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  1. Subscriber Whiteknuckle
    High Priest–Low Cult
    14 Oct '07 18:38
    I have noticed that when I challenge after choosing "Random", I usually get Black. Now, that's OK by me but, unless the challengee gets a choice, the random algorithm needs a random adjustment.
  2. 14 Oct '07 22:22
    Originally posted by Whtnukle
    I have noticed that when I challenge after choosing "Random", I usually get Black. Now, that's OK by me but, unless the challengee gets a choice, the random algorithm needs a random adjustment.
    How many times have you used the random function and how may times has it fallen either way for you?

    To be truly 'random' is very difficult, but there are lots of very convincing algorithms nowadays. I would guess that across the whole user base the likelihood of either black or white would be the same when choosing 'random'. For a given user (yourself for example), the chances may seem skewed slightly.

    When you've used this more than a thousand times and you are very far from 500/500 then there may be a problem - but otherwise ... well it's just random.
  3. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    15 Oct '07 14:38


    When you've used this more than a thousand times and you are very far from 500/500 then there may be a problem - .
    I beg to differ.
  4. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    15 Oct '07 14:38


    When you've used this more than a thousand times and you are very far from 500/500 then there may be a problem - .
    I beg to differ.
  5. Standard member Jamin
    Irresponsible Quoter
    27 Oct '07 00:00
    Why?
  6. Standard member Jamin
    Irresponsible Quoter
    27 Oct '07 00:00
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    I beg to differ.
    Why?
  7. 27 Oct '07 00:23
    Originally posted by Jamin
    Why?
    Shut up
  8. 27 Oct '07 06:22
    Originally posted by Whtnukle
    I have noticed that when I challenge after choosing "Random", I usually get Black. Now, that's OK by me but, unless the challengee gets a choice, the random algorithm needs a random adjustment.
    If this is random or not doesn't bother me.
    I chose white or I chose black.

    If my opponent doesn't agree, then I expect him to delete the game and start another one with his chosing.
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    27 Oct '07 12:57
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    I beg to differ.
    Ditto
  10. 28 Oct '07 07:51
  11. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    02 Nov '07 09:32