Learn To Play Poker Online In Order To Make Money - Pot OddsWritten by Dean Harding
For most people, there are only two real reasons to play poker: fun and profit, which are sometimes interrelated (more profit means more fun).
But in order to make money by playing poker online, you should always be gathering information about your opponents and, why not, about yourself. Asides that, another vital thing is ability to determine, use and understand pot odds, which is one of most underrated concepts for beginning online poker players. Pot odds are calculations used during a game of poker that put concept of risk and reward into numbers. In this article, we provide you with an explanation of pot odds in order to help you start using them in your game.
Whenever you are in a hand and need to decide whether or not to call a bet, count how many cards that are still unseen that can come on turn and/or river that can help you. Then check number on chart below to get pot odds. For example, you have A5s with two more of your suit on flop. Therefore you have 9 outs to make nut flush. Your odds of hitting it on turn are 4.2 to 1 and to hit it on turn or river 1.9 to 1. If you are only concerned about hitting it on turn, pot must have at least 4.2 times amount you must place in pot to make this a profitable call. If you are playing no-limit holdem and a player has moved all-in, if there is at least 1.9 times amount you have to call in pot it is a correct call and will be profitable in long run. Pot odds are just a quick way of seeing if a bet will be profitable if you are in same situation thousands of times.
Satellite TV - The First Fifty YearsWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Satellite TV - The First Fifty Years By Rachael Stillman and Gary Davis
Webmasters: You may reprint this article in its entirety, providing you leave Byline and About Author sections intact, including links to Dish Network Satellite TV. Satellite TV may seem quite new, but its history actually spans over a fifty year period.
The original concept of satellite television is often attributed to writer Arthur C. Clarke, who was first to suggest a worldwide satellite communications system. Funding for satellite technology in U.S. began in 1950s, amidst space race, and Russian launching of satellite Sputnik in 1957.
The first communication satellite was developed by a group of businesses and government entities in 1963. Syncom II orbited at 22,300 miles over Atlantic; first satellite communication was on July 26, 1963, between a U.S. Navy ship in Lagos, Nigeria and U.S. Army naval station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Overloaded land based distribution methods had telephone companies utilizing satellite communication way before television industry even came into picture. In fact, it was not until 1978 that satellite communication was officially used by television industry.
In 1975, RWT's co-founder and BBC transmitter engineer Stephen Birkill built an experimental system for receiving Satellite Instructional Television Experiment TV (SITE) transmissions, beamed to Indian villages, from a NASA geostationary satellite.
Birkill extended his system, receiving TV pictures from Intelsat, Raduga, Molniya and others. In 1978, Birkill met up with Bob Cooper, a cable TV technical journalist and amateur radio enthusiast in U.S., who invited him to a cable TV operators' conference and trade show, CCOS-78. It was there that Birkill met with other satellite TV enthusiasts, who were interested, and ready to help develop, Birkillís experiments.
Interest in Television Receive Only (TVRO) satellite technology burst forward. The American TVRO boom caught attention of premium cable programmers, who began to realize potential of satellite TV. Back in mid-1970s, TV reception was under control of international operators, Intelsat and Intersputnik.
On March 1, 1978, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) introduced Public Television Satellite Service. Satellite communication technology caught on, and was used as a distribution method with broadcasters from 1978 through 1984, with early signals broadcast from HBO, TBS, and CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network, later The Family Channel). TVRO system prices dropped, and trade organization, Society for Private Commercial Earth Stations (SPACE), and first dealerships were established.