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Re: [Bug-gnubg] random dice generator? hahahaaa

From: Stick
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] random dice generator? hahahaaa
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:34:26 +0000 (UTC)

Much like religion, you can't convert believers by using silly things like facts or science.  They know, period.


On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:16 PM, tchow <address@hidden> wrote:

Thomas Moulton wrote:
> If someone "KNOWS" that gnubg (or insert your gaming server here, say
> fibs.com) you can NEVER convince them otherwise.

Correct.  I'm surprised at how many participants in this thread think
that logic has to power to change anyone's mind on this subject.

> There is no way to win this, just sit back and laugh...

But "winning" should not be defined in terms of getting people to think
logically.  Winning either means profiting off people's irrationality,
or, since profiteering might go against the GNU philosophy, figuring out
how to make illogical people happy.  My two suggestions were in that

On a plane trip I took a few years ago, the backgammon program was so
easy to beat that I started to suspect that the dice were intentionally
biased in the player's favor.  I didn't bother to collect data to test
this hypothesis, but it got me thinking that such a feature would surely
increase the satisfaction of most customers.  The last thing an airline
wants is a complaint that its recreational software cheats.  There's
something to be said for trying to please the customer instead of
contemptuously berating their illogicality.


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