Learn To Play Poker Online In Order To Make Money - Pot Odds

Written 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 isrepparttar ability to determine, use and understand pot odds, which is one ofrepparttar 138220 most underrated concepts for beginning online poker players. Pot odds are calculations used during a game of poker that putrepparttar 138221 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 onrepparttar 138222 turn and/or river that can help you. Then checkrepparttar 138223 number onrepparttar 138224 chart below to getrepparttar 138225 pot odds. For example, you have A5s with two more of your suit onrepparttar 138226 flop. Therefore you have 9 outs to makerepparttar 138227 nut flush. Your odds of hitting it onrepparttar 138228 turn are 4.2 to 1 and to hit it onrepparttar 138229 turn or river 1.9 to 1. If you are only concerned about hitting it onrepparttar 138230 turn,repparttar 138231 pot must have at least 4.2 timesrepparttar 138232 amount you must place inrepparttar 138233 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 timesrepparttar 138234 amount you have to call inrepparttar 138235 pot it is a correct call and will be profitable inrepparttar 138236 long run. Pot odds are just a quick way of seeing if a bet will be profitable if you are inrepparttar 138237 same situation thousands of times.

Satellite TV - The First Fifty Years

Written 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 leaverepparttar Byline and Aboutrepparttar 138207 Author sections intact, includingrepparttar 138208 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 wasrepparttar 138209 first to suggest a worldwide satellite communications system. Funding for satellite technology inrepparttar 138210 U.S. began inrepparttar 138211 1950s, amidstrepparttar 138212 space race, andrepparttar 138213 Russian launching ofrepparttar 138214 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 overrepparttar 138215 Atlantic;repparttar 138216 first satellite communication was on July 26, 1963, between a U.S. Navy ship in Lagos, Nigeria andrepparttar 138217 U.S. Army naval station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Overloaded land based distribution methods hadrepparttar 138218 telephone companies utilizing satellite communication way beforerepparttar 138219 television industry even came intorepparttar 138220 picture. In fact, it was not until 1978 that satellite communication was officially used byrepparttar 138221 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 inrepparttar 138222 U.S., who invited him to a cable TV operators' conference and trade show,repparttar 138223 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 caughtrepparttar 138224 attention of premium cable programmers, who began to realizerepparttar 138225 potential of satellite TV. Back inrepparttar 138226 mid-1970s, TV reception was repparttar 138227 underrepparttar 138228 control of international operators, Intelsat and Intersputnik.

On March 1, 1978,repparttar 138229 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) introduced Public Television Satellite Service. Satellite communication technology caught on, and was used as a distribution method withrepparttar 138230 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, andrepparttar 138231 trade organization, Society for Private Commercial Earth Stations (SPACE), andrepparttar 138232 first dealerships were established.

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