Bad Math Day

I’ve always been fond of the quote “the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.” It’s sort of like “There are 10 types of people in the world – those who understand binary and those who do not,” but without the geeky overtones.

But The Register today has a news story that really drives home someone having a bad math day: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/08/scratchcard_anarchy/

My favorite quote from the story:

“I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher, not lower, than -8, but I’m not having it.”

Right…

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About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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