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Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 01:51:09


Hostile
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I actually wondered if it's possible to have a warlight community for Vassal or Codecademy.


Vassal is an open source engine that allows to build board games with java programming. Codecademy is a site where you learn programming and share projects/snippets of code.

Sudoku is easy to make and apparently some sites get money from sudoku generator only. So the standards may be very low. There are also some open source strategy game creator sdk. You can make hex based games or real time. It can be very interesting to make a few games as community. It sounds simple enough except need people or friends when building something.


Any thoughts ? Creativity is fun.



Coursera and MIT free courses are rated high.

Edited 8/22/2015 04:39:57
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 03:14:32

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I am interested in this. Right now, I am a novice at programming, but I am taking a Computer Science class at the university this semester and planning on studying hard at it, so I should have a pretty good grasp on programming by December.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 03:48:20


Genghis 
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If i ever program,I'll program a program that programs more programs.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 03:52:27


knyte 
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^ That's an actual thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaprogramming

PSA:

If you're learning programming and in college, join this FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hackathonhackers/

For high school: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PennAppsHS/

(Don't be confused by the usage of "hacker" in the name- or, if you're Genghis, don't make a stupid joke about it, please. It's just being used in the "make cool, hacked-together things" sense, not the CSI "lol im gonna blackhat ur mom m8" sense.)

These two groups are two extremely large communities of hackers/makers/designers/coders that not only help you out if you're interested in stuff like student-run hackathons (which are a great way to learn stuff quickly) but also provide a lot of motivation to always learn more. And of course, they consist of a lot of incredibly helpful people who can help you make just about anything you can make with code and hardware.

Edited 8/22/2015 03:57:29
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 03:55:11


Hostile
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It exists. It is called a code generator. With markov chains and other math concepts, you can also make a learning machine. A machine that can create a program routine or change its code like some computer viruses.

Ai that can learn through experimentation and manipulation of world is old idea.
Is there artificial intelligence called alice ? It places blocks or polygons in virtual world.

Edit : It is also not a dumb chat bot. Cleverbot just copies answers from others and uses statistics, simple markov chains. I saw api and it is dumb simple to build your personality chat bot except you need huge databases.



I did not knew true skill was described as part of ai research. It is an adaptive or dynamic code.

Edited 8/22/2015 04:09:13
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 04:01:40


knyte 
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Out of curiosity, Hostile, did you avoid the term "machine learning" on purpose? You got very close there with "learning machine" so I can't tell if you've got a little statistics purist in you who's a little miffed about ML eating statisticians' lunch or just didn't really find the term necessary/forgot about it.

In any case, machine learning is also relevant to WarLight. If you're on the Real Time ladder, you're being ranked using TrueSkill- an application of statistical machine learning developed by a Microsoft research lab. I think Hostile shared the Moserware post in another thread, but y'all should check it out if you've got a few minutes:

- post: http://www.moserware.com/2010/03/computing-your-skill.html

- accompanying math: http://www.moserware.com/assets/computing-your-skill/The%20Math%20Behind%20TrueSkill.pdf

Edited 8/22/2015 04:02:23
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 04:58:12


Genghis 
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*proceeds to make dumb joke about hackers. Knyte gets angry. Everybody else kicks back and talks sports.*
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:00:25


knyte 
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^ Not what you were talking about, but sports is also a cool place where you can apply machine learning. As a simple example, you can try training a neural network to predict the points scored in a football/soccer game based on past results and some known data points about each team that you don't know how to analyze.

Edited 8/22/2015 05:01:13
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:07:26


Genghis 
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Anyway, i like the idea of this, I'm guessing we'd have warlight themed board games?
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:09:30


#The Prussian Job-Oh yeah, baby...
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Oh my gosh don´t feed the trolls why did you open that thread because I don´t know anything about informatic stuff and can´t help you so why did you do that you are so evil I wish you would die I wish it so much just shut up I don´t want to respond to this thread but your behaviour I mean to open this thread forced me to I feel so terrible I am sorry but there´s no way I can help but thank you for opening this thread might this thread be another trolly thread then with friendly regards your hero and guardian the dark knight

Edited 8/22/2015 05:11:31
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:09:59


Жұқтыру
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I'm slowly slowly learning to programme.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:11:17


Genghis 
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Dark knight you're making it worse :(

I've always wanted to learn some programming. This might give me a little inspiration.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:12:46


#The Prussian Job-Oh yeah, baby...
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How am I making it worse than it already is?
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 05:32:28


knyte 
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For the people who're interested in learning programming (yay!) and have no prior experience:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00sc-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-spring-2011/

It's one of the best Intro CS courses in the nation, needless to say, and it's pretty cool of MIT to adapt it to OCW.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 19:58:37


[MD] Ion Antonescu
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Жұқтыру, of course you are slowly learning with your IQ of 50.

Java Power!!!

Edited 8/22/2015 20:00:24
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/22/2015 20:29:39


Hostile
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IQ of 50 is mean.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/23/2015 01:24:24


knyte 
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50 is not even close to mean.

But I'd have to say IQ of 50 is quite the mode on this site.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/23/2015 02:09:04


Жұқтыру
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But I'd have to say IQ of 50 is quite the mode on this site.


If you said that, you'd be wrong - you have to have some "nerdiness" to get to this game. IQ 110 is what I'd guess average for WL.
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/23/2015 03:41:52


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Intelligence is a trait that helps you be good at the game, not set up chats in Open Games, claim to be a history buff and nerd, and peddle your own distinctly ahistorical narratives in the only format that doesn't require any real decision-making skill.

All I'm saying is that DARKLORDS and TLW are hella bigger than WG, and the forums don't paint the best picture, either.

Edited 8/23/2015 03:43:28
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/23/2015 05:16:16


Жұқтыру
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Intelligence is a trait that helps you be good at the game


Yes.

not set up chats in Open Games, claim to be a history buff and nerd, and peddle your own distinctly ahistorical narratives in the only format that doesn't require any real decision-making skill.


Those don't negate intelligence, it often compliments it. And are certainly not a majority.

Edited 8/23/2015 05:25:38
Vassal / Codecademy: 8/23/2015 12:31:33


kynte
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Mode isn't the same as majority. It just occurs more often than any other value. This would, of course, not be assuming a normal distribution.
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