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Breaking Vegas : beat the wheel

Author: Bruce David KleinJonathan LiefLmi MacuagaRobert DaviTerry KatzAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Using dramatizations and interviews tells how in 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks, Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon consumed a whole commune of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary television programs
Named Person: Doyne Farmer; Norman Packard
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce David Klein; Jonathan Lief; Lmi Macuaga; Robert Davi; Terry Katz; Erik Klein; Michael Richard Plowman; Atlas Media Corp.; History Channel (Television network); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767085795 9780767085793
OCLC Number: 84544244
Credits: Narrator, Robert Davi ; producer, Jonathan Lief ; writer, Lmi Macuaga ; editors, Terry Katz, Erik Klein ; composer, Michael Richard Plowman.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Beat the wheel
Responsibility: an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel. ; executive producer Bruce David Klein.

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Using dramatizations and interviews tells how in 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks, Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon consumed a whole commune of brilliant hippie-physicists ... and ended in a landmark contribution to modern-day Chaos Theory.

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