JohnnyQ
JohnnyQ
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April 7th, 2016 at 3:26:41 PM permalink
Interesting. Inside Job.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/eddie-tommy-tipton-brothers-accused-of-multi-state-lottery-scheme/
The slyest rhymes, the sharpest suits; In miracles made real; Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night; You know you're right just to hold her tight; He soothes it right, makes it out of sight; And every thing's good in the world tonight. Ladies and Gentlemen, he knows the ABC's of gaming inside and out and upside down, so please put your hands together for the Wizard of Vegas !
odiousgambit
odiousgambit
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April 8th, 2016 at 2:37:45 AM permalink
Quote: article

The codes directed the computer not to randomly generate numbers, but instead to use an algorithm whose results could be predicted.



Evidently the writer doesn't know that a computer can't generate random numbers and always uses an algorithm.

Like Ron Harris, though, if you know what the algorithm is you can find out what numbers will be generated. The article suggests a special code was discovered; I don't know what they are talking about there.
"We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no man lives forever, That dead men rise up never" Nor any gambler the long run see ever ........apologies to Swinburne for that last line
darkoz
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April 8th, 2016 at 5:43:56 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Evidently the writer doesn't know that a computer can't generate random numbers and always uses an algorithm.

Like Ron Harris, though, if you know what the algorithm is you can find out what numbers will be generated. The article suggests a special code was discovered; I don't know what they are talking about there.



The writer is probably getting his info from a police source leak and the police certainly wouldn't know how this whole thing works.

An aside: My first defense to these accusations, if what you are saying is true, is that I couldn't possibly have manipulated random numbers from the computer because they don't make any.
AxelWolf
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April 8th, 2016 at 6:17:47 AM permalink
The way in interpreted it was that he built in a bug.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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