Cut It Out (Vol 3) by Banksy

By Banksy

The 3rd incendiary selection of stencils and graffiti from Banksy (after Banging Your Head opposed to a Brick wall and Existencilism), provided and sure in a convenient pocket sized top of the range layout. complete colour, and together with a few of so much famous/notorious works thus far, together with ‘exhibiting’ his paintings on the Tate Gallery in London. particularly fantastic.

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I should have been counting the cards, but I have become so tangled in my strategies that I can’t remember exactly what is left. My fate hinges on clubs. I lead the eight, the last card in my hand. I know no one can trump it—I am sure all the diamonds are gone. Molly’s partner pitches a heart, which is worthless. If Molly has a club higher than my eight, she will win. She chews for a long time. What’s the choice? She only has one card! Down it comes: first the dramatic bend—I can see it is a club—then the snap .

Worse, it’s not only the supercomputers like Deep Blue—which famously defeated world champion Gary Kasparov in 1997—that can whup us, but programs that run on a household PC. The machines are depending less on so-called “brute force” analysis than on strategic heuristics that have led to startlingly creative, superhuman play—play that often confounds the programmers themselves. We are actually relearning the game we taught to computers. They have found resolutions to endgames long considered hopeless.

Yes and no. Indeed the game is becoming more virtual, moving away from impassioned, face-to-face conflict and occurring more and more in the perfect distant recesses of the mind. In A C L E A N , W E L L- C A F F E I N AT E D P L A C E 21 some ways, bridge has gone from social game to math problem. Compare accounts of high-stakes games in the 1960s, when tableside drinking and floozy hangers-on could prove to be reliable distractions, and today’s tournament conditions—screened-off tables clustered about a silent smoke-free room—look downright monkish.

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