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Forum: Psychology 12-14-2005, 09:27 PM
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Posted By RocketManJames
Re: That first impression.

If you are playing live... wait for your turn pre-flop before you even take a look at your cards. If you are playing online, then yes, you should ignore your first impression.

I think I read an...
Forum: Probability 12-08-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Single Bet = -EV, Multiple Bets = +EV

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The "flaw", if you want to call it that, is that the scenario posed suggests that the house doesn't take their taxes out every time you win, rather only the cumulative winnings. If the tax...
Forum: Probability 12-08-2005, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Single Bet = -EV, Multiple Bets = +EV

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I am 99% sure there is a flaw in the logic here, but my brain is completely fried. The first case looks correct, but I don't see the EV shifting here. In the second case, you have the EV...
Forum: Probability 12-08-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By RocketManJames
Single Bet = -EV, Multiple Bets = +EV

So, this might be really obvious, but I thought it was kind of neat. Anyway, here is a case where if you made a single bet you'd be -EV, but if you continued to make the same bet under the same...
Forum: Probability 12-06-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Poisson and Approximating Binomial

Siegmund, Aaron, PZhon: Thanks for all the information.

I guess in my case, since I have access to many trials, there no major benefit of using the Poisson. Maybe using it would lead to slightly...
Forum: Other Other Topics 12-04-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By RocketManJames
Alarm Clock -- Snooze Question.

When I hit snooze on my alarm clock, it re-alarms in 9 minutes. Is this standard across alarm clocks? I asked someone else, and theirs is 9 minutes as well. Anyone have a longer/shorter/adjustable...
Forum: Probability 12-04-2005, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14
Posted By RocketManJames
Poisson and Approximating Binomial

Can someone help me understand this a bit, and tell me if this makes sense at all. Years ago, when I took a probability class, we went over the Poisson distribution, which could be used to...
Forum: Probability 12-02-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Does this situation exist?

This one is slightly worse, since it prevents split pots...

Holdem Hi: 990 enumerated boards containing 8d Jh Th
cards win %win lose %lose tie %tie EV
2s 2c 274 27.68 716 72.32 ...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-28-2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By RocketManJames
Yet Another Post on Tipping

This may have been covered a ton before, but I haven't seen anything on it, and I really don't have the time to do a search... I suck at searching on the 2+2 thing anyhow.

When it comes to...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-20-2005, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: BJ - Splitting 8\'s.

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It's definitely worth it. Especially if he gets a 2 or 3 on his 8 and he lets you double it.

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It wouldn't be in his best interest for him to allow me to double down for...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 11-20-2005, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12
Posted By RocketManJames
BJ - Splitting 8\'s.

You're at a blackjack table, and some kid next to you bets his last $100 in a hail mary attempt to make back some of what he's lost.

He's dealt 88. The dealer is showing a 7.

How much is it...
Forum: The Stock Market 11-20-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Brand Spanking New

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I would just like a few websites to begin to learn how to invest properly from the ground up... Thanks again...

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Here's a start: Motley Fool Basics...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-12-2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By RocketManJames
Second-Hand Smokeless Smoke

This might be a really dumb question... but, here it goes anyway.

Take a car that has been smoked in for many years. Even after a thorough internal cleaning, you know how it smells inside. It's...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Sign Language - Universal?

Ok, this is just interesting to me. So, is there a reason why they are different in different parts of the world? I guess I can understand why language would be different. Maybe sign language is...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-09-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By RocketManJames
Sign Language - Universal?

Is sign language pretty much the same everywhere in the world? I don't mean to include physical gestures, such as giving someone the finger, or biting one's thumb. Those are definitely different...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-02-2005, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: fin with triangles: solution

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does anyone disagree?

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You probably missed the 2 colinear sets that I had missed originally. If you enumerate row-wise and going down from 1 to 14, you will find that (3,...
Forum: The Stock Market 11-02-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: making $$$ off cramer mad money!!!

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do you know where i can get a list of the stocks he mentions??

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You can get recaps of both his Mad Money TV show and RealMoney Radio show at thestreet.com...
Forum: Psychology 11-01-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Raised So You Can\'t Play

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Actually, this comment is for another forum, but you should be 3-betting here.

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Ok, perhaps my choice of a "good" hand was wrong. Say it was AJo or KTs.

I didn't intend...
Forum: Psychology 11-01-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11
Posted By RocketManJames
Raised So You Can\'t Play

You're in an online game with a good hand, say AQo, in late position. You tell yourself that you are going to raise pre-flop unless the guy on your immediate right who is a super rock raises. In...
Forum: Other Other Topics 10-28-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Coin Flip Question for Non-Americans

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Or, is there some standard way to determine which side is heads for all coins? Such as maybe using the side with the mint year as heads and other side as tails?

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Forum: Other Other Topics 10-28-2005, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By RocketManJames
Coin Flip Question for Non-Americans

Just out of curiousity, for those nations where their coins do not necessarily have a "head" on one side, do you use the term "heads or tails" when you do a coin flip?

Or, is there some standard...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-25-2005, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: The worst hand I\'ve ever played

At the tail end of a very very long session... I have A9s. I river the flush, but it puts a pair on the board. So, I only call the 3-bet.

My opponent, who also has been playing a very very long...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-24-2005, 03:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Oh Danny Boy

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I was also told that "Facetiously" was the shortest word with all '6' vowels in alphabetical order. Or are you gonna make me eat my, um, words, again Mr. Rocketmandude?

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Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-24-2005, 02:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: Oh Danny Boy

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facetious is the shortest word in the English language with all five vowels appearing in alphabetical order.

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caesious (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=caesious)...
Forum: Probability 10-22-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14
Posted By RocketManJames
Re: For the mathematically minded

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When people talk about probability problems involving coins they always mean fair coins unless they specify otherwise. It's not close.

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Except when WPT announcers talk...
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