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by slobo
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pleading for TogaII take part in tournament
Replies: 46
Views: 11257

Re: Pleading for TogaII take part in tournament

3) TogaII is a clone of Fruit. Therefore you cant have both Fruit and TogaII in the same tournament. But it is possible. I did run tournaments with Fruit & Toga both on the same computer even, in the same interface. No problem :mrgreen: Tournament rules can be pragmatically adjusted by the organize...
by slobo
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Toga II 3.1.2SE
Replies: 82
Views: 34597

Re: A little test

My deleted reply in the other thread, I hope this post can remain, sorry to the persons whose fair posts in the other thread got removed that I called for moderation, I explained my objections there. My answer to you there was as follows: You are on the right track. I expected much less from people...
by slobo
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ethical dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 67538

Re: ethical dilemma

Robert, in a different world it would be possible to share ideas and property and be happy. But in our world we need people to be successful in order to have you (educational system) and other people be employed -- and this often means not sharing for free, but instead making money. It seems that y...
by slobo
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ethical dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 67538

Re: ethical dilemma

As I said, if everyone agreed with your approach, computer chess would _still_ be in the dark ages. Fortunately not _everybody_ agrees... It's antique understanding of science to state that if X, Y or even Einstein hadn't written their this or that and hadnt published it, then we would still live i...
by slobo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WinBoard_F now has Chess960 support!
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: WinBoard_F now has Chess960 support!

hgm wrote:Note that I just fixed the first bug (long castling through check). New download at the same address.
It seems to be an homage to Bobby Fischer.
by slobo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)
Replies: 42
Views: 16404

Re: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)

It is possible I am not well informed, and I am of course willing to correct my views. I want fischer to be heroic too. His chess was amazing. And I feel a sadness for his situation later in life. I feel compasion, but I do nto think he is a hero or an example of how other young chess players shoul...
by slobo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)
Replies: 42
Views: 16404

Re: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)

Having been in the Psych. business (worked 16+ years on an acute admissions suite in california for the Mentally Disabled) it is clear to me that he was schizoid. His tirades and grandiose/paranoid behavior is classic symptomalogy. It is a pity that in this age of "Political Correctness" the media ...
by slobo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)
Replies: 42
Views: 16404

Re: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008).

quote: "Geniuses always seem to teeter on the edge of insanity." I don't know about that . Kasparov seems pretty sane. so does polgar, etc Anti-semitism is ugly, no matter how you excuse it. The man might have been admirable on the chess board, but does anybody really think he was a "hero" J Yes, I...
by slobo
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)
Replies: 42
Views: 16404

Re: Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 - January 17, 2008)

Chess Gator wrote:We are all aware of Bobby's issues, but I still could help feel sad and a sense of loss at Bobby passing away.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gZKs ... QD8U8923G0
Glory to the Chess legend,
and to an extremely courageous human being,
Bobby Fischer.
by slobo
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ethical dilemma
Replies: 209
Views: 67538

Re: ethical dilemma

I think that Vas has every right not to publish his source if he so chooses. Just because he learned from open source or from academic articles does not pose any obligation upon him to publish his source or to write an article to explain what he has done. Of course. If someone save your life for fr...