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How to overcome the losing streak in sports betting

If you make bets on sporting events for quite a long time, then of course you noticed that there are periods when defeats go one after another. Many people used to call this sequence of events a bad stripe and fear it as if it were a fire. But is it really so terrible? To understand this issue in more detail, it is worth analyzing how professional betters relate to the losing streak and what they do in this case. The company has prepared for you a few tips that will help you not only to survive the losing streak with your head held high, but also to extract a lot of useful experience from this. In addition, it will even allow you to improve your skills in sports betting and become even more successful in this direction.

Take a pause

First of all, it is worth thinking about taking a pause for a while and analyzing the situation. Very often a bad line can be the result of our own actions. You may have recently changed the approach to betting, after which the results worsened dramatically. Maybe something else has changed. It is necessary to make every effort in order to understand what exactly is the cause of failures. At this time, it is better to take a pause and not make new bets for a while. So you protect yourself from the next defeats and get time to conduct a decent analysis. There are also situations where there may not even be a specific cause of failure. It happens, and these moments are almost inevitable.

Review the strategy

If you think that it makes sense to revise your strategy, then you should do it immediately. Quite often, the losing streak is only the result of your own decisions, so that you can also get out of it yourself. If you connect common sense, you will very quickly be able to understand exactly what the cause of failure is. You can try to change the approach to your betting strategy and see what comes next. If as a result you will return to victories again, then it is worth thinking about introducing some changes to the strategy on an ongoing basis.

Reduce the size of bets

After some analysis and a little rest, it is recommended to gradually return to the rates. This should be done carefully and with minimal risk. To do this, you can simply reduce the size of your usual rates and watch the results for a while. If everything goes well, then it will be possible to return to the usual amounts and betting in this mode. Reducing rates will allow you to test a new approach to the strategy and give you the necessary experience. If the new strategy shows itself well, then it will be possible to think about not just making bets in the usual mode, but even improving them, which will allow you to quickly catch up on lost time.

Take a break from betting for a while

As soon as you notice that the defeats literally follow you on the heels of it, it is recommended for some time to move away from the bets altogether and do something else. Allow yourself to relax and change your occupation. Nothing can have a better effect than removing yourself from a problem for a while. Sometimes there are situations when a losing streak can appear from nowhere and cannot be explained by a bad strategy or other objective factors. In this case, you need to take a break from betting and return to it only when you want it.

Do not lose optimism

Do not forget that after each losing streak comes some really good time. Failures can not last forever, and sooner or later, you will again be able to win great money on betting. We recommend you to take advantage of all the above tips, which will allow you to develop very quickly in the right direction. Betting is quite a risky business, but if you show perseverance, it will pay off with interest.

What is IT outsourcing and why do companies do it: pros and cons?

You have surely heard something about IT outsourcing and are maybe even thinking to use it for your company. If you want to know more about what is IT outsourcing and decide whether you need it in your company, keep reading.

Outsourcing: what is it?

Outsourcing is a process of transferring part of the business tasks to a Managed Service Provider (MSP), for example, The customer company hires the provider company (or, sometimes one specialist) to carry out some specific tasks which customer can’t solve by himself or it is unprofitable for him. The companies most often use IT outsourcing services like web and mobile app development, cloud computing services, customer support services, administration services, etc.

Outsourcing IT services, as well as in the other areas, may be difficult for customers who are used to keeping abreast of all the company’s processes. But sometimes this is a necessary measure.

More detailed familiarity with the features of IT outsourcing will help you make the right decision about its usage.

Why do you need to outsource?

At first, we can take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. If you make a deal with IT outsourcing company you will have the next benefits:

  1. You will collaborate with professionals. Usually, providers concentrate on a narrow area and deeply explore it. So, your future partner may have specific experience and successful cases with tasks similar to yours.
  2. You will better allocate your in-house recourses. With MSP’s help, you can redirect the recourses of your company to other tasks and become more competitive.
  3. You don’t need to hire new specialists one by one. So you save your time and don’t need to expand your in-house team.
  4. You can reduce your costs. You’ll hire the professional team, which will cost you less than hiring new employees. Also, you do not need to buy some specific technic or equip new workplaces.
  5. You don’t need to prepare for problem-solving. Hiring the provider, you can expect that he will start working immediately because he has all the technical equipment and may have the ready solutions for your project.

On the other side of all these benefits, there are a few drawbacks. You may have trouble with management, quality of MSP’s work or leak of sensitive data. All of these disappear with an experienced and reliable provider and well-written contract.

Wrapup: how to outsource & get only the benefits?

To start outsourcing your IT tasks, you need to find a reputable MSP, whom you can trust. Try to find some feedback about the third-party company from their previous customers. Feel comfortable to ask any questions, especially about work details and successful cases.

You need to understand if this provider suits you or not. Then discuss with MSP the Scope of Work and project specifications. Don’t forget to sign the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and other documents to protect your company and data. As you see, with a reasonable approach, IT outsourcing becomes quite an efficient and safe process.









這個職業最早的例子之一是 Imhotep,他於公元前 2630 年在 Saqqara-Memphis 設計了階梯金字塔。今天,建築師在世界各地從事從住宅到摩天大樓的項目。它們定義了人們如何使用空間和塑造我們的物理環境。





建築師繪圖軟件是一種可用於創建建築項目 3D 模型的應用程序。它不僅僅是幫助建築師設計建築的工具,它還幫助他們進行 3D 可視化和繪圖。

許多免費的繪圖軟件選項可供下載,但有些可能需要會員費才能訪問所有功能。建築師可以使用許多流行的選項,包括 SketchUp、SolidWorks 和 Rhino 3D。








  • 使用現代的專業字體,例如 Helvetica 或 Arial。
  • 考慮使用空白和項目符號來突出關鍵點並使您的簡歷易於閱讀。
  • 將您的簡歷保留在一頁紙上。
  • 首先列出經驗,然後是教育。
  • 如果可能,請包括職位發布中的關鍵字。
  • 在您的簡歷頂部包含一份摘要聲明,突出您與您申請的職位相符的技能和經驗。這將確保招聘人員能夠快速了解您帶來了什麼,以及他們如何最好地確定您是否合適。




建築學學士學位通常在學院、大學和初級學院提供。走這條路的學生需要完成四年的課程,然後才能獲得學士學位。所需課程因學校而異,但許多學校需要繪圖、結構設計、歷史/理論、環境設計、數字圖形/計算機輔助設計 (CAD)、建築系統基礎知識、建築理論或哲學等課程。


Grammar or pronunciation or vocabulary?

What is the most important thing and what is the most difficult thing in learning a new language? My answer is always vocabulary.

You can express yourself with faulty grammar and less than perfect pronunciation. If you do not have the words you cannot express yourself. The constant battle to acquire enough vocabulary to read what you want to read, to say what you want to say and to understand what you want to understand, that is the hardest part.


The grammar comes as you need it with more and more exposure. Imperfect grammar and pronunciation do not prevent communication and enjoyment of the language. Lack of vocabulary does.


When I correct writing, it is overwhelmingly vocabulary, improper use of words and phrases that is the biggest problem, not grammar.

How do you accumulate words and phrases? You do so from input, from reading, and from listening to content that is of interest to you. You have to see the words and phrases often in different contexts. But then you have to use them in writing and speaking. Writing can really help because you can analyze what you are doing and which words you are using wrong.

It was the lack of a systematic method for accumulating words and phrases that motivated me to develop The Linguist.

Every language is worth learning

It seems that a good part of the language learning activity in the world is aimed at learning English. English is quite a young language. It is the combination on one small and cloudy North Atlantic Island of Anglo-Saxon, Norman French, Scandinavian even Latin and other influences. The collision of the different writing systems of these various languages and the famous “vowel shift” in England around the time that printing became widespread (15th century) all have contributed to the notoriously inconsistent spelling of English. Who would have thought that his language would become the most common international language? Who knows how long this will last?

Every language has its history, its culture and its charm. Every language has people who speak it, whom we can get to know. In the modern world where we can travel so easily and communicate cheaply by telephone or Internet we have an opportunity that no previous generation had. We can share a part of our lives with people all over the world in their languages. We can learn their languages more easily. Of course The Linguist helps make that even easier.

I learned nine languages and would gladly learn another nine. It gets easier with each language. There is no unlearnable language. Even a language as different from English as Chinese can be learned and give immense enjoyment.

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Everyone is a linguist. Everyone has their price.

When I was 17 I could only speak one language. Now I speak 9. I am convinced that most people can learn to speak many languages. We are all potential linguists.

I am astounded at how strongly people cling to the belief that they cannot learn. This belief then becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

I like to ask “if I gave you a million dollars to learn the language in 6 months, or if your life depended on it, do you think you could learn?” Then the answer is yes. I guess like in the story about the old man and the pretty young socialite at the cocktail party, everyone has their price.

Conversation class

We had a conversation class tonight with about 20 English learners, in Blenz cafe on the corner of Richards and Hastings in Vancouver. It has been raining hard the last few days and I am concerned about the snow conditions in the nearby mountains, especially Whistler.

People like to get together and talk in a foreign language. Really I should run a bistro where people can just meet and talk in English or other languages they are learning. I also like meeting people and talking, in whatever language. Yet just getting together to talk, as important as it is, is not enough. People still need to work at their language. You cannot get away from listening and reading and deliberately adding to your vocabulary of words and phrases.

I had been listening to  a Chinese CD of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the famous Chinese epic novel. Now I am listening to  a history of Sweden in Swedish. I also have the book which is word for word the same as the CDs. It is very interesting to learn about the history of Sweden and I have the impression that I am learning better than if I just read the book. After listening to a chapter I read the book. This is really a very effective way to learn anything, even in your own language. It is even more effective for learning a foreign language.

I think that the combination of CDs and books could replace much of what is taught in lectures at universities. With an Internet chatroom, voice and text, with other learners and the professor, who needs to attend classes. The rest of the learning should take place in a cafe or bar or discussion place.

Phrases, the key to natural learning

Native speakers of any language know naturally which words belong together. They have heard their own language so often and in so many situations that they can naturally put words together in a way that sounds effective. The foreign learner cannot do this.

Unfortunately most language schools teach vocabulary and grammar. Vocabulary is very important. You need words, not only the high frequency words, but also the less frequent words, in order to be able to deal with many situations. But research has shown that you cannot learn them from lists or in groups. You cannot learn by studying the terms for the parts of the body, or what to say at the train station, or the colours, or opposites or words that mean the same thing. This will only confuse you. You need to learn words in context.

The ideal context is the phrase. You can learn a phrase to go with each new word you learn. Soon you will have a variety of phrases with the new words you have learned. Each phrases gives the word a slightly different meaning. Each phrase is a proven way of using the new word in combination with other words.

Every sentence is unique, but phrases repeat themselves often. A phrase is any group of two or more, (usually no more than five) words that naturally belong together and can be used in many situations.

Learn to look for phrases, save them and learn them. One word of caution is necessary, however. The phrases must come from meaningful content that you are listening to and reading. Free examples of sentences and phrases from dictionaries are false friends. You think you are learning but you are not. You need to find your own phrases as you discover the language from interesting content. That is why at The Linguist we let you create your own database of phrases from the real life content that you find in our large library, or from other articles that you find on the Internet.

The false friends of language learning

There must be millions if not hundreds of millions of people who study languages. Most of them are frustrated and do not achieve fluency. I believe it is the false friends of language learning that let them down.

These false friends are:

the classroom

text books

grammar explanations

exercises and drills

vocabulary lists and books

conversation class

thick dictionaries

Why are these false friends? Because they are not natural. They do not offer real communication in the language. I am sure that most people who are fluent in a second or third language did not learn from these false friends. They learned by listening, reading and communicating in the language on subjects of interests, in other words, for real. Maybe they learned from friends, from TV, or from movies or from necessity, but the key is that they were motivated to learn. They took over the learning process and did not rely on the false friends. Certainly I was only able to achieve fluency in nine languages by studying on my own.

Anybody out there with some language learning experience to share?

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