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Great free course for learning "How to Start a Startup" by the YCombinator guys.
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Man vs. Machine
An #XKCD #Infographic on the human games that computers find easy/hard.

There is a reason why computers are good at some games and not others... and this had me look into the various ways one can classify games.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_classification

Classifications: (Links are to Wikipedia)
- Sequential Turns vs Simultaneous Turns http://bit.ly/1q0uguW
- Perfect Information vs Incomplete Information http://bit.ly/1q0tWMM
- Game of Skill vs Game of Chance http://bit.ly/1q0uGS3 vs http://bit.ly/1q0ujqF
- Deterministic vs Stochastic (A more generalized way to describe the above point)
- Finite vs Infinite http://bit.ly/1q0um5L
- Symmetric vs Asymmetric http://bit.ly/1q0ua6N
- Win-Win vs Zero-Sum http://bit.ly/1q0ulyQ vs http://bit.ly/1q0u27i
- Competitive vs Cooperative http://bit.ly/1q0uDpx
- Games with Rules vs no predefined Rules
- Real-time vs "Turned-Based" http://bit.ly/1q0BbEu
Actually, this last point is a lot more nuanced, and there is a great exploration of that here:
http://bit.ly/1q0BbEu

Other considerations:
- Mental and/or physical
- "Play to win" vs "Play to play" (i.e. For play's sake) http://bit.ly/1q0zRkW
- Types of games http://bit.ly/1xAeEy5
- Game Complexity http://bit.ly/1xAfsmx

What have I missed?

Is a computer, which is following an algorithm, truly "playing"? (In the same way that a human is) I suppose this is a larger philosophical question than anyone can just  "answer" for me... Though maybe Watson could? :P

What is your favorite type of game? Do your favorite games typically fall into a certain set of the above classifications?

Who wants to play 52 pickup with me?

A link to each game in the image:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_(game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomoku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draughts (Checkers)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-Strike
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_pong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarCraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arimaa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_and_Ladders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_(card_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_minutes_in_heaven
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_and_Hobbes#Calvinball


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Real life Fantasia, coming soon?
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yesterday I found this nice solid, a hecatondecahedron, whose faces are 80 congruent equilateral triangles & 30 congruent squares [V= 72, F= 110, E= 180]; all edges are of the same length, but its vertices are of 3 types: 24 of valence 4 (curvat= 60 deg), 24 of valence 5 (curv= 60 deg) & 24 of valence 6 (curv= - 90 deg); total curvature= 48*60+24*(-90)= 720 deg, as it should be... symmetry: Oh (octahedral complete w. horiz. reflection), the same of the cube & octahedron
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"The hidden aspects of the media are the things that should be taught, because they have an irresistible force when invisible.

When these factors remain ignored and invisible, they have an absolute power over the user. So, yes, the sooner that the population, young or old, world can be taught the effects of the [media] forms, the sooner we can have some sort of reasonable ecology among the media themselves. What is desperately needed is a kind of understanding of the media which would permit us to program the whole environment, so that literate values would not be wiped out by new media. If you understand the nature of these forms, you can neutralize some of their adverse effects, and foster some of their beneficent effects. We have never reached this level of awareness."
Marshall Mcluhan, 1979
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'LAST WINTER, as if to flip its middle finger at the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the state of Idaho dispatched a hunter-trapper on horseback to track and slaughter two packs of wolves in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the contiguous United States. Ragged with mountains and cut by chutes of whitewater, the Frank Church is a forbidding and trackless place. Here the cougars slip through the forests. The wolverines show their claws. And the wolves howl and hunt and take down elk for dinner, which was the behavior that prompted the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to hire its mercenary. Elk bring in wholesome revenues for the state in the form of hunting licenses and fees, and large herds of elk—preferably unnaturally large herds, fat and lazy and without threat from native predators—provide local guiding concerns a major source of profit. A total of nine wolves in the Frank Church wilderness were killed last January in contravention of the spirit and letter of the Act, which was passed by Congress in 1964 to protect those tracts of land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man,” where the land retains “its primeval character and influence” and is “managed so as to preserve its natural conditions.”'
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