I admit that this is a silly entry about Rock-Paper-Scissor games.
What is it?
RPS – Rock Paper Scissor (cool isn’t) is a game played by hand. The game played as follows:
The players count together to 3 counts, most commonly either using the name of the game (e.g. Rock! Paper! Scissors! or Ro! Sham! Bo!) or simply numbers. At the end of the third count, the players simultaneously change their fists into any of three “objects”, which they then “throw” by extending it towards their opponent. An alternate introduction frequently used is “Rock, paper, scissor SHOOT” (or “one, two, three, shoot, etc.), throwing on “shoot”.
- Rock: represented by a closed fist.
- Scissors : represented by the index and middle fingers extended toward the opposing player, mimicking a pair of scissors.
- Paper: represented by an open hand with the palm facing downwards and the fingers facing towards the opponent, resembling a flat piece of paper.
The objective is to defeat the opponent by selecting a weapon which defeats their choice under the following rules:
- Rock smashes (or breaks or blunts) Scissors (rock wins)
- Scissors cut Paper (scissors win)
- Paper covers Rock (paper wins)
Why it is important?
Simple… just read following story:
In 2006, Federal Judge Gregory Presnell from the Middle District of Florida ordered opposing sides in a lengthy court case to settle a trivial (but lengthily debated) point over the appropriate place for a deposition using the game of rock-paper-scissors. The ruling in Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters stated:
|Upon consideration of the Motion – the latest in a series of Gordian knots that the parties have been unable to untangle without enlisting the assistance of the federal courts – it is ORDERED that said Motion is DENIED. Instead, the Court will fashion a new form of alternative dispute resolution, to wit: at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2006, counsel shall convene at a neutral site agreeable to both parties. If counsel cannot agree on a neutral site, they shall meet on the front steps of the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, 801 North Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33602. Each lawyer shall be entitled to be accompanied by one paralegal who shall act as an attendant and witness. At that time and location, counsel shall engage in one (1) game of “rock, paper, scissors.” The winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location for the 30(b)(6) deposition to be held somewhere in Hillsborough County during the period July 11-12, 2006.|
In nowdays Rock-Paper-Scissor can be used to determine decision in court… Whooaaaa…..
Taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Paper_Scissors