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Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by jsgroby » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:04 am

The creator of God's Chosen Operating System, TempleOS, and God's chosen High Priest, Terry Davis, has created a chess engine.

TempleOS link: http://www.templeos.org

His chess engine: http://www.templeos.org/Wb/Accts/TS/Wb2 ... Chess.html

He wrote his own compiler, and programming language, HolyC. So the syntax will be mostly familiar to C/C++ programmers, with some customizations.

Also, read his rants pages. He seems fascinated with Magnus and Kasparov.

http://www.templeos.org/Wb/Accts/TS/Wb2 ... s2014.html

I would not suggest engaging him in dialogue, it gets ugly quickly and he gets banned at most sites for his rants. He is a diagnosed schizophrenic...I think perhaps he is genius level programmer, but tormented by his illness.

Just my .02...

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by jsgroby » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:07 am

It occurred to me that I might have put this in the wrong place. I honestly just wanted to put his code up here for people to look at since he published it on his site. I don't think it can be run outside of his operating system, but the basic idea of what the code is doing is present for us to look at. Also, I did not come up with those titles nor was I being sarcastic, they are all titles he uses to describe himself.

Google: God's Lonely Programmer

For more details.

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by Sven » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:42 am

jsgroby wrote:It occurred to me that I might have put this in the wrong place. I honestly just wanted to put his code up here for people to look at since he published it on his site. I don't think it can be run outside of his operating system, but the basic idea of what the code is doing is present for us to look at. Also, I did not come up with those titles nor was I being sarcastic, they are all titles he uses to describe himself.

Google: God's Lonely Programmer

For more details.
Hi Jeffrey,

thanks for the link. The program looks like doing a fixed-depth 3-ply full-width minimax search (no alpha-beta) plus further 2-ply minimax qsearch with material only + something like mobility. But it seems to have some sort of SMP concept at least. I did not check other details like move ordering but obviously there is nothing like TT, null move etc. in it.

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by Stan Arts » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:03 pm

Cool. Looks like he'll make an account here soon.

The God stuff much looks like a running gag that got way out of hand between him, and him. (..and him.)

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by JayRod » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:31 am

Hmmm....genius and madness? (and Magnus!) go hand in hand? Reminds me of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Reiser

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by jsgroby » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:40 pm

Apparently he contacted Garry Kasparov at his website regarding the chess engine he wrote and how he wanted Garry to contribute to work on God's Temple. It got him banned. That happens a lot to him. He is banned on OSDev and several Reddit groups.

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by vittyvirus » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:41 am

jsgroby wrote:The creator of God's Chosen Operating System, TempleOS, and God's chosen High Priest, Terry Davis, has created a chess engine.

TempleOS link: http://www.templeos.org

His chess engine: http://www.templeos.org/Wb/Accts/TS/Wb2 ... Chess.html

He wrote his own compiler, and programming language, HolyC. So the syntax will be mostly familiar to C/C++ programmers, with some customizations.

Also, read his rants pages. He seems fascinated with Magnus and Kasparov.

http://www.templeos.org/Wb/Accts/TS/Wb2 ... s2014.html

I would not suggest engaging him in dialogue, it gets ugly quickly and he gets banned at most sites for his rants. He is a diagnosed schizophrenic...I think perhaps he is genius level programmer, but tormented by his illness.

Just my .02...
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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by vittyvirus » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:22 pm

jsgroby wrote:Apparently he contacted Garry Kasparov at his website regarding the chess engine he wrote and how he wanted Garry to contribute to work on God's Temple. It got him banned. That happens a lot to him. He is banned on OSDev and several Reddit groups.
But who was he???

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by jsgroby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:31 pm

His name is Terry A. Davis. His main website is here:

http://www.templeos.org

He has moved some stuff around and changed some links since my previous posts.

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Re: Chess Engine by the World's Greatest Programmer

Post by vittyvirus » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:56 am

jsgroby wrote:His name is Terry A. Davis. His main website is here:

http://www.templeos.org

He has moved some stuff around and changed some links since my previous posts.
He's certainly not the World's greatest programmer

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