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December 8th, 2021 at 10:24:37 AM permalink
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...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
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And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
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I dug out the evidence of this "Martying at the buy in level. Here is what I found, and it's not the only example.
Quote: mdawg Bolding mine

Day 36 play

Pulled a 12K marker. Before you knew it - [b[lost it all. Pulled a 20K marker. Didn't take long before I had lost that.

Another 20K - I rallied some, and moved tables, but lost that too. Just random, choppy shoes I should not have been betting heavily into.

Rather than pull any more markers, I declared that I needed to take a walk, and did that. I actually walked all the way to the Strip and towards another casino when I thought better of it and headed back inside.

Went to the hotel safety deposit box, got my 100K chip I had won and was ahead with, left the rest in there, back to the tables (different table, higher minimum bet) and pulled another 50K marker. I wanted to play in earnest, with a hundred and fifty grand in front of me. Was in no mood for pussy footing around. Yes I suppose now it becomes evident that during the course of the past year my lines have been raised everywhere, but I am still not going to say exactly what they are.

They took forever to verify that the 100K chip was mine. Was quite annoying. I even had to look back on my phone to figure out exactly when and where I had received based on the picture I had taken of all my chips before I converted it. Before they finally had done so, I had dumped another 15K, which meant 67K lost that day.

I was playing pretty hard and actually was down as much as about eighty grand for the day when I started to win, and win handily too.



So, 12k marker, 20k marker, 20k marker, 50k marker +$100k chip from the safe.
Bringing increasing firepower to chase the loss. What I refer to Martying at the buy-in level.
Beware. The earth is NOT flat. Hit and run is NOT a winning strategy: Pressing into trends is NOT a winning strategy: Progressive betting systems are NOT a winning strategy: Don't Buy It! .Don't even take it for free.
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December 8th, 2021 at 10:38:12 AM permalink
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Quote: MDawg

...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
link to original post


And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
link to original post


I dug out the evidence of this "Martying at the buy in level. Here is what I found, and it's not the only example.
Quote: mdawg Bolding mine

Day 36 play

Pulled a 12K marker. Before you knew it - [b[lost it all. Pulled a 20K marker. Didn't take long before I had lost that.

Another 20K - I rallied some, and moved tables, but lost that too. Just random, choppy shoes I should not have been betting heavily into.

Rather than pull any more markers, I declared that I needed to take a walk, and did that. I actually walked all the way to the Strip and towards another casino when I thought better of it and headed back inside.

Went to the hotel safety deposit box, got my 100K chip I had won and was ahead with, left the rest in there, back to the tables (different table, higher minimum bet) and pulled another 50K marker. I wanted to play in earnest, with a hundred and fifty grand in front of me. Was in no mood for pussy footing around. Yes I suppose now it becomes evident that during the course of the past year my lines have been raised everywhere, but I am still not going to say exactly what they are.

They took forever to verify that the 100K chip was mine. Was quite annoying. I even had to look back on my phone to figure out exactly when and where I had received based on the picture I had taken of all my chips before I converted it. Before they finally had done so, I had dumped another 15K, which meant 67K lost that day.

I was playing pretty hard and actually was down as much as about eighty grand for the day when I started to win, and win handily too.



So, 12k marker, 20k marker, 20k marker, 50k marker +$100k chip from the safe.
Bringing increasing firepower to chase the loss. What I refer to Martying at the buy-in level.
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I would agree. He may not do it all the time but no question there is a sense of chasing losses with bigger buy ins and one assumes, the betting level is commensurate with that.

It may not be a true Marty but a hybrid of some kind. In any event, it might guarantee a very high win rate while masking potentially catastrophic losses on occasion.
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December 8th, 2021 at 10:44:09 AM permalink
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Quote: OnceDear

Quote: MDawg

...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
link to original post


And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
link to original post


I would agree. He may not do it all the time but no question there is a sense of chasing losses with bigger buy ins and one assumes, the betting level is commensurate with that.

It may not be a true Marty but a hybrid of some kind. In any event, it might guarantee a very high win rate while masking potentially catastrophic losses on occasion.
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Exactly. I do this self same 'marty at the buy-in level', myself, time after time. I do it small stakes, 50, 100, 250,400. It gives the same shaping of session win goal charts as you can see here.
https://wizardofvegas.com/member/oncedear/blog/2/#post2176

Couple this with the super loss event he had at about sessions 141-143 where he lost, I estimate, >$300k*, which he never told us much about.

*How do I estimate >$300k?
Finger in the air, he reported some 140 or so sessions with total profit of the order of $400k+ but just after those losing sessions, reported meeting Wizard and discussing being maybe up, down, or about even.
Beware. The earth is NOT flat. Hit and run is NOT a winning strategy: Pressing into trends is NOT a winning strategy: Progressive betting systems are NOT a winning strategy: Don't Buy It! .Don't even take it for free.
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December 8th, 2021 at 11:16:43 AM permalink
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Quote: TDVegas

Quote: OnceDear

Quote: MDawg

...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
link to original post


And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
link to original post


I would agree. He may not do it all the time but no question there is a sense of chasing losses with bigger buy ins and one assumes, the betting level is commensurate with that.

It may not be a true Marty but a hybrid of some kind. In any event, it might guarantee a very high win rate while masking potentially catastrophic losses on occasion.
link to original post

Exactly. I do this self same 'marty at the buy-in level', myself, time after time. I do it small stakes, 50, 100, 250,400. It gives the same shaping of session win goal charts as you can see here.
https://wizardofvegas.com/member/oncedear/blog/2/#post2176

Couple this with the super loss event he had at about sessions 141-143 where he lost, I estimate, >$300k*, which he never told us much about.

*How do I estimate >$300k?
Finger in the air, he reported some 140 or so sessions with total profit of the order of $400k+ but just after those losing sessions, reported meeting Wizard and discussing being maybe up, down, or about even.
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Doesnít surprise me.
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December 8th, 2021 at 11:19:18 AM permalink
Hopefully MarcusClark will take this suspension and come back with a thread titled "I've learned a lot here and am ready to post!"
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December 8th, 2021 at 12:38:03 PM permalink
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Quote: OnceDear

Quote: TDVegas

Quote: OnceDear

Quote: MDawg

...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
link to original post


And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
link to original post


I would agree. He may not do it all the time but no question there is a sense of chasing losses with bigger buy ins and one assumes, the betting level is commensurate with that.

It may not be a true Marty but a hybrid of some kind. In any event, it might guarantee a very high win rate while masking potentially catastrophic losses on occasion.
link to original post

Exactly. I do this self same 'marty at the buy-in level', myself, time after time. I do it small stakes, 50, 100, 250,400. It gives the same shaping of session win goal charts as you can see here.
https://wizardofvegas.com/member/oncedear/blog/2/#post2176

Couple this with the super loss event he had at about sessions 141-143 where he lost, I estimate, >$300k*, which he never told us much about.

*How do I estimate >$300k?
Finger in the air, he reported some 140 or so sessions with total profit of the order of $400k+ but just after those losing sessions, reported meeting Wizard and discussing being maybe up, down, or about even.
link to original post


Doesnít surprise me.
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Everyone I talk to in a casino is about even. It seems to be the universal losers lament.
My sister played $20 worth of lottery tickets each week. One time she hit for about $3,0000. When asked, she'd always say she was about even. After working a very good government job for almost twenty years, she left an upside-down mortgage and $40,000 in her retirement plan when she died. And lots of shoes. She must have had fifty pairs of shoes.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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December 8th, 2021 at 12:50:04 PM permalink
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Quote: TDVegas

Quote: OnceDear

Quote: MDawg

...claim that I must be using some kind of martingale system, when I have gone on record many times stating that I do not use any kind of system, and have stated that I am especially averse to the martingale system.
link to original post


And as to your Martingaling..... I seem to recall you had sessions where you used and lost an $8,000 marker, then chased your losses with a $20,000 marker and having lost that, chased losses with a third higher value marker. Whereupon, you generally seem to recover.
If that is something you do, it's what I have previously characterized as Martying at the buy-in level (Something I do myself). That could be called 'Some sort of Martingale'
link to original post


I would agree. He may not do it all the time but no question there is a sense of chasing losses with bigger buy ins and one assumes, the betting level is commensurate with that.

It may not be a true Marty but a hybrid of some kind. In any event, it might guarantee a very high win rate while masking potentially catastrophic losses on occasion.
link to original post

Exactly. I do this self same 'marty at the buy-in level', myself, time after time. I do it small stakes, 50, 100, 250,400. It gives the same shaping of session win goal charts as you can see here.
https://wizardofvegas.com/member/oncedear/blog/2/#post2176

Couple this with the super loss event he had at about sessions 141-143 where he lost, I estimate, >$300k*, which he never told us much about.

*How do I estimate >$300k?
Finger in the air, he reported some 140 or so sessions with total profit of the order of $400k+ but just after those losing sessions, reported meeting Wizard and discussing being maybe up, down, or about even.
link to original post


Doesnít surprise me.
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Everyone I talk to in a casino is about even. It seems to be the universal losers lament.
My sister played $20 worth of lottery tickets each week. One time she hit for about $3,0000. When asked, she'd always say she was about even. After working a very good government job for almost twenty years, she left an upside-down mortgage and $40,000 in her retirement plan when she died. And lots of shoes. She must have had fifty pairs of shoes.
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Sports book guys are killing itÖat least thatís the consensus based on my conversations while seated in the sports book, minding my own business. Everyone and their mother is killing it.
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December 8th, 2021 at 1:19:00 PM permalink
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I accept the fact that some of what I posted was inaccurate

I was not aware that Mr. Wizard softened his use of the word "confession"

it looks like I used the word "sessions" when he used the word "trips"

these errors were unintentional

MDawg has been since September of 2018 portraying himself as a truly great gambler

I don't believe that at all - anyone is free to believe what they want to believe

I know who the truly great gamblers are and I know how they achieved their greatness

some suggested all of MDawg's claims - such as his betting big and his comps were all fictional - I never suggested that

I do believe MDawg bets huge and gets great comps from the casino

it is unfortunate that some suggested that all of his postings were fiction - that is obviously false


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December 8th, 2021 at 2:01:50 PM permalink
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MDawg has been since September of 2018 portraying himself as a truly great gambler


Why?
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December 8th, 2021 at 2:07:51 PM permalink
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MDawg has been since September of 2018 portraying himself as a truly great gambler


Why?
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To answer that might require an assessment of MDawg the person, or his state of mind. I suggest we don't go there, lest we enter personal insult territory..
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December 8th, 2021 at 5:40:04 PM permalink
The fact is that I not only survived seven plus months of continuous very high end play but even ended up well ahead. Plus all the comps, and the experience! Don't think too many could have pulled that off. Most probably would have drowned within a matter of weeks, certainly months.

Things seem rather quiet today but it's astonishing to think about what was the norm just a short time ago!
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December 9th, 2021 at 6:10:32 PM permalink
Sharpening dem skills.



Not a bad way to shave, either.
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December 9th, 2021 at 9:23:37 PM permalink
Gotta disagree there. Go Braun electric, so much easier on your skin
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December 9th, 2021 at 11:10:24 PM permalink
Actually, I think electrics, at least for some, are pretty irritating.

I use a five blade heated Gillette Art of Shaving, but an old fashioned safety razor is actually less irritating for daily use. I have both.

MDawg's Shaving Recommendations.


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December 10th, 2021 at 7:25:53 AM permalink
I still have $8000. in promo chips and $15000. in gift cards to pick up and must return by Christmas to get them.
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December 10th, 2021 at 12:49:01 PM permalink
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Absolute greatness posted by a non selfish and real-deal individual that has been verified by The Wizard himself as to his Real Vegas Play and not being a fictional couch potato running fake simulator gaming.
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All I have verified is Mdawg won whatever he was supposed to in the darkoz challenge. I could easily show a session win if I had a credit line 10x-100x my winning goal too. Your statement is untruthful and misleading. You are not going to come on my site and put words in my mouth. Punishment TBD.
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I will comment one time here.

I did not in any way attempt to imply that MDawg was fully verified or witnessed, etc., by The Wizard for all of his postings/thread.

I was only ONLY saying that The Wizard met him and watched him play which would verify he was a real person and not a fictional character or anything if the likes. Yes, one time and one time only.

I apology to The Wizard for what I posted that upset him and was thought to imply what he believed and interpreted to be.

Respectfully,
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December 10th, 2021 at 1:40:03 PM permalink
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Absolute greatness posted by a non selfish and real-deal individual that has been verified by The Wizard himself as to his Real Vegas Play and not being a fictional couch potato running fake simulator gaming.
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All I have verified is Mdawg won whatever he was supposed to in the darkoz challenge. I could easily show a session win if I had a credit line 10x-100x my winning goal too. Your statement is untruthful and misleading. You are not going to come on my site and put words in my mouth. Punishment TBD.
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I will comment one time here.

I did not in any way attempt to imply that MDawg was fully verified or witnessed, etc., by The Wizard for all of his postings/thread.

I was only ONLY saying that The Wizard met him and watched him play which would verify he was a real person and not a fictional character or anything if the likes. Yes, one time and one time only.

I apology to The Wizard for what I posted that upset him and was thought to imply what he believed and interpreted to be.

Respectfully,
Marcus Clark
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How do you know?... Were you present to verify the verification?

Disrespectfully,
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December 10th, 2021 at 3:43:01 PM permalink
Welcome back MarcusClark66!

Just goes to show that a person might be away a few days, might be away seven and a half months but upon return it's like was never gone. Other than of course all the work that has piled up. I have quite a ToDo list that I am plowing through steadfastly.
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December 11th, 2021 at 9:42:39 AM permalink
Ace2 what should the next timepiece be? It's not going to be a Platina they're just overpriced right now. Suggestions?
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December 11th, 2021 at 10:04:09 AM permalink
Iíd have to go with this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184007765617?hash=item2ad7b7ae71:g:nP8AAOSw46Bdsiyh
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December 11th, 2021 at 10:20:35 AM permalink
That's definitely a good one. My next timepiece is most likely going to be platinum if a Patek, Breitling, Breguet - or white gold if a Rolex.
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December 11th, 2021 at 2:35:03 PM permalink
I would suggest this one MDawg,
https://amzn.to/3rYl4eL

It's a classic timepiece, survived the test of time, it's value is only going to get more rare as a result of the smart phone, and, at the table, you'll be able to size your next bet without being asked to put your phone away at the table.
Honestly, it's the respected gaming man's watch.
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December 11th, 2021 at 3:02:17 PM permalink
The closest I have come to something like that is wearing my Apple Watch 7 titanium on one wrist, and my fine timepiece on the other, while at the tables. Usually though in Vegas at the tables I wear the fine timepiece only and nothing on the other wrist.
Generally, including at home, I wear the Apple Watch only. The fine timepieces are for special occasions including parties, family events and Vegas tables.

Does anyone actually use something like that Casio calculator watch for...calculations? Buttons seem rather tiny.

On a whim, I looked to see if any of those calculator watches from the past are actually worth anything now.
This one, from 1994, currently bidding at $61.: https://www.ebay.com/itm/373814154519?hash=item57090f5517
This one, from the '80s, asking $350.: https://www.ebay.com/itm/194605229057?hash=item2d4f602401
And here's one, also from the '80s, asking $2195.: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154691033537?hash=item24044dd9c1
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December 11th, 2021 at 3:39:17 PM permalink
And here's one, also from the '80s, asking $2195.: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154691033537?hash=item24044dd9c1

Oh my, that is impressive. I didn't think they came with anything other than the nylon/rubber wrist band.
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December 12th, 2021 at 6:41:31 PM permalink
I complimented a server who was taking my take-out food order at one of the casino restaurants on his vintage Casio watch, and it was on a metal bracelet, but I actually think his watch was a contemporary re-make.

The Digital Casio Watch from 'Alien' Is Back
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December 13th, 2021 at 1:21:58 AM permalink
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I complimented a server who was taking my take-out food order at one of the casino restaurants on his vintage Casio watch, and it was on a metal bracelet, but I actually think his watch was a contemporary re-make.

The Digital Casio Watch from 'Alien' Is Back
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I still have and occasionally wear my Casio Touch Screen calculator watch.
http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/casio-tc-600-touchscreen-calculator/
A tiny scratch on the glass stopped the digit 4 from working, so I hunted down a new glass for it, got a professional watch repairer to fit the glass and.....
Now every touch screen button works except the '-' 'button' $:o(
The repairer did warn me that he could not guarantee it because I had sourced the part, myself.
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December 13th, 2021 at 7:42:53 AM permalink
These electronic calculator watches are definitely interesting and collectible. But how many actually use those tiny buttons to calculate anything? Then again, how many use the chronograph on a $100,000. Rolex, Audemars or Patek to time anything? probably no one, not since electronic stopwatches came out, and especially not since electronic stopwatch functions were built into smart phones and smart watches. When I bought that most recent 6265 Cosmograph I tested the chronograph to make sure it worked and reset exactly to twelve o'clock and then...not since.

Now, when I am at the gym I always activate the functions on my Apple Watch, and my workout is timed and recorded along with heartbeat. Since I have a few different set workouts depending on what muscle groups I am working that day which tend to go on for about the same amount of time per given workout, as I glance at the stopwatch which is both timing and calculating the calories burned, intensity via heartbeat etc. of the workout, I may get an idea of how much time is left in the workout, and how hard I am exerting myself. All of that is useful.

But, I'm not sure if anyone ever used to wear a chronograph watch to the gym just to time the workout or the time between sets? In my life I have either worn no watch to the gym or the Apple Watch nothing in between. When I wore no watch to the gym I'd glance at the nearest clock on the wall to time the rest between sets on some exercises.
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December 13th, 2021 at 7:57:35 AM permalink
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What those markings on the bezels are for are to measure speed. Actually, now that I think about it I've used a Rolex Daytona and a Breitling before to measure speed in a car and private plane, BUT you have to somehow know when a mile has gone by. In a car easier done than in an airplane, when I did it in a plane it was over some set markings on a road that was below but not so far below that the markings were invisible. I think the markings were there for police aircraft who used the markings to calculate speed of motorists.

Yes it worked, but they were just cool one day experiments.

Now back when Paul Newman first bought one of these Cosmographs, in the '60s, I suppose these chronographs got a lot more use for their stopwatch function.
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December 13th, 2021 at 8:07:05 AM permalink
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What those markings on the bezels are for are to measure speed.
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So... you wear a circular slide rule on your wrist?
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December 13th, 2021 at 8:15:31 AM permalink
I suppose?

I've never used a slide rule, but I have just for fun used an abacus to add numbers.

At the casino cage when presenting any combination to pay off markers - whether chips, cash, cashier's check - whatever, they still use this old fashioned looking adding machine with a paper tape on it to calculate the balance, and then pull that piece of paper off the machine and lay it to rest on whatever is used to pay off the marker(s) as part of the process.
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These electronic calculator watches are definitely interesting and collectible. But how many actually use those tiny buttons to calculate anything? Then again, how many use the chronograph on a $100,000. Rolex, Audemars or Patek to time anything?


On my rather chunky Chinese all singing, all dancing chronograph watch, the buttons get used a lot. One activates the built in spy cam and the other conceals the usb (2.5mm) socket $:o)
Not that I ever used it unethically or illegally.
The chronograph faces on the dial do nothing. If I recall it was about £30.
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December 13th, 2021 at 8:30:51 AM permalink
Turning the bezel to divide time by distance to get speed... yeah, I'd call that using a slide rule.

I had to look at a few photos, but the tachymeter bezel certainly looks like half of a circular rule.

To be sure, there are worse faults than knowing how to use the devices you carry.

edit: I obviously meant distance by time.
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December 13th, 2021 at 8:37:12 AM permalink
If you don't have a body man to carry your stuff for you, why even have the conversation?
Having to wear a watch? How pedestrian.
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December 15th, 2021 at 7:20:16 AM permalink
I'm not sure I like the fact that the Hard Rock is taking over the Mirage. The Hard Rock Vegas, at least during the Peter Morton days, was one of the sweatiest especially when it came to Blackjack. I had friends booted just because they were counting, even when they were losing! Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, both were booted at different points. And as far as trying to tip the dealers well - forgettaboutit! Peter Morton instituted a policy of no more than $100. bet on the side for a dealer at any time (and a Baccarat, no more than $25. bet for the dealers on the side for a tie bet) - this sort of tight fistedness came about because celebrities like Damon used to tip out massively, and the house doesn't like what goes in the toke box and may never be recovered even if the player later loses.

Of course the Hard Rock today isn't the Peter Morton Hard Rock (Peter doesn't own it, and son Harry is dead). Who does own the Hard Rock these days? You need a Venn diagram just to figure it out, somewhat like trying to figure out who owns the property and the casino and who manages it at some Vegas resorts.
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December 15th, 2021 at 8:11:55 AM permalink
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Ace2 what should the next timepiece be? It's not going to be a Platina they're just overpriced right now. Suggestions?
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Wait until prices come back down. I will buy a Platina when they do. No rushÖuntil then Iím happy with my rose gold day-date
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December 18th, 2021 at 6:53:34 AM permalink
When it came to the vintage Daytonas I kept waiting for the prices to go down too, and finally pulled the trigger on the mint condition "Big Red" 6265 I just bought, at a price that I would have considered absurd fifteen years ago when I bought my prior 6263 and 6265 collectibles.

It's like home prices...it's one thing to hope that they will go down, but the reality might be the opposite. Same with real estate development land or projects. I have a friend who is always looking for a steal, but the full price of a year ago is the steal of today!
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December 18th, 2021 at 6:58:06 AM permalink
For the Niacin nay sayers, I had my annual blood tests done. I typically have over a dozen different ones done, plus several more that I have done every few years. (I have a very accommodating doctor.)

In the cholesterol / triglycerides department, looks like Niacin flush (not niacinamide) lowered my triglycerides 50%. This was the first full year in which I took Niacin fairly consistently. Not that my triglycerides were high to begin with but they are at half the level they were about a year ago. Especially given the rich food we tended to eat in Vegas at times over those seven or so months this year, I'd say that level of triglyceride lowering was clinically significant.

But - be sure to get the extended release prescription version of Niacin. (The extended version that doesn't release over a great length of time, but a mid length of time - that way it doesn't tax the liver with constant release.) That "mid" extended release Niacin is covered by insurance by the way. That's +EV, no?  😄
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December 18th, 2021 at 6:59:33 AM permalink
The deal with Baccarat is that the obsession over the game is not limited to Baccarat players. And some of the most obsessed over Baccarat are ones who haven't stepped foot inside casinos much if at all in recent years. 😇
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I've been taught in movies somewhere that Baccarat is a very boring rich man's game with mindless turning over of cards, where Blackjack you can hit or stand and use your brain.
With whiny baby pit bosses kicking the smallest winners out of the casino for winning at Blackjack, I'm very motivated to avoid the game.
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December 18th, 2021 at 7:15:09 AM permalink
Courtesy of one of the casinos, we received a couple of iPhone 13 Pro Max 1 Tb (among other free consumer goods). I still have to pay about five hunny for the both of them to get the Apple Care + w/ Theft, but otherwise - free.

The screen size is not noticeably larger than our prior Pro Max iPhones. However, one thing noticeable - the 5G speeds. Testing this morning and around town the past week, I noticed speeds of up to 125 mbps download, and the upload is faster than most office and home upload speeds via cable modem.

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December 18th, 2021 at 7:20:14 AM permalink
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I've been taught in movies somewhere that Baccarat is a very boring rich man's game with mindless turning over of cards, where Blackjack you can hit or stand and use your brain.
With whiny baby pit bosses kicking the smallest winners out of the casino for winning at Blackjack, I'm very motivated to avoid the game.
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There is something oddly addictive to being able to handle the cards yourself, if you are playing the midi high limit version, but anyway for whatever reason it is the game of choice for high rollers, and the massive wins that happen somewhat regularly in casinos are almost invariably at Baccarat not so much any other game. Huge multi million dollar wins at Blackjack happen rarely enough that they make headlines when they do.
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December 18th, 2021 at 7:30:37 AM permalink
I went to one town recently and got similar horrible speed test results (10 Mbps DL/ 0.1 Mbps UL) using 5G or 4G. It's just too rural in some parts.

The 4G in my apartment was just as bad, but 5G comes in much better, about the same as what my internet was at the time. I've since upgraded my internet from 25 Mbps/ 2.5 Mbps to 200 Mbps/10 Mbps and it's better than the 5G in my apartment so I've switched the phone back to Wi-Fi while indoors.
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December 18th, 2021 at 7:33:20 AM permalink
It does depend on where you are, but that has always been the case with cell phones.

There are two reasons to use WiFi at home or office versus cellular: (1) speed, (2) unlimited. I don't ever hit the limits when we travel but my wife used to hit the data limits towards the end of the billing cycle due to all the music and video she was streaming. Nowadays most cellular plans give unlimited data (with an asterisk * attached, indicating that they will throttle you if you abuse it!).
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December 18th, 2021 at 7:59:18 AM permalink
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I'm not sure I like the fact that the Hard Rock is taking over the Mirage. The Hard Rock Vegas, at least during the Peter Morton days, was one of the sweatiest especially when it came to Blackjack. I had friends booted just because they were counting, even when they were losing! Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, both were booted at different points. And as far as trying to tip the dealers well - forgettaboutit! Peter Morton instituted a policy of no more than $100. bet on the side for a dealer at any time (and a Baccarat, no more than $25. bet for the dealers on the side for a tie bet) - this sort of tight fistedness came about because celebrities like Damon used to tip out massively, and the house doesn't like what goes in the toke box and may never be recovered even if the player later loses.

Of course the Hard Rock today isn't the Peter Morton Hard Rock (Peter doesn't own it, and son Harry is dead). Who does own the Hard Rock these days? You need a Venn diagram just to figure it out, somewhat like trying to figure out who owns the property and the casino and who manages it at some Vegas resorts.
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I actually like the Mirage, the way it is. I like the tropical motif. Not looking forward to its going "Hard Rock" - unless, the droves of hot girls who used to fill the Hard Rock Vegas in its early years decide to occupy the new joint on the Strip, now, that would be something - but otherwise, the Mirage is fine as it is.

Now, in the case of the old Horizon in Tahoe, that place was dumpy and its going Hard Rock was an improvement. With the Mirage - will have to wait and see.
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December 18th, 2021 at 8:01:50 AM permalink
Still haven't stepped foot inside the new Virgin (former Hard Rock Vegas). Generally many establishments I don't bother with tend to go under, not because of the lack of my presence but because my taste seems to follow along with what should be.

For example, China Poblano at the Cosmo - never liked that place or much of anything to do with Jose Andres, and now - it has been closed for some time. Maybe it will close permanently? We also didn't like Elio at Encore, and boom! it disappeared.
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December 18th, 2021 at 8:09:53 AM permalink
In 1990-92, many stores I visited for the first time in LA had a sign on their doors that they were closing for good the next time I showed up a couple weeks later, or they were already closed for good when I came back. Maybe some strong man was following me around and shutting them down, maybe it was the recession.
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December 19th, 2021 at 12:57:46 PM permalink
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Turning the bezel to divide time by distance to get speed... yeah, I'd call that using a slide rule.

I had to look at a few photos, but the tachymeter bezel certainly looks like half of a circular rule.

To be sure, there are worse faults than knowing how to use the devices you carry.

edit: I obviously meant distance by time.
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Actually on the Daytonas, the bezel does not rotate. Fixed.

The bezel does rotate on the Rolex Yachtmasters and Submariners. Here are a few of mine.


But as you may see, the gradations on the Daytonas are typically up to 200 or 400, while on the Yachtmasters/Submariners only up to 50 marked, and 60 implied (at the top).

One thing of interest is that on the more modern Daytonas the markings go up to 400, while on the vintage ones typically only to 200 - implying that things are moving faster these days!


In any case, I don't see too many if any using Daytonas to measure anything via chronometer, or too many if any putting on an 18K Yachtmaster or Submariner to go sailing or diving - I sail somewhat frequently, I dive infrequently, but still I don't wear a Rolex while doing those things.

So what's the point of wearing a sports model specialty fine timepiece or Rolex? Is it the equivalent of owning a very high end SUV and never going off road? Perhaps, but the ruggedness of the watches and their good looks combine to make for great functionality and aesthetics even if one never uses them to full potential.
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December 19th, 2021 at 4:04:38 PM permalink
Over the years I have been approached by various people in casinos who claim to have winning methods of one form or another at different table games. Pretty much invariably these have been moochers at the end of their ropes looking to latch on to the guy who always has huge stacks in front of him.

Of a different type of hanger on are the ones who have their own stacks but see that I tend to win, and want to mooch off whatever I am doing that they can't figure out or can't do themselves but assume will help them win too.

I pretty much solved both categories of freeloaders by playing mostly only at private reserved tables.

Craps is a different sort of animal. I haven't played craps in many years. There are a couple of high rollers I know who play at their own reserved tables but typically they bring a small entourage of friends who play alongside them. I'd think that playing craps alone might not be that much fun.
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December 19th, 2021 at 5:51:19 PM permalink
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It's like home prices...it's one thing to hope that they will go down, but the reality might be the opposite. Same with real estate development land or projects. I have a friend who is always looking for a steal, but the full price of a year ago is the steal of today!
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When you hear enough people talking like this, youíre generally at the top of a bubble. And we may be approaching the top in both the stock and real estate markets.

What makes this real estate bubble even worse than the last one is that values are now hyper-inflated all over the country, whereas last time only a few markets (like Las Vegas) got way out of hand. We know how badly that one ended.

And the stock market is sky-high by any core valuation measure. I have trailing stops on everything
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December 21st, 2021 at 7:14:42 AM permalink
What shall I pack? Of course the usual...clothes, skincare, electronics, vitamins and supplements, and so on.

But I'm thinking to bring a Patek or two on this trip and switch it up a little. One of the pit bosses, a watch aficionado, kept asking to see some of my Pateks.
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