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 1   Arimaa / Site Discussion / Re: Corrupted game file?  Jun 14th, 2019, 3:42pm 
Started by Hippo | Last post by Hippo
I have decided to resign ... losing some GMR, and unfortunatey WHR as well.
 
The reson for resigning was to get rid of the open game ... and what a surprise, I have lost and the game stayed open Sad.
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 2   Arimaa / Off Topic Discussion / Bitcoin Pizza Day  May 30th, 2019, 9:23am 
Started by omar | Last post by omar
May 22 is now known as Bitcoin Pizza day.
 
There's been a lot in the news recently about Bitcoin Pizza day. The TV show 60 minutes even did an episode about it.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-story-behind-bitcoin-pizza-day-2019-05- 22/
 
Here is the original thread where he offers 10,000 BTC for 2 large pizzas.
It took 4 days before someone took him up on the offer. He even started wondering if maybe he wasn't offering enough Bitcoins Smiley
 
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0
 
Around May 2011 is when I stumbled on Bitcoin and posted about it here in the Arimaa forum. It started up a very interesting discussion and some even posted they bought bitcoin:
 
http://arimaa.com/arimaa/forum/cgi/YaBB.cgi?board=other;action=display;n um=1305495730
 
Coincidentally, May 30, 2011 was the day that someone bought Arimaa sets with bitcoin. Today marks the 8th anniversary.  
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 3   Arimaa / Off Topic Discussion / Re: Christian Freeling on inventing games (part 2)  May 17th, 2019, 5:16am 
Started by christianF | Last post by christianF
 
I'm eternally grateful for all the work Ed did, completely voluntary, by creating mindsports to support my games. So with java applets going the way of the dinosaur I really thought it was just a matter of time before mindsports would follow suit. Of course I wasn't happy about it, but starting all over again in html5, I thought, would be a bit to much to ask. So although we discussed the possibility occasionally, I never asked.
 
That's why I was elated to hear him say "I've had it with java" and that he intends to rebuild the site in html5. I was quick to say that so far as I'm concerned 'the Pit' merely contains collateral damage and that only ArenA games would need the option of online play, and maybe not even all of them.
 
It's a lot of work nevertheless and for Ed it's a hobby in between a job and other hobbies, so it'll start when it starts and progress gradually. The first games will be the more simple ones, implementation wise, like Symple and Havannah. It's great to realise we're still alive!
Smiley
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 4   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Bug in Arimaa Game Client?  Feb 22nd, 2019, 2:44pm 
Started by dpalmer | Last post by Max2
More moves which do not work in this position:
 
1. rd6s Ee6w Rf6x Ed6w         Ec6x rd5n  (from first post)
2. rd6s Ee6w Rf6x Ed6w         Ec6x dd7s  
3.          Ee6s Rf6x Ee5n Ee6e Ef6x rd6e  
4.          Ee6n Rf6x Ee5s Ee6e Ef6x rd6e  
 
All this moves have in common:
- the gold rabbit is captured passiv with first step
- the gold elephant captures itself with third step
- the 4th step pull by captured elephant is not allowed
(- all 4 steps are used  
not neccessary; reproduced bug with 3 steps in other position)
 
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 5   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Interested in Wooden Arimaa Board and Pieces K  Feb 12th, 2019, 8:44pm 
Started by apophis | Last post by apophis
Thanks @eykca. Yeah the traps actually slide open to drop pieces into the storage drawer below.
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 6   Arimaa / Events / Re: State of the Challenge 2009  Feb 4th, 2019, 8:58pm 
Started by Fritzlein | Last post by Belteshazzar
on Mar 6th, 2009, 6:10am, Oystein wrote:
I predict a breakthrough will occur and the challenge will fall around 2015.

 
Right on.
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 7   Arimaa / Events / Re: 2007 Arimaa Challenge Match  Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:47pm 
Started by RonWeasley | Last post by Belteshazzar
on Feb 14th, 2007, 10:56pm, Fritzlein wrote:
I certainly don't think we need such a high standard to say that computers have passed up humanity at playing Arimaa, but let's say we really do want the Challenge to measure this standard.  My hunch is that software which can beat three top humans each two games out of three (after having been exposed to community play for two weeks) must be very close, even if it isn't all the way there.  If humans soon discover a reliable way to beat such software, it is probably due to a minor quirk that can soon be fixed rather than seriously flawed strategy which worked only due to surprise.  Our understanding of Arimaa is probably mature enough that there isn't some strategy trick nobody has thought of yet, which pushes a bot past us only temporarily without heralding the end of human dominance.  In all likelihood, the error of the current format would only be in awarding the prize one year too soon.

 
Looks like this was largely correct.
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 8   Arimaa / Arimaa Buzz / Digital Trends  Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:18pm 
Started by Belteshazzar | Last post by Belteshazzar
Arimaa is mentioned toward the end.
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 9   Arimaa / Off Topic Discussion / Re: This is getting scary  Jan 29th, 2019, 9:36pm 
Started by omar | Last post by apophis
Curious if anyone has made progress on this challenge. I found this interesting tutorial the other day that could be used as a starting point:
 
https://medium.com/applied-data-science/how-to-build-your-own-alphazero- ai-using-python-and-keras-7f664945c188
 
Note: for some reason the link above includes a space that you have to remove for it to work. I can't seem to get rid of it in this post.
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 10   Arimaa / Say Hello / Re: Hi, I'm rediscovering the game  Jan 17th, 2019, 10:16am 
Started by apophis | Last post by apophis
Thanks eykca. Would love to play a game with a human. I mostly play on my iPhone, but that doesn't build up my profile on this site. Need to make an effort to climb the bot ladder here too. I kinda wish there was a club nearby (I'm in southern California) to play someone in real life. To solve this problem I plan to teach some friends and family.  Anyway, hope to see ya online soon!
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