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Mike, how many people do you think are going to remember stuff from 1952 now.

I didn't realize that Lee Van Cleef was in the movie's beginning (to which “Once Upon a Time in the West” paid homage 16 years later).
Jan. 19
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Michael, Alain, Ed, and Ai-Tai, I believe you are missing the point of Carl's story.
Jan. 19
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Roy, there were many, many players who were identified as steroid users.

If Barry Bonds is singled out, it was mainly because he broke the record for home runs in a single season and also holds the record for home runs in a career (among other amazing statistics and accomplishments).

A prime user that Greg left out is Jose Canseco who was an identical twin. Have you ever seen the Canseco twins together?
Jan. 16
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It's not the language, it's the logic.

A great book can be translated into numerous languages.

FORTRAN was plenty adequate in its day.
Jan. 12
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Gary, what does being super-intelligent about the indoor domiciles of horses have to do with this.
Jan. 9
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I'll see your 9 inches in New Jersey and raise you 7 inches and a blizzard in Virginia Beach.
Jan. 4
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OK, so notification is out.

The important thing is that it looks fantastic with Bridge World (or better) quality both in production values and content.
Jan. 4
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You have to differentiate between “leagues” and single or double-elimination KO events.

I believe the NYC area has had one of the premier double-elimination KO events for very many years.
Jan. 3
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Adam: “Lots of people have made posts about how they don't care about master points … but I think a lot of these posts are just thinly disguised bragging.”

This is known as “virtue signaling” and is epidemic in the age of social media.
Jan. 2
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Sort of reminds me of the “cold fusion” episode. LOL
Dec. 29, 2017
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It's clear that “something” improved Wbridge5's results fairly suddenly.

Will be interesting to see if all of the AI experts can agree on what it is.
Dec. 28, 2017
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Just to add to Peg and Jim's (and others) comments, I believe (in the forseeable future) that VR (virtual reality) will make it possible to play physically separated but not feel the difference over being together at one table.
Dec. 27, 2017
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The “bridge marketing world” is very similar to the computer-related products marketing world.

There are:

1. Novice, amateur, local, casual users
2. Power users
3. Professional users

for both.

Perhaps one could look at how Microsoft, Apple, Google, et al market their products for some clues to marketing bridge.
Dec. 26, 2017
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First off, I never meant to imply that I personally believe in and/or care about master points vis-à-vis reflecting the ability of the holder of them.

Secondly, I ask players in all countries to perform an honest mind experiment: what would the total effect on duplicate bridge be in your locality if master points were totally eliminated and no other placement awards were implemented?
Dec. 22, 2017
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This seems funny that in England, there are master points, when nobody cares.

Curious that they waste resources on such a situation.
Dec. 21, 2017
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If you allow 10 MPH over the speed limit, then there will be many drivers going 15 MPH over the speed limit, etc………….

Just a few speeding tickets seems to keep it from getting totally out of hand.
Dec. 18, 2017
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Georgiana, I don't really understand this. You have to be very insensitive to not know whether or not you finish most rounds ahead of time, whether or not you finish very few rounds after the time allotted, and whether or not you frequently finish on time even when pairs arrive late at your table.

If you can't say you do the three things above frequently, you are NOT a “fast” player.

Maybe a more reasonable question is “Are you fast, slow, or normal?”
Dec. 15, 2017
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This ridiculous episode brings to mind one of my pet peeves about game setups - when cards for two consecutive boards have the exact same backs. Seems like would not be too hard to avoid this in sets of boards.
Dec. 13, 2017
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LOL, Yu, I take it you are happier with the carbon dioxide that escapes into the air from the generation of electricity necessary to excite the electrons for the electronic medium rather than the (possibly) renewable wood that goes into “paper”.
Dec. 13, 2017
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How to play bridge after drinking?

Practice, practice, practice.
Dec. 12, 2017
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