Come on, man, you should have more style than that.
from Memory Beta (non-canon Star Trek wiki -- eg, novels and comics):
> Before his third attempt, Kirk reprogrammed the scenario, eliminating the parts of the program that made it impossible to win, thus creating a level playing field where success was not guaranteed, but at least possible. He then told the simulation's Klingon, Kozor, that he was "Captain Kirk". When they heard this, the attacking fleet instantly assisted Kirk in locating Kobayashi Maru. Kirk then tricked the Klingon ships into warping away, giving him time to evacuate the Maru. The whole thing took eighteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds. Admirals Jublik and Zheng gave Kirk a commendation for original thinking, as well as ninety-nine demerits, just short of the expulsion limit. (TOS novel: The Kobayashi Maru, TOS comic: "Star Crossed", TOS short story: "A Test of Character")
from Memory Alpha ((mostly) canon Star Trek wiki):
> Julia Ecklar's The Kobayashi Maru tells how Kirk, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and Sulu each faced the problem. In the novel, Kirk won the scenario by reprogramming the simulation so that the Klingons believed he was a famous starship captain, though he was only a cadet at the time. Chekov self-destructed his ship, taking the Klingons with him; to his humiliation, his instructor pointed out that ejecting his crew in lifepods did not save them, due to the explosions of the four warp-drive vessels and the attending radiation. Scott tricked the simulation into overestimating the effectiveness of a theoretical attack against the Klingon ships' overlapping shielding. Faced with proof that such attacks, although quite valid in theory, would not work in reality and that Scott knew this, Academy staff reassigned Scott from command school to Engineering (his true love - he had used this "solution" precisely because of these consequences). Sulu, given the consequences of entry into the Zone versus the slim chance of recovering the crew of the freighter, elected not to conduct a rescue operation.
Maybe they meant to say flashier or something else.
To me, ethics seems to have more to do with the good vs. evil dimension than with the lawful vs. chaotic.
In fact, doesn't the term "sociopath" seem more appropriate for people who source ethics in external rules rather than native conscience?
I'm going to clarify to the following and leave it that.
The world is not a homogenous group where cheaters can dominate honest folks with their mathematically 'dominating' strategy.
instead honest folks very much do make it a top priority to avoid these cheaters.
if a top university teaches cheating, its alums will simply not have access to, for example, honest early-stage markets based on trust.
i disagree with the findings of the article for this reason.
"To comprehend and cope with our environment we develop mental patterns or concepts of meaning. The purpose of this paper is to sketch out how we destroy and create these patterns to permit us to both shape and be shaped by a changing environment. In this sense, the discussion also literally shows why we cannot avoid this kind of activity if we intend to survive on our own terms."
I never managed to finish the one Kilcullen book I bought.
The Osinga book is excellent if you have the determination to read it. It isn't a light read.
Which asks the question: did they repeat this, and did future students anticipate it, and did they deploy countermeasures?
> The word maru (丸 meaning "circle") is often attached to Japanese ship names. The first ship known to follow this convention was the Nippon Maru, flagship of daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century fleet.