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August 1st, 2003


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12:24 am - God, I hate zero-sum games.
Why on earth do I even try them? They never relax me, and only make me frustrated and annoyed!

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From:cdmeggers
Date:August 1st, 2003 04:51 am (UTC)
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zero-sum games? what are those?
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From:jon3
Date:August 1st, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
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A zero sum game is one in which a player can't advance or win, without some other player falling behind or losing. Think of it as player 1 gaining a point at the cost of player 2 losing a point. Hence "zero sum".

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From:cdmeggers
Date:August 1st, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
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hmmmm interesting! I have never heard of this.
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From:metahacker
Date:August 5th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Poker is a good example of a zero-sum game, as opposed to, say, Monopoly, where you can all get richer (at the expense of the bank).
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From:metahacker
Date:August 1st, 2003 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Just remember, life is even worse - a negative-sum game, according to Entropy; so:

1. You can't win.
2. You can't break even.
3. You can't opt out of the game.

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