The silence of Robert Houdart

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by playjunior » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:25 am

Christopher Conkie wrote:
Romy wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:I'd stake good money on it in fact.
How much, what odds?
More than you could ever afford.
Because you know him and know how much he can afford?

Or because you're presenting your new 3-step guide "How to make a clown of yourself, by C. Conkie":

1. Talk bullshit, and pretend you'd put your money where your mouth is
2. See someone snap-call you.
3. Dodge him, kindergarten-style.

Classy.

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by gerold » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:13 pm

Romy wrote:
playjunior wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:
Romy wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:I'd stake good money on it in fact.
How much, what odds?
More than you could ever afford.
Because you know him and know how much he can afford?
Or because you're presenting your new 3-step guide "How to make a clown of yourself, by C. Conkie":
1. Talk bullshit, and pretend you'd put your money where your mouth is
2. See someone snap-call you.
3. Dodge him, kindergarten-style.
Classy.
+200, Mr Khachatryan.

The character-assassination of Mr Houdart is shameful like that against Mr Rajlich. Authors of the toppest two programs.

Next who, victim Mr Vida (Critter, which seem almost as strong)?

Moderator-endorse conduct of majority here is retrospective of http://snipurl.com/27k84c
I tested Critter overnight. Its is very close to R4.

Best,
Gerold.

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by Romy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:32 pm

gerold wrote:I tested Critter overnight. Its is very close to R4.
I can agree, only HOUDINI seem able to contain Critter 1.0!

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by bob » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:53 pm

Don wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:
I don't believe that Houdart has no original ideas. In fact I think it's clear that he does have good ideas.
I don't Don. I think he knows nothing about anything. There has been nothing technical from him ever. Not once.....ever.

I don't even think he compiles it......there you go and now you know what I think.
Who compiles his code?

I'm pretty sure he is the front for something made by someone else. I'd stake good money on it in fact.

:)

FWIW
Do you have some evidence of that? I mean I agree with you in principle, but you are taking it to another level. So you are saying that you have reason to believe that he is not even the guy working on Houdini?

If that is true, it takes this grift to a new level.

But I don't see any evidence that this is the case (although I have no way of knowing.) I think he is just a random half way decent engineer who grabbed the sources of Ivanhoe, put his name on it and thus started his computer chess career at the very top without writing a single line of code, but then worked from there.

Chris
Don,

Looking at the incredible quantity of evidence in the Rybka/Crafty/Fruit investigation, in the amazing comments we have been seeing here for a couple of years now, of all the clones that have previously been discovered, would _anything_ surprise you today? really? :)

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by Christopher Conkie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:44 pm

playjunior wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:
Romy wrote:
Christopher Conkie wrote:I'd stake good money on it in fact.
How much, what odds?
More than you could ever afford.
Because you know him and know how much he can afford?
You must be the only one here who does not know who he is.

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by Terry McCracken » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:01 pm

Houdini wrote:
Carlos Ylich wrote:Thanks Robert!
I do not mean to offend, just wondering if you have resisted temptation.
Thanks for your great work on behalf of dem who likes chess. :P
Carlos,

Thank you for your kind words.
As to the reason for my relative silence on this forum, you have to look no further than this thread... apparently the slightest topic about Houdini or myself on this forum generates a level of nonsense that is beyond redemption :lol:.

All the best,
Robert
We know what Houdini is based on. so no matter what original work you may have incorporated, Houdini is contaminated. Pretty simple. You can't legally close the source and or sell it later.
Terry McCracken

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by bob » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:06 pm

jmartus wrote:why are people wanting to pay for Houdini 2.0 when he admitted he started with some code from ippo and company. well i guess atleast he program is bug free and he been honest since the beginning. sigh
"My code is completely is original" is being honest? Is this some new approach to honesty? Maybe Vas attended that same educational institution? :)

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by notyetagm » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:37 pm

Houdini wrote:@Carlos, The two options you present are not mutually exclusive :D. But yes, I'm currently working hard on Houdini 2.0.
Just the thought of Houdini 2.0 sends a tingle down my leg. :-)

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by notyetagm » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:41 pm

Terry McCracken wrote:
Houdini wrote:
Carlos Ylich wrote:Thanks Robert!
I do not mean to offend, just wondering if you have resisted temptation.
Thanks for your great work on behalf of dem who likes chess. :P
Carlos,

Thank you for your kind words.
As to the reason for my relative silence on this forum, you have to look no further than this thread... apparently the slightest topic about Houdini or myself on this forum generates a level of nonsense that is beyond redemption :lol:.

All the best,
Robert
We know what Houdini is based on. so no matter what original work you may have incorporated, Houdini is contaminated. Pretty simple. You can't legally close the source and or sell it later.
That hasn't stopped someone else from doing exactly that with a different strong engine. :-P

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Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Post by Terry McCracken » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:09 pm

notyetagm wrote:
Terry McCracken wrote:
Houdini wrote:
Carlos Ylich wrote:Thanks Robert!
I do not mean to offend, just wondering if you have resisted temptation.
Thanks for your great work on behalf of dem who likes chess. :P
Carlos,

Thank you for your kind words.
As to the reason for my relative silence on this forum, you have to look no further than this thread... apparently the slightest topic about Houdini or myself on this forum generates a level of nonsense that is beyond redemption :lol:.

All the best,
Robert
We know what Houdini is based on. so no matter what original work you may have incorporated, Houdini is contaminated. Pretty simple. You can't legally close the source and or sell it later.
That hasn't stopped someone else from doing exactly that with a different strong engine. :-P
No it hasn't and hopefully the ICGA puts an end to this nonsense.

It would have happened sooner had Fabian been aware of the matter.

Let's see what the verdict will be.
Terry McCracken

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