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December 6th, 2005
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Review of one of our books, Luck, Logic, and White Lies: The Mathematics of Games:

http://www.e-streams.com/index8.html?es0808/es0808_4257.html&2

From the review:
This book is a must for anyone interested in gaming.

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From:pinkfish
Date:December 6th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
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About three or four years ago, someone wrote to me about my master's thesis (topic: Misere games, ch. 26). I forget his name, but he was writing in German, and asked me to review the section on impartial misers games (fortunately, I read enough German to be able to review a technical chapter). It was a fairly light treatment, as I recall, but accurate as far as it went.

I wonder if this is the same book? If so, then ch. 26 probably references one of my papers.
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From:queue
Date:December 6th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Chapter 26 does indeed reference a paper of yours.
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From:bitty
Date:December 6th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
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This world is creepily small.
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From:pinkfish
Date:December 6th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I thought his name sounded familiar.

A few months later, another researcher in California (honestly, I think there are only about a half-dozen of us in the world) found an error in that paper, which I haven't had time to correct. I think it is far too detailed to have made it into this book, but now I am curious . . .
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From:queue
Date:December 6th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
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The book is obviously much more basic than you'd probably be interested in, but let me know if you want a copy.
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From:pinkfish
Date:December 6th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I want a copy for my bookshelf (I try to cut down on books I own), but I would be interested in having a copy for a while to look through.
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From:queue
Date:December 6th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Email me your address, and I'll send you a copy. You can then float it back to me through the bitty-vine.
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