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by syzygy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: StockFish : best move not found due to MultiPV ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1152

Re: StockFish : best move not found due to MultiPV ?

I hope you get my point now. I think you're too rigid in following the existing, known brute force methods. So you are suggesting to tweak an existing, known brute force method until it does what you like it to do in this one particular position. And you probably think that would measurably increas...
by syzygy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: VirtualCoffin
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: VirtualCoffin

I wanted to say Hyper-V, but you've already mentioned it. (Hmm, and I thought I was editing my previous comment but somehow I added a new one.)

I don't know much about Hyper-V, but it seems it is available on Windows 8 (but maybe not on all versions?).
by syzygy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal
Replies: 22
Views: 2036

Re: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal

hgm wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:48 pm
At the WCCC? Normally moderators would only see postings that are reported, and they would only act against those when these violate the charter.
I wasn't thinking of the moderators here (so I wasn't serious) but of the rather more trigger-happy TCEC moderators.
by syzygy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal
Replies: 22
Views: 2036

Re: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal

Doesn't Andrew work on stockfish? Could he introduce a bug or something into stockfish promoting his own engine? Doesn't seem right he has own engine and works on stockfish too!!! I for one am very skeptical over this one! Conflict of interest? Is he working with other developers on fishtest? Is he...
by syzygy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: which "setoption name" types are compiled in SF ?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: which "setoption name" types are compiled in SF ?

Is there a way to determine which "setoption name" options are compiled into any xFish version ? Just type "uci". $ stockfish Stockfish 170618 64 POPCNT by T. Romstad, M. Costalba, J. Kiiski, G. Linscott uci id name Stockfish 170618 64 POPCNT id author T. Romstad, M. Costalba, J. Kiiski, G. Linscot...
by syzygy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Hash Usage Rules
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: UCI Hash Usage Rules

Would seem to me that if UCI only provides a single "control" that it really should be constrained to include (2) and (3) above. The UCI spec doesn't take care of anything one would like, but it does list "NalimovCache" as an option for setting the size of the Nalimov cache. The question is what th...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Hash Usage Rules
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: UCI Hash Usage Rules

Dodgy, dodgy... Indeed, and I am perfectly happy to dodge your questions and "let you boil in your soapy water". In fact most of your 'contribution' to this thread has been attempts to derail the discussion about that. Do you believe that yourself? I have been very careful to stick to a single issu...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Hash Usage Rules
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: UCI Hash Usage Rules

"yes" or "no" would have sufficed; then we could make some progress. Of course I can understand why it is not really in your interest to make any progress resolving this, and that dodging painful questions offers some hope to get off the hook. There is nothing to resolve because I have been more th...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Hash Usage Rules
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: UCI Hash Usage Rules

hgm wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 pm
So you want to argue that "making engines so that they predictably would cause trouble" would be considered a smart thing to do, by the majority of people?
There you go again. Boring.