Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
The black dot is used in the Advancd Rules for fatigued pitchers.
Strat-O-Matic Rules wrote:
27.1 All Advanced-side pitcher cards have out readings fol-lowed by a dot. When a pitcher is fatigued, these readings change from their original outs to SINGLE** (all other runners advance two bases).