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Ps. Minor typo pg 13.
The diagram only has 12 cards.
Aug. 15
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Thanks!
Awesome article!
Very entertaining read!
Aug. 15
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Deprecated means it still works, but may or will be removed in a future release.

Not the same as end-of-lifed, which means no longer supported, and esp no more security patches.
Aug. 14
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As I concluded earlier, it is obviously not
necessary, David — even though,
from Jim Munday's “demos”, apparently possible :)

See what nickd, who won this overall competition over 96 boards, said abt his strategy:

- http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/expert-advice-on-robot-play/

Very different from both Jim's and Richard's approaches.
July 31
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And then, of course, the wbridge mailing-list for support-issues, etc.
Every time I posted something, some soul would complain
that you did not ask in French
– of which I incidentally don't know a single word, por favor :)
July 30
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I was playing a bit of wbridge online a year ago or so,
but the descriptions of what bids mean seemed too poor,
which was frustrating, and why I did not continue.

That's one area where Gib is easier to play with — unless wbridge has since been fixed?
July 30
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You mean like this beautiful signal at trick 5?

http://tinyurl.com/6hSignal

Was just money-bridge,
so no biggie…. :)
July 28
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if only on a single hand,
it might have been pure coincidence, though :)
July 28
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I still think you wud have to say “support is discontinued” (since u can usually continue use the product at your own peril) — which happen to be a few characters longer than “end-of-lifed” :)
July 27
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@Bodell

The documentation claims Gib signals in some situations.
But have you ever seen it happen in actual play, as the doc says?

In the past, I saw a few examples when it did the contrary to what the doc specifially says, then just stopped paying any attention to this, so I'm not sure if it ever happens or not.

If it only happens randomly, it's not much use…
July 27
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I guess you can't beat the robot in basic math! :D
July 27
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What was your bet about? :)
July 27
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I finally ended up in place #28 – so “almost” in the top 1% of players — well, well…. :)
July 26
Stefan Olausson edited this comment July 26
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Just saw final results were in.

Congrats to Nikos Delimpaltadakis for the overall Victory!

http://webutil.bridgebase.com/v2/tview.php?t=ARDARD:2cfa7e52.643c.11e7.be39.0cc47a39aeb4-1499559527&u=nickd&overall=y
July 26
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Others seem to disagree, though :)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/end-of-life#English
(both noun and verb)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/end-of-lifed

I hear it so often, I didn't react to it at all…
July 26
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Std jargon in software industry, I'd say :)

Also, “to end stgh” is a proper verb, isn't it?
July 26
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Plus … Bridge is just a darn GAME…
a Pastime for most players :)

While the Financial Act is regulating thousands of Billion dollar enterprises, can crash a whole continent's economy and financial systems, plus put individuals in jail for decades, if abused or violated.

I highly doubt we need the same form of rigorous regulations and access to professional expertise in those slightly different use-cases :)
July 26
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Removing flash is certainly
a Good Thing — it's 1990's neanderthal “technology”.

Since BBO already have working apps for both Android and iOS,
I'm sure it is not rocket-science for them to migrate to HTML5/Javascript solution.

2020 should be more than enough for this migration.
July 26
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Nay, if we are playing a novice game it is quite similar I guess…
It's actually better since you never have the novice declare for you! :)

Difference might be you can gently educate a novice in the interesting aspects of bidding-system, defense-signals, etc, and gradually develop their understanding of the game….

Robots ——- no f*****g chance! :D

And why are we playing a ACBL/NABC competition in “Novice Bridge” where probably few of the participants are novices?

Because – as I mentioned – it is still quite fun, I guess :)
July 26
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