On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 04:11:13AM -0500, Mark Mielke wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 10:13:49PM -0800, Tom Holub wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 07:33:32PM -0500, Mark Mielke wrote:
> > > Tom thinks it isn't possible, or that it won't be effective.
> > Wrong.  I think you're an idiot.  It is certainly possible to create a
> > netrek robot that could beat the best human team.  It's a very difficult
> > problem, and not one anyone's going to solve by concentrating on tactical
> > improvements.  (It's not one you personally are going to solve by any
> > methods).
> Tactical improvements are the butter between the bread.
> If the robot can't fight, it can't get a kill. If it can't get a kill,
> it can't take a planet.

The robot code written in 1986 is good enough to get kills.