As Ben critiqued, Angel and I switched five-card decks, the house deck for the cold deck. At first I'd progressed fast, but improvement since then came in painfully slow increments, intentional on my part. In our second week of practice ...
Author: H. Lee Barnes
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Jude is a Las Vegas casino dealer who barely survived the deadly MGM fire in 1980. More than two decades later, he’s still dealing, a tired, middle-aged man, divorced, struggling with debt, and trying to be a good father to his children. Then he loses his job and his car is totaled in an accident. When an attractive woman friend offers to help him get another job, Jude is happy to go along. Gradually, he realizes that his new job is part of an elaborate scheme to cheat a casino and that his own fate and that of his children depend on his finding the courage and ingenuity to extricate himself. Cold Deck is the exciting story of an ordinary man who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. Moving from Las Vegas’s mean streets to the insider’s world of casino workers, this is a story of survival set against the greed, fears, and glitz of Sin City.
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Author: Gordon Donnell
Gambler David Sinclair is nobody's innocent child. He knows he is playing with fire when he goes after big money. But not until he is ambushed and nearly killed does he realize he has bought a ticket to a nightmare. He must find his assailants before they can strike again. The hunt plunges him into the deadly South Florida underworld. He follows a perilous path through a web of drug traffickers and Haitian gangsters with the police and Federal Agents hot on his trail. When he reaches the corridors of wealth and power, he must confront the answer he dreads.
In July 1900, hapless insurance investigator Harry Reese travels to Buffalo to look into a suspicious fire. But when Harry uncovers a smuggling ring, the case morphs into something more sinister, and he’s faced with a new set of questions. What’s become of the notorious ringleader? And was the missing Charles Elwell killed for the insurance money? Or is he alive and sharing in the proceeds? To find the answers, Harry travels to Canada and back in the company of a political boss’s conniving stooge and a curious young woman who seems to be conducting an investigation of her own. It’s a byzantine odyssey, during which Harry can never be sure of anyone’s loyalties, least of all those who’ve hired him. For more information on the series, please visit: http://www.HarryReeseMysteries.com/ keywords: mystery, humorous mystery, cozy mystery, funny mystery, historical mystery, Harry Reese Mystery, 1900, Washington, DC, P.G. Wodehouse, parody, Edmund Crispin, Nick and Nora, Wodehouse mystery
Increasing the ratio of humidity - controlled cold deck air in the zone supply brings the zone closer to the desired 35 % RH setpoint . In this control system , a temperature setpoint will increase the cold deck demand which lowers the ...
Author: Michael F. Hordeski
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Advances in personal computer control and sensor technology are leading the advances in building controls as we enter the new millennium. Pushing the technology are potentially high reductions in operating costs from increased operational efficiency. Building conditioning now accounts for about 20% of the total energy consumed in the U.S., so computer-optimized HVAC systems can make a major contribution in reducing our national energy use. This book examines how the latest advances in distributed technology will be used in commercial systems. Topics include the full scope of current and emerging HVAC control technologies, covering personal computer-based systems, expert systems, fiber optic infrared technologies, wireless communication, self-optimizing software sensors, micro technology, distributed direct digital control, control bus techniques and more.
This type of composite beam can be designed by the AISC specification.1.411 Since 1978 the AISC specification1.148 has included some specific provisions for the design of composite beams or girders with cold-formed steel deck, ...
Author: Wei-Wen Yu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Provides the latest AISI North American specifications for cold-formed steel design Hailed by professionals around the world as the definitive text on the design of cold-formed steel, this book provides descriptions of the construction and structural behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections from both theoretical and experimental points of view. Updated to reflect the 2016 AISI North American specification and 2015 North American framing standards, this all-new fifth edition offers readers a better understanding of the analysis and design of the thin-walled, cold-formed steel structures that have been widely used in building construction and other areas in recent years. Cold-Formed Steel Design, 5th Edition has been revised and reorganized to incorporate the Direct Strength Method. It discusses the reasons and justification for the various design provisions of the North American specification and framing design standards. It provides chapter coverage of: the types of steels and their most important mechanical properties; the fundamentals of buckling modes; commonly used terms; the design of flexural members, compression members and closed cylindrical tubes, and of beam–columns using ASD, LRFD, and LSD methods; shear diaphragms and shell roof structures; standard corrugated sheets; and more. Updated to the 2016 North American (AISI S100) design specification and 2015 North American (AISI S240) design standard Offers thorough coverage of ASD, LRFD, LSD, and DSM design methods Integrates DSM in the main body of design provisions Features a new section on Power-Actuated Fastener (PAF) Connections Provides new examples and explanations of design provisions Cold-Formed Steel Design, 5th Edition is not only instructive for students, but can serve as a major source of reference for structural engineers, researchers, architects, and construction managers.
COLD DECKS . The use of “ cold decks ” in almost all card games has become so common , among the professionals , that the term , “ ringing in a cold deck , ” has achieved a recognized place in the vocabulary of American slang .
COLD . - Used in the sense of stale ; e.g. , cold bread is stale bread.Collar COLD DECK . - A good hand ; cold or a cold deck in poker phraseology is to get a good hand at first , without the necessity of drawing fresh cards .
COLD DECK , subs . ( American hieves ' ) . A prepared pack of cards . Cf. , CONCAVES AND CONVEXES and STOCK BROADS . More politely a good hand obtained on first dealing and without drawing fresh cards . 1880.
Cavity wall insulation not shown Anchor straps (b) Cold deck construction (a) Warm deck construction Fig. 7.7 Alternative verge details to a thermal-insulated roof (vertical section) In Fig. 7.7(b) the kerb is planted on to the decking.
Author: Brian Porter
Category: Technology & Engineering
Carpentry and Joinery 2 is the second in a series of three books, which together provide an authoritative and thoroughly practical guide to carpentry and joinery for students following City & Guilds and CITB courses, NVQ candidates, and students working towards an Institute of Carpenters qualification. This book is also ideal for a wide range of amateur and professional woodworkers. Volume 2 builds on the fundamental knowledge introduced in volume 1, by covering more advanced topics and procedures, including machine tools. Essential ‘back-up’ topics are presented throughout the text to revise the key aspects covered in volume 1. The reader is shown how to apply this basic theory to actual carpentry and joinery practice in a highly illustrated, easily accessible text. The third edition has been fully updated in line with changes to the Building Regulations and current legislation, the third edition also incorporates developments in current best practice, with a comprehensive match to the latest qualifications in Wood Occupations.