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by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

If I take Houdini and binary edit it my own name, then I have made a wonderfully original program, because it is at least as strong as the strongest program in the world. You think? Is that what Houdini is, then? A mere hexedit job? Really? If you bring your hexedit job to the First Loser Tourney a...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

Don wrote:There is a discussion on the Ippolit forum about the changes he made to obfuscate what he had done,
Don, can you please post the link to the "Ippolit forum" where that discussion is? Is that the Russian site or the wikispaces deal? Thx.
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

If I take Houdini and binary edit it my own name, then I have made a wonderfully original program, because it is at least as strong as the strongest program in the world. You think? Is that what Houdini is, then? A mere hexedit job? Really? If you bring your hexedit job to the First Loser Tourney a...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

If I take Houdini and binary edit it my own name, then I have made a wonderfully original program, because it is at least as strong as the strongest program in the world. You think? Is that what Houdini is, then? A mere hexedit job? Really? I never said that. I was simply applying *your* measure of...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

If I take Houdini and binary edit it my own name, then I have made a wonderfully original program, because it is at least as strong as the strongest program in the world. You think? Is that what Houdini is, then? A mere hexedit job? Really? If you bring your hexedit job to the First Loser Tourney a...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

If analogy and hyperbole are all you got, and you're hell bent on arguing the appropriateness of your beloved analogy contra some other analogy, then I suggest you go compete in the Analogy Tournament. I am not interested in arguing whether my analogy is a better literary device than your analogy. I...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

A marathon is a race for runners. A motorcycle race is for motorcycles. Different games. Houdini plays chess. Rybka places chess. They play the same game. One is better than the other at the same game. Are you really going to try to get mileage out of that analogy? Indeed I am, because it is a perf...
by benstoker
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

There is something wrong about a tournament that excludes the one chess engine that is by all accounts better than all other chess engines. Not at all. It is this statement that is very wrong. Because it is equivalent to saying: "There is something very wrong with a marathon race that would exclude...
by benstoker
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

There is something wrong about a tournament that excludes the one chess engine that is by all accounts better than all other chess engines. Not at all. It is this statement that is very wrong. Because it is equivalent to saying: "There is something very wrong with a marathon race that would exclude...
by benstoker
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allow steroids
Replies: 161
Views: 22653

Re: Allow steroids

My steroids remark is hyperbole. Exaggeration with enough truth to turn heads. But the analogy has limits. I don't disagree with what you say below. It just is not very clear, not at all black and white. The BB article seems to make a strong case that rybka 1 was derived from fruit. But BB hedges on...