I suspect the rules supplied with our cheapo board were rewritten to avoid a copyright violation. But what's the excuse for all the rules listed on the net?
Vague rules are probably OK if you're learning with someone who already knows the rules. But when neither of the players knows them, it's important to have unambiguous rules, otherwise you could be playing completely the wrong game.
For example, it would be nice to have a definition of territory. Yep, I know, squares bounded by an unbroken line of stones. But how big? How do you get the nice neat lines in the pictures when you can put a stone anywhere? What's to stop the other player putting a stone in your territory?
I suspect the plan now is to download some player software (for Mac OS X -- any suggestions?) and learn it like that. But then one of us is going to be at a disadvantage, unless we play it together when the whole point is to get away from computer screens. And we still won't know precisely what the rules are.
The rant ends.
 You see, the problem with series on DVD is that there is no built-in throttle on viewing. This meant that she got addicted and we had to watch them lots and lots. I just got mildly annoyed by a plot where things happen not because they make sense, but because they're the most unexpected thing to happen. One Sunday we watched five!  Also, once we stopped for the night, she then looked up on the internet what happened in the next episode. I am not putting series two on the rental list!
 You USians have 20 minutes of adverts per hour? How do you tolerate that? Still, at least it gave a more efficient viewing of "an hour".
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