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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 38
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: This Ought To Get Some Replies

In sir Francis Galtons book "Hereditary Genius" He worked very hard at this question. He traveled Africa extensivly in many cases being the first European to have been seen by the various tribes. ...
Forum: Psychology 12-20-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: The Psychology of Poker By: Alan Shoomaker

It has been said that being good at poker is being able to blend logic, statistics, and psychology. In my case psychology was my weak suit. The book helped me a whole lot.

p.S. As an aside "a...
Forum: Psychology 12-18-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Hobbies

"Am I the only person who thinks it comes off as selfish to qualify yourself in an introduction without first being asked to?"

Perhaps. This question came about after watching Steven Kings "Stand...
Forum: Psychology 12-17-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Forum: The Stock Market 12-10-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-08-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Buffett, Gates, & Harrington on hold\'em

What is the average IQ? 100 (as an aside this is true for both men and woman an average zero difference)

What is an exceptional IQ. For men two standard deviations above the mean is 130. For...
Forum: The Stock Market 12-07-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Gold

Please read
Storage and stability
&
World commodities and world currencies

both by Benjamin Graham, you will never again look at gold the same way.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-06-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-06-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Buffett, Gates, & Harrington on hold\'em

"I don't think IQ matters as much as effort. Those who read and reread the books and spend time thinking about the concepts will do much better than those who just skim."

Maybe

Prior to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-06-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Buffett, Gates, & Harrington on hold\'em

If thats true than Lederer, Harrington, Sklansky, Schoonmaker, Brunson, Fergesson, Malmuth, Gates, Buffett, Cloutier, Baldwin Greenstein,....have IQ's closer to 100 than to 140. Do you really...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-05-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Buffett, Gates, & Harrington on hold\'em

At a question and answer session at a college when computers were just getting started.

Student: How much more are you willing to pay for companies now that computers are available?

Buffett:...
Forum: The Stock Market 12-04-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Diversification

I like your style. Another quote from Warren Buffett from "Buffett & Gates on success." "When you see something exceptional that is not the time to read a book called the fundementals of the...
Forum: Psychology 11-30-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Professional vs 2nd Income

"Any man who would give up even a little bit of freedom for a little bit of security shall recieve niether of either which is exactly what he derserves." -Benjamin Franklin

"I want you to realize...
Forum: The Stock Market 11-27-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Whats in your portfolio right now?

KO = 20%
MO = 20%
PCU = 20%
MSFT = 20%
INTC + 20%
Forum: The Stock Market 11-19-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Security Analysis

You probably bought the common. Try reading "The Interpretation of financial statements" by Benjamin Graham before you take on Security analysis.
Forum: The Stock Market 11-17-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: POKER VS STOCKS

I never thought of it that way but you are right.
Forum: The Stock Market 11-16-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: POKER VS STOCKS

You are mixing two different things. Poker is a form of self employment. The stock market is a form of investing. Thinks about it this way if you have your money invested properly you could do...
Forum: Probability 11-15-2005, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Statistics joke

too late, already dead.
Forum: Probability 11-14-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 13
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Statistics joke

At my physical my doctor asked me about my diet. After I told him he said "your counting rather heavily on your genes aren't you." So I asked him what else contributes to a long life besides diet? ...
Forum: Psychology 11-06-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Fiddler on the roof, Ray Zee, and Bob Dylan

Farmer:Why should I break my head about the outside world? Let the outside world break its own head.

Teviar: He's right. As the good book says if you spit in the air it lands on your face.
...
Forum: Psychology 11-06-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Hobbes\'s Wife Would Make An Exception for Snoball138

Although I agree that you technique is good and valid. Certainly making a friend out of a woman is a good thing whether it works out or not. I was in "love" many many years ago with a woman who was...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-05-2005, 10:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Caro Article

I had a chat with Mike online at planet poker before this article was released. He means David and yourself.
Forum: Psychology 11-05-2005, 10:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Controversial Last Ditch Advice for Snowball 138

They come up with good solutions is what happens. The only one I like better than Davids solution is "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard Feynman. The chapter titled "You just ask them?"
Forum: Psychology 11-05-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Controversial Last Ditch Advice for Snowball 138

Which do you suppose would sell more copies? Dating for advanced players by David Sklansky or Dating for dummies by The guy who wrote men are from mars woman are from venus.

I used to think it...
Forum: Psychology 11-03-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11
Posted By Warren Whitmore
Re: Do players have natural games?

Sounds right to me. Omaha 8 or better is quite a bit simpler to become decent at than Holdem.
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