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14 July 2011 @ 11:25 am
The Republicans say about half of their house members won't be voting for tax increases. They are part of the "hell no" crowd. What keeps the other half from voting with the Democrats or ask the Democrats to vote with them?
03 July 2011 @ 10:36 am
Oh well. 3rd place isn't to bad. Would be less painful if I had signed up for a last longer or two this year.

|#| Name |Bankroll| Action |Status|Pot#|Pot Size|
1|> Scipio |11995225 |3409525 | | | |
2| J.D. |6226000 | 180000 |folded| | |
9|D ADB Jupe | 0 |3409525 |all-in| | |
! History of this hand:
! 07/03/11 07:05:38! Dealing a new hand
! 07/03/11 07:05:38! Everyone antes $20000
! 07/03/11 07:05:38! Scipio blinds $80000
! 07/03/11 07:05:38! J.D. blinds $160000
! 07/03/11 07:08:01! ADB Jupe raises $3229525 and is all in
! 07/03/11 07:10:09! Scipio calls
! 07/03/11 07:24:54! J.D. folds

! 07/03/11 07:24:54! Pot right ($6999050), flopping/dealing/drawing cards
! 07/03/11 07:24:54! 2 players, 1 all in
! 07/03/11 07:24:54! Flopped cards: Jh As Qs
! 07/03/11 07:24:54! Flopped card: 6d
! 07/03/11 07:24:54! Flopped card: 7h
! Hand over, current board is: Jh As Qs 6d 7h
! Scipio has: 10s Kc
! ADB Jupe has: Kh Qd
! Scipio wins $6999050 (net $3589525) with Straight (A K Q J 10)
|#| Name |Bankroll| Action |Status|Pot#|Pot Size|
1|D> Scipio |18994275 | | | | |
2| J.D. |6226000 | | | | |
! ADB Jupe is eliminated!
23 June 2011 @ 01:36 pm
Poll #1755119 Why do we need lower taxes?

Why do we need lower taxes?

To create a trickle down effect and stimulate the economy
To starve the beast that is government
09 February 2011 @ 12:03 am
Following the place I've stayed in Las Vegas meme:

1st stay ever: Some Motel on the South end of the strip, south of Tropicana, not sure if south of the airport. There were no casinos nearby. Some Welcome to Nevada place had recommended to pick one of those places considering our budget then.

next Harrahs: nice room

Then Best Western north of downtown: My first trip to Las Vegas where I started to get an idea about +EV play. However, I never could really take advantage of casino promotions for these trips since the best you can usually do is the casino rate. But coming from Germany, I usually spent 2-3 weeks in town, and that slowed things down.

Villa Roma. Motel, again, easy to book from Germany and right in the middle of things on Convention Center drive. Close to Riviera, Stardust and i still could see the abandoned Landmark casino. Stayed there twice, Binions room quality

Debbie Reynolds Casino. Ended up there since I couldn't stay at Villa Roma for the entire trip.

Riviera. I think I got to know them during my Villa Roma stay. Unremarkable.

Stardust. A trip in winter with a friend of mine. Meet up with the first BARGErs (Andi Bloch, Bill Turner, H-Boy !) which puts that trip to New Years 2004/5

4Queens. We all know it. Again, one of the cheaper and easy to book from Germany places.

Hacienda, that's where Mandala Bay is today. Stayed there twice. I could book that place cheap from Germany. Stayed there twice.

Main Street Station. Sometime during my sabbatical in 1996(?)

Binions. Uncounted times.

Sahara. The poker room manager was a BARGEr. Its age showed in the rooms.

Las Vegas Club. I think I stayed there since Binions couldn't book me for the entire trip during BARGE.

Orleans. During BARGE and if i remember correctly one more time.

Mirage. By then I had moved to the US, it was easy to get the poker rate for just a weekend (and the Bellagio was already open)

Monte Carlo. Spent a great weekend there with the woman who later became my wife.

Rio. During one BARGE my wife got rooms there for a Online gaming convention. I will avoid this place in the future. Overpriced. Way to big, go wherever, it's a half hour trip.

Golden Nugget. Twice. Booked South tower twice, scored North tower twice.

Here's the summary: I am cheap. Who would have thought. 18 hotels total. I want to vote different now on Patti's poll: http://whipartist.livejournal.com/769680.html
27 October 2010 @ 09:11 pm
as the subject says, I have released my first application to the Android market. From the details page:

Dealmaker suggests payouts offered to the remaining players in a poker tournament by using 3 different methods: ICM or Independent Chip Model, Landrum/Burns or the proportional method. Tip amounts and tournament equity can be displayed as well. The output columns are configurable, payout structures can be saved and restored.

Find documentation at http://felizmobileapps.com/?page_id=39

It's a small application, but it has been a worthwhile learning experience. Please have a look at it by searching for "DealMaker" on the Android market.

Let me know if you discover any problems and if you like the application, leave comments and ratings at the market.
13 September 2010 @ 10:20 am
Is there anyone out there with some experience with Google Adsense? As some of you may know I am trying to get my own business in Android mobile applications started. I am trying to find out how to integrate Adsense into my applications. But I can't get an Adsense account without a webpage. And without and Adsense account I don't have access to the Adsense Android tools.
An application with just an "under construction" website was rejected, because Google explicitly states they don't want "under construction"

Thus, I either have to create a fully functioning website or create some blog that has regular entries and even some commentary. I doubt my LJ contributions will qualify and I would have to pay the membership fee. And there's a good chance that the "Pokerstars Blogger" links will disqualify me for Adsense.
22 July 2010 @ 05:05 pm
Nobody's making a Ding Dong post, yet?

Jaeger? Slacker !
25 June 2010 @ 07:43 am
Did some reading about soccer this morning and ended up with game theory.

Starting with the NY Times article about Clinton at the worldcup: A Diplomatic Traveling Supporter of the U.S. Team Sees the Big Picture

Which refers to a book: How Soccer Explains the World It doesn't get the greatest reviews but you get shown better books:

Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

One of the reviews points out this: But if there is only one chapter that I had to pick out from this book, hands down it is "The Economist's Fear of the Penalty Kick", an absolute riveting look at the scientific side of the dreaded penalty kick. Using the analysis developed in game theory, the authors examine how penalty kicks are taken (by the kicker) and defended (by the keeper). It culminates with an in-depth analysis of the Manchester United-Chelsea penalty shoot-out at the 2008 CHampions League final. "Then, in what must have been a chilling moment for Anelka, the Dutch [keeper] pointed with with his left hand to the left corner. 'That's where you're all putting it, isn't it?' he seemed to be saying. Now Anelka had a terrible dilemma. This was game theory in its rawest form". (You'll have to read the rest of it yourself...)

Which makes me want to read the chapter, so I google it and find this: Game Theory, Penalty Kicks, and Icy Veined Lando
“At dinner a few nights before the penalty, “Gato Diaz,” the keeper who has to stop it, muses about the kicker:

‘Constante kicks to the right.’

‘Always,’ said the president of the club.

‘But he knows that I know.’

‘Then we’re fucked.’

‘Yeah, but I know that he knows,’ said el Gato.

‘Then dive to the left and be ready,’ said someone at the table.

‘No. He knows that I know that he knows,’ said Gato Diaz, and he got up to go to bed.”

And if he’s smart, with ice in his veins, he may look up to see where you’re going to dive before he shoots. So don’t move!

That's why tom_bayes loves it so much.
22 June 2010 @ 12:09 am
7 goals in one game and nobody posts?
17 June 2010 @ 02:14 pm