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Topic: A Chinese Mathematician Figured Out How To Beat Anyone At Rock-Paper-Scissors
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quasi

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Re: A Chinese Mathematician Figured Out How To Beat Anyone At Rock-Paper-Scissors
Posted: May 2, 2014 9:00 PM
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Dr. Jai Maharaj) wrote:
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>A Chinese Mathematician Figured Out How To Beat Anyone At
>Rock-Paper-Scissors


That's surely an overstatement.

He can't beat someone who has access to a fair 6-sided die.

All he demonstrated, via a sample of participants, is that,
absent the aid of a randomizing device (such as a coin or
a die), the human mind is a poor random number generator.

Presumably that was already well known.

quasi



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