Alcoholics who lie | - Up to 20 percent of all alcoholics in Elizabethton Tennessee may be classified as high-functioning. Approximately 25 percent of functional alcoholics in TN
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This is the second edition of the book. The first edition didn't sell well because all of the randomly chosen numbers turned out to be exactly the same. The authors argued that a true random number generator could indeed generate a million identical numbers, and the fact that the authors would try to publish something that seemed so un-random proved their intellectual integrity and hence the randomness of their identical numbers. Still, the public rejected the first edition proving that consumers of random numbers are far more interested in the appearance of randomness than in actual randomness. As a consequence, for this second edition the authors carefully selected numbers that readers would be sure to perceive as random. So sadly this book represents yet another example of how striving for marketplace success corrupts the intellectual integrity of authors.
The plastic is very hard with a textured surface, and their large plastic nameplate is not welcome, as I just wanted a comfortable mat. The hard surface is even further from a comfortable carpet that the car starts with. The fit of the molded pieces is OK but the overall size is too small to cover all the area one's shoes will be touching, such as the entry side and up into the foot well, which is pretty cheap for an expensive mat. Also, strangely for such a stiff material, the mats seem sticky and difficult to clean compared to a good quality rubber mat. The only possibly good feature is if you spill a drink squarely onto the small mat, it might be contained due to the upraised edges, which my wife likes, but the driver's side snaps holding the mat in place might leak? And those snaps make it difficult to take the mat in & out. What happened to good old heavy rubber mats?
Well all though it was quickly delivered and the quarters fit perfectly. I was a little disappointed that there were no pictures of which quarters go where like in the 50 states version. Then the covering in the book itself is like someone had put it on lazily, it's not bad but there are creases in the books cover.
The book is too hard to follow, the author randomly shifts from one number to another without any prior warning.