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Oracle, how do I live forever?

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Oracle, how do I live forever?

A collaboration with James Miller of A Small Fiction.

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deezil
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team categories, october 2019 pic.twitter.com/NduoLBbYZc

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team categories, october 2019 pic.twitter.com/NduoLBbYZc





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deezil
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Now you can create your own Untitled Goose Game to-do list

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Untitled Goose Game list generator meme | House House/Panic/Samuel Fine

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deezil
8 days ago
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deezil
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Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for September 27, 2019

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Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for September 27, 2019

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deezil
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Cheating Hangman

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I made a game of Hangman that "cheats" by changing the word it's thinking of in order to make it as hard as possible to guess. But while it cheats, it never lies: it remains consistent with what it's told you so far about the word length, matching letters, non-matching letters etc.

I was originally inspired by Nick Berry's excellent analysis of hangman strategy, many years ago. I reversed his procedure to instead come up with the hardest words to guess when playing hangman. But then just this week, a conversation with a work colleague got me thinking: what would a game of hangman be like if the hangman was allowed to cheat?

The game works by jumping in between you making a guess and it telling you whether or not the guess is correct. It considers all of the possible words that it could have been thinking about and "switches" to the one that maximises the number of guesses it expects you to have to make. I've written a blog post with more detail about its strategy and what it feels like to play it and I've open-sourced the whole thing.

It needs a pretty modern browser to work; sorry if your mobile phone isn't up to the challenge. Good luck!

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deezil
20 days ago
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This is fun as heck.
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zippy72
17 days ago
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