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by dkappe
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

Nope. What MikeB and Graham are doing is showing pure disrespect for the community. Nothing more, nothing less. Is it really pure? I think their disrespect was adulterated with information. I now know, for example, that it’s not a continuation of Rybka, just not what is coming in it’s place. If the...
by dkappe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

You ever heard of an NDA? or about how about "loose lips sink ships" , if one tells everyone privileged information - it is no longer privileged and it's likely that would it be the last time one is told privileged information - did you ever work for a big company ? Well, by saying it isn't an upda...
by dkappe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

Ich spreche kein Deutsch, kann aber Google Translate verwenden. Ich kann mich auch nicht entscheiden, ob ein offenes Geheimnis gleichbedeutend mit einer Offenlegung ist. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but this is an explicit declaration, it seems to me, not a secret. What is secret? You can see ...
by dkappe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

I know it’s hard to climb down from the righteous indignation barricades (and god knows this forum doesn’t enjoy a good track record in this regard), but hopefully you’ll realize I’m just trying to provide information and clarification, not sharpen my own particular axe. My post was exactly in resp...
by dkappe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

Ah, the misunderstood GPL. Here is a good description of its purpose and legal meaning in layman’s terms. https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/is-it-legal-to-sell-gpl-software/ I suspect that you are the one that doesn't fully understand the license, and I'm not sure you even rea...
by dkappe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 23232

Re: Fritz 17

I know this is going to invite a storm, but how is this ethical? Are the Lc0 people happy with this? I know this is going to invite a storm, but how is this ethical? Are the Lc0 people happy with this? Ah, the misunderstood GPL. Here is a good description of its purpose and legal meaning in layman’...
by dkappe
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Poll: How Many "Weights" Needed To Play "Known" Chess Very Well?
Replies: 34
Views: 1777

Re: Poll: How Many "Weights" Needed To Play "Known" Chess Very Well?

It depends on how you define "very well". If you are happy with Stockfish, the answer is "a couple of hundred". Conventional evaluations can be implemented as Neural networks with a one or two layers. The weights are piece (or piece-square) values, passer bonuses etc. If you are happy with micro-Ma...
by dkappe
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Some speed tests with Leela and Allie
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Some speed tests with Leela and Allie

I don’t think he knows who he’s talking to.
by dkappe
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: KingBase
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: KingBase

Hi, What would you say about KingBase database ? What are your observations ? If I recall, this is a collection of publicly available PGN’s that has been around for a while online. It’s had TWIC games added to it, then it’s been de duplicated, cleaned and filtered by rating. It won’t have many engi...
by dkappe
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 10593

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

one of the top Leela devs told me Ankan is the most important person in the project and although he spent little time contributing, his code is really critical as noone else knows to code for GPU, and without him cuda backend wouldn't probably happen . So for the record, you agree that the lc0 cuDN...