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How Checkers Was Solved - The Atlantic
"From 1950 to 1990, Tinsley had been the world champion of checkers whenever he wanted to be. He’d occasionally retire to work on mathematics or devote himself to religious study, but he’d eventually return, beat everyone and become champion again. In that 40-year span, he lost five total games and never once dropped a match." Brilliant article from Alexis Madrigal on the race to solve draughts/checkers, one man and his computer, and another man and his faith.
ai  games  religion  checkers  draughts  machinelearning  journalism  alexismadrigal 
4 weeks ago by infovore
chewing pixels » Guitar Hero Praise: What’s Wrong With The ‘Christian’ Videogame?
"Perhaps then what people object to, whether they realize it or not, is an ideological and theological issue with religious gaming, rather than any particular distaste as the idea Christian gamers might simply want games that explore their faith and service their community."
games  theology  ideology  play  religion  christian 
september 2008 by infovore
chewing pixels » In Search of a Miracle
"Where did we lose our nuance? When did we all become so beastly that we forgot how to have a conversation? Or was it always like so?" Some lovely writing from Simon Parkin.
religion  belief  journalism  writing  lambethconference  absolutes 
july 2008 by infovore

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