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Topic: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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 Rock, Paper, Scissors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paper: is also delivered in the same manner as rock with the exception that all fingers including the thumb are fully extended and horizontal with the points of the fingers facing the opposing player. Rock, Paper, Scissors is also often used as an example of the mathematical concept of non-transitivity. Rock, Paper, Scissors also provides an example of a magma that is commutative but not associative, by defining a binary operation on the set {rock, paper, scissors} in which the product of a pair is defined to be the "winner". en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock,_Paper,_Scissors   (3065 words)

 Rock, Paper, Scissors: Instructions Rock, Paper, Scissors is a game for two players typically played using the players' hands. If a rock and scissors are formed, the rock wins, because a rock can smash scissors. If paper and a rock are formed, the paper wins, because a sheet of paper can cover a rock. rinkworks.com /games/rps.shtml   (656 words)

 Rock, Paper, Scissors - Uncyclopedia Rock, Paper, Scissors is a particularly savage game in which contestants attempt to murder each other with the use of either rocks, paper or scissors. Rocks (not to be confused with Chris Rock) are the most deadly of the three weapons, and the most widely used. When I play rock/ paper/ scissors I always choose rock.Then when somebody claims to have beaten me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my already clenched fist and say, oh shit, I'm sorry I thought paper would protect you, asshole. uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Rock,_Paper,_Scissors   (906 words)

 Straight Dope Staff Report: What's the origin of "Rock, Paper, Scissors"? Well, Scott, you might think that "Rock, Paper, Scissors" is just a kid's game, but the fact is that some people take it very seriously. "Rock, Paper, Scissors," also known as roshambo (I'll get to the reason for this presently), has been around for a long time, and most civilized people have at least a passing knowledge of the game. Each of these is referred to as a throw, and which one wins is dependent upon the opponent's throw--paper wins against rock ("paper covers rock"), rock wins against scissors ("rock crushes, or dulls, scissors"), and scissors wins against paper ("scissors cut paper"). www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mrockpaper.html   (1176 words)

 Jan Ken Pon (Rock Paper Scissors) History Scissors beats paper, paper stone, and stone scissors, and this may be played competitively or used to decide what order people will do something in. And it is certainly true that guu-choki-paa, in other words using the fingers and palm to imitate rock, paper, and scissors, is done in many countries outside Japan. For example, in Korea janken is called 'Kai bai bo', where kai is scissors, bai is rock, and bo is cloth or paper, and the gestures and rules are exactly the same as in Japan. www.jbrowse.com /text/janken.shtml   (1549 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors These papers had to be somewhat free of dyes, non-shiny and be of a moderate texture to enable me to cook them down to a very mushy ‘oatmeal-like’ consistency to create the texture and surface for my art." Ms. I was fascinated by the texture and beauty of the paper and was amazed by the process." All of Jenny’s pieces are made from recycled junk-mail and natural ingredients including pine needles, rose petals, essential oils, pressed flowers from her mom’s garden, tea grounds and just about anything that she finds in her apartment. The stitching of the paper suggests mending and healing, yet because the stitches are through the paper, they are actually making the object weaker by perforating the object with every stitch; a dichotomy of mending and falling apart at the same time. www.anatomicallycorrect.org /rock.htm   (1460 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) It's the game of Rock Paper Scissors (sometimes called Jan Ken Pon), a game with which we are all likely very familiar with but probably haven't tried to fully understand much less play competitively. The world of a Rock Paper Scissors player at first seems to be constantly at the mercy of chance. The idea was to utilize pre-chosen "runs" of three throws each (a throw is a declaration of rock, paper or scissors) that would be played regardless of whatever their opponent may choose at random. www.chessandpoker.com.cob-web.org:8888 /rps_rock_paper_scissors_strategy.html   (2723 words)

 Rock-Paper-Scissors Button Game Rock crushes scissors (a win for rock), but paper covers rock (a loss for rock). Paper covers rock (a win for paper), but scissors cuts paper (a loss for paper). Scissors cuts paper (a win for scissors), but rock crushes scissors (a loss for scissors). www.ee0r.com /games/rpsbuttons.html   (739 words)

 Fists fly in game of strategy - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - December 10, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Long regarded as the civilized way of settling life's thorniest conundrums — such as who pays for the next round — Rock Paper Scissors is evolving into something else entirely: a genuine, bona fide, almost legitimate sport, sans the towel doffing, fan pummeling and steroid injecting common to its more celebrated peers. While televised Rock Paper Scissors is new — and the surest sign yet that sports viewers cannot live on fat guys playing poker alone — the game itself is venerable. Rock is between-the-eyes intimidation, preferred by beginners and players who have been backed into a corner. www.washtimes.com /national/20041210-120729-4008r.htm   (1421 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Now into its third year, the championships have become the highlight in the rock, paper, scissors calendar, with teams travelling from all over the globe to pit their wits against the finest exponents of the sport. The winner is decided according to the rules that rock blunts scissors (rock wins), scissors cuts paper (scissors win), and paper covers rock (paper wins). This discovery of mathematical Rock, Paper, Scissors dates back to the 1970s, and it has been used by mathematicians ever since as way of paying their rent money. www.simonsingh.com /Rock_Paper_Scissors.html   (1198 words)

 danieldrezner.com :: Daniel W. Drezner :: Rock, paper... Christie's Christie's certainly deserved to have their scissors crushed by the strength of the mighty rock but Sotheby's tried to be too cute and met the fate of all un-seasoned paper firsters. The rock is crude and heavy, the paper is fragile and not of much use but for wrapping, without a pen made of blood dipped-scissorpoint. But rock and pencil tie (pencil can write on rock, but rock can crush pencil.) The winner of a pencil-rock throw was determined by who acted first, acting out the writing on the rock, or the crushing of the pencil. www.danieldrezner.com /archives/002022.html   (5163 words)

 Advanced RPS Rock, represented by a closed fist, is commonly perceived as the most aggressive throw. In RPS, scissors are often perceived as a clever or crafty throw, a well-planned outflanking maneuver. Some players, who unconsciously perceive Paper as weak or a sign of surrender, will shy away from using it entirely or drop it from their game when they are falling behind. www.worldrps.com /advanced.html   (2728 words)

 Rock-Paper-Scissors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) You may remember the space helmet, hubby made months ago from paper mache--he painted it up and I added some silver fabric to the foam on the bottom. I mentioned before my thing for brown paper so this really appealed to me and seeing how some OOAK (that's one of a kind) books turned out by others--well, it got me all inspired to make some of my own. My new favorite is Daisy D's--- the Christmas Line rocks as well as the Halloween stuff under the tag Gypsy Harvest. rock-paper-scissors.typepad.com /snowbear   (2482 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions We know that Scissors were invented 500 years ago in Italy, but some say that the throw evolved from "blade" which would pre-date scissors by a significant margin. Therefore, throw scissors- think rock, throw rock - think paper, etc. This results in the psychic "hearing" your intention to play a certain throw, they will react and throw the throw that beats it, all the while you are actually throwing the throw that beats your opponent's. In a hotly contested semi-final round Mustafa Nwenge of Kenya pulled a scissors and had the ligments in his index finger crushed by the overzealous rock of a Swedish contestant. www.worldrps.com /faq.html   (3206 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors Inspire and delight your muse (you may find her under the pile of linens in your laundry room...). Come to Rock Paper Scissors and revel in an atmosphere that is sure to spark your genius. At Rock Paper Scissors you can open wide the doorway to a whole new world of possibility (as well as the regular front door located at 833 South Main Street in Saint Charles). www.paperrocks.com   (107 words)

 The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide - Wal-Mart Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), the ultimate decision-making tool, is played the world over. "The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide" covers the whole RPS scene from the school yard to the pro level, including RPS culture around the world, the personality behind each throw, and secrets of the RPS masters. Get the answers to burning questions such as "Does Rock crush Scissors, or are Scissors dulled by Rock?" and "Who invented RPS?" Forget about flipping a coin or consulting your Magic 8 Ball -- Rock Paper Scissors is the only decision-making tool anyone needs. www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2647112   (598 words)

 Sirlin.net -- Your source of shocking insights on game design A simple rock, paper, scissors (RPS) system of direct counters is a perfectly solid and legitimate basis for a strategy game provided that the rock, paper, and scissors offer unequal risk/rewards. You’re expecting me to be sneaky by playing paper, and you’re being doubly sneaky by countering with scissors. And it had quite a curious property: playing rock was both the naïve, obvious choice AND the triply sneaky choice. www.sirlin.net /Features/feature_rps.htm   (1195 words)

 Rock, Paper, Scissors - Shoot! | theledger.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Laugh if you will, but Rock Paper Scissors is on its way to becoming an organized, worldwide sensation. According to the World RPS Society, a 4,000-member group dedicated to promoting the game, Rock Paper Scissors is one of the most popular games on the planet. Margnelli hurled scissors to Bulley's paper, threw paper to his rock. www.theledger.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060215/NEWS/602150301/1021   (717 words)

 ABC News: Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match "When someone uses rock, paper, scissors to adjudicate any kind of dispute that is a positive moment for the world," said Matti Leshem, co-commissioner for the USA Rock Paper Scissors League. When people take rock, paper, scissors into their own hands, mayhem can occur," he said. The USA Rock Paper Scissors League is getting ready for its national championship on June 12, 2006, where the winner will receive \$50,000. abcnews.go.com /US/story?id=2050910   (400 words)

 Paper, Scissors, Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Play paper, scissors, rock as you normally would. Paper, Scissors, Rock was made in about 45 minutes (most of that doing the graphics, though you can't tell) by Jim Scott, IV. It is based on an ancient game dating back to 37 seconds after the beginning of time. www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Park/4543/psr.html   (96 words)

 World RPS Society - Home The Fifth Annual World Rock Paper Scissors Championship drew 500 competitors and 250 spectators from 26 U.S. States, four Canadian provinces, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Wales, the UK and Ireland. As the governing body of the sport of Rock Paper Scissors, the World RPS Society (www.worldrps.com) helps to set the strategic direction of tournaments, conferences, symposiums and retreats across the globe. ...that 35 percent of the time, rock was chosen; in 33 percent of cases, paper was chosen; and 32 percent, scissors was chosen. www.worldrps.com   (1071 words)

 Glory's Sunday Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Rock, Paper, Scissors - This game is based upon the real world game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Rock, will blunt scissors; paper will cover rock; scissors will cut paper. Rock, Paper,Scissors.....7pmwat********************** Miss sadie- 19, JsBabe- 18, Celeste- 16. www.angelfire.com /ks3/glorybe/sundaygames.html   (305 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors around the world (Janken,Roshambo) They have the same type of Janken(Rock, Paper, Scissors) as in Japan, except that Goo[gu:] is not Rock but Well. I may have been wrong in thinking that Janken(Rock, Paper, Scissors) was invented somewhere in Asia, such as China, Korea, Japan or Indonesia. We also play a more complicated version with rock, paper, scissors, dynamite (index finger up in the air, fist closed) Dynamite is beaten by scissors and paper, but blows up rock. www.netlaputa.ne.jp /~tokyo3/e/janken_e.html   (1826 words)

 eBay - rock,paper,scissors, Games, Men's Clothing items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide by D... ROCK PAPER SCISSORS COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP t shirt rare ROCK PAPER SCISSORS old school games retro frat T-Shirt search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=rock,paper,scissors&...   (381 words)

 Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09) Date: 03/29/2001 at 00:06:28 From: Jennifer Baum Subject: Combinations/permutations Hi, My class is studying for a standardized exam and one of the questions was this: If three people are playing Rock Paper Scissors, how many different combinations can be made, assuming the order doesn't matter? I learned this technique just a few years ago myself, when co-coaching a high school math team. The method I learned is to think of it as dividing the people into three groups, the rock group, the paper group, and the scissors group. mathforum.org /library/drmath/view/54300.html   (298 words)

 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun And I hiked this trail, called Brins Mesa, which led into the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. I'd have to say that most of these paths are pretty secret, as the trailheads are in residential areas, and on gravel access roads that wind up into the mountains. The FAFSA application process was also entirely on paper back then, not like now where one can file the FAFSA online. rockpaperscissorsgun.blogspot.com   (2268 words)

 Konfabulator - Gallery - Rock, Paper, Scissors Chop the image file into three seperate images, for rock, paper, and scissors. Set the opacity for each one to 60%, with an onMouseOver event for each image, which temporarily sets the opacity 100% while the mouse is over it. All in all this version of Rock, Paper, Scissors is less than appealing for more than 10 seconds. www.widgetgallery.com /view.php?widget=36198   (289 words)

 Rock Paper Scissors - Presented by Addicting Games Choose your throw by Left Clicking on the Rock, Paper or Scissors icons. You may choose and rechoose your throw at any time during the countdown. If you do not make a choice before the count-down ends, you will default to "Rock". www.addictinggames.com /rockpaperscissors.html   (131 words)

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