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When considering the aerosol masking effect, the greatest effect will be where sulfate aerosols are most dense. In this map, that includes Europe, equatorial regions, India, N/S Korea and Japan.

After COVID-19's initial emission reductions there was a heat wave in China.
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One of the benefits of climate change being the catastrophic issue of our day is that all of the other issues, covid, racism, voting rights, guns, abortion, anti-vaxers, etc. become small differences between us. We are all going through a planetary disaster together. Be kind.

Computer-Perfect Baccarat Play

[The original article is at  Many thanks to 888 for permission to repost this article here.]

I have recently been obsessing over computer-perfect play against the baccarat Tie bet and Pairs bet.  The current post takes computer-perfect baccarat to the next level. I am going to give the computer-perfect win-rates and other statistics for each of the Player, Banker and Tie bets for a variety of cut card placements. This will allow me to give an overall win-rate for a patron using a computer to play baccarat perfectly.

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Why Baccarat Card Counting Sucks

[This article appears at, but folks in some countries can’t access it.  Due to the popularity of this article, I am reposting it here. Gratitude to 888 for permission to re-post.]

From time to time the question of card counting in baccarat comes up. Because baccarat is dealt from a shoe, it follows that the odds for the banker/player/tie bets change as cards are dealt. As more and more cards are dealt, a counter will get an ever more precise estimation of the composition of the cards that remain. Continue reading

Live Stream 05.23.2021

My Poetry Website …

So, I finally did it … published a “book” of my poetry. Please stop by and have a look, and maybe even read a poem or two. Thanks to everyone who’s been part of this epic journey.

Here is the link:

YouTube Channel is Back (for now!)


I changed the visibility on my YouTube channel so that all videos are once again available to the public. Please enjoy!

Here is the very last video I posted: