Computer games that don’t make sense — 11 Comments

    • As someone who has a passing acquaintance with the infernal machines, I can say that they lack any sense of reason.  They will only tell you what they are programmed to tell you.  

      Actually now that I think of it, I might install Basic on this machine and whip up a programme that will disprove the Warble Gloaming scam.  Sometime when I have half an hour to spare……

  1. Oh, no, Gramps!  This is just another bullet-point for you to add to your recently-suggested “magical qualities unique to tobacco smoke” list.  As well as being able to pass through solid walls, travel in a direct line – despite surrounding air movement – straight from the end of a cigarette directly into the nose of innocent sleeping children, time-travel through more than three generations to strike people down with hideous lumpy cancers if their grandparents smoked (even though their parents didn’t), and lurk maliciously on every single solid surface it ever encounters for hundreds of years, resisting all efforts at cleaning, fumigating, refurbishing or redecorating, it’s now developed yet another “magical” quality – that of being able to resist the universal laws of slipstream!  Amazing!

  2. Computer simulations are also heavily used in economic forecasts. Nothing can truly predict human behaviour – which is the basis of economic activity. Forget computer games as an indicator of real human activity.

    • Wasn't there a major problem in Wall Street when computers suddenly started wildly trading in shares?  Some smartarse decided that computers are better at trading the stock market than mere mortals?  Frankly, computers make me nervous……

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