numb3rs instant review

2011-12-18 02:09

He’s an FBI agent. He’s a brilliant mathematician. Together, they fight crime!

I really love this show. It’s great. But now I’m going mad. See. The intros always show a handful of numbers that are relevant to the case. “2 killings, 1 M.O.” or something like that.

S2E13, the numbers are “52 cards, 186,184 combinations, 3 players, 1 tell.”

186,184? wtf. That’s not a number of combinations for cards. That’s 8 * 17 * 37 * 37. There’s no 52s in it. There’s no 13s in it. 37 just doesn’t figure into this.

Peter Seebach



  1. Oh, I know.

    I just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to leave a comment on the blog for the magazine Nature because someone writing about genomes referred to “principle components.” Misspelled “distils” too, that way.

    Apparently one cannot leave a comment on an article, since there aren’t any on any article I checked.

    (I would have emailed the writer, rather than posting a comment, but one cannot find email addresses either.)

    —Seebs’ mom

    Linda Seebach · 2011-12-18 11:24 · #