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March 26th, 2019 at 12:21:53 PM permalink
Wmw should just come to spring fling and settle it
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TigerWu
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February 19th, 2020 at 2:12:18 PM permalink
I just realized that in the song The Gambler, the advice that the gambler gives the narrator is just plain terrible.

Quote:

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em



I mean... duh... what kind of advice is this?

Quote:

Know when to walk away
And know when to run



Why am I running away from a poker table? What kind of trouble are you expecting me to get into?

Quote:

You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table



Why not? This is terrible advice. How else do I know how much to bet/raise/etc.?

Quote:

There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done



Wait, so now I CAN count my money at the table, but only after the deal? Shouldn't I be counting in-between hands and not while I'm supposed to be playing or paying attention to the other players?

Quote:

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away
And knowin' what to keep



Again, duh....

Quote:

'Cause every hand's a winner
And every hand's a loser



If you take this at face value, it makes no sense. On the other hand, it could be some vague mumbo-jumbo about how you shouldn't play the cards, but play the player. This is probably the most "rational," albeit still fairly obvious, advice the gambler gives.

Quote:

And the best that you can hope for is to die
in your sleep



Uh, cool, dude... what does this have to do with playing cards?

I pretty sure the whole song is about some crazy guy who tricks the narrator into giving him his last bit of whiskey, offering some bull**** advice in exchange, then just rolls over and dies. Weird song, indeed.
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February 19th, 2020 at 2:58:03 PM permalink
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February 19th, 2020 at 3:05:45 PM permalink
Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is binomial coefficients
And Kelly criterion

Weird Al, eat your heart out.
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ApellesPromptov
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February 19th, 2020 at 11:41:30 PM permalink
Sometimes i place bets on cs:go. For some reason I am very ashamed of that fact.
TigerWu
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February 20th, 2020 at 11:28:58 AM permalink
What is Vegas like in June? I don't mean weather-wise, just crowds, hotel costs, conventions, etc.
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February 20th, 2020 at 1:21:12 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is binomial coefficient




this might help some in dealing with binomial coefficients which can be tricky:




I hope that was helpful
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February 20th, 2020 at 2:14:10 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

this might help some in dealing with binomial coefficients which can be tricky:

I hope that was helpful

I'm not so sure how this can be worked into the lyrics...

So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, "Here ya go:"


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