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Andrew Savige
February 11, 2007 11:17
Re: New Golf
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`/anick wrote:
> Ooooh... A Roman-to-decimal rehash of the Fonality tournament.
> Aah.. Emm... Do you mind if we pursue this conversation later on?
> I suddenly remember I have things to do...

Thanks `/ for bringing that to my attention. I need another golf game
like a hole in the head. ;-) As you might have guessed, I could not
restrain myself from gazing at the magic of the Earthman code lamp
from the opposite direction.

Though I really enjoyed that eye-popping experience, I'm now ready for
the post mortem, to enjoy all the weird and wonderful approaches of the
other contestants ... except there isn't one. Oh well, I notice many
others have complained about this and the site owners have promised to
close challenges and publish the solutions eventually ... when no doubt
we'll see a rash of Ton/Mtve "deep post mortem" improvements to the
winning solutions. :-)

> And if I discreetly, very discreetly scoot close to that group and perk
> my ear, I'd probably hear them passionately bemoan how those darned
> foreigners are butchering that old, venerable sport that Golf is...

Yep, I just stumbled on another butchering on the discussion board

  "Milk holes in the tests as much as you want"

Compare that abomination to the gentlemanly conduct of the traditional
game, where exploiting holes in the test program risks excommunication
and where the proper response is to alert the (human) referee with a
test case plugging the hole. You can't replace the traditional human
golf referee with a robot.


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