DailyDirt: Can't We Just Play Games For Fun?

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We’ve seen plenty of advances in game algorithms that make us humans look pretty weak compared to the best chess (and checkers and poker and RPS and air hockey and Flappy bird and…) playing computers. Computers aren’t having any fun beating us at all these games, but they do it nonetheless. As always, let’s just hope they figure out quickly that no one wins at thermonuclear war.

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Anonymous Coward says:

GREAT NEWS EVERYONE! PIRAT-E MIK-E ALIVE AND POSTING AGAIN AT SUPRBAY! HOIST THE JOLLY ROGER! DOUBLE GROG FOR ALL!

Expected he’d sneak in again; I was busy last few days.

https://pirates-forum.org/Thread-GCHQ-s-Karma-Police-Tracking-And-Profiling-Every-Web-User-Every-Website
Getting about same results, though:
Replies: 0 Views: 52 Sep 28, 2015, 16:28 pm
Last Post: Mike


And to the minion who claimed those are automated posts: why did they stop after my gibes? And now resume? Am I so powerful as to influence even automata?

Anonymous Coward says:

GREAT NEWS EVERYONE! PIRAT-E MIK-E ALIVE AND POSTING AGAIN AT SUPRBAY! HOIST THE JOLLY ROGER! DOUBLE GROG FOR ALL!

Repeated to uncensor. Twelve tries last night means the thread was locked down.

Let’s have “transparency” from Techdirt as to how many click are required to censor, what percentage of readers that is, and whether an administrator okays the censoring. Again, you simply don’t practice what you advise.

After so many times that Techdirt jeers at people who try to suppress criticism and gibes, I just wish could get you kids to see that you’re petulant hypocrites like everyone else except lack money for lawsuits.


Expected he’d sneak in again; I was busy last few days.

https://pirates-forum.org/Thread-GCHQ-s-Karma-Police-Tracking-And-Profiling-Every-Web-User-Every-Website
Getting about same results, though:
Replies: 0 Views: 52 Sep 28, 2015, 16:28 pm
Last Post: Mike


And to the minion who claimed those are automated posts: why did they stop after my gibes? And resumed when I didn’t comment for a few days? Am I so powerful as to influence even automata?


Have to click to see comments the fanboys censored?

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Jose_X (profile) says:

At least part of the problem is that computers can have timing and endurance not matched by people, regardless of algorithms. For example, a person who is allowed to play a game and script it can beat a person without that ability depending on context (if used properly). This should be encouraged. I’m surprised so few games apparently teach people to script and come up with algorithms to help them.

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