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Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
Is there anything specific you don't like in the...

Is there anything specific you don't like in the current rules of 14.1 or are you experiencing a general malaise and ennui?
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
Danny, you need to keep up. The BCA no long has...

Danny, you need to keep up. The BCA no long has leagues and hasn't had leagues for over a decade.
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
And so far as I know, it has been played that way...

And so far as I know, it has been played that way for 100 years. The only recent addition is the marking part.

The rules for the 1921 National Championship simply say "interferes with the...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you don't care whether your sales images...

If you don't care whether your sales images disappear that may be a good way. If you are posting to a discussion or something of historical interest, it's a really, really bad way as others have...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Bob Jewett
Thanks for the link. I was very careful not to be...

Thanks for the link. I was very careful not to be at work when I viewed that. Nice, really nice.
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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 26,364
Posted By Bob Jewett
The range of dates was advertised but I'm not...

The range of dates was advertised but I'm not sure that the exact days were available more than 24 hours in advance. When I went to Easy Street to watch, I called a few days ahead to make sure John...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, now that you only have the pieces you can't...

Well, now that you only have the pieces you can't be sure. Maybe the perp is a math whiz.

The Banach–Tarski paradox is a theorem in set-theoretic geometry, which states the following: Given a...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 970
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are a few things VP doesn't get quite right...

There are a few things VP doesn't get quite right mostly because they are very expensive to calculate. One of them is the ball sinking into the cushion.
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
The rule says in part: A ball is considered...

The rule says in part:

A ball is considered to interfere with the rack if it is within or overlaps the outline of the rack.

The outline is drawn outside the triangle. The rules don't actually...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bob Jewett
I don't think the Aramith ball polish has any...

I don't think the Aramith ball polish has any silicone.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bob Jewett
Some people just have no imagination. Or, they...

Some people just have no imagination. Or, they are putting others off the scent. From the thread below, I like this post by someone who also appears to be creativity-challenged:

I was going...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bob Jewett
Many know about Semih Sayginer's amazing trick...

Many know about Semih Sayginer's amazing trick shots. Massés, huge draw shots, piqués :thumbup: Many years ago he was watching a show by Roberto Rojas at a big US tournament, and he made some quiet...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 26,364
Posted By Bob Jewett
The run started before the normal opening hours...

The run started before the normal opening hours but from my personal experience, there was no problem getting in early to watch. Whether that satisfies one's concept of "open to the public" is up to...
Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 777
Posted By Bob Jewett
And here is the commented video:...

And here is the commented video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmV9ErFs6D8

Neither was playing his best but a little struggle makes the match more interesting.

And here is the post-match...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 970
Posted By Bob Jewett
The difference between absolute rotation rate and...

The difference between absolute rotation rate and rotation relative to translation is important. I think it is an error to dismiss it.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Bob Jewett
No, I don't think the cue ball was moved. The...

No, I don't think the cue ball was moved. The confusion comes from the fact that the area boundaries are not real lines. They are drawn in the editing. From the end of the table, the ball looks...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bob Jewett
That would be true if the full mass of the cue...

That would be true if the full mass of the cue did not push the ball ahead more or less equally. But the full mass is involved, so the exact mass distribution within the stick is not significant. Do...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 970
Posted By Bob Jewett
Do you believe that you get more RPMs for a given...

Do you believe that you get more RPMs for a given stick speed with an elevation of 45 degrees compared to a few degrees for rail clearance? Note that I said a given stick speed and not forward speed...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bob Jewett
You don't have to listen to anyone here or...

You don't have to listen to anyone here or Florian or anyone but yourself. Just do your own experiment. Try different tips for yourself. But there are a couple of problems....

The first is that...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bob Jewett
The contest ended yesterday, Friday, about 5PM...

The contest ended yesterday, Friday, about 5PM Pacific time. There is no place to vote now.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe the person buying a cue is trying to pay...

Maybe the person buying a cue is trying to pay with a credit card. I think PayPal is going to be unwilling to eat the 2% or whatever they have to pay to Visa/Master Card/Amex to deliver that money.
...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Bob Jewett
This site has a historical earnings list. It's on...

This site has a historical earnings list. It's on https://azbilliards.com

Click on the "People" button. There are all-time lists for men and women.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think it must be a typo. Look at the every...

I think it must be a typo. Look at the every month number. I suspect it is 7 million total requests or so.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 970
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, here is a bad explanation from Clive...

Well, here is a bad explanation from Clive Cottingham:

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There is no way the cue ball is coming straight back with only that much elevation. The Coriolis method of aiming massé quickly...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
You don't have a problem. These people have a...

You don't have a problem. These people have a problem:

https://www.ironcurtainproject.eu/en/stories/apologies-from-a-minister-president/45-million-stasi-archive-shreds-glue-that/
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