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by Brad Henderson
May 5th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

jkeyes1000 wrote:The authors of the article that Chris refers to would be amongst the first to say that their techniques must be modified according to the quality of the images being examined.


ah. we are playing the mind reading game are we?
by Brad Henderson
May 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

Please guys, what do most of you understand about neural networks? I have programmed, developed and used neural networks when it wasn't called deep learning and fashionable to use them. My illustration with the red lines is there so that it can be intuitively understood by everybody at least those ...
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

ah. still quibbling over the fly [censored] i see

chris still is in trouble. If interest in being a magician were as common as you suggest, then the casual use of superficial magical terms would be irrelevant to his case.

so which is it chris? is keyes correct? or are you wrong?
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

i don’t know if ‘logical’ is the word i would use, but it certainly is a next step.

mazel tof.
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

hey i just used a sports metaphor. must be proof that i’m a tremendous athlete. Not proof that you are a tremendous athlete, but you are probably interested in sports to some degree. But sports is a bad analogy because it is too prevalent. Sports metaphors have become ubiquitous and therefore don't...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

Joe Crist writes "perception distortion". Don't know if that is what you meant. If you did, then going from "perception distortion" to "perspective shifts" is quite an accomplishment, you knew exactly what i meant. but you keep focusing on the fly [censored] since you ...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

chris, i’m not befuddled i’m objective. drawing red lines is not proof of facial recognition owning a book your company printed isn’t proof of card handling skills and saying you did not recognize a drawing is not the same as saying there were photographs. It was a large job as he said. he would hav...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

look it up on the book you have but whose information you want to ignore.
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

smith never mentioned photos. you would think he would have mentioned the photographer who was in the room when he had his meeting. If he were handed photos then he wouldn’t have been paid with check number 1. you’re grasping at straws - or more literally - your argument rests on a pile of fly [cen...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

keyes. so how do you feel the content of erdnase compares with the revelation of similar material of books published at the time?

and considering the moves explained. are there other strategies which a professional would need in order to execute those - are they included or described in expert?
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

chris. i had a professor of musicology who once shared the story of two students arguing over how to interpret the presence of a note that did not fit in traditional medieval voice leading rules. The teacher walked up to them, standing over the manuscript, and flicked the errant note off the page. ‘...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Youtube Boobs

which 90’s?
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Youtube Boobs

FIRST!
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

Hey kid they are photographers and couldn’t reproduce the images as drawn because of perspective shifts. this wouldn’t have been an issue if they were merely traced. the photographers are telling you those images could not have been traced from a photograph. and i didn’t say that artanis knew him at...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

awww. chris likes to call names i was just curious what you would pick up on - i see no comment about the issue with the perspective on the drawings. this suggests that you knew that there is evidence to prove that these could not have been tracings- and as you have admitted to reading his intro - y...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

I spent last evening going over Joe Crist’s new edition of Expert and his very interesting introduction. He claims his teacher played with Erdnase on at least one occasion. He also makes a very interesting observation about the perspective issue in the photos which would seem to undermine the claim ...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

keyes has proven again and again he knows nothing of magic history, and now he proves he has read little of the book. If you read the entire book, as Bill has done, you will see that he clearly is referring to holding back moves which are not his to give. This isn’t a case of linguistic customs of t...
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney's Ladder Levitation
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Walter Blaney's Ladder Levitation

find one of the hoops and ask to see it in action. It’s mechanics are almost more magical than the levitations it is designed to accompany.
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

keyes, i disagree with the claim that there is a dearth of any measure when it comes to strategies for the gambler. what sets erdnase apart from so many texts is the incredible depth and subtlety of exactly such material. that you can’t see it isn’t a reflection on erdnases experience, but your own ...
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books (magic & mentalism - some rare) for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Books (magic & mentalism - some rare) for sale

sent email earlier today about jon allen and lottery book
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

did keyes just claim there was no content regarding. comportment at the card table? hey keyes - try reading the book before commenting on it. there is a reason magicians started pursuing gamblers as models to emulate - they understand things like consistency of action and character far greater than ...
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

he should also try to do some of the shifts and deals and then write them up but without relying on the text erdnase has provided as a guide. the fact is we have tens of thousands of books on card tricks containing hundreds of thousands of examples - and yet everyone serious about cheating at cards ...
by Brad Henderson
May 1st, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

dude. erdnase was a card cheat. that means his life was a fiction - he was never who he represented himself to be to others. Every action had to have a motivation - and every person he ever encountered was a puzzle to be figured out. Again you reveal your utter ignorance in this matter. It’s easy to...
by Brad Henderson
May 1st, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

you have an entire century of writing examples, that have gotten progressively better, from which to work. But even then i’m unsure of what you claim. For me, personally, writing custom presentations is easy. To hone it down to the bare essentials is more difficult. To meld that into a performance p...
by Brad Henderson
May 1st, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

ah - i see. not only have you zero knowledge of what it takes to perform a gambling move deceptively - and it’s much more than mere manipulation of the cards - you have never read what erdnase has written, or are too naive to see that there is SO much more in the gambling section than just technical...
by Brad Henderson
May 1st, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

It is not mere opinion, it is the voice of experience, from a writer's point of view, that the magic routines required more time and effort to compose, simply because they were fancier. ha. again the ignorance of the novice reveals itself. anyone can throw filigree and ornamentation on a basic stru...
by Brad Henderson
April 30th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

But that all ignores the issue that neither illustration (the Erdnase one certainly) is likely to be realistic/accurate in terms of sizes and proportions in the first place. So unless that was established, any comparison of the actual hands is meaningless. Two illustrators of magic books, Richard K...
by Brad Henderson
April 30th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

. But the magic section ironically gives us more fluent and more exuberant instruction on how to perform than does the gambling. The author is enthusiastic, as only a person with real theatrical experience could be. He has an energy, a flair, that clearly comes from an interactive participation wit...
by Brad Henderson
April 30th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

Good point! The purchase of six decks of playing cards doesn't in any way support the hypothesis that Sanders could have demonstrated the moves to Smith. And the reference to "Mutus Nomen" is a pitiable fraction of evidence that he had an interest in magic. In those days, magic was far mo...
by Brad Henderson
April 26th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

i think bill just proved that Chris is Galloway.

;)
by Brad Henderson
April 26th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

now if erdnase had commented on keeping track of cards during game play and made the claim that it was harder with slower players, this would be relevant.

but he didn’t.

so it isn’t.
by Brad Henderson
April 26th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

That is not an oblique reference AND clearly expresses the author's own experience. That is proof that Gallaway played cards and played it seriously. 1) yes it is AND 2) No. not it is not. not at all. not in a least bit. i have made references to sports techniques in my writing and i have no experi...
by Brad Henderson
April 24th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?

it’s my understanding that kickstarter is a bit of a buyer beware scenario. You are taking a known risk in supporting a new product which may not work as expected or be released at all. i’ve bought a few things through them. Some better than others. All have been delivered or are still in progress. ...
by Brad Henderson
April 24th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

so he changed his position (cupped hand v straight) in a case that didn’t require him to change his position (height as basis for proving his candidate).

got it.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:There are nine people who will never breathe again in Toronto if you look at the news..


that’s a hell of a lot of pressure. how will i know if i need to take an umbrella?
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

ah, the self proclaimed master debater.

yes, tell us about how chris never contradicts himself again.

no wait - don’t. I may never breathe again.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

i made it very clear why you lack a logical perspective. That it took hundreds of posts to get through to you - and i doubt i did - only makes my case. You posted that people could possibly know something they couldn’t know - and your evidence was - because. and now you enter another topic about whi...
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

the man who told us audiences would know a magician is lying without him or her being incompetent is now positioning himself as an expert on logic.

these two are made for each other.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

yeah, an inch of height is a bridge too far but making up years in which the guy was in the circus is a completely reasonable margin of error.

the double standard and self serving hypocrisy is embarrassing to magical scholarship.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6753
Views: 1991513

Re: ERDNASE

chris demands certainty for others’ claims yet merely possibilities for his own. his entire ‘argument’ is built on ‘well, it could have happened.’ by that measure, it could have happened that Gallaway was a member of the illuminati’s secret alien lizard people clan as - as evidence by many sites on ...

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