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Comment: RaspberryPi (Score 1) 134

This would dead simple with a raspberrypi and pi camera module. Cron takes a still shot (raspistill -o filename.jpg) every 5 or 10 minutes. Rsync over ssh to your website via cron every 5 or 10 minutes. Create a nice looking webpage that displays the image. Since the image name never changes your web page is updated as soon as the new jpg is uploaded.

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.

Do you suffer painful hallucination? -- Don Juan, cited by Carlos Casteneda