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On Jun 17, 2015, Artie Fufkin wrote:

Pro-Tip, everybody knows what n-strippers are now, and everybody will be working to establish exactly what they can do with them.


I would have to respectfully disagree with that observation. Explorers recently encountered a cave dweller in a remote region of Borneo who when queried about N-Strippers said he did not know what they were...exactly. However, he added he had heard something about them. Smile

Maybe we should send him a copy of AMcD's new book when it comes out. Then...everyone will know... Just a thought!!! Smile
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On Jun 17, 2015, AMcD wrote:

Despite my supposed high IQ and that philosophizing side of me, it's something I have difficulties to understand. In fact, I just can't. What difference does it make? Why would Jason, Gary and co be allowed to expose, unveil and why others should not be granted that right?

I have respect for Jason, but his motivation about his last video sounds really "thin" to me. If I understand well, he did it because someone else what about to do it? Well...


Don't get me wrong, I am not glad with Jason doing the video. When I first found out I was really annoyed and disappointed, but I usually try to find the best part in everything, at least the less worst part of it. I would rather Jason doing the video choosing the information carefully and telling just what he told than another guy telling everything he found out the last two months even if he doesn't find it valuable or understands what he's talking about.

English is not my mother tongue and sometimes could be difficult to find the correct word to express just what I mean.
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Don't worry, I got your point now. Wholly. Obviously, it's best that a guy as knowledgeable as Jason did it instead of a "youtube guy", I fully agree. Who wouldn't?
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Personally, I wouldn't call being "unfriended" on Facebook any sort of legitimate pushback ... you (of course) are free to see it differently.

I also didn't note anywhere that I understood your motivation for writing. My reference was clearly to PERCEPTION, which is how others see you, NOT how you see yourself.
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Well, it depends who is unfriending you, when, and... what their best friends report to you, lol. Anyway.

For the rest, unfortunately, you can't say (or know) how other people see me, you can only talk for yourself. The opposite is true, it's exactly the same for me Smile.

I like reading you Artie, so, I'm gonna clarify my position for you.

As I said above, I write mainly because I couldn't find in book form what matters to me. Or, when, I could find some bits, it wasn't done the way I'd have appreciated to see it done. Magic/Gambling in 21st century see books coming mainly from US citizens. I really dislike the way they write most of Magic books. I'm a big fan of books on mathematics, IT, cryptography, science in general, coming from USA yet, for sure, and some books are the just the best ones, real bibles. But in Magic or Gambling, I would have troubles to list more than 7 books which I consider great.

I don't like the style, I don't like the constant advertising, the lack of references, the lack of historical background, I don't like the monster ego of 90% of authors (apparently they know all and USA is apparently the whole world as well) and I don't like the lack of novelty, innovation. People still writing about Erdnase, in 2015, come on!!! Where's the new material? Where's the future?

I'm into cards and Gambling history for decades. I have hundreds, hundreds!, of pages of notes, searches, algorithms, historical references. Why not turning it into books? After all, whining because I can't find something is one thing, but trying to improve it would be better, right? That's just what I did. Nothing more.

Fame, glory? People talk about that constantly here, but if you knew me better, you'd know I don't give a *** about that! I can even tell you I turned down (well, so far...) many offers for seminars, workshops and all. Why is it that difficult for people to understand that not everybody cares about fame? I just don't know. My heroes are guys like Nikola Tesla, Werner von Braun or Marcian Hoff you know, not card manipulators. I couldn't care less to be famous in Magic lol.

I'm not telling you that's it's not gratifying to have a few hundreds of customers appreciating my material. For sure, it motivates me. But I started writing mainly for myself. Now that people enjoy it, it's for them as well, of course. I just apologize to them for being so slow at writing. Main reason is that I work on several projects at the same time. Here you can check the big mess:

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Great post AMcD!
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Very true Arnold.

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While I share the somewhat conflicting feelings regarding a more public "outing" of N-strippers, I appreciate knowing that it will at least be taught by someone who knows and have studied the subject thoroughly. I look forward to seeing Jason's handling of this, and with a little (or a lot? of) luck I will be able to get my hands on Arnold's work on it as well!
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So AMcD,

Which to you think will be released next ?
Timing ?
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It doesn't take long to go up on illegal torrent sites, does it?

RIP Secrecy.
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Well, it was already on the networks 3 hours (or 4, I don't remember exactly) after its release...

That's 2015. Kids with no education, kids for whom all is due and must be for free. We've been into this before here and as it's out of topic I won't rant again.

@Jeff

I'm on two booklets at the same time, one of my variant of the second deal and the one about NS. No idea which one will be finished first. The one about NS is gonna be bigger than expected.
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My neighbor down the road has a 5 year old grandson in Kindergarten. His grandson is thinking of giving a demo of N-Strippers on Show and Tell next week for the class. The teacher wanted each student to come up with something new and unique. I suggested he come up with something different and less well known than N-Strippers. It is too "old-hat" and not very unique anymore. Smile

I should add this 5 year old uses jumbo cards for his N-Stripper demos. He has big hands for his age. Smile
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Not sure how many people go to those torrent sites.....I know that I would not use a torrent unless I did not care about that particular computer Smile
It's youtube you have to watch out for.
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On Jun 27, 2015, Expertmagician wrote:
.....I know that I would not use a torrent unless I did not care about that particular computer Smile


I clicked on the link and got very strong warnings from my computer protection software so much so I thought my computer would go up in flames if I entered the site. I did not go any further nor attempt to look at any of the downloads on that site. Smile
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The anti-virus industry has made a good brainwashing lol.
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On Jun 28, 2015, AMcD wrote:
The anti-virus industry has made a good brainwashing lol.


I have been hit by viruses a couple of times. It was not fun and took some effort to clean up. No LOL on that one or me.
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Use an anti-virus, don't go to websites where you don't control everything and that's it, you will never see any virus on your computers. Never.

Now, don't use genuine software, download games, software, go to porn websites, don't use an anti-virus or an anti-spyware and cry.

Besides, viruses... well. People mix up everything. Usually, you get some malware, trojans, keyloggers, spyers, etc. not viruses. Normally a virus is a piece of code replicating on your computer and which main goal is to destroy files, etc. That kind of behavior is outdated nowadays. Nowadays, hackers don't want to bother you, they just want your passwords or card numbers.
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On Jun 28, 2015, AMcD wrote:
Use an anti-virus, don't go to websites where you don't control everything and that's it, you will never see any virus on your computers. Never.


I'll do you one better than that. I simply wont turn on my computer anymore. Now I am really protected. Smile
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Just use an old computer which you do not mind rebuilding frequently Smile
Then scan anything you download for hidden viruses or malware.
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Jason,

I am a little confused. The new product from you is the Rosa product. The gimmick is not n-stripping (I do not want to reveal it, it is very clever and rarely seen. I plan on buying one because the decks I made using the same method were destroyed. Plus, the quality of the professionally made ones are probably better than anything I could do now and are certainly better than the ones I made in junior high). Is there another project you have coming out specifically on n-stripping or did I miss it (entirely possible for me to have been master of obvlivious to the obvious)?
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