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by Milos
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4027

Re: Career and Interests

Do you _really_ believe non-tournament players are going to buy Rybka, excepting the small group of computer chess enthusiasts? I'd bet 10K copies is _high_, not low. The reason those other engines sell is price. Chessmaster has sold more copies of chess programs that everyone else combined, and mu...
by Milos
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4027

Re: Career and Interests

Has he sold say 10,000 copies? And makes perhaps 50 bucks a copy? Over 4 years now? $125,000 per year, roughly? Not exactly "remarkable". And that is likely a gross over-estimate of copies sold. It is not exactly in the chessmaster category for price and market. Exucuse me Bob, but you are simply w...
by Milos
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4027

Re: Career and Interests

I believe that's for usual companies. Not a high profile ones. You are mixing apples and oranges. High profile companies hardly pay higher salaries. The difference with high profile companies is in stock options. However, the value of stock options is a very variable category that is heavily depend...
by Milos
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines ELO disparity
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Engines ELO disparity

Would it not be a lot simpler for any engine hobbyist to have available an already developed design and then try to improve on its rating. Scientists and Engineers are using this concept for their research when working on their projects. They will use the latest most up to date data, why then can e...
by Milos
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To Moderation - personal attacks on Vas
Replies: 78
Views: 18208

Re: To Moderation - personal attacks on Vas

illogical.c #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { char answer; printf("Is Rybka the strongest chess engine? Enter y or n: "); scanf("%c",&answer); printf("", answer,"\n"); if (answer == 'y') ruleOne(); else ruleTwo(); return 0; } ruleOne() { prin...
by Milos
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: Question

That will repeat, for sure, but it gives wrong results. You won't know which of the two programs is better, since N plies to one program is not the same as N plies to another. If you try to measure improvements, any change that makes your tree larger (more extensions, fewer reductions, etc) or any ...
by Milos
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?
Replies: 45
Views: 7593

Re: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?

Which is an extremely good and legitimate reason to provide the speed of a program in Ampere/Coulomb, which is what I would do if I had a commercial engine, so if someone get their noses where they should not put them, they at least would be scared to be electrocuted. ;-) It is quite possible your ...
by Milos
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?
Replies: 45
Views: 7593

Re: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?

What is the value of NPS? It's an irrelevant number, except for scale anyway. Not really. If you are implementing smp, or trying to optimize your compile, it's more then important. Finally, if a man fails to trim his hedge, should this be a reason to burgle his house? Interesting wording, (un)fortu...
by Milos
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?
Replies: 53
Views: 15611

Re: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?

slobo wrote:How do you know Rolf is a sectarian and not a businessman?
If he is a businessman that only means Vas is a terrible businessman. Which on the other hand is nothing new :lol: .
by Milos
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?
Replies: 45
Views: 7593

Re: Is Rybka engine is lying about node per second ?

It is fairly simple. Just multiply nps that you see with 14. The same thing as with ply where you add 3 to get the real one. What Rybka 3 is doing when reporting nps? It first takes number of nodes only for white and then divides it with 7. In total the value is about 14 times smaller then the real ...