Blind items are the gossip world's equivalent of the mathematical puzzles that keep engineers entertained. Try your hand! They're easier than a Rubik's Cube. CNET News reporter Caroline McCarthy has posed the following one:

Which well-educated Hollywood C-lister has gotten quite the reputation for chasing tail at media and dot-com parties on both coasts in addition to the usual entertainment industry circuit? This has been going on for a while, but it’s only recently begun to turn him into a punchline. And trust me, this fellow should know already that you don’t want to be a punchline among people who write them for a living. Not to mention the fact that gossip about his left-of-center bedroom interests is starting to get out.

Show off your algorithms in the comments. Include this curiosity: Why would a supposedly "well-educated" actor try to pick up women at tech parties?