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Re: Western Electric and Al Capone

Peter Brooks (
Wed, 08 Dec 2004 23:19:41 -0500

Small correction: the folks portrayed in "The Eudaemonic Pie", Doyne
Farmer, Norm Packard, et. al. were not successful ultimately in
beating roulette for purely technological reasons (some devices didn't
work properly).

On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 17:36:33 GMT, (Jim Haynes)

> (Compare with the much later activities of some college students
> documented in the book, "Eudaemonic Pie". They used computers in
> briefcases and radios in their shoes in a successful scheme to predict
> the behavior of a roulette wheel.)

> jhhaynes at earthlink dot net

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