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Eelco de Groot
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Re: Computer Chess and The Sarah Connor Chronicles a

Post by Eelco de Groot » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:01 am

The series was terminated here on Dutch television. We got to see an old film with Jean Claude van Damme instead. Apparently there were not enough viewers watching the commercials, so they just cancelled the show, without warning. Disregard for your customers or what! They got a chewing out on the forums though. Maybe the storyline for the series went a little over the head of the general audience watching Veronica television.

Small collection of YouTube clips and music videos featuring Summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Y-w2b3 ... re=related It's Freaking Big! Cameron at the counselor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdA1d_I8 ... re=related Cameron is de-activated and chip removed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqPIskaA ... re=related Summer Glau - Dancing - Terminator Series
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_1e989v ... re=related Art Imitates Art (From same episode with Cameron's dance sequence)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISJxNspTwm0 Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Cameron, (Song: "Little Sister" by Siouxie and the Banshees)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEK-y23wv9o Summer Glau: Your guardian angel. ("Your guardian angel" by The Red jumpsuit apparatus)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFNhTJGS ... re=related Terminator (John Connor and Cameron)
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Re: Computer Chess and The Sarah Connor Chronicles a

Post by Kirk » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:31 pm

Eelco de Groot wrote:The series was terminated here on Dutch television. We got to see an old film with Jean Claude van Damme instead. Apparently there were not enough viewers watching the commercials, so they just cancelled the show, without warning. Disregard for your customers or what! They got a chewing out on the forums though. Maybe the storyline for the series went a little over the head of the general audience watching Veronica television.

Small collection of YouTube clips and music videos featuring Summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Y-w2b3 ... re=related It's Freaking Big! Cameron at the counselor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdA1d_I8 ... re=related Cameron is de-activated and chip removed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqPIskaA ... re=related Summer Glau - Dancing - Terminator Series
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_1e989v ... re=related Art Imitates Art (From same episode with Cameron's dance sequence)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISJxNspTwm0 Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Cameron, (Song: "Little Sister" by Siouxie and the Banshees)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEK-y23wv9o Summer Glau: Your guardian angel. ("Your guardian angel" by The Red jumpsuit apparatus)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFNhTJGS ... re=related Terminator (John Connor and Cameron)
Just watched the final episode last night. "Great" way to end it. Talk about wanting more lol
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Re: Computer Chess and The Sarah Connor Chronicles a

Post by Michael Sherwin » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:25 pm

Kirk wrote:
Michael Sherwin wrote:
CRoberson wrote:
Kirk wrote:
Rolf wrote:
Fguy64 wrote:In the Sarah Chronicles, when they show a chess set, does it have a light square or a dark square on the right hand corner?
Hehe.
Rolf, better not laugh. According to this show a chess program built a program so strong it became alive. And this program brought on Judgment Day

So Rybka (or possibly an evil clone) could eventually wipe out the world! (although in this show it is "The Turk") :wink:
Come on guys. Pay attention to the details. He created a chess program with the normal methods and did it very well. Then somebody
destroyed the program. This motivated him to create a 2nd program that was designed based on learning technologies and not the normal
methods. The program learned to play chess and learned to play better via a GM instructor.

It was the second program (the learning one) that was of interest to the military and was a link in the chain to skynet not the first one (the normal one).

The day after this episode aired, some people where I live came to me and asked could computer chess lead to this. So, went online
and watched the two episodes. The details needed to understand it are stated clearly but quickly. It was over most peoples heads.
There was something special about the turks hardware in that it used modified game-box chips strung together that somehow became greater than the sum of its parts. That is what allowed the software/hardware combination to become 'alive'. Even the manufacturer/programmer did not understand what had happened or how it was possible.

I hope that FOX gets a weak spot in their lineup and decides to bring the series back for a third season. I think that the twist in the terminator story was going to be that Skynet is prevented from happening, although the Turk being alive, will still take over the world and try to destroy man.

IT IS INEVITABLE :twisted:

If it can happen it will happen. It will only take one madman sometime in the future working in his basement (and maybe under it) when the technology can be purchased from Radio Shack to create an army to do his evil bidding. Even today, kids are creating robots that can do interesting things!

Edit: And by the way it is not the Turk that will lead to the terminators it is the experiential learning system in RomiChess running simulations in real time that will lead to mans doom! :) :D :lol: :twisted:
I will mark you down as one of the Four Horseman! :wink:

I wish they would do a third too. I am in the middle of the shows but can already tell they cannot tie up all the storylines they are working on.

Anyway Mr. Sherwin, if you see this girl, she is dangerous. She might be running Romi-V2011. :lol:

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I am preparing the 2011 chip now. When it is done, you grab her, hold her down and I will replace the chip! :D

Lets see, the rider on the horse would be the one that uses Romi's learning system to destroy humanity. The front of the horse would be Pavlov as his dog training experiments is where I got the idea for Romi's learning from. And since I came later, that would make me the horses ass. :lol:
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Re: Computer Chess and The Sarah Connor Chronicles a

Post by Bill Rogers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:09 pm

Ted
I bought the First Season of the Sara Conner Chronicles at Best Buy. I had to do some searching before I found it but it was there. I am now waiting for the second season on DVD to be made public.
Good luck with you quest.
Bill

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