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Comment: Re:Application installers suck. (Score 0) 324

by hodet (#48803151) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

I just bought a laptop for my wife with Windows 8.1 and reclaimed the old laptop for myself with a fresh install of Xubuntu. Setting up a Windows system "preloaded" that is, is simply asinine.

Example we love Stellarium.
Windows --> Find Stellarium webpage. Download software, Install next next next
Linux --> sudo apt-get install stellarium --> go have coffee

Rinse lather and repeat on multiple apps.
Just horrible.

Comment: Re:Bets (Score 1) 340

by hodet (#48773931) Attached to: Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

Yes, this one is limit heads up only. This group from Alberta have been working on this for a long time. I think this is the group that created Poker Academy Pro which is Windows poker software. I have played heads up limit against several of their bots. At the time Vexbot was the best one and he was really good. The best players would easily beat him over the long run but he could put even good players on tilt with some of his runs. I would love to see how they have advanced their bot technology and would happily buy the program to see.

Poker Academy Pro also let you play multi player and no limit tables with the bots and they were laughably bad. Even Vexbot was a fish.

Comment: Re:Bets (Score 4, Interesting) 340

by hodet (#48770843) Attached to: Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

In limit poker there is more often a correct play. The odds would dictate, in a large pot to call that last bet because it is only a fraction of the pot. As long as your pot odds are better than your card odds it is correct to call, even if you only have one or two outs. In no limit where you can adjust the size of your bet, the correct bet is to give your opponents worse pot odds then their card odds. No bot can ever master no limit, it's not a card game at all. it's a people game played with cards.

Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 556

I don't see much difference in the two statements. I think if someone keeps a cool head they can rebutt either one if that is what one truly believes. I think it is just his style that rubs people the wrong way. The best way to answer this is to confront it directly just as you lined it out and make him answer to it. Problem is, the guy is pretty well spoken and intelligent, so your average person debating with him gets flustered because they feel they cannot defend their view intelligently. I am no huge fan of Dawkins, just my observation. He rarely, if ever that I noticed, spews the same vitriol he gets in return. He says what he believes without much emotion. Hitchens was aggressive as hell.

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