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LetterRip
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The NYT has a roshambo vs the computer, it is a pretty tough opponent - I'm beating it, but not crushing it. [edit, started crushing it right after that...]

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/science/rock-paper-scissors.html?_r=0

Curious how others can do, especially those amongst you who play poker.

[ May 22, 2013, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: LetterRip ]

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When I read roshambo, this wasn't the game I thought of.
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djquang1,

that is one of the common names for 'rock paper scissors', no idea where the name originated.

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Ah, I didn't know that. The only time I'd heard the name before was referring to the game where two brainless teenage boys take turns kicking each other in the junk, last one standing wins.

I was expecting the beginning of an awful and fascinating thread. [Wink]

Anything even remotely like AI interests me, I'll give it a go later, I'm on my phone right now.

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quote:
Originally posted by LetterRip:
djquang1,

that is one of the common names for 'rock paper scissors', no idea where the name originated.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1936/whats-the-origin-of-rock-paper-scissors

http://www.word-detective.com/2012/06/roshambo/

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quote:
Originally posted by djquag1:
Ah, I didn't know that. The only time I'd heard the name before was referring to the game where two brainless teenage boys take turns kicking each other in the junk, last one standing wins.

I was expecting the beginning of an awful and fascinating thread. [Wink]

I think it just became one. [LOL]

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Originally posted by djquag1:
Anything even remotely like AI interests me, I'll give it a go later, I'm on my phone right now.

I keep AI muted but now you've got me curious. [Razz]
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quote:
I keep AI muted but now you've got me curious.
Even with the [Razz] I can't tell if this was a joke. Is there such thing as a "play on font"?
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