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Comment Re:Heads-up Texas Holdem (Score 1) 146

You have never done any game development, it's obvious.

The step from single-player game to multiplayer game is not a simple upgrade, it's a complete shift in everything. It requires a completely different approach, not a refined version of the same approach.

In any non-trivial multiplayer game, the interactions between all the players matter, and the complexity of those is subject to combinatorial explosion. Poker being a relatively low-interaction game will not make this as bad as some others, but beating one person and beating a table of people is not the same system with a little more cycles, it quite possibly requires a different approach altogether.

It will be interesting to see the jump happen, but it is a jump, not a step.

AI beating humans at a game is merely a beta test. The real application will feed unending greed, which will never die.

Greed is a game.

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 1) 1501

With respect, I don't want to put a dampener on you telling people that they do not matter but it was from visitors from Israel so that would make it the " Israeli Israeli community". Perhaps they would know something of the topic Mr "just google it".

I am sure the world wants to know more about your scout master

From your childish behaviour I would guess that he died thirty years before you were born.

Since I have a modicum of politeness

From your spamming earlier full of utterly vile insults - no you clearly do not.

6th or 7th in a row

You did more than that in parallel when you decided to target me earlier.

Comment Re:Qs messing with the universe (Score 1) 162

The Doctor doesn't have close to the powers Q has, which is good. An omnipotent, omniscient protagonist makes a very, very poor and boring story. Where's the challenge? Where's the room for character development? Where's the flaw that makes him likable?

Face it, perfect characters work well as foils, possibly as deus ex machinas and as plot device, but they should not be prominent characters.

Comment Re:Jumped the shark a long while ago (Score 1) 162

Q was a nice plot device, and he was well used. An omnipotent being has no need for power games for he has any power he wants. What I especially liked was that they didn't try to make him a "god", i.e. someone craving worship, because anyone who had total power has no need for petty crap like that. He was quite believable. What would ultimate power eventually lead to? Boredom. That's exactly what happened with Q, and the Continuum. They were essentially incredibly bored. Bored enough that the exploits of an insignificant species become interesting enough to observe because they behave in an odd way, and bored enough that another one of them wishes to die.

It is likely that this is pretty much how an inquisitive mind reacts to total knowledge, total power and eternal life. It sure gets boring really quickly.

Wesley was ... well, a mistake, yes he was. He was the proverbial Mary Sue character. I think it was even revealed at one point that Roddenberry wanted to see himself in him, which makes him even more Mary Sue. It is kinda telling that the character was eliminated from the show around the same time Roddenberry died. In the end, the character was just not really believable, that was his fatal flaw. The youngest ensign in the fleet saving the day on the flag ship time and again... c'mon, it gets old. And again, it was the character, not the actor. Where Kirk was sometimes cringeworthy because Shatner is a crappy actor, Wheaton had little chance to make this character believable. When you're handed shit, you can only polish it so much. And in the end you sit there with dirty hands.

Borg children... never seen the episode. But we're (probably?) talking about an episode, there have been a lot of episodes that were rather... questionable in their logic. In TOS, TNG, VOY, DS9... and even more in Enterprise once the time travel sets in.

Piccard's style of operation was a cooperative one. There's not really a problem with that, and I don't remember a case where a spot decision was necessary and he instead went into a meeting. Kirk was a cowboy, Piccard a diplomat. Both of them due to the nature of the show they headed. Kirk was supposed to be a hands on guy, tough guy in a wild west universe. Not only 'cause TOS was basically a western show in disguise. Times change, and so do viewer expectations. The 90s were a decade when we believed we can solve all problems in the world by talking about them. That also explains the counselor.

Better and worse... all the Star Trek shows have their strong and weak sides.

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 1) 1501

Oh I see now, this you trying to get payback

So everything is about you spamboy? If was so shallow as to try payback would it have been a mild comment on the topic that did not put you in any sort of bad light or even disagree with you?

Tell me is all your expertise of this quality

Reality versus a google lookup? I prefer the former spamboy.

Comment Re:What is up with airlines IT structure (Score 1) 76

One amusing thing that happened near me was an airport IT failure not an airline one. Several airports under the same owner in different states ended up with all baggage handling operations run from one site. So when the obvious happened and two backhoe incidents took out both connections one airport had baggage conveyors that could not be operated either locally or manually.
If someone put all these recent airline/airport failures in a book and sent it back to 1970 they would think it was a satire.

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 1) 1501

Project? You were the spam boy Crash.
It's extremely telling that you wrote "google it" instead of suggesting I talk to someone who is actually from Israel, which it the way I formed my opinion in the first place. A bot may as well have just picked "google it" from a short list of stock phrases.
Perhaps instead of trivilizing this topic you apply your failures of the Turing Test to things that are less important.

Comment Re:Groupthink misses the forest for the trees (Score 1) 131

The only problem with this story is that it supports the Biblical account of the flood

You don't see the problem with the ice shell and the other fantasy elements?

Why can't there be a God if the world is older than 6000 years old? Is your version of God really that puny?
Three of the four people who discredited the global flood fossil theory were ordained Anglican Priests FFS and they didn't think God was so puny that he would cease to exist just because some people were reading the Bible the wrong way.

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