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by hgm
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Centipawns vs Millipawns with NNUE
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Centipawns vs Millipawns with NNUE

I have severe doubts that milli-Pawn resolution could ever have any advantage. A milli-Pawn would correspond to a score change of ~0.1%. It is extremely unlikely that even very complex NN would ever be able to estimate the win probability of any complex individual position to that accuracy. And even...
by hgm
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey
Replies: 69
Views: 2961

Re: CTF Survey

[Moderation] I have moved a posting by Albert Silver to the commentary "Unfair poll" thread, because it did not seem to qualify as a vote, and I thought if would be a waste if it would just disappear without a trace. But to make sure there is no misjudgement here: The posting contained this sentenc...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

Not all ethnic cleansing is bad. If two groups cannot stand each other, it is best to separate them. It is the injustice that usually accompanies it that gives it a bad name. Often it is just an euphemism for genocide, and in other cases for robbing one group of all its possessions, and turning them...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

Why is it so all-important for the CTF dwellers to force their presence on a chess community that clearly has no interest in them? Good question, actually! A lot of big, historical problems could have been avoided with this simple solution. Instead of hanging around where they weren't wanted, why d...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

The issue is not whether I can imagine that, but whether there in fact are CCC posters that do like to discuss politics the way it is done in CTF. A large majority of the CCC posters have indicated by their vote they don't want to visit it. Most want to outright close it, those that voted for keepin...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: JS Schach's alpha-beta approximation
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: JS Schach's alpha-beta approximation

Some programs (such as the Jocly generic AI for chess variants) do indeed use SEE on the last-moved piece as eval term. This cures the worst horizon effects, as it thwarts the strategy of manoeuvring such (often by sacrificing minor material to force the opponent to use his ply for recapture, lest t...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

But unlike you I have a different opinion when it comes down chosing moderators, last time they appointed Sam, Dan H. and Fernando, looks like a sane choice, don't you think? It looked like a very sane choice. But look how it turned out in practice! I don't understand you, it seems you argue agains...
by hgm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

That all sounds very nice and noble, but is also seems idealistic, and mostly wishful thinking. There is no guarantee whatsoever that there will be any change under a new moderator team. In fact one of the moderator teams that intends to run in the upcoming elections proposes to continuate exactly t...
by hgm
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1833

Re: Unfair Poll

Well, if Harvey doesn't have any objection either, it seems reasonable to me that you get it. The poll itself is here as well, after all, and discussion in there is not allowed. If it degenerates into a mud fight, like all threads in CTF always degenrate, I will move it to CTF, though. So perhaps yo...
by hgm
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Opening library
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Opening library

If I am not mistaken, you are now replying to a SPAM bot.