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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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International 24-hour Bridge Hackathon starts tomorrow 06:00 UTC - over 50 software developers/techies/researchers players involved
I understand-I just threw it out there because I was so impressed what that open source program project was capable of. Firstly we have a great platform to play BG with people all across the globe. Secondly after every session we can have the program evaluate and usually most errors ...
International 24-hour Bridge Hackathon starts tomorrow 06:00 UTC - over 50 software developers/techies/researchers players involved
In the 90s we used a backgammon program called Snowie. Fantastic When the newer version came out at $350 we were all ready to snap it up. But then an "open source" program called Gnubg came out (for free) and it was arguably better. These programs were originally close to ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
"ACBL you are here to serve the players, not the other way a round. " The ACBL needs to get on the fast track. What is painfully apparent is that the ACBL is a client of BBO rather than the other way around.
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Well the real problem for online backgammon was the use of Backgammon programs. These programs can play amazingly well and extremley fast. Online players often upload their played matches into the program to see how well they played. I don't see much evidence that players are using them in ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
Donald if you are going to reference that saying please refer to what O'Brian told Winston Smith when Smith asked O'Brian why they did what they did. Made sure that when my children read the novel that they were aware of that very key exchange.
ACBL Board Happenings
"We don't need no stinkin [reasoning] reasoning" This is America after all
What makes bridge brilliant
I can't help but think that these times should be an opportunity. Samantha's video may not do it by itself but it it s just part of the solution. The ACBL should move quickly to promote the game to new players with time on their hands and certainly ...
A Call for Unity
Will pas the word Chris and Don
A Call for Unity
"I also understand that sometimes people feel the need to crack a joke to relieve some of the stress they're feeling" I am in daily contact with Steve Shiry who was the bridge director on the cruise ship and now in quaritine right here is San ANtonio When I ...
A Call for Unity
Well Rick's comment is so right on it needs to be infinitely emphasized about the CDC. Many Americans think the government is increasing funding and perhaps in short turn they have but hopefully not too late. They have taken the P out of EPA and now tried to take ...
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