Math Behind McDonald's Monopoly Revealed - Business Insider



So here are the only game pieces that are actually very valuable. Don't trade these away:
  • BROWN: Mediterranean Ave, odds 1 in 30 million wins $1,000.
  • LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins $5,000.
  • PINK: Virginia Ave, odds 1 in 200 million, wins $10,000
  • ORANGE: Tennessee Ave, odds 1 in 602 million, wins Super Bowl tickets.
  • RED: Kentucky Ave, odds 1 in 15 million, wins one of 40 plane tickets for two.
  • YELLOW: Ventnor Ave, odds 1 in 300 million, wins $20,000
  • GREEN: Pennsylvania Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins one of 15 Fiat cars. 
  • BLUE: Boardwalk, 1 in 602 million, wins $1,000,000 in $50,000 annual payments.
  • RAILROADS: Short Line railroad, 1 in 150 million, wins a year's supply of gas. 
Note that the rare piece is alphabetically the last property in each group, except for Boardwalk


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/math-behind-mcdonalds-monopoly-revealed-2014-9#ixzz3HMzvfQ5A

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Why Are There So Many Alternative Cryptocurrencies?

There exist hundreds of alternative coins. Many of these coins are effectively copies of prior released ones with minor specification alterations to source code. As specified in the course of the book I am writing, coins have differing coin supplies, block times, timestamping methods, hashing algorithms and so on.

Click below to read this interesting article by Chris Thompson.

Why Are There So Many Alternative Cryptocurrencies?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Niclosamide ethanolamine-induced mild mitochondrial uncoupling improves diabetic symptoms in mice : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has reached an epidemic level globally. Most current treatments ameliorate the hyperglycemic symptom of the disease but are not effective in correcting its underlying cause. One important causal factor of T2D is ectopic accumulation of lipids in metabolically sensitive organs such as liver and muscle.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery -- ScienceDaily

Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery -- ScienceDaily

Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The battery sends an electric current through two electrodes that split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike other water splitters that use precious-metal catalysts, the electrodes in the Stanford device are made of inexpensive and abundant nickel and iron.