View Poll Results: Which of these Olympic games would you watch (if they existed)?

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  • Olympic World of Warcraft.

    2 16.67%
  • Olympic Bowling.

    0 0%
  • Olympic Chess.

    2 16.67%
  • Olympic Poker.

    0 0%
  • Olympic Programming.

    6 50.00%
  • Olympic Cooking.

    2 16.67%

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    New Olympic games?

    Which of these Olympic games would you watch (if they existed)?
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    Oops, those should have been checkboxes instead of radio buttons.
    Is there a way of changing them?
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    grr, no Olympic Mahjong. Or Pool.
    Anyways, I'd like Olympic Martial Arts.

    Bowling?
    I'd rather see Aussie ANZAC veterans play bowls. I'm not kidding. Beats bowling in excitement every day. Pass.

    Chess?
    Wonderful to play, dead boring to watch. Pass.

    Poker?
    Having failed miserably at poker, I grew a distaste for anyone succeeding at it. Pass.

    Programming?
    What languages? What libraries? What platforms? What program types? Speed or size? There would be more medals to had than a century worth of summer Olympics. Pass.

    Cooking?
    Eating Olympics would be more exciting. Drinking olympics would be more fun. But cooking olympics? Pass.

    ... Olympic World of Warcraft? Eesh! Not to mention being forced to watch a video game screen on television. Pass.
    Last edited by Mario F.; 02-21-2010 at 09:18 PM.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I feel like you're missing the old "None 'o the above"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Anyways, I'd very much liked Olympic Martial Arts.
    Tae-Kwon-Do, Judo, and Greco-Roman not enough?
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    And there's more in fact. Judo, wrestling, etc...

    But could be interesting a olympic event that gathered a healthy dose of martial arts and testosterone.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Yes, I corrected myself... I just threw out the first one that came to mind and stuck with it before I decided I should start naming the rest.

    I think you're talking Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    In my opinion, with the strength that sport has been building, I wouldn't be shocked to see that in the 2016 or 2020 Olympics.
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    Had a look at UFC... isn't it a mixed style fight? I'm thinking actual martial arts. Not cable tv comedians.
    Last edited by Mario F.; 02-21-2010 at 09:28 PM. Reason: "comic actors"? changed to "comedians". Just really late here.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Olympic mahjong would be fun if more people learned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Olympic mahjong would be fun if more people learned it.
    If you buy Four Winds Mahjong, you'll have little me as an oversees partner. Mostly I play COJ rules and Japanese preferably. Do not appreciate Hong Kong rules, but sure will play it too. I appreciate American Modern rules too.

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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Programming?
    What languages? What libraries? What platforms? What program types? Speed or size? There would be more medals to had than a century worth of summer Olympics. Pass.
    Probably something along the lines of: write a program that does X using any programming language you want (or maybe out of a list of languages to choose from). Then they time how long it takes people to write it (correctly).
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    Aww. For a second I thought when you said "New Olympic Games," you meant to toss out the entire decrepit, corrupt, spam-ridden mess and replace it with something more in the spirit of international competition.

    I'm disappointed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    Aww. For a second I thought when you said "New Olympic Games," you meant to toss out the entire decrepit, corrupt, spam-ridden mess and replace it with something more in the spirit of international competition.

    I'm disappointed now.
    Actually, sports bore the crap out of me, so I wouldn't mind getting rid of all the Olympic games they have now. Maybe they could replace it with some of the things they have on MXC (that Japanese gameshow on Spike TV that's re-dubbed in English).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust
    Maybe they could replace it with some of the things they have on MXC (that Japanese gameshow on Spike TV that's re-dubbed in English).
    Heheh, something like Sasuke/"Ninja Warrior"?
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    I would drink Olympic coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    I think you're talking Ultimate Fighting Championship.
    The UFC is boring to watch -- you have to sit through like five or ten fights before anything interesting happens. It's less interesting than plain ol' boxing. It's illegal in some states too, eg. New York (but not because it's boring).

    The WWF is way more exciting and more athletic, altho it is more like the "ultimate performance" than the "ultimate fight".
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    I would like to participate in programming, but watch cooking.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    Probably something along the lines of: write a program that does X using any programming language you want (or maybe out of a list of languages to choose from). Then they time how long it takes people to write it (correctly).
    It's actually not good to measure time. It would be best to have a fixed time limit but problems difficult enough so people would not only score 0 or max points, but other amounts too. Something along the lines of IOI.
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