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by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: tribute to stand alone computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: tribute to stand alone computer

That is a good looking chess computer. it looks like they have moved all the buttons and display off of the board itself and emphasized attractiveness. I am always worried about buying one of these used. who would fix it if it broke? What is your experience in buying used ones? e.g., how many were d...
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: tribute to stand alone computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: tribute to stand alone computer

Various obscenities come to mind at the thought of paying this far Over going rate. I kind of got the bug to buy a standalone and compulsively Bought at the first Ozzie shop that had it. I still am happy with it. I need to beat it a bit more often to justify purchasing the next stronger stand alone ...
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: tribute to stand alone computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: tribute to stand alone computer

You can find it on boardgamescentral.com.au
I think it might have been expensive because the Ozzie dollar
Doesn't do well
Against the euro. I'm sure by your reaction I payed too much. Rats
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: tribute to stand alone computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: tribute to stand alone computer

No sarcasm at all. I love the thing. I probably did pay too much
It was Australian 500 saitaik. I meant nothing against other models. Appologies if I offended.
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: tribute to stand alone computer
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

tribute to stand alone computer

after 25 years of not owning a stand alone chess computer I finally opened my pocket book and bought the mephisto master chess for the incredibly high price of 500 bucks. I wa surpised to see how clunky it's interface was and slow it's search it is no better than 2200 elo in the era of plus 3400 rat...
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka disqualified and banned from World Computer Chess Cham
Replies: 163
Views: 49088

Re: Rybka disqualified and banned from World Computer Chess

I am disappointed I bought three different versions of rybka. better to support real programmers. I now own shredder and hiarcs and will not use rybka
by ozziejoe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: stockfish on iPhone 3 versus Mephistopho chess master
Replies: 0
Views: 336

stockfish on iPhone 3 versus Mephistopho chess master

strockfish dominates the 2200 rated stand alone chess game. anybody want to estimate stockfish strength on iPhone? is it 2600? higher. can humans beat it?
by ozziejoe
Wed May 11, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: stability of evaluation: stockfish versus hiarcs
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

stability of evaluation: stockfish versus hiarcs

Has anybody systematically looked at the stability of prefered choice,e.g., how many time an engine changes its mind about the best move. I've noticed that hiarcs is very stable, e.g., its first move tends to stay its first move, and this is perhaps because it uses alot of knowledge? Stockfish gets ...
by ozziejoe
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation
Replies: 40
Views: 12866

Re: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation

Well put Bob! My apologies for disagreeing with your early assessments of Rybka years ago ( i wanted to believe rybka was legit because it was so good). I am sure, as a university lecturer, you have seen lots of code from your students and you know how to recognize plagiarism.
by ozziejoe
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation
Replies: 40
Views: 12866

Re: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation

you are right. it is only one sample which is not reliable. It is possible that he copied code in this one instance and did not do it in any future instances. Maybe he had some sort of ethical revelation and realized "I better write the next rybka from scratch instead of copying other people's code....