The journalist Jack Hitt responds to a question about the website or ap that helps him to do his job:

Live Hold'm. I can play poker on my phone with real people anytime, anywhere. This is the most dangerous app since, oh, fireonly tempered by the fact that most of those real people appear to be 15-year-old boys in Indonesia who've watched too much blustery America poker TV shows and so when they get their swagger on and claim to be "in your dome" and go all in, you can safely bet they are bluffing to just walk off with the blind, and so you more often end up winning.

They say "the high is always the pain and the pain is always the high."

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