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What does GIB STAND FOR? Is GIB an acronym?

#1 User is offline   JgtShadow1 

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Posted 2020-July-30, 21:54

Does anyone know what GIB stands for? Just curious
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Posted 2020-July-30, 22:21

Ginsberg's Intelligent Bridgeplayer - the first word coming from the original programmer Matthew Ginsberg; the second word being unintentional sarcasm.
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Posted 2020-July-30, 23:05

Trivia: Matt originally meant the acronym to stand for "Goren In a Box", but Goren's estate objected, so he changed it.
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Posted 2020-July-30, 23:05

Its original name was Goren In a Box.
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Posted 2020-July-31, 01:50

Opinions vary
  • Grossly Incompetent Bots
  • Ginsberg's Insidious Beasts
  • Gremlins Inducing Bankruptcy
  • Guy In Back


non est deus ex machina; även maskiner behöver lite kärlek; Wanneer elk gezegend ding dat u vasthoudt is gemaakt van zilver of van goud, verlangt u naar eenvoudig tin; Lätt som en plätt
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Posted 2020-July-31, 03:04

Mathew Ginsberg is a brilliant programmer. One of his papers, My liGIB: Steps Toward an Expert-Level Bridge-Playing Program nk describes how his innovative AI techniques made GIB the world's most successful Bridge program, winning the 1998 World Computer Bridge Championship, and holding it's own against world-class humans :) IMO, recent "fixes" have introduced new bugs :(
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Posted 2020-July-31, 03:07

Or features - he meant to say features.
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Posted 2020-July-31, 05:42

View Postnige1, on 2020-July-31, 03:04, said:

Mathew Ginsberg is a brilliant programmer. One of his papers, My liGIB: Steps Toward an Expert-Level Bridge-Playing Program nk describes how his innovative AI techniques made GIB the world's most successful Bridge program, winning the 1998 World Computer Bridge Championship, and holding it's own against world-class humans :) IMO, recent "fixes" have introduced new bugs :(


Nigel, you are talking about over 20 years ago. GIB has been far surpassed in the interim.
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Posted 2020-July-31, 07:07

Speaking of computer TLA's
In 2001: A Space Odessey. the computer was called HAL (Heuristic Algorithmic Learning) machine - but it was actually Kubrick's little joke. It was a 'frameshift' mutation from IBM. HI AB LM.
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Posted 2020-July-31, 08:03

View PostVampyr, on 2020-July-31, 05:42, said:

Nigel, you are talking about over 20 years ago. GIB has been far surpassed in the interim.


WBridge5 consistently beats me :(
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Posted 2020-August-01, 13:07

For Doctor Who fans, GIB stands for Great Intelligence Bridgeplayer.
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