A Poker Post

February 21st, 20182 comments

Yes, this is about poker.  It isn’t about my recent hands.  It is a modest bit of plagiarism.  You know! like all my poker posts in the past.   It is about someone we (poker players) all remember — Miss Ultimate Bet shill.

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Atlas Unmugged

February 3rd, 2018No comments

I had no thought of writing a blog today.   That change a minute ago.  I read a blog from the old days of poker.  Like many — including mine — it transition from talking about poker to something else.  The blog I am mentioning is Brad Willis’ own blog — Rapid Eye Reality.  The blog post I’m referring to is Atlas Mugged.

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Merry Christmas to all

December 25th, 20171 comment

Merry Christmas to all. Read more…

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King Jack Casino

December 9th, 2017No comments

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Happy Birthday

December 7th, 20171 comment

On “The Day that will live in Infamy.” I know where I was.  It isn’t like the day Kennedy was shot where I was walking across the student quad of my training battalion at Shepard AFB and someone came out of the CQ room shouting the news.  This info comes down second-hand. Read more…

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I am so out of it

December 1st, 20171 comment

Things use to seem pretty simple growing and living much of my life.  Today, I’m a anachronism.  I know why and I choose not to change. Read more…

The Internet

November 28th, 20171 comment

The FCC is going to do away with past rules on net neutrality.  It will allow the ISP to charge for “fast lane” access.  Right now there is no discrimination.  Every site must be treated the same.  The new rules will let the ISP charge for the very services that are now free to all.  That means you may end up with low resolution in the videos you view if the provider doesn’t pay them — Netflix, Youtube, Ted and all the rest will have to come after us to fund being able to fully use their service.  They have a working business model and that will have to change and change at our cost. Read more…

Know when to holdem; know when to foldem

November 22nd, 20171 comment

Fans of poker know that it is a game which requires a lot of skill to compete at the highest level, but also requires some luck. Players try to play as much as possible and thanks to online casinos, they can compete 24/7.

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Changing Times

November 21st, 20174 comments

Times have changed.  Nowhere is that more true than poker blogs.  I and others are moribund poker bloggers.   The other day I saw something that drove home the changes time brings about.  I thought it interesting  enough to share. Read more…

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Equifax Blows

September 22nd, 20174 comments

Well, the Equifax boondoggle seems to have bit me.  When I logged onto their site, it say I probably was compromised with their letting my records be stolen.  Ain’t that great.

So, they give me a site to register for a year’s protection.  I fill in the info and they tell me it didn’t take and I need to call their number.   But, when I return to the site, it tells me I have registered.   Then I get a message to proceed providing more info.  I do.  It asks me for my DOB twice and then tells me it can’t proceed and to call a number.  But, it too says it took when I reload the site.  Today, another message.  It need to verify my info.  Really?  This is now the third time they said that.  This time it asks me four question about outstanding loans/balances.  None of them applied to me.  Call me mister “none of the above.”  Made me think that is what everyone will end up being.

So, now it is stuck.  I can’t log in.  It appears I must call the bloody number and, being almost deaf now, that will be a nightmare.

As one of the big three credit organizations, their operation is atrocious.  They are a dog that should be put down.   Who in their right mind thinks they can rely on them?

Besides the above, the site was slow and pages timed out with regularity.  The system they are using to verify me is keystone cop grade software.  They have yet asked a question that really id’s me.  The first two step asked for information that was stolen — SS# and DOB.  The third one didn’t have info about me needing validation — all none of the above.

If you got bit by Equifax like me,  good luck.

The CEO and security head resigned/retired.  They were replaced internally by people likely as involved with theft as the people they are replacing.

There is no Big 3 in credit verification.  And now I wonder if there is even a “Big 2.”


P.S. If you have a Discover card, they are now providing similar info for free.  They will notify me if I apply for a credit card or loan.  At that point one is on their own.  If I ever get nailed, Equifax would supposedly resolve/protect me in the theft.  After visiting their site and jumping thru their broken hoops, I wonder just how great a job they’d do at that.  So, I’ve probably got as much protection with the Discover/Experian info.

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