weaselman
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March 29th, 2012 at 7:52:53 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Internet Explorer 8, which came with Windows XP Pro and is on the computer on my desk at work, doesn't do it. Or if it does, I can't find the control to turn it on.



here ...
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DJTeddyBear
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March 29th, 2012 at 8:02:21 AM permalink
I guess I need to repeat this:
Quote: DJTeddyBear

And I'm not authorized to install anything.

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weaselman
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March 29th, 2012 at 10:33:33 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I guess I need to repeat this:


Try it. It should not require any authorization. Click on "Add to Explorer", and you should be all set.
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Doc
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March 29th, 2012 at 10:36:35 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Try it. It should not require any authorization.


You seem to assume that he doesn't care about keeping his job.
ThatDonGuy
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March 29th, 2012 at 10:40:09 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Since the begining of the game of blackjack there has been people finding ways to play better so as to beat the game, basic stratsgy card counting various ways of each.My question is this, has all the math been done?


"All" the math? No, and I doubt it ever will be, as trying to crunch the numbers at a 7-hand table (with all player cards face up) for every possible combination of 15 face-up cards would take forever to do. Maybe something like a phone app could do it quickly, but I doubt the casinos would allow that.
weaselman
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March 29th, 2012 at 10:41:10 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

You seem to assume that he doesn't care about keeping his job.


No, I assume, that if his job tolerates him spending time on a gambling forums (and I don't mean it in a bad way, I do that too), then there is a really (and I mean, really-really-really-really) good chance, they will neither know or care about him adding a tiny but extremely useful plugin to the browser.
When windoze users talk about "not being authorized to install", that usually means that they do not have administrative rights on the computer, so, what I am saying is that I don't think you need administrative rights to install an IE add-on.
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PopCan
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March 29th, 2012 at 10:53:06 AM permalink
At the risk of undoing the double-hijacking the thread, yes, it's likely many new AP (i.e. not cheating) techniques will be developed for beating blackjack. Many, and probably most, of them will have a significantly higher advantage than the meager advantage provided by counting.

It's a bit of broad statement, but I suppose you could say the math on the game is pretty much complete. However, there are many AP techniques right now that don't rely solely on the math of the game such as sequencing, shuffle tracking, front-loading dealers etc. If you're interested in other methods of beating the game you should check out Beyond Counting by James Grosjean.

New techniques that can beat existing games appear sometimes. In the many years I've been employed in Table Games I've seen several strong plays that I would have never even begun to consider. Most of these are closely guarded secrets in the community. Sure, the mathematicians will analyze card counting to death and it's widely known but the more recent and obscure techniques aren't going to be posted anywhere. They'll instead be analyzed by the person that discovered them and maybe a few close friends.

As technology advances we're also seeing some amazing (and amazingly illegal) new cheating techniques. Prepare to get your mind blow if you haven't seen this: PH Casinos Baccarat Cheats
PopCan
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March 29th, 2012 at 11:03:23 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

It's probably a moot point. Casino counter measures will always be one step ahead of all but a tiny handful of card counters.



Yes, the vast majority of counters don't pose a real threat to casinos. The biggest threat are the plays that have never been seen before and therefore counter measures for the plays don't exist yet. New, strange plays are an out of context problem. Imagine the casino is a castle in the 14th century and the card counters are some guys with hammers chipping at the walls. Then someone drives up in a tank.
AcesAndEights
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March 29th, 2012 at 11:21:29 AM permalink
Quote: PopCan

As technology advances we're also seeing some amazing (and amazingly illegal) new cheating techniques. Prepare to get your mind blow if you haven't seen this: PH Casinos Baccarat Cheats


I had not seen that. That is nuts!
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PopCan
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March 29th, 2012 at 11:29:21 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

I had not seen that. That is nuts!



If I can drag my metaphor out a bit: That collective gasp around the 2:30 mark is the same gasp you'd hear from the archers on the castle wall as the tank drove up. That was not something casino would have prepared for.

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