Tuesday, May 3

Another milestone

The 5,000th win in computer Solitaire is an amazing achievement. I timed a series of games and discovered that each game took about 1.25 minutes to complete. That adds up to 104+ hours, and that’s just for the winning games. The entire total of almost 30,000 games used up 625 hours. Had I spent that amount of time in a useful pursuit, I could have accomplished:

  • learning to count by sevens all the way to 1,001
  • developing a low-flow toilet that actually works
  • finding a cure for paper cuts

or any number of more useful things. But then what would this blog be about?

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