Kids don't know their history
All these posts, and not one mention of Thomas Bass' The Eudaemonic Pie? (Though to be fair I vaguely recall there was at least one edition under a different title, which I didn't look up and thus didn't search for.)
It's the allegedly-true story of beating roulette using computers,1 and prominently features computers in shoes. This was around 25 years ago.
Of course SexyCyborg's application and implementation are quite different, and I give her credit for an interesting project, an entertaining report of it (on her Imgur site), a healthy sense of humor, and an inclination to learn. I'd be overjoyed if all my students demonstrate those qualities (and to be fair some do).2
1Roulette wheels will always be somewhat biased, and - the story claims - you can model a particular wheel given some data and predict winners with sufficient accuracy to give you an edge over the house. Haven't tried it m'self.
2Yes, yes, feel free to make a joke about SC's other qualities here. I like pretty girls as much as the next person who likes pretty girls, but even if I weren't off the market I've always made a point of being entirely professional with my students. I've seen far too many of the sleazy professor type. And now I'd be much too old for the mostly traditional-age undergrads I occasionally teach anyway, even if I retain my unnatural youthful beauty.