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Mark Gahagan
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
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Not doing much with Epic Poker these days, so the logical response is to write a long article about their bankruptcy proceedings and my opinions on the subject.
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New Epic Poker column this week, and there were plenty of losers to go around. The one highlight of the week was the new WSOP schedule, and even that wasn't perfect (come on guys, its still the November Nine). Read on to see why this week was such a poor one for poker.
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This week's article I wrote for Epic Poker looks at winners from the PCA and WSOPC: LA, as well as some individuals that are in trouble with the law for very non-poker reasons.
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I've been seeing a lot recently that because you are forced to use your real name on Google+ that it is a blatant violation of our rights and flies in the face of Google's "Don't be evil" mantra. First off, Google ditched that long ago when they started logging EVERYTHING a user did (why do you think those gmail ads seem targeted based on what your email says). Secondly, I really think at this point privacy as we knew it is already dead. If you have a facebook and/or twitter, you already are exposed, even if you managed to use a pseudonym on those sites. The days where you could just hide behind a screen name are slowly dying off as a result of the increasing number of connections the internet provides. Don't like it? Don't use it. There are plenty of social networks out there that will still let you call yourself whatever you want. Just know your ip address is logged, those ads (possibly from Google) are still targeted, and your privacy is still basically nonexistent given the right tools.
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There's a lot of overlap between people that follow me on twitter vs. Google+ but whatever: here's my take on the end of the Epic Poker League event as well as addressing the people that have been vigorously criticizing it up to this point.
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Having successfully soft-opened Pokercentric.com for all my ish, looking at continuing it with my weekly column on (what I thought were) the big stories of the week.
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New Winners/Losers column out on epicpoker.com! Looking at Iowa, the Reid Bill, Jason Somerville, and more this week:
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Newest EPL article up now. Talking about Phil Galfond's Blog, Aussie Million winners, and more legal battles.
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Fairly confident that Ronald Reagan wouldn't get past the first primary in today's Republican field. Which, aside from being sad, is ironic because Reagan is still pointed at by conservatives as the ideal Republican. Who raised taxes. And protected entitlements. Yea...
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So let me get this straight. Congress passed a watered-down debt deal that completely punted the big decisions 4 months down the road, we will still very likely going to lose our AAA credit rating, which could cost us about $1 trillion over 10 years, AND we have Tea Partiers complaining we didn't cut enough and should have just defaulted. We are almost better off if they just left the Capitol empty until 2013...
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Computer Hardware Researcher and Poker Analyst
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  • Cardrunners
    Podcast Producer, 2010 - present
  • University of California, San Diego
    Graduate Research Assistant, 2010 - present
  • Epic Poker League
    Contributing Writer, 2011 - 2012
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On the interwebs my screenname tends to be some variation of Spartan or Spartanfox.
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Grad Student Researcher and Poker Player/Analyst Extraordinare
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I wear many hats. Primarily I do research for Allan Snavely at UCSD and am working toward my PhD in Computer Engineering. On the side I host a podcast on Cardrunners and pretend to be an Editor-in-Chief on the new Pokercentric blog.

Twitter in the links.
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  • University of California, San Diego
    Computer Science (PhD), 2010 - present
  • University of California, San Diego
    Computer Engineering (BS), Management Science (BS), 2004 - 2009
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