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by Sesse
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 72727

Re: Alphazero news

When he asked for the binaries I guess he probably asked for NN. Since format is well known, there is absolutely no reason why would they wouldn't share it if they are really so devoted to open-source and sharing knowledge. I didn't say Google was devoted to open source. I said they open sourced a ...
by Sesse
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 72727

Re: Alphazero news

corres wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:06 am
So you also think the developers of LC0 are not able to make reverse engineering on a Google product to gain information for the developing of LC0.
I don't know how you infer that from my post.
by Sesse
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 72727

Re: Alphazero news

Do you think the developers of LC0 can get the binaries used by the team of A0? Unless Google's production systems have changed a lot since I worked there a few years ago, it's highly unlikely you'll be able to take production binaries built inside Google and get them to run on a regular install. T...
by Sesse
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AI offer/agree to a draw like a human?
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: AI offer/agree to a draw like a human?

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:25 am
No-brainer draw offers:
1) You think you will lose and it is not apparent yet
2) You have a proven draw by TB search
2) sounds very dangerous against a human. There are tons of TB-drawn positions that are nearly impossible to hold for a human against a tablebase.
by Sesse
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 72727

Re: Alphazero news

One thing that's very curious is that when AZ is black, it almost always draws. Is this an artifact of the openings, or is it somehow just very fond of equalizing?
by Sesse
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 7-men Syzygy attempt
Replies: 588
Views: 142288

Re: 7-men Syzygy attempt

I have looked recently at merging the CFish version of tbprobe.c into my fork of Fathom, but there a lot of diffs, so that it is kind of a tall order. And I don't have 7-man bases to test it with. Yes, that's what I noticed, too… Pull requests are welcome, though. Does this hold in general? :-) I'd...
by Sesse
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 7-men Syzygy attempt
Replies: 588
Views: 142288

Re: 7-men Syzygy attempt

I still wish we had a 7-man-capable version of Fathom :-/
by Sesse
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Java: white ? repeat : repeat;
Replies: 31
Views: 4671

Re: Java: white ? repeat : repeat;

DustyMonkey wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 pm
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR C COMPILER WAS ANY GOOD?

Like, 1998 compiler terrible? What did you do?
Wrote assembler.
by Sesse
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Java: white ? repeat : repeat;
Replies: 31
Views: 4671

Re: Java: white ? repeat : repeat;

ljgw wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:12 pm
in my engine 'white' is a number (0=white, 1=black)
Two problems with this in Java:
  • boolean is not implicitly convertible to int; you'll need b ? 1 : 0.
  • Arrays are bounds-checked, which takes time (although the check may be optimized out)
by Sesse
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To analysis.sesse.net owner : disable contempt
Replies: 46
Views: 6658

Re: To analysis.sesse.net owner : disable contempt

Hi, First of all: If you wish to get in contact with me, Talkchess or any other web forum is a suboptimal way. There's contact information on my web page (linked from the bottom of analysis.sesse.net)—I only saw this thread because someone picked it up and sent me a message on Reddit (!), which I al...