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by threedognice
Thu May 24, 2012 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20427

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

Jimothy wrote:Did anyone else at first read the third panel as "So KKK back, relax..."?

YES

And, hmm, that was very confusing.
by threedognice
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 40357

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Diadem wrote:that is why the commentator wanted to abort (because of associations with nazism)

You gotta be making it up. This is nuts.
by threedognice
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 20105

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

I never expected that Randall would become so lazy that even the image quality of his comics would take such a sudden nosedive. All made worse by the fact that the "joke" is just a watered-down, uninspired creepypasta pastiche. Probably Randall read about it on Wikipedia yesterday and dec...
by threedognice
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 28174

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

toadpipe wrote:Why would you want to create dramatic tension? Drama, in real life, is boring and tedious.

This is true only because you live inside a soap opera. Personally, I live inside a Shakespeare play, so drama is excellent over here. :arrow:
by threedognice
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 22141

Re: 1004: "Batman"

Great Justice wrote:Wish I could say "my first GOOMHR moment" but I always replace it with "A man dressed as a bat".

Now that’s just a Peter Doig painting.
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Klear wrote:I can't argue with that.

But you do, silly hat! Alas!
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Perfect. Now how about a definition of "play" […] OK, okay, okay. You got me…………………………………………sort of. BUT! one thing is still bugging me: what do professional cellists do with their cellos to make a living? Uh, sell them? Play chess with them? Somebody, help me with this! You can’t argue w...
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Klear wrote:Perfect. Now how about a definition of "play" […]

OK, okay, okay. You got me…………………………………………sort of. BUT! one thing is still bugging me: what do professional cellists do with their cellos to make a living?
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Edit: OK, I didn't mean to say that if you get money out of it it ceases to be a game. What I meant was that when you only do it for money it's not a game anymore. It is not your hobby anymore, but it is still a game. Progamers are gamers. I already know your position. No need to repeat it. Our def...
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Edit: OK, I didn't mean to say that if you get money out of it it ceases to be a game. What I meant was that when you only do it for money it's not a game anymore.

It is not your hobby anymore, but it is still a game.

Progamers are gamers.
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Klear wrote:If you are playing poker for the sole reason to make money, is it a game for you?

Can you imagine work being more than a source of money income?
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Klear wrote:Exactly. IMO (and obvioulsy your definition may vary) a game is played for pleasure. If you do it for money or whatever, it stops being a game.

So poker is not a game? Also, I am sure playing for pleasure and money simultaneously is kinda possible.
by threedognice
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

As has been pointed out, the comic isn't referring to the computer AI in StarCraft, it's referring to third party AIs that have been written to perform competitively. I can't vouch for how well they stand up to top end players, apparently they do well early on but fall apart in late game strategy. ...
by threedognice
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110546

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Computer AI in Starcraft is nothing more than a training dummy. It is made to test builds.

Playing against AI in video games like Starcraft is like playing a game of chess with a chessboard. Who cares how smart the chessboard is? I mean, IT’S A FREAKING CHESSBOARD
by threedognice
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 38576

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

That the whole franchise […] is shallow, fluffy and childish: Star Wars on an intellectual par with Twighlight or Justin Bieber. There is nothing wrong with being shallow, childish and/or unintellectual. Look at the ancient Greek tragedy, they were making characters out of cardboard – and it was aw...

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