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by Bill Rogers
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: [OT] Has anybody heard from Sarah Bird recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 24679

Re: [OT] Has anybody heard from Sarah Bird recently?

It seesm that over the last couple of years we have l lost more than one female chess regular here. I wonder what is going on. Chessfun has not been around for quite a while too and I think there was one of two more. Are the guys here just to rough on them or did they get a lot of person mail that w...
by Bill Rogers
Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My new openings books
Replies: 22
Views: 10095

Re: My new openings books

G. Simon Thanks for the reply. I knew that they used a condensed way of making books, I just don't know how universal it really is. Take my chessboard layout for example, the board goes from 0 - 119 with 21 being equal to A1 and 98 equal to H8. It would be easy to make A1 = ASC(21) etc. If a person ...
by Bill Rogers
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My new openings books
Replies: 22
Views: 10095

Re: My new openings books

Pavel I have a question and maybe you can answer. I have seen several books but no matter what I do I can not read them or understand what coding was used to make them. Do you convert a move into a one digit number? The only books that I could ever read were the ones created by for the use with TCSP...
by Bill Rogers
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Kibitz score reporting in server play
Replies: 16
Views: 14757

Re: Kibitz score reporting in server play

Another good question. How do you determine whether the machines eval is awarding points for positional play instead of something else? As an example if a eval gives points for protecting another man on the board how would you know whether this was considered positional or a defensive measure? I thi...
by Bill Rogers
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Sixteen gigabytes
Replies: 9
Views: 6498

Re: Sixteen gigabytes

Hello Stephen
One possible thing that you might try is to load a chess program in that memory along with its book and try running it from there. In this way at least the book is all contain in ram and should speed up the program at least in theory, well maybe just a little.
Bill :D
by Bill Rogers
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Sixteen gigabytes
Replies: 9
Views: 6498

Re: Sixteen gigabytes

You should be shamed of your self. Remember that the first computer ever built which occupied an entire city block and had over 50,000 vaccumm tubes only had 1,024 bytes of memory. Not only that they could only run it for a few minutes at a time before one or more tubes burned out.
Bill