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miplet
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February 6th, 2016 at 8:37:25 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

Noob I saw 3 in a row

Of course nobody was on it because we all were dummies


Do not click here, especially if your name is Wizard. (I don't want to know how many push ups I owe for that one.)
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 16th, 2016 at 10:41:06 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

No wager is needed.

I'm leaving this forum.

Wizard, please remove my account.

I don't need the insults.

Adios.


For someone who is "leaving" the forum, you sure like to show up every day.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
mustangsally
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May 16th, 2016 at 2:21:16 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

For someone who is "leaving" the forum, you sure like to show up every day.

to read emails that must happen
ands

those over 50 crowd, you know who you are, that take medication for any reason
(like Elvis or Prince)

humor them
on the things they say,

not so much on the things they do (due)

they (and there are lots of them)
are here for only a short time more...

and then the books will be opened and the truth shown
(like Total Recall)

BUSTED!
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petro
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October 31st, 2016 at 12:55:49 PM permalink
I tell people all the time that I don't believe them; there's nothing wrong with it.
But, I have noticed a tendency for people to get upset/threatening when you don't believe them.
In conversation, it appears like they are taking it as some kind of insult. You know, like you've done something wrong.
petro
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October 31st, 2016 at 12:57:35 PM permalink
double post sorry
unJon
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Thanks for this post from:
Mission146
August 23rd, 2018 at 6:18:53 AM permalink
This was a fun thread to read. Thanks to all. Raised a few good philosophical questions.

Highlights were the irony of justifying the “memorable”-ness of 18 yos (yo’s?) vs 18 of a particular other set of rolls (like 4/3, 5/1, 6/3, . . .). Mathematically equal in likelihood to occur, in fact the string of 18 particular other rolls is less likely to occur if it contains doubles (like a hard 4, etc). This distinction of 18 yos being special vs a different string of 18 particular roles is a really interesting philosophical (or maybe psychological) issue to ponder.

In other words, if I reported coming from a casino and seeing a shooter make the following 18 rolls:

1/2
3/4
1/6
5/5
2/4
6/6
5/6
3/5
1/3
2/3
4/6
2/5
3/6
1/5
2/6
1/1
2/2
3/4

Then you really could have a repeat of this thread as a technical matter. The Wizard could run the math to show how astronomically unlikely it was for me to witness that particular pattern. Mr. V could say how likely it is that I suffered from some medical condition that made my memory slip rather than actually witness it. Ace of Spades could weigh in to have my back.

Of course, none of that would actually happen because humans don’t think the 18 rolls above is “speical” or “memorable” in some psychological or philosophical sense. But a gazillion to 1 says the string above has never appeared in any 18 rolls of craps ever.

Second highlight was the blatant misunderstanding of the anthropic principle. But that’s a pretty common error made by folk.

Anyway, sorry to bring an old thread back from the dead for my idle musings.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
Tanko
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August 23rd, 2018 at 2:42:27 PM permalink
Mohegan Sun. After a shooter rolled three consecutive yo's, with this subject in mind, I asked our dealer what was the most consecutive yo's he had ever seen.

He held up seven fingers, saying, "I don't want to say the word at the table".

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