Professor Bainbridge has some really harsh words words for a guy who programs poker bots (programs that can play poker online unattended):
What is it about the computer industry that turns people into (or maybe just attracts) lying, cheating, thieving little shits like Gabriel? Unable to compete with real people, they have to hide behind their computers. (He's probably got a virtual girlfriend too.)
The professor sure has a mean streak in him. I think that Gabriel (see LA Times article) is pretty cool. He’s advancing the state of artificial intelligence. The story made it clear that the poker bots don’t perform very well against good human competition. Unlike chess, which is strictly about logic, poker involves a great deal of psychology. As Mr. Spock would say, the article is fascinating.