Rock Paper Scissors 2.0
Thought you mastered the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors in your lunch box days? The NYTimes.com challenges masters of RPS with its new interactive game that tests your skills against a computer. Statistically speaking, a truly random RPS game would result in a tie between each opponent winning, tying and losing one-third of the time, but because humans are not completely random, their moves can be studied and analyzed. You can test your skills on two levels by going novice, where the computer learns to play from scratch, or advanced, where the computer uses the data gained from thousands of previously played rounds from other people.
Be warned: you might get sucked into playing a few mindless rounds, but it’s smarter than you might think. And hey, at least you’ll appear to be working.
Posted by Emily
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