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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:12:55 PM
Is the alphabet really a good cunninglingus technique?
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Posted: 6/28/2011 11:38:01 PM
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Is the alphabet really a good cunninglingus technique?

Nah, its highly over rated as it doesnt apply direct/constant contact to the clitoris.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:02:31 PM
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Whats a good diet for a good sports capper ?

A vegetarian diet is the only diet I know these days.

I highly recommend.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:05:28 PM

What kind of shoes did you wear today?

Sandals.  Havent worn anything else for probably a month.

How often do you brush your teeth?

Twice a day.

When was the last time you drank until you puked?

Probably 10 years ago at least.

Do you courtesy flush on the toilet?  I find that everyone either does this all the time or has never courtesy flushed in their life.

You should know by now that I dont EVER use public restrooms.  So I dont courtesy flush, because I am always on my own throne.  I also need certain wiping requirements - I will not use toilet paper that they have in public restrooms.  It has to the wipes. 

I have asked this before - if you got dog garbage on your hands, how would you clean it?  Would you get a paper towel and smear it?  Or would you wash it?

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SALTY:

Is the alphabet really a good cunninglingus technique?

Never tried it.  WIll let you know tomorrow.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:16:34 PM
Van -- what systems are you currently watching closely?
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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:17:31 PM
What is the square root of a million?
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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:18:47 PM
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Van -- what systems are you currently watching closely?

I watch all systems closely.

I have been watching the 5dimes wrestlemania system VERY closely.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:19:44 PM
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What is the square root of a million?

I can do this one in my head.

1,000 X 1,000 = 1,000,000

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Posted: 6/29/2011 12:20:31 PM

How about some gambling questions?

Otherwise, it is time to retire this thread.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 1:40:07 PM
Ever thought about relocating?
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Posted: 6/29/2011 2:13:30 PM
Van, 

I know you have said numerous times that you have arrangements with matchbook, pinnacle, and betfair. I am curious if you approached them or did they approach you in making whatever arrangements you have? On the other side of that are their other books out there that recruit you so to speak?

If you could have one exchange be legal in the US, would you prefer matchbook or betfair?

Being the type of player you are, has any of the books you play at ever offered to let you go behind the scenes to see their operations?


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Posted: 6/29/2011 2:20:18 PM
sorry a couple more...

you always talk about how you make bets based on the line difference between what you come up with and what your excel program (whatever you want to call it) comes up and that you also sometimes just make gut plays. Do you find that you will always go with a gut play over a line difference play or vice versa?

once you started doing this for a living, how long would would say it took you to really have a grasp on buying and selling?

thanks again for answering all these questions


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Posted: 6/29/2011 2:42:46 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

Well, if you want total honesty, here it comes......

I would like to say I dont.  But that would be lying.  But let me explain as best as I can.

There are degrees of how much I "look down on people who believe in god".  For instance, I think someone who is of a religion is far worse than someone who makes a case for there being a higher power that we dont understand.  I cant really argue the latter, but the former is a different story.

If I asked you if you look down on people who believe in the tooth fairy, what would your honest answer be?  I mean seriously - people who get together and worship the tooth fairy - what do you think of them?  They are people who despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary insist on believing in something.  I cant help but decide that those people are of lesser intelligence, or severely misinformed, or brainwashed.  This is how I view religion.

There is no case for religion that is intelligent.  Besides the fact that religion is the most destructive force in human history, and to this day kills and makes more misery than every disease on earth combined - it is a mindless "faith" based practice.  I live my life trying to never "check my brain at the door", but all religions require that you ignore the man behind the curtain and proceed as if the obvious isnt obvious.

So, if you say to me that you look at the things you dont understand with wonder, and come to a conclusion that there has to be a higher power - I cant really debate you.  But if you come to me and say you dont understand the things around you, and have come up with a flawed, unintelligent, scientifically impossible, 1st grade rendition of a story to fit all of the gaps, then I have to assume there is something wrong with you.  Maybe you are brainwashed, but more than likely you are not capable of understanding facts around you, or even worse you dont want to investigate.

The funny thing is that you look down on people of other religions and gods.  I assume you are christian, what do you think of Allah?  How about those statues of elephants that Hindus think are gods?  Why do you look down on them?  What about Branch Davidians?  You get to call them crazy right?  How about the Amish, or the Safardic person who wont do anyting on Saturdays?  Crazy?

The problem is that you think your brand of god is the only brand of god.  But I just think that your brand of crazy is equal to all other religions brand of crazy, there is no difference.

I cant listen to a guy tell me it is not raining when I can clearly observe that it is raining.  Should I patronize him by allowing him to keep telling me that Im not getting wet?  Should I not think less of him or that something is wrong with him?  You ignore facts around you, you dont question the faults of your beliefs, and worst of all you cannot be a critical thinker.

I just found this thread and started reading from page 1 ... let me just say you are doing a great job answering these questions.

I just wanted to bring up this question that you ask. Thinking Allah is this God that only Muslims believe in seems to be one of the most common misconceptions in the world today.

I'm an Arab christian (yeah this exist) and I just want to say that Allah is just the arabic name for God. If you read the bible in arabic, it will use the name "Allah" to refer to God. Christians, person and Muslims all believe in the same God, they differ in their teachings because they believe in different prophets who were all sent by that same God..

 

Now let me get back to reading the second half of the thread..

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Posted: 6/29/2011 2:59:42 PM
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Ever thought about relocating?

All the time.  My issue is kids.  But in 10 years, I would have no problem getting up and going.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:02:58 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by yuice20:

Van, 

I know you have said numerous times that you have arrangements with matchbook, pinnacle, and betfair. I am curious if you approached them or did they approach you in making whatever arrangements you have? On the other side of that are their other books out there that recruit you so to speak?

If you could have one exchange be legal in the US, would you prefer matchbook or betfair?

Being the type of player you are, has any of the books you play at ever offered to let you go behind the scenes to see their operations?


It is a little bit delicate, so I dont want to get in to too many details....

But I can tell you that the books themselves are not part of the arrangement.  There is no solicitation by the books themselves, or by me to the books.  It is either me on my own setting up the logistics of being a "virtual citizen", or it is a 3rd party.

Matchbook has better commission structure, betfair more markets and liquidity.  Overall - betfair because I can make up the commission on better live betting / market options.

I toured one book back about 4 years ago.  But they were careful what they showed me, it was just a meet and greet basically - I happened to be on the island in the caribbean where they were - so it worked out.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:09:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by yuice20:

sorry a couple more...

you always talk about how you make bets based on the line difference between what you come up with and what your excel program (whatever you want to call it) comes up and that you also sometimes just make gut plays. Do you find that you will always go with a gut play over a line difference play or vice versa?

once you started doing this for a living, how long would would say it took you to really have a grasp on buying and selling?

thanks again for answering all these questions


I always try to come up with one line, that is a mixture of gut and stats.  Simply put - I am constantly tweaking that ratio.  If my gut is for some reason more on target than stats, I adjust - and vice versa.  There have been times when my gut is at 30% over a full month, it happens.

Buying and selling is almost all gut - so it takes a lot of experience.  But several years ago when markets were free and open, you didnt even have to correctly predict line moves - there were open arbs everywhere - so you didnt even have to use your brain.  Things are different now, and the commission structure change at MB really hurt buying and selling.  I used to be able to buy a line at -135, and be safe from paying any commission - so I didnt have to really hit a big line move to be profitable - just a penny or two.  And with the volatility of MLB line moves, it is rare that a line only goes one way, so just with the natural variance of the line movement - you would have opportunities to sell without actually predicting line movement.

In other words - you could bet both sides of a game at noon at say -135 and +134, and have an opportunity to sell BOTH at a profit by first pitch at 7pm - without predicting anything.  Those days are gone.

These days, you have to have a feel for line movement - which comes with experience.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:10:05 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bomber0104:

I just found this thread and started reading from page 1 ... let me just say you are doing a great job answering these questions.

I just wanted to bring up this question that you ask. Thinking Allah is this God that only Muslims believe in seems to be one of the most common misconceptions in the world today.

I'm an Arab christian (yeah this exist) and I just want to say that Allah is just the arabic name for God. If you read the bible in arabic, it will use the name "Allah" to refer to God. Christians, person and Muslims all believe in the same God, they differ in their teachings because they believe in different prophets who were all sent by that same God..

 

Now let me get back to reading the second half of the thread..

I stand corrected.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:15:45 PM
Just reading post #467 is incredibly depressing. Seriously, seriously depressing. Many people on this site have no clue what the industry was like pre UIGEA. What a shame.
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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:34:28 PM

I know we haven't gotten along over the years, but I will have to give you credit for one thing. You are the one who turned me on to hummus. Pita chips, dipped in red pepper hummus is like a sore person, you just can't beat it. 

Interesting thread, and good read

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:48:37 PM
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Just reading post #467 is incredibly depressing. Seriously, seriously depressing. Many people on this site have no clue what the industry was like pre UIGEA. What a shame.

Totally agree.

And this is where I say "if I only knew then what I know now..." - I just feel like I didnt take enough low hanging fruit before the drought.

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Posted: 6/29/2011 3:49:51 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by tideman:

I know we haven't gotten along over the years, but I will have to give you credit for one thing. You are the one who turned me on to hummus. Pita chips, dipped in red pepper hummus is like a sore person, you just can't beat it. 

Interesting thread, and good read

"Hummus is delicious!"

One of my alltime favorite threads.

 

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Posted: 6/29/2011 8:08:15 PM
1) What percentage of your earnings would you attribute to your different avenues of income?

Example:

Handicapping 60%
Arbitrage 20%
Trading 20%

2) If someone you barely know asks you what you do for a living, what is your answer? What if it is someone you know well?

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Posted: 6/29/2011 8:17:54 PM
Also, any leans for the 2012 election?

I have a bet in on Rick Perry to win the Republican Candidacy at +750, just a personal lean (yes a Canadian betting US politics)


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Posted: 6/29/2011 9:15:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

A vegetarian diet is the only diet I know these days.

I highly recommend.



Can't say I blame you   I imagine you think quite clearly, do you ever have a juice week ?
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