glasnt wrote:Aw, was waiting to see "Kickboxing" in the bottom section, as per the proverb:
"If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing"
First comment and already thinking of better jokes than the comic itself. Granted, I
wouldn't have gotten the reference, but obscure references are what XKCD has always been about.
mania wrote:Personally I would not accept a computer winning a game of counterstrike/starcraft versus a human as fair unless it was interpreting the images and sending the appropriate mouse/keyboard commands, at a somewhat realistic speed.
So would a computer also have to be looking at a physical chess board with a camera and interpreting the positions of the pieces? Granted, that wouldn't be all that hard to do, but it still seems like unnecessary complication.
As for the mouse thing, the bots in Team Fortress 2
actually have a "virtual mouse" that they have to work with, and have to pick it up and move it to the other end of the "mousepad" when it runs out of room.