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Console Gaming vs. Computer Gaming by Jared Strop
... PCs on the other hand are much more than a gaming machine and run between 1,500-3,000 dollars and need to be upgraded every now and again to play the newest and greatest games. Genre is an issue. If you are a Real Time Strategy fan and only have a console, I mourn for you. And if you are a platformer fan, then computer gaming will be a sad mistake. Genre makes a big deal because of the controller vs. keyboard/mouse issue. Different games play much better on the different configurations.

Computers Are Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! by Mike Bryant
... The next time you sit in front of the computer and start to get frustrated because the computer isn't doing what you want it to do, just remember that the machine in front of you is very stupid and is only doing what it thinks (probably could have used a better term here) you want. Now, for the Cool Site of the week This week's site is 43Things.com. This is a neat social networking site where you can list up to 43 things that you want to accomplish.

Five Computers With Soul by Ivan Cherevko
... It was this machine. To my shame, I've never seen it in action. I'm only fed with talks of those who did. Supercomputers are boring, admit it. They are as lifeless as machine can get… But this one got spirit of its own. What brought it on the number one spot is its infinite power. I won't describe it to you — you know it yourself, and if you don't, you'll never imagine it. But with great power comes great responsibility, and this chap bears all of the responsibility.

Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy - Poker Tournament Betting Basics by Rick Braddy
... If you play these types of “gambling” games long enough, you will ultimately lose, since the game’s odd structure is never in your favor – negative expectation. People who experience “hot streaks” also have losing streaks (they just usually quickly forget about the losing and don’t discuss it). When you’re making a wager, you’d always prefer to have a positive expectation. This is generally true in poker, but not necessarily always in no-limit poker.

History of the Computer - Artificial Intelligence - is it possible? by Tony Stockill
... In 1950 Turing asked 'can a machine think?' He answered yes, but then asked 'If it could think, how could we tell? THE TURING TESTTuring proposed a test to be used to determine if Artificial Intelligence has been achieved in a computer, suggesting it should have been achieved by the year 2000. This is known as the 'Turing Test', it requires a computer to convince a human that it is a human, too. The test is based on a popular game of the time, in which the player is required to determine ...

Computers Rule Our Lives? by Jennifer Kittell
... There are many games to get addicted to and many programs that are disguised as games that make computers seem like a fun pastime. This is all a ploy. People make these programs so that they hook even the most anti-computer person into computers and then convince him that he ‘needs’ to keep adding new “toys” to his computer. I do want to stress that computers are an important part of our advancing culture, but the obsession and dependency is nothing more than a marketing scheme.

I've Turned Into A... by Beverly Mahone
... reasons, are glued to their computers just like me. We exchange thoughts and ideas and sometimes even prayers. I do take periodic breaks to do less important things like exercise, cook meals and clean the house. But after that, it’s me and my computer until bedtime. I’m also learning there’s lots of money to be made through this machine! I haven’t quite figured out how that all works yet, but you can best believe when I do, you won’t be hearing from me as much anymore.

The Rather Recent Past of Computers by Driz Memok
... transformation to the computers of today was the development of the operating systems of Microsoft and software in general. In 1975, an IBM mainframe computer capable of 10 million instructions per second would have cost around 10 million dollars. Just 20 years later, a computer video game was performing 500 million instructions per second at a cost of only $500. Some view us at the end of the journey and history of computers, but the truth is we are only standing just inside the doorway.

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