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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by lucasart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:02 am

JuLieN wrote:
lucasart wrote:After Doublecheck 3.4, I renamed my engine Discocheck (starting with 3.5). Many reasons for that choice:
- what used to be double check extensions and specific treatments in the search, actually became discovered check instead.
- Discocheck is chess slang for discovered check
- it contains disco and sounds like discotheque, which I found amusing

So in that vein, I should name the version with disco bands. You know MacOSX and Ubuntu name their versions with animal names
- DC 3.5 would be ABBA
- DC 3.6 would be Boney M

For the next version, I'll neeed a disco band starting ewith a "C". Any ideas ?

PS: jokes aside, Discocheck 3.6 is out at
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/html/details1 ... Check.html
if anyone is interested.
Congrats Lucas! :)

A name starting with C? Hmmm... What about DiscoCheck Carlos? I guess only you, me and our country fellows can really appreciate this music of angels ^^

BTW, didn't you like the Treeplecheese name your engine got last april fools' day? :lol:
Yeah, I remember Carlos. But I'm not sure it qualifies as disco music. Any expert opinion on this ?

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by lucasart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:05 am

abik wrote:
lucasart wrote: PS: jokes aside, Discocheck 3.6 is out at
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/html/details1 ... Check.html
if anyone is interested.
Lucas,
The link text says 3.6, but the contents is still 3.5.1.
Nevertheless, I noticed I had not made an Android version since your name change, so I put the downloadable discocheck compiled for ARM at UCI and XBoard engines for Android.
Aart
Ah well spotted. I'll tell Leo to correct the link

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by lucasart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:54 am

lucasart wrote:
abik wrote:
lucasart wrote: PS: jokes aside, Discocheck 3.6 is out at
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/html/details1 ... Check.html
if anyone is interested.
Lucas,
The link text says 3.6, but the contents is still 3.5.1.
Nevertheless, I noticed I had not made an Android version since your name change, so I put the downloadable discocheck compiled for ARM at UCI and XBoard engines for Android.
Aart
Ah well spotted. I'll tell Leo to correct the link
Aart,

you can check again, the link has been fixed, and now 3.6 is available

Cheers,
Lucas

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by abik » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:10 pm

lucasart wrote: Aart,
you can check again, the link has been fixed, and now 3.6 is available
Cheers,
Lucas
Yes, good sir! It now is 3.6.

ARM binary of version 3.6 for import in Chess for Android posted at UCI and XBoard engines for Android.

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by Mincho Georgiev » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:53 pm

Creedence clearwater revival :)
Not exactly the style though.
Maybe C-Block is a little bit fresher :)

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by lucasart » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:29 am

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I'm also thinking of nick naming it "K&R" or simply "C", in hommage to Kerninghan and Ritchie, the uber-geniouses who invented the C langnage and the Unix operating system.

The C language is certainly my weapon of choice (as well as Unix compatible OS GNU/Linux): it's been around for over 40 years, and even today, it has changed very little, and *nothing* beats it to produce ultra-fast and easily portable code.

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by jm_thompson » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:25 am

lucasart wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions.

I'm also thinking of nick naming it "K&R" or simply "C", in hommage to Kerninghan and Ritchie, the uber-geniouses who invented the C langnage and the Unix operating system.

The C language is certainly my weapon of choice (as well as Unix compatible OS GNU/Linux): it's been around for over 40 years, and even today, it has changed very little, and *nothing* beats it to produce ultra-fast and easily portable code.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4YRPdRXKFs

:D

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by marcelk » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:13 pm

lucasart wrote:I'm also thinking of nick naming it "K&R" or simply "C", in hommage to Kerninghan and Ritchie, the uber-geniouses who invented the C langnage and the Unix operating system.
That would be T&R for Unix, R for C (T did B) and K&R for the book on C?

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by tiger » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:29 am

lucasart wrote:After Doublecheck 3.4, I renamed my engine Discocheck (starting with 3.5). Many reasons for that choice:
- what used to be double check extensions and specific treatments in the search, actually became discovered check instead.
- Discocheck is chess slang for discovered check
- it contains disco and sounds like discotheque, which I found amusing

So in that vein, I should name the version with disco bands. You know MacOSX and Ubuntu name their versions with animal names
- DC 3.5 would be ABBA
- DC 3.6 would be Boney M

For the next version, I'll neeed a disco band starting ewith a "C". Any ideas ?

PS: jokes aside, Discocheck 3.6 is out at
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/html/details1 ... Check.html
if anyone is interested.

Cerrone is widely credited for "inventing" the disco beat, which is not totally accurate but at least it is true that he started it all, sold 30 million albums, and set the pace for the whole disco era.

If you want a relevant "C" in disco, I don't think anybody can beat Cerrone.


// Christophe

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Re: Discocheck "Boney M" is out

Post by Adam Hair » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:42 am

Here is a possible list for future DiscoChecks:
  • Cerrone
    Chic

    D Train

    Earth, Wind & Fire
    Ecstasy, Passion & Pain

    Fatback (Band)
    France Joli
    First Choice

    GQ

    Heatwave

    Isaac (Hayes)

    JB (James Brown)

    Kool (& the Gang)

    Lime

    MFSB

    O'Jay(s)

    Prince

    Rufus

    Super Freak (Rick James)

    T-Connection

    Voyage

    Whisper(s)

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