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  1. Portraits on the ‘Net

    Been looking around the ‘Net. People I know from older days do not have photos of themselves on the I’Net. People in my family, excepting the very youngest, have no public photos. Most of these people, like me, avoid it like the plague. Publically publishing photos of yourself is not a new phenomenon; but, the degree to which it occurs has multiplied enormously. From what I’ve read, Facebook loses large numbers of accounts at the end of every graduation period, as students realize that they ...
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  2. Double after Ace Split — A Step Further

    This is a follow-on to the previous post which should be read first.

    I thought I would determine exactly when it is acceptable to double for less for the purple hands. This can be accomplished with Cacarulo’s tables in Appendix A of Don Schlesinger’s Blackjack Attack. Having made the calculations, I removed two purple plays, A7 vs. ten and ace. These require very high ratios of current bet to minimum bet allowed. In the chart below, you will now see numbers in the remaining purple cells.
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