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by dj
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Hiarcs 14
Replies: 84
Views: 25973

Re: Price a bit too high?

In fact I did not complain, but asked. It could be that I was wrong and 80 -sorry: 79.95- is not too much after all... Fern Perhaps, but I suspect that the price is necessary for Mark to be able to make something resembling a respectable living from writing chess programs. Remember that he ditched ...
by dj
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What will take for Chessbase to offer Houdini chess ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: What will take for Chessbase to offer Houdini chess ?

Indeed, imagine the nerve of those Capitalist Pigs wanting to earn a profit! Aren't they already a multi-billion dollar conglomerate comparable in size to Exxon-Mobil, Wal-Mart, AT&T, or General Electric? Those greedy bastards, they probably pay the CEO a multi-million Euro compensation package wor...
by dj
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What will take for Chessbase to offer Houdini chess ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: What will take for Chessbase to offer Houdini chess ?

Houdini to be generally accepted as a legitimate and independent program in the way that Rybka was when ChessBase added it to its stable - with a preference for a world championship title to boost its credentials.
by dj
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Handedness and rating
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Handedness and rating

Has this one iota of relevance to computer chess? I am sure it has the same relevance as it does in regular chess. I presume your comment is irony. The Charter for CCC is clear: Once a member gains access to the message board, he may read all messages and post new or response messages with the prov...
by dj
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Handedness and rating
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Handedness and rating

Has this one iota of relevance to computer chess?
by dj
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal
Replies: 71
Views: 11313

Re: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal

I repeat: I wish that all this nonsense would end. The ICGA has made its decision and that should be an end of it as far as those responsible for the verdict are concerned. As a solution I would expect that the ICGA would write a self-correcting notion, saying that ouch they had applied the wrong l...
by dj
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal
Replies: 71
Views: 11313

Re: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal

towforce wrote: dj wrote: ..it seems to me that there are four categories of people capable of making relatively "expert" judgements (which does not , of course, mean they are necessarily right!). They are: 1. Commercial programmers with a track record of success. 2. A very small group of non-comme...
by dj
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal
Replies: 71
Views: 11313

Re: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal

towforce wrote: dj wrote: ..it seems to me that there are four categories of people capable of making relatively "expert" judgements (which does not , of course, mean they are necessarily right!). They are: 1. Commercial programmers with a track record of success. 2. A very small group of non-comme...
by dj
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal
Replies: 71
Views: 11313

Re: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal

wgarvin wrote: We all looked at the evidence with a critical eye and found it to be quite strong . Its virtually certain that Vas did copy significant chunks of Fruit, such as almost the entire eval. Sure he tuned the weights in it, and sure he did lots of further work to improve Rybka in many ways...
by dj
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal
Replies: 71
Views: 11313

Re: CB: Feedback on the ICGA/Rybka disqualification scandal

No. No. No. Rajlich may have had all sorts of reasons for not involving himself in the process (including perhaps the belief that it was a witchhunt or possibly a belief that he did not have to justify himself to inferior programmers) but whatever his reasons nothing can be adduced from his silence...