• Winter-con 2014: Takes over Resorts World Casino New York City - New York Geek Culture

    Winter-con 2014: Takes over Resorts World Casino New York City – New York Geek Culture

    Freddie Gregory

    Freddie Gregory

    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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    Nikwan Murphy, the guys from the “Empire Saber Guild,” and representing ESG and “The Dark Alliance,”(both “Lucasfilm” recognized groups.)

    Martialist – The Decline & Rebirth of Martial Arts, was one of the better events at the con. making every con better “/

    Zorikh Lequidre aka Captain Zorikh and the New York Knights

    The first NY Wintercon was a glorious celebration of all the arts and cultures that the “cool kids” used to laugh at. links blow to photo’s about the Sword Class NYC and more.

    Di├ínna Martin of he “Empire Saber Guild” and representing ESG and “The Dark Alliance”

    It was a wonderful time. It proved the commercial viability of a mid-sized convention in winter in Queens, an underserved

    Winter-con first year was awesome.

    Eternal Corp

    Being that it was the first Wintercon, I was impressed with the turnout and overall had lots of fun being with my fellow cosplayers and seeing all the creative cosplays! Will definitely go again next year as…… A huge martial arts demo and movie of the same name, a Documentary Movie about The Past and Present of martial Arts. Lets hope Winter-con can give them a run for their money next year.” We at examiner, Have hope because of the news hitting today on their Facebook page, that the next Winter-con will be two days next year.

    The first ever “Winter-con” hit New York on December 6th 2014. It was a fantastic experience for me as a newbie costumer/performer, and my friend brought his teenage son who had never been to a con before and really loved it, and insisted upon returning. A great place for cosplayer to take pictures and get away from the crowd. I would like to thank Frank for giving me the opportunity to showcase his event through my lens”

    Sifu Cliff wants you to know

    To be honest, Examiner had a blast going, and hope to return next year to see this baby grow into the next great hero of geek culture. The big surprised from everyone Examiner talked to, was to hear that everyone said, they made a profit. It was at the “Resorts World Casino New York City,” the free shuttle from almost everywhere in the five boroughs, the top floor car access for anybody coming by car, made it so easy to reach the convention floor, which was on the six floor. No long lines yet, so you had the chance to actually spend time enjoying the con. While it seemed a little cramped for the vendors, the guess had plenty of space. Where you could see armored warriors in action! Watch the Jedi battle Sith! And Learn how you can become involved with the most exciting combat sports and live action roleplay games around!

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    Chloe Chlocabo “lola Bunny” of Chloe Cosplay had this to say.

    Sword Class NYC, were showing off strength and discipline, with brilliant displays of talent. making every con better

    Winter-con was not your overly commercial con, like New York Comic-con, 20 bucks for tickets, 15 bucks online, was a literal steal in this day and age. Be there to find out!

    “I have attended many cons in different states and documented them with my photography and video. You saw most of the martial Artist at The Combat Corral. I am happy to have been given the opportunity to be the official photographer of the 1st ever Wintercon. The main sentiment most vendors expressed was the low ticket prices and shuttles helped. While Not better than lets say Brooklyn’s “SpringFest “Examiners pic for best con of New York. Check out the pictures in the slide show, and watch out for our video coverage coming soon on this YouTube page click here

    We will be holding the Expo 9 & Masters of Martial Arts Awards Ceremony at the GPG Championships March 27th – 28th – 29th – Friday Night Fights with the GPG Pro MMA Championships an excellent addition to our ever-growing show. Check out the photo’s at Jason Laboy Photography. People were so friendly and encouraging… The fans and folks who paid to be a part of this were really a great crowd.

    Jason Laboy of Jason Laboy Photography had this to say

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  • Exploring Polyamides: Kevlar and Nylon

    Exploring Polyamides: Kevlar and Nylon

    Freddie Gregory

    Freddie Gregory

    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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    Kevlar is usually not affected by solvents, shows no signs of weakness after immersion in boiling water or liquid hydrocarbons even after years of exposure. Kevlar has its artistic side, too, when employed in musical instrument components such as reeds and drum heads

    Currently, a lighter, thinner, more flexible version of body armor is being developed: 10 layers of Kevlar are combined with a Shear Thickening Liquid, then placed over 31 layers of untreated Kevlar. The cellulose polymer produced in this fashion absorbed moisture, though; and saggy fake-silk stockings hardly qualified anybody for the best-dressed list.

    Nylon is still used to make much more than just the pantyhose ubiquitously referred to as “nylons.” Various types of clothing, the inner structure of automobile tires, boat sails, upholstery, and carpets all owe a profound debt to Du Pont and Carothers’s very practical and useful polyamide. Humankind’s chemical advances have altered society’s perceptions and expectations. Despite these negative reasons, Kevlar is well worth its cost.

    Du Pont contributed greatly to the American World War II effort. In contrast, Nazi Germany invested heavily in cellulose-based rayon fabrics.Rayon doesn’t provide much protection in the bitter cold and the uniforms made from this material may have contributed to Germany’s failures on the Russian front during harsh winter weather.

    The phrase “polymer centuries” adapted from “polymer century,” which may be found at p. In the world of beauty, nylon yields good synthetic resins, thickens cosmetics and makes them opaque, lengthens eyelashes, and soaks up superfluous facial oil. During the 1950s, it even became the first so-called engineering plastic and was convenient for constructing machine cogs and bearings.

    Kevlar is not limited to the above herculean tasks alone. Nylon and Kevlar as “un-natural” results of laboratory toil and talent save lives, increase human pleasure/safety in games, make people look better, and quietly change the world one molecule at a time.

    Finally, in 1938, Harvard University organic chemist Wallace Carothers polymerized nylon for Du Pont. It took the trusty amide bond and some creative organic chemistry to solve the former problem with Kevlar and the latter with nylon.

    The Birth and Development of Nylon: The Definitive Artificial Silk

    The main drawback to Kevlar is its rather exorbitant price. But then, what on earth ever could? Oh, yeah…

    The Many Uses of Nylon

    Like nylon, natural silk possesses amide bonds, but is a true pleated-sheet protein with chains mostly composed of the amino acids serine, alanine, and glycine. Both use not-so-amazing monomers and the same taken-for-granted amide bond found in all peptides or proteins to produce macromolecules that beat nature at her own game. Kevlar’s strands are powerfully attracted to one another, forming tightly-packed sheets rather than the ordinary mangled mess familiar to polymer enthusiasts everywhere.

    Sources

    Barrie, Alison, “Forget Kevlar! Liquid body armor hardens on impact,” FOX News, April 5, 2012.

    Caswell, Adam, “Other Uses of Kevlar,” ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu, 2003.

    Clark, Jim, “Polyamides,” chemguide.co.uk, 2004.

    Daintith, John, editor, A Dictionary of Chemistry, Third ed., Oxford University Press, 1996.

    Emsley, John, Molecules at an Exhibition, Oxford University Press, 1998.

    Le Couteur, Penny and Burreson, Jay, Napoleon’s Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History, New York: Jeremy P. This substitution causes hydrochloric acid rather than water to be released when the amide bond forms.. Kevlar is most important for its effectiveness as body armor and bombproof material and this is due to the super-strong polymer mesh’s absorption of energy from bullets and blasts.

    Of course, despite its wartime successes, it can’t stop a bullet. Kevlar will dissolve in pure sulfuric acid, but so do many materials. Otto Rohm, but did not reach the general public until some years later)

    The first artificial silk was made in the late 1870s by Count Hilaire de Chardonnet, who noticed he could pull long threads from a spilled photographic solution known as collodion. In the modern process there is substitution of more reactive dichlorides (such as hexanedioyl dichloride) for dicarboxylic acids. It finally and fittingly hit the market in 1982, exactly fifty years after the creation of the last bullet-impervious material (i.e., Superman’s chest – of course, just a jest! On a more serious note, the bullet-deflecting material polymethyl methacrylate was first synthesized in 1931 by German chemist Dr. Kevlar also presents other dilemmas since it is difficult to paint, cut, or drill; exhibits poor compression strength; displays susceptibility to degradation/decomposition with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Within one year of nylon’s birth, 64 million pairs of hosiery made from it hopped off the shelves.

    Also made by Du Pont, Kevlar is the registered trademark of a specific type of aromatic polyamide copolymer often called an aramid. The severe bruising and internal trauma resulting from gunshot impact will be reduced by this improvement; physical fatigue caused by heavy armor should also be cut considerably.

    There are now two other types of nylon fibers: nylon 6, produced by the self-condensation of 6-aminohexanoic acid (the original monomer is caprolactam; its ring opens when it polymerizes); and nylon 6, 10, polymerized from 1,6-diaminohexane and decanedioic acid. Nylon proved useful for many military applications such as weather balloons, parachutes, ropes, tire cords, and mosquito netting. While nylon perhaps did not have exactly the same sheen as silk, it nonetheless turned out to be almost perfect for stockings since it fitted tightly to the leg, was relatively durable, and could be made available to the public at an affordable price. Kevlar assists people to enjoy the sporting life in: laminates that coat racecar drivers’ survival compartments, tennis and badminton racquets, skis, running shoes, puncture-resistant kayaks and canoes. 150 of Hoffman, Roald and Torrence, Vivian, Chemistry Imagined: Reflections on Science, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

    Nylon and Kevlar truly exhibit the fun “Merlin the Magician” quality of polymer chemistry. Kevlar Vests Have Saved Many LivesLess than a century ago, a lightweight material strong enough to stop a bullet would have fallen firmly into the realm of science fiction; and attempts at bypassing the silkworm to create manmade sheer-and-sexy stockings were depressingly mired in baggy cellulose-based fabrics. Kevlar does not Learn More

     
  • Vegas blackjack for novices VII - playing for comps - National Las Vegas

    Vegas blackjack for novices VII – playing for comps – National Las Vegas

    Freddie Gregory

    Freddie Gregory

    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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    However, specific hosts at three locales have indeed improved our comp experiences in Vegas. For us, the Coast Casinos ( specifically Orleans and Gold Coast ) and Station Casinos have been the most liberal with their comp awards.

    - Look like a loser ( you might be one anyway ) : hide / ” rathole ” chips ( just slip them in your pocket ) during play without the casino staff’s knowledge ; buy in for more chips when appropriate

    Casino calculation of comp awards :

    Where to play for comps in Vegas :

    Total action = total amount wagered over time

    Basic comp accrual tactics :

    All the Las Vegas casinos compete for gambler’s time and money by compensating them with complimentary gifts ( comps ). Further, it’s obviously foolish to lose $300 in a quest to acquire a buffet comp…even Bellagio’s buffet isn’t that good.

    Select player – favorable games ( rules, 3:2 payoffs, no CSM’s, specific casinos, finding / scouting the good games with the comparatively lower house edges)

    Casino edge / theoretical player loss = 2%

    Be convinced that blackjack is likely the best casino game for players to acquire comps ( because it’s a game of skill and generally has lowest house edges over players )

    $10 (average bet ) x 4 (hours played ) x 60 hands / hr x .02 (theoretical avg loss) x 40%

    $2400 x .02 = $48 theoretical loss x 40% = $19.20 in earned comps

    We’ve already provided specific examples of current Vegas casino blackjack games with starting house edges of 0.5% or less for basic strategy players. Be happy, because on paper you’re ahead with that info.

    Throughout this series, we’ve sporadically mentioned the real dollar value of acquiring comps for blackjack play in Vegas. With those assumptions , we can calculate…

    - Don’t be a jerk : a friendly demeanor can enhance your ability to obtain comps sometimes ; this includes limited tips for dealers after a good win or when the floor is monitoring your play; don’t overtip as it cuts into your expectation very subtly but significantly.

    $2400 x .005 = $12 actual expected loss from skilled play

    It’s important that novice players apply all the previous key aspects presented in this series prior to and while pursuing comps including…

    Study game layout / playing procedures (practice free online training games)

    Playing for comps :

    - Though not a typical comp accrual suggestion, again always try and locate / play the best games as a co – factor when attempting to acquire these awards. In my experience, the Caesars Entertainment ( formerly Harrah’s Entertainment ) group of casinos as a whole don’t compete with MGM in either category ( games or comps ) on the Strip.

    One of the keys to comp maximization is convincing the casinos and their pit crews that player theoretical loss (important factor for comp calculations) is greater than it actually is. Some of those are initial buy – in amounts, average bet per hand, length and speed of play, player playing all or a proportionate number of hands, and actual wins or losses.

    These are our suggestions based on our own personal experiences. Perhaps now it’s easier to visualize why we’ve stressed the importance of playing the best games and reducing house advantages by seemingly miniscule amounts. Off – Strip casino hosts can be helpful to many low – midlevel stakes players. Comp programs are inherently designed to build customer loyalties and to entice gamblers to return with their cash in hand. However you analyze it, the skilled player is dollars ahead relative to the average Vegas blackjack player.

    The above formula is a base description of comp calculation and does not include other important info that casinos consider when figuring comp awards. Total Action x Casino Edge = Player Theoretical Loss x 40%

    Casino hosts :

    Generally, off – Strip ( including downtown Fremont Street area ) casinos have better comp awards reputations at lower table minimums than Strip properties. On the Strip, some of the MGM Resorts International properties ( specifically MGM Grand, New York – New York, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, and Mirage ) have simultaneously and consistently offered the best games ( rules, etc) and comp offers for our play and wager levels ( $ 10 – $25 minimums). Hosts and player’s club reps in Vegas all have generally less discretionary authority to award comps than they once had. These observations are particularly applicable at the ritzier Strip properties and for low to midlevel stakes players at those casinos. Depending on the casino you’re playing in and crowd conditions, don’t be surprised if the supervisor fails to show up with a response to your request, at least right away. If you feel as if you’re near the required play and wager levels to ask for a specific desired comp, ask the pit boss ( the dealer will summon them for you ). It has been estimated that 75% of all comps are awarded to low – midlevel stakes gamblers ( the “little guys” ); the point here is you don’t have to be a high – roller to acquire some of these freebies.

    Another assumption in calculation is that casinos will typically figure average players play 60 hands / hr at blackjack ( it’s often more but the casinos limit this factor in figuring comps because it’s in their favor).

    - Acquire and use player’s club cards : ask to get rated when buying in and be aware that some casinos require $15 – $25 minimum bet levels to be rated at all ( particularly at the mid / upper tier Strip properties ).

    Casino host acquisition in Vegas as a means to enhance a player’s overall comp position and awards is still recommended even though the almighty computer ranking has assumed a primary role these days. There are huge differences in Vegas comp programs. Comp accrual doesn’t lower house edge figures, but it can partially Learn More

     
  • Bet on this: Rex Ryan, Jets looking to ‘wake up’ all those who doubt them

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    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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  • Adam Silver supports legalized sports gambling in New York Times op-ed | Ball Don’t Lie

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    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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  • Prestige Royal Gardens Planned To Plagiarize Your Status

    Freddie Gregory

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    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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  • A Bet You ALWAYS Win – How Sports Betting Arbitrage Works

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    For recreational bettors who want to place bet with a single bookie. It is suggested that they should select sport book after comparison of different sport books and that sport book should be selected that is offering lowest margins as compare to others these books are mostly located near to the top of odds comparison.
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