Anyone read any good books?

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jimibt
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ShaunWhite wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:29 am
jimibt wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:44 am
just started reading The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Did you hear about her on More or Less? I was just catching up with it and heard a feature about her (aug 19th episode). Then I came here to post a quote from something else and saw your recommendation, bit of a coincidence.

That feature also had a great quote from Edward Gibbon 1750ish. One of the first people to apply probability to staking in card & dice games while others were still using the stars for guidance...

He said "the laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacous in particular". That should be lesson 1, day 1 of trading 101.

He was actually talking about what day he might die in the next 15yrs rather than horses at the time, but it holds true everywhere. Dying for him was probably a daily gamble if he was using maths to play cards while the others were using luck and the heavens :?
yes, it was on More or Less that I heard here. (these days., most of my book recommendations come from R4 -rock 'n roll :D).

there's some great stuff in the book and what I like in particular is that it's written as a story with a lot of the psychology stuff intermixed as part of the narrative. think you'll enjoy it. still only on the 1st third as pesky tasks have gotten in the way (yet again!).
bfc57
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Got this after hearing her on More or Less, it’s a great read. I’m not so interested in poker (and I have skipped some of the pure poker stuff) but her thoughts on learning, discipline and psychology, are informative. Recommend.
StellaBot
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Does PDF count?

I read this many moons ago

https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/243 ... llText.pdf

Some interesting bits in there

EDIT
DO pdfs upload here?

Suppose if not, copy address to google?
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Korattt
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what I’m into at the moment, thought to myself as I’m surrounded by ‘em I may as well read up on ‘em..
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sionascaig
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Among_the_Thugs

Worth a go if you haven't already.... The author joins up with "supporters" from various football teams and follows them on their travels. At one point he meets up with Nick Griffins at a NF disco.

Will need a strong stomach though...

"I was surprised by what I found; moreover, because I came away with a knowledge that I had not possessed before, I was also grateful, and surprised by that as well. I had not expected the violence to be so pleasurable....This is, if you like, the answer to the hundred-dollar question: why do young males riot every Saturday? They do it for the same reason that another generation drank too much, or smoked dope, or took hallucinogenic drugs, or behaved badly or rebelliously. Violence is their antisocial kick, their mind-altering experience, an adrenaline-induced euphoria that might be all the more powerful because it is generated by the body itself, with, I was convinced, many of the same addictive qualities that characterize synthetically-produced drugs."
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Thinking about getting more proactive with my reading in 2021.  This thread gonna make for a great starting point :ugeek:
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The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi
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