Michael “Liar’s Poker” Lewis on Ireland’s economic collapse : PDF of the 15-page Vanity Fair article — from interviews I’ve read in advance, this seems pretty good
(tags: michael-lewis vanity-fair articles pdf toread economy ireland disaster collapse)
Dublin bikes revisited : Fantastic comparative number crunching on the JC Decaux Dublin Bikes scheme, compared to their other European cities (Brussels, Lyons, Paris, Seville), times of day, busiest stations, rainfall, etc.
(tags: bikes dublin-bikes cycling dublin ireland jc-decaux number-crunching analysis statistics)
Wired: how a Toronto statistician cracked the state lottery : ‘The tic-tac-toe lottery was seriously flawed. It took a few hours of studying his tickets and some statistical sleuthing, but he discovered a defect in the game: The visible numbers turned out to reveal essential information about the digits hidden under the latex coating. Nothing needed to be scratched off—the ticket could be cracked if you knew the secret code.’
(tags: toronto hacks money statistics probability wired tic-tac-toe singleton)