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## Winning Algorithms For Rock, Paper, Scissors65

Celarent Darii (1561999) writes "The probability of winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors is about 1 in 3. However, people do not play entirely randomly, a study has revealed. People tend to follow hidden patterns that can be used to win more games. A short article on the BBC gives hints on the strategies to be used to get a competitive advantage with your Rock-Scissors-Paper nemesis." Remember, these strategies are for use against people, not robots.
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## Winning Algorithms For Rock, Paper, Scissors

• #### This is useless (Score:2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 03, 2014 @08:32AM (#46907439)

When I play rock, paper, scissors with someone, we just play once unless it's a tie, so there are no patterns.

• #### Re:Wait. What? (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday May 03, 2014 @09:17AM (#46907699)

When you play high stakes Rock, Paper, Scissors in a Casino in Las Vegas, the house wins on a tie. That's how they make their money.

Also note that in Las Vegas, they can boot you for life for trying to "play smart", like just happened to Ben Affleck, for allegedly counting cards.

It doesn't seem fair to me . . . if you are good at math, and can count cards, why shouldn't you be able to use your intellectual skills at a game?

Those Las Vegas Casinos are discriminating against geeks. Someone outta sue.

• #### Re:This is useless (Score:5, Funny)

on Saturday May 03, 2014 @10:08AM (#46907949)

When I play rock, paper, scissors with someone, we just play once unless it's a tie, so there are no patterns.

If you play to the death there are no patterns either.

• #### Obligatory (Score:4, Funny)

on Saturday May 03, 2014 @10:14AM (#46907981)

Lisa's Brain: Poor predictable Bart. Always takes 'rock'.
Bart's Brain: Good ol' 'rock'. Nothin' beats that!
Bart: Rock!
Lisa: Paper.
Bart: D'oh!

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