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April 15th, 2024 at 11:08:49 AM permalink
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Anyone who has cable service (at this house we have cable internet, landline telephone and TV), knows that every couple years as the "promotional" discounts expire, your bill goes up - sometimes as much as 30%, or even more. So you call, get some "Loyalty Retention Department" and wait while they calculate how much they may bring your bill down, which still typically ends up being about 20% higher no matter what they do.

Arguments such as "Everything else in technology is going down, why is cable service going up?" fall on deaf ears.

Our "promotions" ran out recently and when I called in advance of expiration of the discounts with a sort of peremptory challenge to see what they could do, the best they could come up with was about two hundred fifty a month, versus the two twenty had been paying previously. That didn't sound like the greatest deal so I just left it alone until last week, when I did have to call as the promotions had now expired, and the bill was heading north - it turns out - was going to settle at about $290.!

This time, the best the guy could do was about two hundred sixty 😅. I brought up that when I had called before, two fifty was available, and after some adjustments, he got it back to that and I closed the deal at two fifty - for another two years.

Amazing how the bad deal of a month ago sounds acceptable today.

Something like when real estate was skyrocketing even more than it is lately, and the full price of two years ago, becomes the steal of today.
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Every two years I call up Directv to cancel service when my promo rate ends. When you call to cancel they will transfer you to the retention group which eventually offers the same rate they are giving new customers.
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April 15th, 2024 at 11:38:23 AM permalink
We have a different provider, and I talk to that same retention group but they stopped matching the exact same price as we were paying before some years ago. Now the best they can do is to knock the price down some, but it always ends up higher than the previous.

I have tried switching the name on the account too, to restart everything at the new customer price, but that's such a pain don't bother any longer, just accept the increase every two years now.

I still don't accept that the providers should be charging more, versus less, for everything, but they get away with it somehow. Cell phone bills do go down, but we don't have these with our ISP / landline / TV provider.


DirecTV is via satellite? My parents were the first in our neighborhood to get a satellite it was a big dish you had to adjust manually, but even in those early days you had to pay to pay, where a lot of the good content was scrambled.
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April 15th, 2024 at 11:38:44 AM permalink
After 25 years I disconnected from Time Warner/Spectrum and got T-Mobile 5G Home Internet & YouTubeTV. I expect to save $100 a month on that. Now my pre-2018 wi-fi printer/scanner won't scan, so I may have to use a USB cable to get that going again. It prints, but won't scan on the wi-fi, go figure. For pre-2018 equipment, you have to dial down the security a notch and go with 2.4 Ghz on a sub-network. It was working fine for a month, then the 5G Gateway got an update and rebooted and my printer/scanner wouldn't connect the scanner portion again. I did spend 95 minutes on the phone to T-Mobile tech support the first time to get it going. I'm just gonna go with they FUBAR'ed the Gateway until the next update.
Spectrum is sending new customer ads to get me back, I'm still waiting for a refund of $41 after 6 weeks. I'm also waiting for a $200 gift card from T-Mobile for signing up for Home Internet, but that's gonna take at least 10 weeks to arrive.
I'd go back to Spectrum for DOCSIS 4.0 internet at 300 Mbps down & 300 Mbps up for $50/month as an evergreen price. They are incapable of going more than a year without nearly doubling the prices.
There's a new law going into effect that requires Spectrum to tell everybody how much they charge including fees etc. All they ever do is tell you the promo price for new customers, never how much customers are paying after 1 year until you get the bill.
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April 15th, 2024 at 11:44:50 AM permalink
Isn't via physical line (cable or fiber optic) the only way to get the really fast, and reliable, internet?
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April 15th, 2024 at 11:58:49 AM permalink
I'm going out on a limb trying out this 5G Home Internet. I had to move the 5G Gateway to another room next to a window near my bed. It was next to my 30 year old boombox and that didn't accept the interference so I had to retire the boombox and move it away. The Gateway puts out interference up to 2 to 3 feet away. In that room, I can get 100 Mbps down and 60-80 Mbps up, but in the room where all the stuff is it's about half that speed. There's some 1080p60fps YouTube videos that have a hard time being played that wouldn't be having problems on a 300/10 coax cable. But I had to upload 100 GB to One Drive this week and it goes 3 to 4X faster than Spectrum, so it's a trade-off. People who video stream and upload a lot are really chafing at the bit over Spectrum's low upload speed. The FCC just said it's too slow too, lol.

T-Mobile has a 15 day trial period for free, and you can return their Gateway if it doesn't work out before you cut your cable service.
The 5G Gateway is portable where cable just isn't. If you take a 1 week vacation, you can take it with you, but there may or may not be any 5G in your vacation spot.

T-Mobile just imposed a 1.2 TB monthly allotment before they throttle your internet. So if your TV is on non-stop, you'll likely hit that. If you watch a lot of 4K content, it will be too easy to hit that. If you're a gamer playing in 4K and downloading 750 GB of games a week, you'll hit that. They deprioritize your signal for the rest of the billing period and in some markets there may be no difference, but I just imagine it's gonna crash to a crawl for most everybody else.
I've got a dumb TV with a Roku 3 on it, so that's how I watch TV these days.
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April 15th, 2024 at 4:38:51 PM permalink
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Isn't via physical line (cable or fiber optic) the only way to get the really fast, and reliable, internet?
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Yes, the fastest is still wired even though there are some very fast wireless. I have 1Gb up and down over fiber but I know there are still a lot faster out there.
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April 15th, 2024 at 4:47:46 PM permalink
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Isn't via physical line (cable or fiber optic) the only way to get the really fast, and reliable, internet?
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Yes, the fastest is still wired even though there are some very fast wireless. I have 1Gb up and down over fiber but I know there are still a lot faster out there.
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I had 1gb with Comcast up until a couple months ago when I switched plans for a cheaper one and now I've got 200 and I can't tell the difference. Works exactly like it did when it was 800. Of course I live alone and there's no other demand on it, it's not like I'm living with three kids and we're all using the internet at the same time.
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April 15th, 2024 at 5:20:08 PM permalink
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Isn't via physical line (cable or fiber optic) the only way to get the really fast, and reliable, internet?
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Yes, the fastest is still wired even though there are some very fast wireless. I have 1Gb up and down over fiber but I know there are still a lot faster out there.
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I had 1gb with Comcast up until a couple months ago when I switched plans for a cheaper one and now I've got 200 and I can't tell the difference. Works exactly like it did when it was 800. Of course I live alone and there's no other demand on it, it's not like I'm living with three kids and we're all using the internet at the same time.
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Yes, 200mb is enough for most people unless you are planning on streaming more than 4 streams at a time.
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April 16th, 2024 at 6:43:38 AM permalink
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Isn't via physical line (cable or fiber optic) the only way to get the really fast, and reliable, internet?
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Yes, the fastest is still wired even though there are some very fast wireless. I have 1Gb up and down over fiber but I know there are still a lot faster out there.
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I had 1gb with Comcast up until a couple months ago when I switched plans for a cheaper one and now I've got 200 and I can't tell the difference. Works exactly like it did when it was 800. Of course I live alone and there's no other demand on it, it's not like I'm living with three kids and we're all using the internet at the same time.
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Yes, 200mb is enough for most people unless you are planning on streaming more than 4 streams at a time.
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My cats very seldom use the internet so I'm good. I spend most of my time looking at YouTube and Pornhub and playing roulette, How much bandwidth do I really need.
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April 21st, 2024 at 9:25:19 AM permalink
The 10 largest casinos in Clark County based on square footage for gaming, as of December 2023, according to a Nevada Gaming Control Board report.

Wynn Las Vegas (including Encore):191,424
Sunset Station: 163,951
MGM Grand: 156,524
Bellagio: 156,000
Aria: 152,550
Mandalay Bay: 152,000
Santa Fe Station: 151,001
South Point: 146,002
Green Valley Ranch: 143,890
The Orleans: 137,000

I didn't realize Station Casinos had such a large footprint.

And Red Rock (2645) and Durango (2330) have the two largest number of slot machines in Clark County, for those of you who like to push dem buttons.
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April 21st, 2024 at 10:39:17 AM permalink
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The 10 largest casinos in Clark County based on square footage for gaming, as of December 2023, according to a Nevada Gaming Control Board report.

Wynn Las Vegas (including Encore):191,424
Sunset Station: 163,951
MGM Grand: 156,524
Bellagio: 156,000
Aria: 152,550
Mandalay Bay: 152,000
Santa Fe Station: 151,001
South Point: 146,002
Green Valley Ranch: 143,890
The Orleans: 137,000

I didn't realize Station Casinos had such a large footprint.

And Red Rock (2645) and Durango (2330) have the two largest number of slot machines in Clark County, for those of you who like to push dem buttons.
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Wow, I would have never guessed Wynn was the largest.
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April 21st, 2024 at 2:55:37 PM permalink
Got a few friends free tickets to Phish last night.









Looks like it was about as visual as the U2 concerts we saw at the Sphere in 2023.
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April 22nd, 2024 at 9:09:41 AM permalink
Watched this Danish movie Another Round (2020) last night. Four high school teachers in the hard drinking country of Denmark (almost as bad as Iceland - I've been to both, and to Sweden, and they all love to drink) try an experiment, maintaining their blood alcohol concentration at 0.05% based on a theory that humans are alcohol deficient and need exactly 0.05% to function optimally.

There are those too who believe they function best high on marijuana?
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April 22nd, 2024 at 5:17:54 PM permalink
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Watched this Danish movie Another Round (2020) last night. Four high school teachers in the hard drinking country of Denmark (almost as bad as Iceland - I've been to both, and to Sweden, and they all love to drink) try an experiment, maintaining their blood alcohol concentration at 0.05% based on a theory that humans are alcohol deficient and need exactly 0.05% to function optimally.

There are those too who believe they function best high on marijuana?
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Nobody functions at their best when they're high on weed but it's a fact that things like writing can be better if you're drinking. That's why there are so many alcoholic famous writers. Alcohol improves your ability weed we just stunts it. One of my favorite stories is the famous comedian Buddy Hackett, way back in the late 40s was just starting his career in nightclubs and he would finish his set and hang out with the band and smoke dope for a couple hours every night. He thought his career was doing great and that he was writing the best jokes and he was going to be really famous until his agent told him one day he wasn't going anywhere. He was totally stuck in non-creative rut and he better get out of it. He realized it was the dope smoking that was doing it, he could not be creative by smoking that stuff everyday. He quit and his career took off like gangbusters.
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April 23rd, 2024 at 9:35:27 PM permalink
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Wynn lawsuit accuses Fontainebleau of Ďunhealthy obsessioní with resort, poaching employees

The lawsuit lists dates and names regarding Fontainebleau recruitment efforts, even coming to the Wynn property as paying guests to gain access to the workers they sought to persuade to jump ship.
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The article mentions ongoing issues, where Fontainebleau was continuing to recruit Wynn employees as far back as in "mid-2022, a year and a half before Fontainebleau opened its doors," notwithstanding that it knew that Wynn employees "had non-competition agreements with Wynn that would preclude them from working at Fontainebleau for at least a year."

The parties came to some agreement where Fontainebleau agreed not to do it anymore.

Apparently this led to the filing of a lawsuit by Wynn against Fontainebleau in mid 2022, which was in turn settled via a non-solicitation covenant that "was to remain in effect through July 8, 2023."

Apparently, that non-solicitation was violated, which led to the current lawsuit.

Perhaps the lawsuit alleges violation of that non-solicitation covenant. It could be filed under a simple breach of contract or, some kind of "tortious interference" theory, where Wynn is alleging that Fontainebleau is interfering with Wynn's contracts with its employees.

I'd have to look at it. The article mentions District court but this could mean either the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada, which is a state court in Las Vegas, or the Nevada District Court, which is federal. If both entities are Nevada based it would probably just be a state action and I don't see any kind of federal question.

I know Fontainebleau has been very aggressive with trying to recruit players from other properties - both I and my friends / associates have been contacted, and other high rollers I know. Offering up front suite comp'ed stays and such, which is pretty routine in this business. For known players new casinos will always take a chance.

As far as recruiting employees, this always happens. I know of a lot of top people at Fontainebleau who came from other majors on the Strip, and when Resorts World Vegas was getting ready to open, some of the pit bosses and hosts went over to RW. Anytime a new resort opens they are in need of experienced personnel.
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FTC Announces Rule Banning Noncompetes

The FTC announced a rule today, which if upheld, will eliminate non-competition clauses in employment contracts except for senior executive level workers earning more than $151,164 annually and who are in policy-making positions.

This kicks the legs out from under some of Wynnís claims against Fontainebleau.
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April 26th, 2024 at 7:10:09 AM permalink
There are some changes afoot at Resorts World Vegas along the lines of more promotions and tournaments for table games players.

Most of their promotions have been automated, where a certain amount of play generates promo chips.
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April 26th, 2024 at 11:22:49 AM permalink
I haven't been to Vegas in about 10 years or so and I just saw a video of what Fremont Street currently looks like and I didn't even recognize it. New storefronts and what's up with the circles on the pavement and people doing supposedly entertaining things inside the circles. Supposedly they rent time in the circles and they have to stay within the lines. I saw a magician that was pretty good but none of that stuff was there the last time I was in Vegas. Some of the girls in the circles were wearing almost no clothes and they had whips. I guess they are there for getting your picture taken with them and a big tip.
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April 26th, 2024 at 11:37:05 AM permalink
Yes Fremont Street has a lot going on these days.






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April 28th, 2024 at 7:46:47 AM permalink
I somehow came across this link:

https://partners.thepennyhoarder.com/spending-too-much-ff-prt
"The 8 Dumbest Things We Keep Spending Too Much Money On"

It offers links to a website that purports to find the lowest car insurance for you
https://www.everquote.com/
- in California, we have Wawanesa, which no one can beat it, as long as you have a near perfect driving record, so I didn't bother with that one.

Then it has some link to some add on that tells you if what you purchase from AMZN is the lowest price available across the entire net.
https://capitaloneshopping.com/lp/shoppingsavingscouponsem
I don't buy that much online, but my wife should use that, she boosts the quarterly EPS of AMZN by more than any single person I can think of. I have actually noticed that capitaloneshopping add on app whenever I login to CapitalOne, but have not bothered with it yet. It is probably something like PriceGrabber which I don't use either.

Three sites that claim to pay you for free surveys or trying out online games:

https://www.inboxdollars.com

https://surveys.gobranded.com

https://kashkick.com

And a site that claims it will take on all your credit card debt up to $100K and consolidate it into one low APR personal loan:

https://www.amone.com/personalloans


I actually had a few mins to kill and signed up for all three of those survey sites using an email I'm not worried about getting spammed on, but after spending a few minutes on each one realized that it was not worth the time, at least for me, to deal with all of them, as for whatever reason my demographics and answers aren't tuned to what they are looking for in most of their surveys. But especially for someone who plays online games (I do not), might as well get paid for testing new ones out.

There is a paid survey site associated with Caesars Rewards
https://www.sayandplay.com
that I was fooling around with for a period of time until it kept giving me just a token payment for each survey for which I was disqualified, which eventually turned out to be most of them until I gave up on the site.

The concept of getting paid to review things you buy already, or simply getting paid just for your opinion, is sound (something like those JD Power & Associates surveys you receive with a crisp $1. bill in them every time you purchase a brand new car), but only if the time spent returns some decent cash. Or if your survey answers will change things - in such cases I sometimes don't mind putting a small amount of time into a survey, even for free. But obviously it's not as easy as thepennyhoarder site claims, not everyone is getting paid hundreds of dollars a month without putting in too much time.
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April 28th, 2024 at 1:37:07 PM permalink
Anyone who has seen the Back to the Future trilogy knows Doc drives a DeLorean.

From the Wynn Concours D'Elegance:





Originally proposed as a different car, but the screen writer nixed the idea, declaring that "Doc Brown doesnít drive a f'ing Mustang."

John Z. was planning to launch his eponymous vehicular anew, but his death in 2005 at age 80 intervened.

The Showdown Over Who Gets to Build the Next DeLorean

Now, his daughter Kat is planning to launch a new version of the car based on a 2020 sketch from auto designer Ángel Guerra


- if she may overcome the trademark issue over who holds the mark.

Meantime, the next DeLorean will be the Alpha 5 from the Texas company that currently holds the mark,


unless John Z's daughter somehow prevails.
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April 28th, 2024 at 2:40:10 PM permalink
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I somehow came across this link:

https://partners.thepennyhoarder.com/spending-too-much-ff-prt
"The 8 Dumbest Things We Keep Spending Too Much Money On"

It offers links to a website that purports to find the lowest car insurance for you
https://www.everquote.com/
- in California, we have Wawanesa, which no one can beat it, as long as you have a near perfect driving record, so I didn't bother with that one.

Then it has some link to some add on that tells you if what you purchase from AMZN is the lowest price available across the entire net.
https://capitaloneshopping.com/lp/shoppingsavingscouponsem
I don't buy that much online, but my wife should use that, she boosts the quarterly EPS of AMZN by more than any single person I can think of. I have actually noticed that capitaloneshopping add on app whenever I login to CapitalOne, but have not bothered with it yet. It is probably something like PriceGrabber which I don't use either.

Three sites that claim to pay you for free surveys or trying out online games:

https://www.inboxdollars.com

https://surveys.gobranded.com

https://kashkick.com

And a site that claims it will take on all your credit card debt up to $100K and consolidate it into one low APR personal loan:

https://www.amone.com/personalloans


I actually had a few mins to kill and signed up for all three of those survey sites using an email I'm not worried about getting spammed on, but after spending a few minutes on each one realized that it was not worth the time, at least for me, to deal with all of them, as for whatever reason my demographics and answers aren't tuned to what they are looking for in most of their surveys. But especially for someone who plays online games (I do not), might as well get paid for testing new ones out.

There is a paid survey site associated with Caesars Rewards
https://www.sayandplay.com
that I was fooling around with for a period of time until it kept giving me just a token payment for each survey for which I was disqualified, which eventually turned out to be most of them until I gave up on the site.

The concept of getting paid to review things you buy already, or simply getting paid just for your opinion, is sound (something like those JD Power & Associates surveys you receive with a crisp $1. bill in them every time you purchase a brand new car), but only if the time spent returns some decent cash. Or if your survey answers will change things - in such cases I sometimes don't mind putting a small amount of time into a survey, even for free. But obviously it's not as easy as thepennyhoarder site claims, not everyone is getting paid hundreds of dollars a month without putting in too much time.
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Pardon my cynicism, but as far as I know, TPH gets affiliate fees on its touted links. Any service they promote likely isn't quite the lowest priced.
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April 28th, 2024 at 3:52:50 PM permalink
Well in the above I removed any portion of the URL that would link to TPH, included only the direct URLs, but yes - when I clicked on the links from within the sponsored article itself and signed up for those three survey sites no doubt TPH wet its beak a little.
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April 29th, 2024 at 4:58:00 PM permalink
I am getting emails from the three survey places, but at an email I monitor but don't care about too much. I'll let it go on, for now.
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May 2nd, 2024 at 8:29:42 AM permalink
There are things being negotiated now that are going to solve all your problems and answer all your questions. That's all I can tell you now.
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May 3rd, 2024 at 12:08:28 PM permalink
In law school we were taught that saying "I'm very busy" was the way to go when dealing with millicents, because anything more might be construed as suspicious or evasive behavior, but this case

People canít be detained just for trying to avoid police, California Supreme Court says seems to imply that at least in California you may go further and tell them to F. Off and Get Out of My Way.

The decision has immediate implications for police officers working all across the state, restricting the grounds under which they can stop and hold people for questioning. It could also affect other litigation in which arrests are being challenged, particularly when people of color allege they were detained simply for trying to avoid police.

Someone acting nervous or attempting to conceal themselves can still be ďrelevant contextĒ for officers, but those actions alone do not constitute ďreasonable suspicion of criminal activity,Ē Justice Carol Corrigan wrote for the unanimous high court.
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ĎA love letter to Veniceí: Venetian turns 25, plans major renovation

They've been talking about re-doing their Venetian rooms for a few years now. A lot of what is in them, including the suites, dates from the opening, with not much changed.

Wynn re-did everything over the past couple years.

Wynn Salon and Parlor Suites before:
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/las-vegas/36275-quietest-and-best-vegas-rooms/#post827890

Wynn Salon Suite after:
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/las-vegas/36275-quietest-and-best-vegas-rooms/#post857745

Wynn Parlor Suite after:
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/las-vegas/36275-quietest-and-best-vegas-rooms/#post857744
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Missed it, by that much!

Mick Jagger sweeps into famous Las Vegas restaurant

Mick Jagger has been known to seek Las Vegas landmarks. He found another Friday night, striding into Pieroís Italian Cuisine at about 9:30 p.m.

The Rolling Stonesí legendary front man ventured to the restaurantís back-room lounge. He wound up seated next to popular national radio broadcaster J.T. The Brick (whose legal name is John Tournour) and his wife, Julie.
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May 12th, 2024 at 7:48:02 AM permalink
This email came May 1st.


That's their tagline for some time, that "The Future" (or "Your Future") Looks Bright at the Cosmopolitan.

We're already allowed to charge restaurant meals at any MGM property to the Cosmo room to be comp'ed off, but now Identity will be folded into MGM Rewards.
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That's their tagline for some time, that "The Future" (or "Your Future") Looks Bright at the Cosmopolitan.

We're already allowed to charge restaurant meals at any MGM property to the Cosmo room to be comp'ed off, but now Identity will be folded into MGM Rewards.
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Doe Cosmo use the same player tracking system as MGM?
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At tables games?
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Do you like MMA? Apparently UFC is doing an event at The Sphere in September. I think it will be a celebrity filled audience. I wouldnít be surprised if Ďregularí folks will be paying at least $1k to just get in the door.
Iíve gone to a few MMA cards. Generally entertaining.
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We've gone to the world middleweight, heavyweight boxing bouts. Not so much MMA.

But, whenever we're in town they offer us whatever is going on and sometimes we go, sometimes don't. I've gotten tickets for premium events and given away or sold them too. 🥳 Back when I was single I'd sometimes go to concerts with extra tickets and end up dating the girl I gave away or sold a ticket to who sat next to me. Obviously I was being very selective about who got that ticket.
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I believe I have something worked out with Fontainebleau they seem desperate for play. Now just to find the TIME to STAY in Vegas long enough to make it worth it.
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June in Las Vegas, coming out of a casino into a pizza oven. Makes my sphincter pucker just thinking about it..
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The casinos are all the same temperature, inside! though.
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Itís not fun for my wife. She has to have a jacket on because it is too cold for her in most indoor places in Vegas. We were there during one of those 115 degree days, but she needed to carry a jacket!
At a Golden Knights game I had to buy her a sweatshirt at a price with an extra zero. She left early anyway.
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This is true. At some of the Baccarat pits (Crockford's high limit salon at Resorts World is particularly cold, including with direct AC blasts, and Caesars Baccarat high limit follows hard upon) you see some of the Asian players with blankets supplied by the casino.

Given the choice between too hot and too cold the casinos prefer cold. I suppose this keeps players awake and might offer a less hardy airborne germ and virus breeding environment.
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Anybody bring a thermometer in there to see what you're complaining about? Is it windchill too? I like 73 to 77 degrees. But if these casinos are trying to fight off the furnace outside, they may be cranking up the AC as far as they can against that. It could be 64 degrees in there and they figure the warmth of the crowd in their 3 piece suits will suffice.
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I can wear a leather or suede jacket, sports coat, sweater, anytime inside a casino and not feel overly warm. If going from one casino to another even in the heat of summer, all you have to do is take the coat off while briefly outside.

If you're walking around inside short sleeves will do, you won't feel cold, but once seated anywhere inside especially inside the casino and especially for longer sessions short sleeves aren't always enough.

"Windchill" yes there are certain high limit salons like Crockford's Resorts World or at Caesar's where the air conditioning units are blowing very cold air directly at some of the tables, but even besides that especially Crockford's is just plain cold to begin with.
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His show isn't supposed to be that good anymore either.

David Copperfield denies new sexual misconduct allegations from 16 women

Additionally, Copperfield was among several prominent figures named in recently unsealed court documents that were said to have been associated with Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced late financier accused of organizing a sex trafficking ring involving girls as young as 14.
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Picasso at Bellagio closing.

One of Stripís most famous restaurants closing after nearly 26 years

One of the few restaurants in the U.S. where jackets were required for men, although this was eased into "business casual" and jackets optional by the mid 2000s.
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Itís not fun for my wife. She has to have a jacket on because it is too cold for her in most indoor places in Vegas. We were there during one of those 115 degree days, but she needed to carry a jacket!
At a Golden Knights game I had to buy her a sweatshirt at a price with an extra zero. She left early anyway.
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The sweater is probably the same price as a beer at the hockey game.
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Itís not fun for my wife. She has to have a jacket on because it is too cold for her in most indoor places in Vegas. We were there during one of those 115 degree days, but she needed to carry a jacket!
At a Golden Knights game I had to buy her a sweatshirt at a price with an extra zero. She left early anyway.
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The sweater is probably the same price as a beer at the hockey game.
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I think the sweatshirt was $125. You could get 4 beers for that. Maybe 5?
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Itís not fun for my wife. She has to have a jacket on because it is too cold for her in most indoor places in Vegas. We were there during one of those 115 degree days, but she needed to carry a jacket!
At a Golden Knights game I had to buy her a sweatshirt at a price with an extra zero. She left early anyway.
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The sweater is probably the same price as a beer at the hockey game.
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I think the sweatshirt was $125. You could get 4 beers for that. Maybe 5?
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Aren't you giving the main reason that women marry doctors? Or are you still convinced it's because you all are incredibly good looking.
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Itís not fun for my wife. She has to have a jacket on because it is too cold for her in most indoor places in Vegas. We were there during one of those 115 degree days, but she needed to carry a jacket!
At a Golden Knights game I had to buy her a sweatshirt at a price with an extra zero. She left early anyway.
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The sweater is probably the same price as a beer at the hockey game.
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I think the sweatshirt was $125. You could get 4 beers for that. Maybe 5?
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Aren't you giving the main reason that women marry doctors? Or are you still convinced it's because you all are incredibly good looking.
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My wife is a doctor too. That being said, she is worth every penny I spend on her.
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For me it's about waste. The minibars for example - I could bring a duffle bag with me on each trip and empty the entire minibar and everything on the counter above it five times over each trip, and never see the bill.

And yet - I ask my wife or any guests I get free rooms for, to not touch it. I'll pick up whatever snacks they want at the Vegas supermarkets, and pay for them myself, versus indulge the hotel into compensating them thirteen dollars for a bag of chips, or whatever. Plus I don't like anyone I know eating that junk food - the stuff I'll get at Whole Foods or whatever is going to be high end healthful food and drink, not sugary salty junk.

And the SooPoo sweatshirt story. Recently we went to the Zoo, it was a sunny day, and we both forgot to bring hats. Usually we have a stack of baseball caps for me and different kinds of hats for my wife in the trunk of the car, but this was a brand new car we had just bought and it didn't have anything like that stored in it yet. So, she bought a hat. She has literally a hundred hats at home, but she didn't want to deal with the sun that day. Granted, she mentioned that this "Safari" style hat was something she didn't have yet, but still.

I didn't say anything, but - I didn't buy any hat.

Not everyone looks at things the way I do, or perhaps SooPoo does as well.

It's not about the money (or at least, not just). It's about the waste.

That's not to say that she wastes money, but I do feel that she buys a lot of things she doesn't need. However, I spend most years at least a couple hundred thousand on watches which I definitely don't need, but I view them as collectibles or investments....

I also get peeved when have guests staying in rooms in Vegas and visit them and notice half eaten room service food all over the place. These will generally be like, young daughters of friends that we are entertaining at their request, they tend to go wild in Vegas in all respects and may abuse the hospitality somewhat. In general, you may often tell who is the high roller and the who is the roller's guest - the room service bill for the guest will often be much higher, before it is comp'ed off.
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I found that the key was dating women with bad eyesight. That has worked for me.
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ĎFreak of natureí: Inside Shohei Ohtaniís career-best start to his first Dodgers season

Is this guy going to beat Barry Bonds, without an asterisk? We need another 2020!

Entering Saturday, Ohtani was off to the best two-month start of his MLB career.

He was leading the majors in batting average (.358), slugging percentage (.676) and OPS (1.102), holding career highs in each statistic. He had 13 home runs, 11 stolen bases and 32 RBIs, putting him on pace for the first 45/35/100 season in MLB history.

Ohtani has hit almost 62% of his batted balls this season harder than 95 mph, according to Baseball Savant (which defines a ďhard hitĒ as being 95 mph or above), the best mark in MLB. He has eclipsed 105 mph 47 times, five more than any other hitter. His hardest-hit ball, a career-best 119.2 mph ground-ball single against the Toronto Blue Jays last month, has been topped this season only by Juan Soto and Giancarlo Stanton.

Ohtaniís mechanics are efficient, repeatable and adaptive. Itís why he has rarely slumped this season, having gone hitless in consecutive games only once. Itís also why heís able to hit an array of pitches, batting .333 or better against fastballs, breaking balls and offspeed offerings. No other qualified MLB hitter is doing the same.
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What does that have anything to do with a "MDawg Adventure"?

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MDawgís Adventures are about whatever heís doing or involved in.
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