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Unique Characters

Ever notice how similar a lot of the "English" alphabet's characters look? The guy who put this together must have really phoned it in that day.

He really could only come up with these:
ABCDEFGHIJK_MNOPQRSTUV_XY_
and then just flipped a few around a bit to get up to 26:

J L
M W
S Z

And it isn't just those three, a lot of the original list look eerily similar to each other as well, but I guess we'll count them:

B R
E F
H K
M N
O Q
U V
T Y
Y X

but then he needed to come up with 10 more numbers... well none of those are unique!


0 O
1 I
2 Z
3 E
4 P
5 S
6 G
7 L
8 B
9 P

So in the end, if you are looking for unique characters that you can use, that will not be confused with any other characters, you're only left with:

A

well that isn't very many...

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Iowa at Michigan State

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Iowa played Michigan State last night in East Lansing, Michigan. I am not a sports writer, so I will not attempt it here, but it was one of the best games of football that I have ever watched. A total of three field goals through three quarters of play, two goal line stands from under five yards out, and a last minute drive from behind by the Hawkeyes.


There were records broken on both sides.

All through the game they fought.

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Norge

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I'm not sure why, but I had a sudden rush of Norwegian pride today.

Reaction Time Tester

I wrote this Silverlight app for my Cousin. The trickiest part was raising an event after a random amount of time for the "Wait..." portion of the test. I ended up using a "DispatcherTimer" and set the interval to a Random amount of seconds.




Have Fun!

Monty Hall Test Simulator

Jeff Atwood (Coding Horror, StackOverflow) recently wrote a blog post about the Monty Hall Problem. So I thought I'd write a little app that simulates the tests. I have always thought the contestant has three options, Always Switch (66%), Always Stay (33%), AND Pick Again (50%). People who say your chance is 50/50 after one door is taken out of the equation, are Correct, IF you randomly choose the second door at that time. Check out the app below.

WD = Winning Door.
FC = First Choice.
RD = Removed Door.
SC = Second Choice.