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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my four years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


 

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Computer Games
Blog Posted:7/12/2013 9:08:00 AM

 

I am asking all ages this question.  How many of you like computer games?  I'm 77 and I like Mahjong and Solitary.   Mahjong is very straight forward and is something you can do without thinking, which is a plus for me.  I do not see any down side to Mahjong.  Computer solitary though, is another matter.  I swear the game is playing me instead of me playing it.  The computer keeps "running stats" for the game, and if you are a newbie and you start off winning, you will accumulate an average score which may be 80 or 90 percent wins.  However, the game is programmed to get you hooked and then take your average down to 70 percent and stay there.  The program helps you all it can, but will not let your average stay above about 70 per cent.  The game plays you instead of you playing the game.  I do not like the way that makes me feel so I have stopped playing it, unless I am just killing time, and do not care if I win or lose. 
I like a game that is a real challenge, but is on the up and up.  This game knows which cards are in your hand and it knows what card it will turn up depending on what you play.  Sad, because it could be programmed to be totally random.  It knows the outcome of the game before you even play it.  How many of you have noticed this?
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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 3:14:00 PM
    I adore computer & video games, in general. My passion, oddly enough, has led me to start my own little side business in the form of an Independent Game Studio here in my city. It's home-based, for now. But, it's a start. :) Mahjong & Solitare are very, very fun games for me.

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 11:40:00 AM
    I have always enjoyed computer games, mainly the 80's and 90's games instead of today's "movie" games. The solitare game may be slightly rigged but the likely hood of that is slim (trust me to much to program for a simple game) as for the overall odds of Solitaire (Klondike variation) 70% is quite impressive Check out the Odds section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_(solitaire)

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