For some reason I was reading a technical article on Wikipedia, and in four inevitable clicks I found myself on the page for Super Mario Brothers, the greatest and most popular game of all times. Back when my parents had bought a TV game system, I was rationed 30 minutes of game time every day. Though the cartridge had 76 games, Super Mario was the clear choice on many of those days. Now that I use a Nintendo emulator, the game still remains the alpha dog.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Okay, now that the circus is over, the time has come to evaluate our predictions.
|1||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings|
|2||Bangalore Royal Challengers||Mumbai Indians|
|3||Delhi Daredevils||Bangalore Royal Challengers|
|4||Kings XI Punjab||Deccan Chargers|
|5||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Daredevils|
|6||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|7||Deccan Chargers||Rajasthan Royals|
|8||Rajasthan Royals||Kings XI Punjab|
As the alert reader will notice, we managed to make only eight mistakes out of a grand total of eight. Now I am not one to make excuses, so I will not try to wriggle out of this embarrassment. Instead I will point out the probability of getting every single rank wrong if I were to guess wildly --- around 37%.
Posted by Asterix at 6:02 PM
Sunday, April 04, 2010
(With apologies to those who do not know machine learning)
Posted by Asterix at 5:19 PM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
As we write the final part in this prediction series, we humbly note that at least two of our earlier predictions has come true -- Sehwag made a characteristic 8(6) in the match against Punjab, and Sreesanth did take his wicket, although sitting in US we couldn't see if Sreesanth ran a half-marathon victory lap or not.
Now without further delay, our final two teams are:
Bangalore Royal Challengers (RC)
New Motto: Now with jerseys redder than our faces when we lose the final
Posted by Asterix at 11:48 PM
Monday, March 08, 2010
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Saturday, March 06, 2010
Posted by Asterix at 8:18 PM