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by adams161
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

Yea that's the idea. There is a string file with things like: "hello" = "Hola"; what's on left, hello is my key, I just used the english as the key. I found by using the english as my key i didn't have to write an english table. it just used what was on the left for english. Translation files are ke...
by adams161
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

I let Stefano know i posted here and linked and thought i'd share his response because it spreads some of the credit around for accessibility with his mentioning Winboard which has a version accessible to the blind. Great! Btw one of the moderators for Talkchess is HGMuller... HGM delivered the only...
by adams161
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

Just for reference the mail that was sent in three languages is: Dear chess friends, Those who read English will have heard about these applications: Pulsar, Opening Tree and Lantern Chess. These three applications are accessible thanks to VoiceOver, the Apple IOS screen reader. The Novelty is that ...
by adams161
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

Accessibility is in the news these days. A case against dominoes pizza parlor is going to the Supreme Court in USA on if they need to make their web site accessible to the blind. I came across the issue in April of this year when a blind chess player contacted me asking if i could make my arrows for...
by adams161
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I was right!

Why did IBM have to take the machine apart? Because it was an overpowered potato. Imagine if the myth was over after people discovered it was badly coded and only performed well because of the hardware. By my estimation Fruit 2.1 with 2005 hardware was enough to outmatch Deep Blue. IBM's stock went...
by adams161
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I was right!

i thought it was some weird typo at the time like they can never get it right from letter to print. But i think they scrambled my name to not let it appear Michael Adams of England was saying that. Mike Ronald Seattle Washington match in the letter in chess life per my signing but Udame was what the...
by adams161
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I was right!

I can't believe i told Kasparov to give up chess in a published letter to Chess Life. But this was my pre internet years and this was my first serious encounter with Kasparov as a person. And i took this 10 dollar bet as a serious bet. And my initial reaction is what is he some kind of baby. Screen ...
by adams161
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I was right!

I've ordered the July-dec 1997 back issues of Chess Life to see if i can find my letter. And if i can i'd love to scan it and share it. FYI: Chess Life and Chess Review PDF Archives thanks. i found my letter. it is here now http://www.lanternchess.com/i-was-right.png I was actually surprised at wha...
by adams161
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I was right!

i was commenting to the same friend that started my reminisces on Deep Blue that that period late 90s was the dividing point in computer chess. In summer of 1988 i had a Fidelity Excellence chess board computer touted as 2000 USCF. One guy at an event i went to had the same thing. He was a 1700. sai...
by adams161
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

I was right!

Recently i was talking to a friend and sharing the stories of my year in the high school chess club as a junior in 1988 and how that lead to me finding chess life( some kids played USCF at my district chess tournament and were rated , we came in third), as some kids had ratings and i figured there o...