Classification of cyber attackers according to their skills and objectives
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Another presentation identifies five categories of intruders, each with different skills, levels of knowledge, especially with different objectives. All these categories can come from both outside and inside the company. The novice is usually a lone rookie. No computer experience … Read More

Misconceptions in translation
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Newcomers to translation sometimes proceed as if translation were an exact science — as if consistent, one-to-one correlations existed between the words and phrases of different languages, rendering translations fixed and identically reproducible, much as in cryptography. Such novices may … Read More

Strategy and the meta-game for Button Men
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Not all Button Men are evenly matched against one another. Though designers attempt to balance a Button Man’s strengths and weaknesses, necessarily it happens that some arrangements of die sizes and skills are more likely to win games than others. … Read More

Countermeasures against blackjack card-counters
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Counting cards in blackjack has become substantially more difficult as a result of casino countermeasures. The most common is the use of more decks, which decreases the player’s advantage, but even in the few remaining single- and double-deck games, dealers … Read More

Beginner’s luck
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When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it is referred to as beginner’s luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf … Read More

Mahjong
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Mahjong Players 4 Age range > Any Setup time 2-5 minutes Playing time 0-3 hours Rules complexity High Strategy depth Medium Random chance Yes Skills required Tactics, observation, memory Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; … Read More