I do, Tom. I was searching for a picture of a classroom where all the pupils would be wearing a dunce cap, but couldn't find it. I'll now make a last try to reason both camps. Let's see:tomgdrums wrote:Does anyone else see the sad irony in the fact that this thread, (which initially lamented the current state of of the computer chess community), has now devolved into two respected programmers having a drawn out cat fight?
To Pro- and Anti- Rybka:
You CAN'T reach an agreement! Why? For a simple reason: you generate new dissension points faster than you can come to an agreement on previous points. So, mathematically, you just keep increasing the distance between you.
Why is it so? There are various reasons, each of you can pick up the ones he sees fit himself:
- because your character prevents you from acknowledging any counter-argument (this is the "I can't be wrong" illusion).
- because the topic is such a very complex matter that spans through a long time scale and many threads on many forums, that you eventually start discussing other points than those your opponent was waiting an answer for, hence ending unsynchronized between each others and not able at all to talk to each others.
- because you have an agenda and are ready to compromise with your own definition of what the truth is, in order to reach a goal you think is more important than your moral integrity.
- because you are very sensitive and tend to get upset and overreact, seeing allusions where your clumsy opponent put none.
- because you let personal hostility to someone from the other side shape your thinking, instead of letting it all into the hands of logics and truth seeking.
- because some retards from your side eventually get an influence over your judgement after having slowly but surely damaged your objectivity with their crazy obsessions.
- because some of you might even like to disagree, and just keep pouring oil over the fire for the sake of fighting.
- because, and maybe I should have started with this one, you feel you are protecting some important ethics but this one would be so blurry and badly defined that you keep skirmishing on distantly related topics you're opening, unable you are to focus on the big picture.
One last question: you are programmers, how comes you can't identify an infinite loop when you see one that is obvious to anyone else?
Oh, there it is, I finally found the picture I was searching for