Hot on the hills of the IBM computer victory on Jeopardey, I have snatched back a little self-respect for humankind by totally dominating a computer version of a classic mental game.
Shecky, at Math Frolic posted a link where you can go and play rock-paper-scissors. (or Jan-ken-pon as the Japanese called it when I lived there for a dozen years I know ken is related to "fist" in Japanese, not sure how the rest translates) Maybe it was all those years of living in Japan that make me SOOOO good, because, I actually almost never play the game and yet... skunked the computer... (maybe the computer expected intelligent play and I foiled it with irrational choices).
Here is a screen capture of my score, and these are the actual results...although I did stop after building up a lead in fear of a comeback by the computer...
Go ahead... try your skills..