Did Sony/Polyphony even PLAY their own game before inflicting it on us??? How is it that I can’t win a 1-pt race even though I’m much better than the AI?? Oh, right! Because you put one SUPERCAR in with the others and didn’t count it in the race difficulty rating! And why can’t you give me a rough estimate of how difficult a race will be in my current car so I can choose one that will make it a fair race? Beats ruining my win record and spending 150,000 credits to soup up a car totally unfit for that series.
Hey computing world! Just because the US got 17th in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Championship does NOT imply the US as a whole is falling behind the world in math and computer science. As someone who has done a fair amount of competition programming, those contests measure a specific set of skills. More importantly, these skills can be improved with practice and may or may not correlate with ability to do actual productive work. Finally: few US universities train specifically for these contests, unlike the schools who win year after year. And I hate to use this word, but: a sample size of ONE TEAM does NOT make stastical significance, especially when you’re looking at a country the size of the USA! SO PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT IT. (Yes ACM, I’m looking at you.)
Wish I had more. >_> There, that’s out of my system.