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  • A city of southeast Brazil at the northern end of a large lagoon near the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded c. 1742 by emigrants from the Azores. Population: 1,390,000.


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  • On-line payments: Just curious: Do you use a specific, low-limit credit card for on-line purchases in case someone intercepts your account info, or do you feel confident that even a recurring charge like a Netflix sub doesn't expose you to substantial risk?

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  • Another option is a low-limit joint credit card, where both you and your child are responsible for the debt incurred.

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  • If the answer is that you have no history in Canada, then I'd suggest opening up a low-limit credit card from a Canadian bank even before you move up.

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  • The trouble with low-limit poker is that there's not a whole lot of strategy involved; you can't really bet enough to bluff anyone out.

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  • I am left with a few points, which will guarantee low-limit and small-stakes SNG success, as I've defined it.

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  • John in Scranton, Pennsylvania: "The president should carry one low-limit credit card for emergencies, ID, breath mints, spare change for the country he's in and two or three of those bordering it."

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  • Last night, Anne was going out with her girlfriends, and the kids were both spending the night with friends, so I had big plans to go play poker at Commerce, but Burns left me standing at the altar . . . so I ended up playing iPoker 3, which is a great way to practice low-limit Hold'Em skills, and just all-around fun to play, too.

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  • He told me to watch for betting patterns, because most low-limit players don't know enough to mix it up . . . so that's what I do.

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  • I'm pretty confident when I sit down at at low-limit table, and my log book has been in the black for most of this year . . . but I was terrified as I walked across The Strip.

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  • I had consistently lost, regardless of the game: pot-limit, low-limit, no-limit . . .

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