We could also entertain the argument that 100 divided by infinity does not equal zero
Certainty of seeing a profit is Romes' definition of long-run.
I think RS nailed it in the very beginning. Rather than think about a specific number of hands, think about what x% chance you have of being within y% of your expected profits after z amount of time.
I think a discussion of the "long run" is quite useful.Quote: QFIT
Ahh, the word "profit" goes back to 14th Century Middle-English and has so many meanings. You can lose some cash in a casino, yet gain an eventual profit thereby. And that also applies to the "long run". In fact, I would suggest it is an important concept of the long run.
Look at the "Axiom of Choice" and the "Axiom of Countable Choice".Quote: QFIT
But, if time is infinite, and my life span 100 years, then there is no chance that I am currently experiencing any perspective.
C) When a situation or game appears where you WILL NOT be able to reach the "long run" before the game disappears (e.g. a one-time one-day promotion at a new casino, or a slot machine appears which disappears three months later.
I guess he just didn't think positive enough.Quote: QFIT
Nonetheless, knew a guy that played such a game 'til the end of the promotion, and lost. That's disappointing.
Look at the "Axiom of Choice" and the "Axiom of Countable Choice".
Another esoteric source says "we are actually billions/trilliosn of years in the future, and the 'now' we are experiencing is simply the replaying of an old memory...which is why the 'future' is already known".
There are many possible ways that time can be infinite (and what about things/life/existence outside of time, in non-time, in eternity, etc...).
There is probably no way to "prove" that we not "in the dream of a butterfly"... (The pre-Matrix-movie Matrix...)
Did any of them make money gambling?Quote: QFIT
Yes, there are ways of getting around the apparent paradox of the absurdity of being alive at this moment in an ocean of time. In speaking of the death of a friend, Einstein said: "...the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” And Quantum Theory expands on this. But, you could arguably trace this concept back to Bishop Berkeley, who argued against the Newtonian views of space/time. You could expand his theory of what we now call subjective idealism to deny the concept of death. But then, he died in 1753; so what does he know?:)