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  1. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum on Hot Ones
  2. Other than confirmation bias, Benford's law i think is a fantastic explanation of why those digits would be so present. But also more pronounced in systems that are not base 10. Systems like time put a greater frequency on low numbers since they don't count up to 99:99. And many systems like receipts and order numbers will truncate to lower numbers and just roll over after a few digits to simplify.
  3. Assassin's Creed Origins This was on reddit and it made me think immediately of Far Cry
  4. I just feel like this whole paradox is a bit forced, a lot of the interesting elements are driven from making the situation more convoluted.
  5. The threat of Big Dog

    This video is fantastic:
  6. Also on a personal note, I think the numbers need to be readjusted so that expectation value isn't a tempting distraction. People are right that missing out on $1,000 doesn't seem like a big deal when $1,000,000 is on the table. If this truly was an expect observer, what they would do is come up with 2 amounts that would cause the contestant the maximum amount of suffering during the decision phase. And if it's main objective wasn't preserving money but driving ratings to the show, then it would also chose based on an observation of the audience rather than the contestant. Going with whatever option gives them the most tense viewing experience. Which is basically what they do in Deal or No Deal.
  7. That type of logic problem is usually solved by creating a grid of all possible outcomes, then weighing the probability of them to determine what your best outcome is. Often the problems are framed with a "perfect logician", rather than an AI. Basically that no matter how smart you are, they will know what you're going to do. All other details about being correct 50 times in a row are probably just ground work to say "they're perfect". But honestly by changing the question and giving us some statistics, it actually puts some new weighting on the probability, though I don't think it's that significant. Nick's reasoning is a "dominant strategy". The most famous example is probably The Prisoner's Dilema: Also here's one about pirates that are perfect logician's:
  8. Just getting into this episode. But did we just find out that "hoisted on his own petard" is a Shakespearean "grenade rolled down the hill"? Also I see a dark room is being endorsed here. A couple friends of mine just uploaded prototype inspired by a dark room that people might be interested in called Armory and Machine. It's on Android now, but should be out on iOS soon.
  9. Jeff Goldblum

    I guess this should bump this thread?

    I've been a bit turned off this game after seeing this aggressive viral marketing the team has put into the game. I was watching a few minutes of it on twitch and at the end of the game So of course people are going around using the phrase "It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years" as a badge of honor. To them it's an inside joke that proves they've beaten the game, but to me it feels gross. People are even using that phrase in their review titles. They also use the in-game chat lines to try to attack criticisms of the game. Which feels a bit more like they're trying to urge people to give it a chance beyond finishing the campaign and try out the other modes like endless and speedrun, but the entire structure of the game feels so manipulative. It tries to put the player on edge and feel like they're being manipulated, that mixing in messages that urge you the game you are playing is good, and that you should go spread the word feels wrong.
  11. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    So is there any real branching going on in the game based on dialogue decisions? I was expecting that making decisions about reporting the teens to the cops and stuff like that would have an impact on the way the game played out, but it seems like the branching is very minimal.
  12. I just got stuck on the rope at the start of the game. I've tried reloading multiple times but it just leaves me holding the rope at the top of the gulch. I watched the Giant Bomb Quick Look, so I've seen how it should work. EDIT: ok it worked on my 3rd load. I swear i was mashing spacebar, but maybe I'm crazy.
  13. Anybody have the Tarantino pic Chris referenced?
  14. Dota 2 - Summer 2016 Roster Shuffles

    Oh wow. This Team Secret lineup is crazy: