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Gary Stern confirms Wi-Fi coming, tournament play through the cloud.

By Napabar

6 years ago

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    #48 6 years ago

    The cloud tournament doesn't have to be in the home. Multiple cities could set up locations that are run by a moderator at each location that has set up the game to specifications and watches that nobody cheats. Then the players in each city meet up at the one location to play in the tournament and still compete with players in other cities. There will still be differences between the machines but it would be kept to a minimum and nobody can cheat by taking the glass off or putting rubber bands on the out lanes.

    #53 6 years ago
    Quoted from ChadTower:

    That's how tournaments work without any clouds.

    I haven't been to any tournaments but I haven't heard of any in which multiple cities compete with each other at the same time. But maybe I'm just too much of a newb to have heard of that. And I'm sure it can be done without using a cloud but I'm sure using a cloud would make it easier.

    #57 6 years ago

    I worked for IBM for 12 years as a Unix admin. I have spent a lot of time setting up "Cloud" infrastructure. I agree its a vague and meaningless term but its been drilled into me by IBM

    #60 6 years ago
    Quoted from ChadTower:

    could you tell your bosses how much I hate them?

    Like I said, I "worked" (past tense) for them. They sent my job to India last year. But I'm still having problems getting "IBM Cloud" out of my brain.

    #63 6 years ago
    Quoted from ChadTower:

    since I spent 3 hours this morning working around AIX limitations in filesystem permissions

    Try using ACL's.

    #66 6 years ago
    Quoted from ChadTower:

    Sorry to hear about your job

    It's all good. I was tired of always having to worry about my job at IBM. It has sent jobs over to India by the 10's of thousands the past few years. But I managed to land a good job and I'm much happier.

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