odiousgambit
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April 17th, 2017 at 9:16:00 AM permalink
Heard 'shindig' used for the first time in a while and looked word origin up.

shindig (n.)...
"dance, party, lively gathering," 1871, probably from shindy "a spree, merrymaking" (1821), also "a game like hockey;" perhaps from shinty, name of a Scottish game akin to hockey (1771), earlier shinny (see shinny (n.)).

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=shindig

Yes, this was a thread revival! OK method to do this according to the rules i think.
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ThenWhatHappens
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April 17th, 2017 at 12:25:20 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Yes, this was a thread revival! OK method to do this according to the rules i think.


Not sure it could even count as a violation given the event is still in the future. Thank you, as doing so brought it to my attention.

We would be interested in joining this shindig. (BTW, Make sure you are up to speed on Doc's situation.) We are also in NC so our travel involves flight for anything north of D.C. We can likely make it but times a wastin', and booking a flight for a holiday weekend needs extra time.



Now for the ramblings of an alleged know it all, my other half, speaking from years of experience with college students as attendees…

The best way we have found to ease the planning process is to set the date far in advance. The later it gets the more plans there are to dodge. Having a date set allows those with even a curious interest to stay engaged. Trying to accommodate everyone's schedule means "everyone" turns into the dedicated few and the late decision leads to inevitable conflicts. The guidelines we use are that Dates be set four (4) months in advance and if location is not also set, organizers should provide no more than three options for discussion. Keep in mind that location, in this context, refers to city or metro area as the major destination. Location decision should be announced no less than three (3) months in advance. One trick that gives credit for attending the event is to start planning the next occurrence during the event, just picking a month can help.
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odiousgambit
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April 17th, 2017 at 12:55:08 PM permalink
Quote: ThenWhatHappens

We can likely make it

Good!


Quote:

but times a wastin', and booking a flight for a holiday weekend needs extra time.

Now for the ramblings of an alleged know it all, my other half, speaking from years of experience with college students as attendees…

The best way we have found to ease the planning process is to set the date far in advance.

Catch up in the thread and you will see it is set for May 27th/28th ... two dates as the idea is to come to one or the other, or both if you can. As for location, in a previous thread Rivers/Pittsburgh was chosen for Saturday and it seems likely to 'stick' (for the 27th). The voting has been spotty since though.

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(other considerations)

I agree but I think we have found Gamblers like to gamble on deciding at the last minute!
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ThenWhatHappens
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April 17th, 2017 at 3:15:30 PM permalink
I had not realized it was a roadshow with multiple locations, nor did I catch any reference to another thread.

I was looking for the results of the vote that was scheduled to conclude on 03APR per this thread in a previous post.

The only two casinos we have been to (east of Missouri,) are Horseshoe Baltimore and Maryland Live. ML was so comical, I could almost entertain playing there again but I don't like standing in line that much. That place puts the DMV to shame. Do they still restrict what you can bring onto the casino floor to items purchased in their gift shop? Or maybe it was just no gum, I remember buying breath mints because they did not have gum. I don't recall it being that loud but our craps table was told to quiet down… more than once. HS had their share of lines too, and I do remember it being rather loud.
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odiousgambit
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April 19th, 2017 at 3:34:34 AM permalink
bump!

In his latest blog post, see link, Grosjean gives a nice explanation of the 'Dutch Book' - a concept originating in economics that has application in AP gambling. According to the Wikipedia page, the gambling variety is distinct. Contrast, though, the almost unreadable Wikipedia article to Grosjean's interpretation:

Quote: Grosjean

The Dutch Book is an economist’s justification for why certain market inefficiencies cannot exist. In the classic example, suppose a guy prefers A to B, and B to C, and C to A. ... economists rule out such preferences by saying that if such a guy existed temporarily, he would be eliminated from the market by some AP who would run a Dutch Book on the guy. The AP says, “Hey, since you prefer B to C, I’ll give you one B, and you give me one C plus a dollar.” ... Then the AP says, “Hey, since you prefer A to B, give me that B—plus a dollar—and I’ll give you one A.” After that transaction, the AP says, “Give me a dollar with that A, and I’ll give you one C.” The sucker is back where he started with one C, but the AP is three dollars richer ...



Quote: how Wikipedia page starts out and it gets worse

The main point of the Dutch Book Argument is to show that rational people must have subjective probabilities for random events, and that these probabilities must satisfy the standard axioms of probability



http://www.gamblingwithanedge.com/women-dutch-book
I'm sure you can find the Wikipedia page but I wouldn't bother
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onenickelmiracle
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April 20th, 2017 at 9:51:31 PM permalink
Mountaineer does offer an infamous craps table. Two days later, boom!
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
100xOdds
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April 21st, 2017 at 8:09:43 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Catch up in the thread and you will see it is set for May 27th/28th ... two dates as the idea is to come to one or the other, or both if you can. As for location, in a previous thread Rivers/Pittsburgh was chosen for Saturday and it seems likely to 'stick' (for the 27th). The voting has been spotty since though.

I agree but I think we have found Gamblers like to gamble on deciding at the last minute!


ahh.. memorial day weekend.
but im working :(
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April 23rd, 2017 at 5:04:44 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

Quote: odiousgambit

Catch up in the thread and you will see it is set for May 27th/28th ... two dates as the idea is to come to one or the other, or both if you can. As for location, in a previous thread Rivers/Pittsburgh was chosen for Saturday and it seems likely to 'stick' (for the 27th). The voting has been spotty since though.

I agree but I think we have found Gamblers like to gamble on deciding at the last minute!


ahh.. memorial day weekend.
but im working :(

I didn't realize this when I voted. Maybe we should push it again. Um, July, August?
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
odiousgambit
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April 25th, 2017 at 1:48:49 PM permalink
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I didn't realize this when I voted. Maybe we should push it again. Um, July, August?



I'd say we need to see some interest immediately or, yes, try another time.

In my book this event is in limbo, at least for may 27th
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April 25th, 2017 at 2:02:26 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I'd say we need to see some interest immediately or, yes, try another time.

In my book this event is in limbo, at least for may 27th



Yeah I agree. There appears to be very little interest for a get together in May.

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