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Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Yes, see also Gibecière, Vol. 2 No. 2, page 164.
by Denis Behr
09/30/14 04:44 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

As I view it, Annemann's trick uses neither principle but instead a set-up, while Hummer uses the same principle as Kaplan. The piles trick asked for in the original posting is different though ("... the count is terminated and a new pile started"), and versions are in my previous link (th...
by Denis Behr
09/29/14 09:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

I'm not sure Kaplan is talking about the same thing. He is looking for a card that happens to be in the correct position to point to a selection or another specific card by its numerical value. It's a tool with an element of risk. Most of those backwards count tricks, in which various piles are form...
by Denis Behr
09/28/14 04:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

Unfortunately, it's not possible for us to do "research on request", but articles will be added from time to time without any schedule. If anyone wants to share his own research, you can submit it to the given email address. It might take some time until it is implemented on the site, sinc...
by Denis Behr
07/28/14 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

James, you can send relevant files to the email address provided in the FAQ section, conjuringcredits@gmail.com . We will then upload it, if the relevant section is not yet available on AskAlexander.
by Denis Behr
07/28/14 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: The Perfect Retention

To me it looks like the one on the Guru site simply tried to emulate Mickey Silver's mannerisms and technique.
by Denis Behr
07/01/14 02:54 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Retention
Replies: 56
Views: 3636

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Chris Aguilar wrote:Logging on to the website, my "ask alexander" login info is accepted, but none of my information (subscription, address, etc.) comes through and I get this.

My Subscriptions

You have no active subscriptions. Order a subscription in the store
.

Same here.
by Denis Behr
06/14/14 04:33 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 8062

Re: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues

Are you talking about this edition?
http://www.leafpdx.com/pages/donationware1.html

There you can download it for free, or order a print copy. It's a great read.
by Denis Behr
06/12/14 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

For an even N, I'm just calculating the order of 2 mod(N-1) to get the number of out faros, and so on. In e.g. PHP this is a one-liner. I simply wrote it as a for-loop that way ($input being the even number of cards): for ($n = 1, $t = 2; $t != 1; $n++, $t = bcmod(2*$t, $input-1)) {} echo $n; (If yo...
by Denis Behr
04/08/14 07:26 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6362

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

(Here's an old script of mine doing the calculation for a given number of cards (and an overview table for up to 1024 cards): http://www.denisbehr.de/faro/ )
by Denis Behr
04/08/14 02:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6362

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

Of course it's 52! for 52 different cards - the exact number can be admired HERE.
by Denis Behr
04/06/14 06:45 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6362

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

The short paragraph in the second edition is located HERE.
by Denis Behr
04/05/14 04:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 5745

Re: D'Amico Change technical question

by Denis Behr
03/25/14 04:54 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: D'Amico Change technical question
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: D'Amico Change technical question

The Genii reference for Vernon's Unload is the December 2001 issue, page 53 "Double Lift and Leave". Other sources are HERE.
by Denis Behr
03/23/14 11:48 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: D'Amico Change technical question
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition

Regarding this auction, I think it was a mistake to leave out the words "Deluxe Edition" from the title, which simply said "The Berglas Effects - by David Berglas & Richard Kaufman" and featured a picture of the book as the thumbnail that looks just like the regular edition. ...
by Denis Behr
03/18/14 03:49 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

It's not a new low for Geller. It's his usual level.
by Denis Behr
03/17/14 08:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13219

Re: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...

I got an original one from Dick not long ago and it works and looks great. Years ago I bought one of the rip-offs, the mouse version, because I didn't know it any better back then. But it doesn't work very well and I never used it. Glad to have the proper one now. At this point, if one doesn't want ...
by Denis Behr
03/15/14 06:32 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...
Replies: 71
Views: 3754

Re: The Fine Art of Magic

Have a look here for more information: http://www.geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Fine_Art_of_Magic (The Vernon column is actually the one from the July issue, though, here's a direct link . And here's Kaplan's response .) And here's the full content of the book . It's not that hard to fi...
by Denis Behr
12/29/13 07:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Rene Lavand's SLOW-MOTION MAGIC

Here is Vol. 1: http://magicref.tripod.com/booksjr/lava ... magic1.htm
I have Vol. 2 as well. Also, Magic from the Soul, published by Caveney, collects Vol. 1 and 2 and an unpublished Vol. 3. I can send you a picture of the TOC when you write to contact@denisbehr.de
by Denis Behr
11/01/13 11:28 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Rene Lavand's SLOW-MOTION MAGIC
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Re: David Blaine Research / Bill Kalush Video

The Inversion plot as we know it seems to be Bruce Cervon's creation (Epilogue 1969), see this list, along with other effects along this line: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.ph ... ight=19452
by Denis Behr
08/22/13 08:33 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Blaine Research / Bill Kalush Video
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Martin Gardner Autobiography

I'm looking forward to this, despite its cover from hell.
by Denis Behr
08/01/13 04:41 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Martin Gardner Autobiography
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: WTB Thanks to Zarrow manuscript

It's HERE.
by Denis Behr
06/18/13 07:22 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Thanks to Zarrow manuscript
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: WTB Thanks to Zarrow manuscript

Nope, in Thanks to Zarrow are more applications. See here: Thanks to Zarrow
by Denis Behr
06/18/13 06:14 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Thanks to Zarrow manuscript
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please

Like Steve, I also have my books listed in BookPedia (on a Mac). You can sync the collection to the iPhone, and that's what really wanted as a feature. Works well so far, and I was able to import my previous Excel sheet with little trouble.
by Denis Behr
04/21/13 03:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please
Replies: 45
Views: 5848

Re: WTB Stewart James In Print The first 50 years.....

Absolutely not. There are not only things from other magazines (Linking Ring, Sphinx, marketed items), but the material is presented with extensive additional commentary.
by Denis Behr
04/09/13 06:59 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Stewart James In Print The first 50 years.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session

Re Robert-Houdin's quote, see question 9 in this PDF: http://www.lybrary.com/ask-roberto-giobbi-p-11669.html
by Denis Behr
03/22/13 03:04 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Genii Session
Replies: 24
Views: 9027

Re: Card to case

Jim Krenz' method is published in both Genii, May 1995, and the separate booklet by Juan Tamariz T.P.C. - Tamariz Perpendicular Control (1994).

(Some methods to secretly load a card in a case are here: http://archive.denisbehr.de/show.php?cat=973 )
by Denis Behr
03/07/13 06:14 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Card to case
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Re: Real Secrets: Crediting

Actually, I found the crediting rather useless and lacking in the details you listed.
by Denis Behr
02/28/13 11:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets: Crediting
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: The Perception Of Magic

"Magic is a strong enough art to support a weak performer". Michael Weber. What a line. Have always been looking for such a succinct way to say this. It's a great quote! I first read it here in this review by Ricky Jay about a not-to-be-named-book: "But magic is a powerful art that c...
by Denis Behr
01/28/13 06:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Perception Of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Jackie Huang wrote:You mean "Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy"? That's just an urban legend...since 2007...

Actually it was announced in 1997, in Jennings '67.
by Denis Behr
01/18/13 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 13445

Re: Cutting to 26

Elmsley's Faro Corrections for mis-cuts always work (provided you are only off by one). After them, the deck is in the same order it would be if no correction would have been needed.
by Denis Behr
01/18/13 12:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting to 26
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: Oil and water question

Here are some more versions of odd-backed Oil & Water routines: http://archive.denisbehr.de/show.php?cat=1648
by Denis Behr
01/17/13 07:11 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Oil and water question
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Is magic an art?

It did make the cut, near the 3:09 mark.
by Denis Behr
01/12/13 04:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is magic an art?
Replies: 52
Views: 3067

Re: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?

Couldn't one just stick any card on the back of the gimmick to make it fit with a different deck?
by Denis Behr
01/08/13 04:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1415

Re: MagicPedia milestone

It's a great resource!
by Denis Behr
01/07/13 08:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MagicPedia milestone
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Is There A Name For This Sleight?

by Denis Behr
12/05/12 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is There A Name For This Sleight?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Someone Book This Act Quickly!

Well, it doesn't beat the Dove Wand in effectiveness (livestock!) or practicality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVgxLSlp8dA
by Denis Behr
11/14/12 12:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Someone Book This Act Quickly!
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: "too perfect" theory

"I can't be sure how he did that!!!" Is music to a magician's ears. Well, perhaps, but it's very dissonant music for sure. Remember Simon Aronson: "There is a world of difference between a spectator's not knowing how something's done versus his knowing that it can't be done." Th...
by Denis Behr
10/24/12 04:49 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "too perfect" theory
Replies: 72
Views: 4245

Re: Two new podcast episodes: Jonathan Pendragon and Ian Kendall

If I am informed correctly, then there are only two ways to get a decent place at the Oktoberfest That's the rumor we want to spread to keep too many tourists from coming... ;-) Your scenario only comes true on a busy Saturday or holiday. I was joking, of course. The line-up for the Bash sounds fan...
by Denis Behr
09/18/12 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two new podcast episodes: Jonathan Pendragon and Ian Kendall
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Two new podcast episodes: Jonathan Pendragon and Ian Kendall

mrgoat wrote:With the low cost flights and really cheap hotel options just a few minutes walk from the venue, you need a really good excuse NOT to come!


http://www.oktoberfest.de/
by Denis Behr
09/17/12 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two new podcast episodes: Jonathan Pendragon and Ian Kendall
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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