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Complex Games Lead To Irrational Decision Making
2013-01-08 15:04:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When playing complicated games such as chess in which there are many different types of moves that are possible and required to win, researchers have found that a person's actions tend to become less rational — a discovery that could have profound implications for complex organizations like Wall Street. Simple games such as Tic-Tac-Toe (called ℠Noughts and Crosses´ in the UK) have only a handfull of possible,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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