Sunday, November 06, 2005

Educating Today's Youth

There was a small gathering at Sally's place last night (which turned out to be not so small after all!), complete with an outdoor BBQ and indoor hotpot. The most interesting part of the night was chatting with a few teenagers.. (as a side note, I cannot believe I have now left the realm of being a teenager myself and referring to somebody else as teenager)

Naturally, our topics of interest surrounded pranks to be played in school, gambling in soccer matches, online poker, and girls. We talked about betting strategies in poker, girls in movies and who's hot/not these days. Also gave them a few pointers in online betting and how to calculate simple odds, and spotting arbitrage opportunities. That turned them from "math and stats are so boring" to "hey maybe I'll pay attention in class". Isn't this what education is all about?! No, I don't corrupt people... ;)

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