Amongst the recently-watched films, the two stand-out gems for me were The Manster (1959) a.k.a. The Split:
and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971):
I kept the latter until the very end ... and I wasn't disappointed.
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The mortality rate between age x and (x +1); that is, the probability that a person aged x exactly will die before reaching age (x +1).It is sometimes expressed as a probability multiplied by 100,000. You can plot this for males as a surface with one axis being the age, "x", and the other being the year of observation of "Qx":
The number of survivors to exact age x of 100,000 live births of the same sex who are assumed to be subject throughout their lives to the mortality rates experienced in the 3-year period to which the national life table relates.I've approximated that as a normalised probability:
The number dying between exact age x and (x +1) described similarly to Lx.I used the following formula:
Year=2000, Age=81 approx
Year=1950, Age=31 approx
Year=1940, Age=21 approx
Year=1930, Age=11 approx
Year=1920, Age=1 approx
NESS TION ABLE ICAL MENT INGS LESSFor three-letter sequences, the list is:
ING OUS IES ATE TIC TER ISM IST SES INE ION IVEWhile the most common near-end two-letter sequences are:
ED ER ES AL LY AN IC EN IT OR IS ON AR LE IN IA ST ID RA PH UL LA OM IL CH TE CE US UR AT OLUsing these two simple techniques, the 432,852 words can be compressed into a single ASCII string of just over 1.5 million characters. This string can be efficiently converted into a high-performance in-memory data structure within a second on a typical PC.
This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).Huh? At first I thought this was an obvious mistake; surely the days of the week are evenly distributed. After all, there are 365 or 366 days in a year and 7 days in a week, and these numbers are relatively prime.