|Posted: July 17, 2005, 8:06 pm - IP Logged|
While researching unrelated scientific subject matter I came across an article on Benford's Law. I decided that LP should/could benefit. I see that Win D already brought this up on November 25, 2004.
Of particular interest is how it can be used to determine whether a lottery is being run fairly or not. You could probably sue the state lottery if Benford's Law proves that they are cheating.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I'm doing good, moving into the last rental I will have before I start building my own house. Scrapped the underground house plan last year to keep Terry and Alex happy. I have since drawn up plans for a cordwood/strawbale hybrid that uses passive solar.
My new landlord is a co-worker who happens to share my enthusiasm for earth-friendly home design and diy subject material. Saving a bundle on rent in exchange for labor. Which means more money going into my own house.
I'm taking the computer down tonight. I don't know when I'll have my own connection again; so I had to soak up as much research as I could to keep the gears churning.
My latest project deals with Mycology. I have isolated a strain of Morchella crassipes ("Bigfoot" White Morels) which I harvested from my property this spring. The mycelium is growing very well in several water cultures and I have succeeded in transferring that to feed corn spawn. It is growing very well at the moment.
Trying to perfect and patent a commercial technique of cultivation. There is a patent out there with one company already producing morels in Tennessee. I'm working on the second. At the very least I'll start a business around morels. We have a mushroom festival each year as well as having a market for goods and services related to morel hunting and propagation. Who knows.....
Anyhoo, enjoy the article....