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graduate student stared in horror at the monitor; what was before
winter recess a chaotic interplay of black and white shapes, had taken
on the alien yet unmistakable form of silent, screaming face. His
professor had warned him not to leave the program running over break.
He had thought it to be about safety or keeping the power bill down,
but now he realized the terrible truth that few scientists had guessed
at; and in doing so, found the worst possible ending for Conway’s Game