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Othello from Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming, re-written in Clojure Part 2: Strategies

Othello Strategies

This is the second part of my re-write of Norvig’s Othello, originally written in Common Lisp, in Clojure. In this part I show how I’ve implemented the various Othello playing strategies in Clojure. 1,217 more words


Which everyday phrases owe everything to Shakespeare?

It’s the big 450 for William Shakespeare this week. And whilst engaging in a rousing chorus of “for he’s a jolly good Bard” for the birthday boy, it’s worth considering what a lasting impact he had on our modern language. 70 more words


450 Years of Shakespeare

Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, Gielgud 2007

Last year, two computer scientists devised an algorithm to establish the most important figures in the whole of human history according to internet data. 690 more words


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Inbound - trainspottingChicago

A pleasant morning to you.

Verily, I hath but missed the previous transport by a mere shake of a lambs tail, lest I would discourse from the rear carriage of the previous conveyance. 238 more words


Rapier: A slender, sharply pointed sword. (5.1.2)

Chaste: Abstaining from extramarital, or all sexual intercourse. (5.2.2)

Alabaster: A name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals. 54 more words

The play will always be the thing

QTC’s recent celebrated production of The Scottish Play represented the company’s highest selling production in over a decade. Whether this be due to its pre-sale publicity, positive reviews and word of mouth or school group appeal, it also serves as evidence of the Bard’s enduring relevance and appeal. 331 more words


Chapter 14--Props and Patience

“What are you doing?” Lily asked . . . again . . . which was better than the repetitive “Why?” that had become the 10-month-old dog’s mantra. 1,470 more words

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