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The question is in the subject. Both actions seemed quite obvious to me, but still they weren't explicitly mentioned in the rule book.

The Computer Programmer card is a bit tricky: it's the Specialist that lets you gain DNA once per round when another player uses a scientist to gain DNA in phase 1. This never happens in solo mode, of course, so it seems best to just remove that Specialist card.

The rule book doesn’t say anything special about attractions and lab upgrade tiles in setup step 3 for a solo game, however solo game in a way is emulating a second AI player, so the two-player setup seemed the most appropriate.
 
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For my solo plays, I've setup the game for 2 players. If the Computer Programmer card comes up, I simply discard it.
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2 players setup. If the Computer Programmer comes up I just don't buy it and wait for it to go away.
 
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Since the AI deck effectively simulates an opponent's moves, if you want to leave the Computer Programmer in the Specialist deck, you could simply copy the DNA of 1 of the dice that is removed per the AI deck every round.
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FreedomGunfire wrote:
Since the AI deck effectively simulates an opponent's moves, if you want to leave the Computer Programmer in the Specialist deck, you could simply copy the DNA of 1 of the dice that is removed per the AI deck every round.

Yes, I thought of this as an alternative solution. However, it makes a random AI even more random, because it can't strategically decide which die to remove so that it helps you least. And because it's always claiming two dice, gives you more freedom on which to choose for your Computer Programmer. Or you could houserule that it is always the first. It makes the whole thing more complicated, to say the least.
 
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