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Michael Angelo Ravera
Michael Angelo Ravera
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Member Since
Oct. 6, 2015
Last Seen
July 10
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Ruby Life Master
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Uncomfortable Satisfaction
@Ray: The term "competent evidence" is also used in the California Vehicle Code. I have always assumed that this is a stronger burden than "introducing reasonable doubt" but not as strong as "preponderance of the evidence". I believe that you told me that this "only appears in CVC 22350 and ...
Uncomfortable Satisfaction
In the US (and I suspect it comes from British Common Law) we have the standard of "Clear and Convincing Evidence" often used in civil matters that result in punitive damages and which override normal statutes of limitations. Ray, who really is a Lawyer, has told me that he views ...
What is “Cheapest Minor” after 2!c-2!d-3!d?
I voted for 4, but would never play this. I usually play that the cheapest [i]suit[/i] bid after a 2 response {"Can't promise 2 tricks"} shows "Better make your next bid something that I can pass or correct because I'm not sure that have ...
Working Backwards from Maximal Security
@Nicolas: Knowledge of how many hands were required to crack ACBL's PRNG in a few seconds?
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
David Stevenson' page used to give about 90 ways to escape from 1NTX or defenses to 1NT (I forget which, but one translates well and obviously into the other). I have suggested that in some cases, bids get alerted automatically by default and affirmative action be required not to alert ...
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
The difference between Eugene's better proposal and my original proposal is that mine could be done on a lunch hour and Eugene's would take all day. It's a lot easier to avoid an update until it is your turn to bid than it is to avoid an ...
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
@James: Great Idea! I wish that I had thought of it earlier! Oh, wait! I did! See upthread and the last time online tempo issues came up.
Working Backwards from Maximal Security
I've mentioned before that cracking the PRNG would produce great results only if done in time to exploit it. Assuming that you were able to reverse engineer the PRNG from full knowledge of all 52 cards on the first two boards (which seems optimistic and time consuming at best ...
Working Backwards from Maximal Security
The "Penn and Teller" show in Las Vegas showed us how to transmit a small number of bits with nothing more than an imaginary grid and thoughtful placement of something. The coughing Doctors and F-N showed us how effective transmission of just a few bits could be. If the monitor ...
Automating Swiss assignments
The ACBL method is to relegate to the 3-way match from the bottom first.
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