The Week's Links: September 18, 2014

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

    Understanding Randomness

    On the Inquiring Minds podcast they talk about randomness with science writer William Poundstone, author of the new book Rock Breaks Scissors.

    Poundstone explains why we’re so terrible at trying to come up with random sequences ourselves—and how understanding these pitfalls can actually help you predict, with accuracy above chance, what someone else is going to do even when he or she is trying, purposefully, to act randomly.