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TomG
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:34:12 PM permalink
There are certain people who are able to profit off games with negative expected value by using higher level math concepts, such as "hit-and-run," "discipline," and "quit while ahead." I know this is true because they provide well documented data that shows they have won a lot of money at casino games over their lifetimes.
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:37:05 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

There are certain people who are able to profit off games with negative expected value by using higher level math concepts, such as "hit-and-run," "discipline," and "quit while ahead." I know this is true because they provide well documented data that shows they have won a lot of money at casino games over their lifetimes.

Thank's Tom, for what I interpret as a bit of satire.
Forgive me if I'm wrong and you truly believe that stream of mistruths.
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michael99000
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:43:20 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

There are certain people who are able to profit off games with negative expected value by using higher level math concepts, such as "hit-and-run," "discipline," and "quit while ahead." I know this is true because they provide well documented data that shows they have won a lot of money at casino games over their lifetimes.



I would add “pressing your bet when on a hot streak”.
MDawg
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:44:26 PM permalink
Nothing matters but results.
redietz
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July 10th, 2019 at 1:50:48 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Nothing matters but results.




Damn, I paid good money for my "Probability" DVDs from The Great Courses. I put the first one in my laptop, and all I got were big block letters saying, "Nothing matters but results." I tried them all, and same damned phrase from each one. No music, even. What's most disappointing -- I paid billions for them.

P.S. This concludes my 20th post. I am therefore theoretically eligible to post a link to my blog, which I will do after returning from picking up my new office chair. Salutations to acquaintances Axelwolf and Boz. A salute to Once Dear, who appears to have a flair for effortless writing. I'd like to borrow that sometime. And I didn't even get banned by Babs. I guess not enough snark.
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MDawg
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July 10th, 2019 at 2:00:31 PM permalink
I didn't read the posts closely because my browser app alerted me to ignore the content with the Bozo the Clown image, but from scanning what was written seems like a number of you are trying to save the world. I'd suggest instead stepping foot inside a casino sometime and trying to win some money.
MaxPen
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July 10th, 2019 at 2:32:21 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Nothing matters but results.



Care to post proof of any? Other than your nonstop prattling.
kubikulann
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July 10th, 2019 at 6:10:21 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Nothing matters but results.

In the history of science and philosophy, this type of assertion is categorized as pre-rational or ‘magical’ thought.
In Trumpland, this is called business. Caveat: you must forget your bankruptcyes and boast only on successes.
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July 10th, 2019 at 6:30:14 PM permalink
Quote: redietz

Damn, I paid good money for my "Probability" DVDs from The Great Courses. I put the first one in my laptop, and all I got were big block letters saying, "Nothing matters but results." I tried them all, and same damned phrase from each one. No music, even. What's most disappointing -- I paid billions for them.

P.S. This concludes my 20th post. I am therefore theoretically eligible to post a link to my blog, which I will do after returning from picking up my new office chair. Salutations to acquaintances Axelwolf and Boz. A salute to Once Dear, who appears to have a flair for effortless writing. I'd like to borrow that sometime. And I didn't even get banned by Babs. I guess not enough snark.



Re: your PS. That's what happens when you go believing bad publicity from people who burned bridges rather than finding out for yourself. You come here, you discuss things intelligently, you are made welcome, even get thanks for a good post here and there (in case you didn't notice.) So welcome, redietz.

I'm sure your link to your blog will be welcome, too, as long as you're not advertising there or getting paid for clicks. If so, please PM Zuga or Wizard for permission/ advertising rates before posting the link. Thank you.
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RS
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July 10th, 2019 at 6:35:32 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

There are certain people who are able to profit off games with negative expected value by using higher level math concepts, such as "hit-and-run," "discipline," and "quit while ahead." I know this is true because they provide well documented data that shows they have won a lot of money at casino games over their lifetimes.


You forgot “hydration” in your list of higher level math concepts.



I’m sad I didn’t get a shoutout from redietz.
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