She met Unfavorable Odds but found hope by persevering through the pain. Here, Kim shares the techniques she learned to catapult herself from the past into the purpose God intended for her life.
Author: Kim Hamilton Anthony
Publisher: Tate Publishing
When Kim Hamilton rose to fame, she was anything but a typical world-class gymnast. She wasn't white, she didn't come from a middle-class family, and she was tall for a gymnast. But facing those obstacles was nothing compared To The challenges she faced at home. There, she tumbled in a secret world filled with drugs, violence, and financial strain. She met Unfavorable Odds but found hope by persevering through the pain. Here, Kim shares the techniques she learned to catapult herself from the past into the purpose God intended for her life.
Casino operators accomplish this illusion by setting the odds of losing so that
they only slightly favor the house. ... says that with unfavorable odds, if a
participant continues to gamble, he or she eventually will lose more than was
gained. This is ...
Author: J. Furman Daniel III
Publisher: Lexington Books
Unfortunately, much of what people believe about war in space has been shaped, or misshaped, by Hollywood and other forms of popular media. In this book a STEM educator and a political science professor team up to explore the possibilities for warfare in space and explain why almost everything you've learned about space wars from movies is disappointingly wrong. The truth is stranger and more interesting than fiction. Using history, politics and STEM as guides, this book provides a detailed account of how Earth’s first war in space will be fought. As we show, it will begin not as an invasion of Earth by super-advanced aliens but by Earth starting a war with its Martian colony.
by introducing infinite , discouraging odds for loss in the same moment when it
represents the ante as tantalizingly ... to abandoning an entirely reasonable
demonstration for the eschatological brinksmanship of infinitely unfavorable odds
Author: Alton VanKelly
Publisher: Summa Publications
"'Pascalian Fictions' presents the thesis that in fragments 135 and 418 (in Lafuma's edition) -- and a fortiori, throughout the 'Pensées' -- we see a coherent dialectic with Descartes and Cartesian thought. Kelly asserts that these two fragments contain a strident and active attempt on the part of Pascal to grapple with and subvert Descartes's ontological premises and to replace them with categories more germane to his system of Christian apologetics. Kelly's work focuses -- via an innovative analysis of structure, form, and syntax -- on narrative fiction as a mode of discourse in the 'Pensées' and particularly in the famous pari."--
For example, suppose we find that a given individual is willing to gamble at very
unfavorable odds—say, he is willing to pay $5 for a lottery ticket giving him a 1/
1000 chance of winning $ 1000. This allows us the inference that his vNM utility ...
Author: J.C. Harsanyi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B -though in fact his owncontri butions are much broader-and in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications.
If the odds are favorable , that is , there is a good chance they are going to win ,
they go for it . They jump . ... On the flip side , they know there are other risks with
unfavorable odds , often less than 50 percent , that they can afford to take all day .
Author: Dwight Drake
Publisher: West Group
"The planning discussions reflect the impact of tax changes through the close of 2010 and include new commentary on today's toughest challenges: the struggle to crawl out of a debilitating recession; the drop in global demand and associated deleveraging; the causes and effects of chronic unemployment; unprecedented government debts and deficits; the scope and impacts of the banking financial crisis; the perpetual uncertainty of taxes; the challenges of health care reform in the years ahead; and tax prospects for the future."--Publisher's website.
Beneath each game lies a meticulous strategy that serves the overall mission of
maximizing revenues . The first two games , Lone Star Millions and Texas Match
Up , offered especially unfavorable odds ( 1 in 7 . 90 and 1 in 6 . 81 , respectively
Author: Jennifer Vogel
A collection of articles describes the ills that gambling brings to the economy and to the lives of the people who can least afford gambling's long odds