Daily Archive for Friday, June 8th, 2007

barney’s hearing/ben decker sends me barlow

how do you teach majong players to use the internet quips barney

i’m wathching the stream of barney’s hearing
how is this being recorded
will it be edited
how and when is edit happening
what tools have we now to bring truth up to time

compulsive gambling at a game of skill
think about it
what is that
i don’t believe the compulsive gambler epithet thrown at poker
show me a compulsive learner of skill i show you a student
i am a student expressing truth
thinking poker is a way of thinking about truth
mainline to the necker cube
the riddle of three hats
poker a game three can play

opening witnesses good

they open with security
technology of the filters to keep the children out fails twenty percent of the time
teenagers fighting to get in to bars with fake id’s and fighting to play poker online
curious witness

now religion reverend hogan
son in jail for robbing a bank
the black hole of addiction
this can’t be real
i have to meet this kid
hey greg
you’ve got a friend out here
you need pokertracker and a lot of help from 2+2
either that or you are pathalogically stupid
which, as i think of it, is a possibility

cute guy with curly gray hair looking up and talking aristotle
let’s look at what our society is wanting
look at society wanting to play poker
who is calling the shots in the society of those who don’t want us to play
distinguish games of chance from games of skill
who pays the bills of those who put the opposition witnesses together
how is the program put together
who makes the witness list

i’m fighting for freedom to play poker
the law as old as momammed divides between gambling and games of skill
here it is simple
gambling on lotteries is irrational from any rational gambler’z point of view
games of chance give hope and take money at bad odds
playing games of skill is how you learn

maam congresswoman from indiana nails it
how can you bet a race horse race over internet and not bet poker
how do you know what party i’m in
you’re on that side of the room
why do we have pockets in our country in which locals can decide they don’t want to learn
folds fraid their man gonna gamble off their paycheck before they bring it home
who is this wonderful lady
the gentle woman from indiana

i’m for a constitutional right to play internet poker
i claim a right of expression to play poker with anyone and everyone on the net
i claim a right to learn and teach poker as researcher and professor
i am eon
dean of cyberspace
this is my school
i make it ours

gotta go get stiches out
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email
Benjamin Decker
to me, Andrew, Zander

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10:45 am (2 hours ago)
Hi Professor Nesson. My Dad forwarded over your response.

How are you feeling? I hope well! I was so sorry to hear about your back. To be honest, when we first heard, we weren’t sure if it was real — after your avatarial address, we were half expecting you to scooter in on one wheel through the back door! Again though, thank you so much for inviting us to the conference. It really was amazing.

I stole the Goldsmith and Wu book from my Dad, and there’s one quote I thought worth sharing. It’s a John Barlow:

“Imagine discovering a continent so vast that it may have no end to its dimensions. Imagine a new world with more resources than all our future greed might exhaust, more opportunities than there will ever be entrepreneurs enough to exploit, and a peculiar kind of real estate that expands with development.” And “imagine a place where trespassers leave no footprints, where goods can be stolen an infinite number of times and yet remain in the possession of their original owners, where businesses you never heard of can own the history of your personal affairs, where only the children feel completely at home, where the physics is that of thought rather than things, and where everyone is as virtual as the shadows in Plato’s Cave”

Have you seen this one? What’s on the table here I think is definitely *both* (and equally) cyberspace and virtual space (by which I mean the web and metaverse constructions respectively).

Best wishes, and feel well!
Ben