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by Milos
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 2640

Re: Probability to have repeated games

My impression is that 1 min/game time control contributes for getting repeated games, which would be much less probable for 1´+ 1" time control. Actually the shorter time control is, there is less chance to get a repeated game. Simply in every move OS scheduling makes few milliseconds of difference...
by Milos
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?
Replies: 53
Views: 15870

Re: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?

Uri Blass wrote:Rybka is going to be the strongest thing in their engine room even if they allow robbo to play.
All your hopes and wishful thinking will go vain very soon. Just wait and watch... :mrgreen:
by Milos
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Crafty 23.1 JE (Joshua Edition v1.11) changes
Replies: 27
Views: 5481

Re: Crafty 23.1 JE (Joshua Edition v1.11) changes

This is a bit offtopic.
Bob what happened to your homepage? It is down since yesterday.
by Milos
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4216

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: 4216

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: 4216

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: 1451

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: 18684

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: 1697

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: 7886

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 ...