Entries from September 2006

Sadness

September 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I’m so pissed off, I don’t even know where to begin. This is a sad day for poker players, and for all citizens. Whether you agree that online poker should be illegal or not, the method by which this measure was passed is dishonest and dispicable. The Port Security Measure was slated for a vote [...]

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Tags: Poker

Let no good deed go unpunished!

September 27th, 2006 · 11 Comments

This seems to be the philosophy of our current government. The video game industry has provided a robust self-regulated ratings system through the independent, non-profit Entertainment Software Ratings Board, or ESRB. The video game industry voluntarily established this commission in 1994 to address concerns over the appropriateness of some games for various age [...]

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Tags: Gaming

Quote of the Evening

September 26th, 2006 · 3 Comments

“We need more physicist in poker, Lon.” –Norman Chad of ESPN while commentating the final table of the WSOP Main Event.
All I have to say is, “Hells ya!”

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Tags: Poker

Space Weather: Good News/Bad News

September 20th, 2006 · 2 Comments

In the current environment of minimal funding for science in our country, those who are investigating space weather, the solar wind, and solar activity, have long sought an issue that would convince the politicians to give us a larger piece of the small funding pie. There’s been a LOT of work trying to tease [...]

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Tags: Science

PPA Phone March on Capitol Hill

September 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Below is a letter from the president of the Poker Players Alliance regarding a coordinated action to make our senators aware of our stance on the recent legislative assult on the game of poker. You can help save our game by joining in the march.
The U.S. Senate is Seeking to Ban Online Poker
PPA [...]

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Tags: Poker

Poker Posters

September 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I was browsing the 5 Star Deal website and saw the funniest poker poster I’ve seen in a long time!

I just had to share it.

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Tags: Poker

Web Junk 20

September 9th, 2006 · No Comments

Most of you are probably savvy enough to already know about this show, but the rest of y’all gotta check this out. This is the funniest stuff on the planet!
Web Junk 20

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Tags: Uncategorized

The Electronic Poker Table

September 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

There’s a new gaming device that’s starting to be used is a number of cardrooms, the electronic poker table. This table by PokerTek allows seating for ten, and uses small video screens for each player to view their cards, their opponents’ stacks, and select their action for each betting round. There is a [...]

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Tags: Poker

Toys in the Attic: Phase 1

September 1st, 2006 · 5 Comments

With the help of my good friend, Barry, the fridge finally made it outside. I didn’t dare open the thing in the house. As it turns out, the fridge wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. When I opened it a year and a half ago, there was a green [...]

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Tags: The House