Saturday, March 10, 2012

Link roundup

1. Those terrible looking DC Universe Classics "All-Stars" have apparently been at least temporarily canceled.

2. Cheating casinos as a good Christian:

What those students may not realize is that their teacher belongs to an unlikely subset of blackjack players. Jones is a Christian card counter.

Until last year, he and his high school friend from Bible camp, Ben Crawford, ran a group of more than 30 religious card counters. Based in Seattle, the rotating cast of players says it won $3.2 million over five years — all while regularly attending church, leading youth groups and studying theology.

But first Jones and his group had to wrestle with the apparent moral paradox: Should Christians be counting cards?

“My father-in-law flipped out about it,” Jones said. “I remember Ben and I discussing everything. Are we being dishonest to the casinos? Is money an evil thing?”

Group members believed what they were doing was consistent with their faith because they felt they were taking money away from an evil enterprise. Further, they did not believe that counting cards was inherently a bad thing; rather, it was merely using math skills in a game of chance.

3. Consumer Reports:
Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken....We buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.
*Previously: Logo for HeBrews, a Christian College Coffee Shop.