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  • Lonesome Gambler

     

    My apologies for misunderstanding you. I thought you were parroting CP’s absurd macho half-threats, but you were instead referring to the patronage of the area mentioned in the OP, I gather. My mistake. However, rest assured that I’m well aware of my surroundings at all times (as any serious AP should be), and I certainly do not ignore, or take lightly, the dangers of operating in certain environments.

  • Automatic Monkey

     

    Quote: Richard Munchkin said:
    Where did you get the idea that JG was part of a “large organized team” with numerous scouts and 5 spotters?

    He discusses many teammates in His books- I assume these are real people whom He plays with.

    And I also suspect He is familiar with the work of Euclid and Lambert, and knows why a shorter person will get more information than a taller one, varying with the square of the cosine of the angle between the card and the line from the card to the viewer’s eyes.

    Speaking of short people, is your name really Munchkin? That’s really funny! I guess in AP there are some jobs for a flying monkey, and some are best done by a Munchkin.

    (Just so nobody gets the wrong idea about those Wizard of Oz references, I’ve never seen the movie except with the Pink Floyd soundtrack, or the alternative version with Sean Connery. Really, I am not into that. Seriously, that Judy Garland poster in my bedroom, that’s my girlfriend’s. Absolutely. Not into that at all.)

  • blackriver

     

    Quote: 21forme said:

    On another note, if JG didn’t want to see such a proliferation of HCers, amateur of otherwise, he shouldn’t have written The Book.

    this

    people are so desperate for recognition that they always have to write a book even though its -ev for them and involves betraying the people around them who helped them figure it all out. i suspect this phenomenon isn’t limited to gambling either.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigler’s_law_of_eponymy

    I have no doubt jg is a smart person. But his decision to publish is clearly the mistake. Complaining about people not doing with it as he desires is to complain that humans are human. I’m sure lots of people helped him figure out what he has, or were independently doing the same things. They are all losing their games and I’m sure they blame jg and his book, not stupid people for being stupid. stupid people being stupid is the fuel for our livelihood! the paradox of being the writer as opposed to just plying the trade its that the writer becomes famous (what they really wanted) and therefore gains a voice, while the smart people suffer the costs in silence.

    see, prisoners dilemma

  • Sucker

     

    James Marshall couldn’t keep his mouth shut when he found gold at Sutters’ Mill in 1848. As a result he personally never cashed in on it. Same thing we’re talking about here.

    I guess it’s possible to be smart and stupid at the same time.

  • Craps Master

     

    Quote: blackriver said:
    this

    people are so desperate for recognition that they always have to write a book even though its -ev for them and involves betraying the people around them who helped them figure it all out. i suspect this phenomenon isn’t limited to gambling either.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigler’s_law_of_eponymy

    I have no doubt jg is a smart person. But his decision to publish is clearly the mistake. Complaining about people not doing with it as he desires is to complain that humans are human. I’m sure lots of people helped him figure out what he has, or were independently doing the same things. They are all losing their games and I’m sure they blame jg and his book, not stupid people for being stupid. stupid people being stupid is the fuel for our livelihood! the paradox of being the writer as opposed to just plying the trade its that the writer becomes famous (what they really wanted) and therefore gains a voice, while the smart people suffer the costs in silence.

    see, prisoners dilemma

    Just wanted to point out that your post is long on presumption and short on fact.

  • QFIT

     

    If so many people can read minds, why bother with counting?

  • Sucker

     

    Quote: Craps Master said:
    Just wanted to point out that your post is long on presumption and short on fact.

    Life is full of presumptions. His presumptions seem reasonable to me, lacking any other logical explanation as to why someone would write a book of which the only result would be to kill the proverbial golden egg-laying goose.

    And if you’re going to accuse someone of stating non-facts, at least let us know WHICH of his statements you believe to be untrue.

  • Automatic Monkey

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    Life is full of presumptions. His presumptions seem reasonable to me, lacking any other logical explanation as to why someone would write a book of which the only result would be to kill the proverbial golden egg-laying goose….

    Because the goose was already menopausal. BJ, 3CP, CS holecarding, coupon plays, etc. are already sufficiently well-known that they are only marginally exploitable. The games that are conspicuously absent from the CAA book (I’m not going to say which ones, because we don’t want amateurs bombing the hold’em-based carnival games) I presume are still being exploited by the author and his associates.

  • jaygruden

     

    Quote: Automatic Monkey said:
    Because the goose was already menopausal.

    LMAO

  • sagefr0g

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    Life is full of presumptions. His presumptions seem reasonable to me, lacking any other logical explanation as to why someone would write a book of which the only result would be to kill the proverbial golden egg-laying goose.

    And if you’re going to accuse someone of stating non-facts, at least let us know WHICH of his statements you believe to be untrue.

    errrhhh all he said doesn’t necessarily indicate a belief that any of the statements were untrue, far as i can see, just that there were presumptions and a lack of facts.
    just me maybe, one of the first points the author makes in the book is that the proverbial golden egg-laying goose lives and dies, but there will always be one.
    such is life,no?

  • BrianCP

     

    Quote: Sucker said:
    James Marshall couldn’t keep his mouth shut when he found gold at Sutters’ Mill in 1848. As a result he personally never cashed in on it. Same thing we’re talking about here.

    I guess it’s possible to be smart and stupid at the same time.

    The best example of this sort of thing happening is in Professional bowling. In 1974, Don McCune won 6 titles and player of the year.

    However, rather than keep a secret, he told everyone how he did it.

    The plastic bowling balls of the time hooked based on how soft the coverstock was. He found a chemical he could soak the balls in to soften the coverstock significantly, giving him a huge advantage over the other players.

    Everyone started doing it, then the hammer came down. The USBC (maybe the ABC, I’m not sure) came out with rules regarding the hardness of a bowling ball. The “Soaker,” (as it was called) was no longer usable in sanctioned competition.

    If Don had kept his mouth shut, he could have dominated the tour for 8-10 more years!

  • jaygruden

     

    Quote: BrianCP said:
    If Don had kept his mouth shut, he could have dominated the tour for 8-10 more years!

    He got “Munsoned”

  • SandBaggins

     

    Hehe up a creek without a paddle

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