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by bob
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Questions regarding the Election and Nomination Process
Replies: 153
Views: 59426

Re: Questions regarding the Election and Nomination Process

I simply don't like either the actual events that have been happened, nor the potential actions that could be taken to abuse this particular feature. Adding or deleting words or sentences makes it too easy to completely change the meaning of a post, whether it is intentional or not is irrelevant......
by bob
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polls in the Help and Suggestions subforum
Replies: 28
Views: 8443

Re: Polls in the Help and Suggestions subforum

... Otherwise the poll comes nowhere near representing a cross-section of the membership. Neither do elections, unless everyone votes. Running elections that way, using a random sample of people, probably would reflect the people's desires more accurately. Some countries try to avoid this by mandat...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: re-inventing the SMP wheel
Replies: 81
Views: 38383

Re: re-inventing the SMP wheel

There is a major flaw with this unsynchronized approach that absolutely kills it. What do you do if two or more nodes start at the same position at the same time? They get no hash hit, they all search the same nodes in the same order, they provide no increased performance. The idea is reasonable to ...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polls in the Help and Suggestions subforum
Replies: 28
Views: 8443

Re: Polls in the Help and Suggestions subforum

It's ridiculous how much whining has been caused by a few polls... If you're concerned about such votes being manipulated by multiple accounts, there are some fairly simple solutions. For example, an administrator could create a temporary voting forum which only members who joined over 10 days ago ...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: printing tablebases hits information question
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: printing tablebases hits information question

I wonder how do you print tablebase hit information under the winboard protocol. The winboard protocol gives me no instructions that I can see about it. In the thinking output there is only ply score time nodes pv The following is from the winboard protocol: "You can use the PV to show other things...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: software improvement question
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: Are you sure?

Robert Hyatt wrote : The chips are also getting bigger. I'm not sure the feature size has been reducing that much. The fab processes have improved so that larger chips (and hence more transistors) can be made while keeping acceptable yield levels... Thanks for the answer. I don't understand what do...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two knights endgame
Replies: 38
Views: 13460

Re: Two knights endgame

Jack Lad wrote:It is interesting to note that the 50 move rule actually makes the win longer to achieve in this case. :wink:

That's true in a lot of cases. Although I am not sure humans can cope with that and play them correctly.
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two knights endgame
Replies: 38
Views: 13460

Re: Two knights endgame

True or Fasle FIDE initially changed the 50 move rule to 75 as computer databases began to reveal positions requiring more than 50 moves without capture or pawn move to win, they then discovered positions requiring >75 moves and temporarily changed the rule to 100 in these certain positions. Howeve...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two knights endgame
Replies: 38
Views: 13460

Re: Two knights endgame

True or Fasle FIDE initially changed the 50 move rule to 75 as computer databases began to reveal positions requiring more than 50 moves without capture or pawn move to win, they then discovered positions requiring >75 moves and temporarily changed the rule to 100 in these certain positions. Howeve...
by bob
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: software improvement question
Replies: 18
Views: 6339

Re: Are you sure?

Robert Hyatt said : actually, moore's law has long since died on the vine. My old PIV xeon ran at 2.8ghz. That hasn't been doubled yet, much less within the past 3 years... Ummmmm I think your'e wrong. I mean correct me if i'm wrong but .. didn't moore's law predict that the number of _transistors_...