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Monday: November 23, 2009

Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.Some lessons regarding pinball economics that you may not have previously known about.

The early versions of this algorithm were crude, essentially targeting a weighted moving average.  But later implementations were more sophisticated.  The goal was to ensure that a fixed percentage, say the top 5% of all scores would win a free game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | algorithm | average | economics | free | game | pinball | replay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.

For the 2,000 fans and nearly 400 competitors that will stream through the doors over these four August days, this obscure warehouse is the center of a vibrant, competitive pinball subculture that is far from dead. This is the story of just some of those people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:22 AM | Tags (5) | championship | crispygamer | pa | pinball | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Eleven things you probably didn't know about pinball history.Eleven things you probably didn't know about pinball history.

If you watch a movie or TV show that was either produced or takes place during this period, virtually any time pinball makes an appearance, it is for the purpose of portraying to the audience that a particular character is a rebel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | history | neat | pinball | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.

Owner hopes the new location will bring in more tourists.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:05 AM | Tags (2) | pinball | halloffame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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