Restaurant Has Customers Solve Equation for WiFi Password

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From Eater.com:

Wifi pretty much ranks up there with food and shelter as a basic human need these days — but not all business owners enjoy internet connection leeches hanging around all day. The owner of a Thai restaurant in San Antonio apparently wants to make their customers work for it, offering up a complex math equation that customers must solve for the password.

Redditor Joshua_Glock posted a photo of the sign displayed at Yaya’s Thai Restaurant — displaying a series of variables, fractions, and symbols that would perhaps befuddle even Will Hunting — asking his fellow Redditors for assistance.

His cry for help inspired nearly 500 comments worth of math-inclined Redditors attempting to hash out the problem, throwing out phrases like “binomial random variable,” “cumulative distributive function,” and “random variable M” alongside suggestions for possible passwords. Some speculated that the restaurant doesn’t even actually have wifi (its Yelp profile seems to indicate it does not), but an employee reached at the restaurant confirms the restaurant does indeed offer wifi.

Surfing The Catacombs

From The Local:

Call it daring or call it disrespectful, American YouTuber Alison Teal knows how to get the internet talking.

Her video of her “surfing” adventure in the Paris catacombs has quickly gone viral, racking up over a million hits in just a few days.

The video sees the Hawaiian, who calls herself a “female Indiana Jones with a cause”, taking her pink surfboard deep into the lowest levels of the catacombs beneath Paris.

Together with anonymous (and unseen) guides, the YouTuber says she spent the whole night traipsing through the mines of the city in the search of a channel of water to paddle her surfboard along.

Eventually she finds a water-filled tunnel, where she “surfs” before escaping into the day light.

The response to Teal’s underground exploits has been mixed, with many taking aim at the 30-year-old for disrespecting the deceased.

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