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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Another Spock Rule question

  • FromBuddha Buck <blaisepascal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 5 Aug 2011 11:13:52 -0400
As near as I can tell, your house rule is "Bad rules are invalid".
Can you clarify if that's the case (or give a better phrasing of it?)

Or shall we play a game of Zendo?  As I understand it, two suitable
initial koans are:

The koan "akhtbni it consists of a single stack where the initial
letters of the colors of the 'mids, reading from top down, spell a
word in the current edition of the Official Scrabble Dictionary as of
the start of the game" is marked "black"

The koan "akhtbni the total pip count of the koan is prime" is marked "white".

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Shadowfirebird
<shadowfirebird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Dale Newfield <dale@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 8/5/11 4:05 AM, shadowfirebird@gmail wrote:
>>> I'm not trying to impose my viewpoint on anyone else.
>> but then:
>>> the written rules should change
>> Make up your mind.
>> Do you really not understand why your posts are being perceived by some as
>> trolling?
> Yes, I really don't.   I'm not looking to start an argument or upset
> anyone.  You?
> Also, please don't quote me out of context.  what I actually said was: "if
> it seems likely that the majority of players will employ such a house rule,
> then in an ideal world, maybe the written rules should change too."
> I say "maybe" and "if the majority agree" and "in an ideal world", and you
> read that as my somehow imposing my will on others and demanding that the
> rules be changed just for me?  I don't think that that's a rational
> interpretation.
> This is a forum for all icehouse players and I have as much right to express
> my opinion here as anyone else.  If you don't agree with my opinion, feel
> free to tell me so.  If we all thought the same it would make for a very
> boring discussion.  But please don't bother with the ad hominems.  It just
> makes you look silly.
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