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by benstoker
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for the Komodo Team
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Question for the Komodo Team

Not that it matters, but I've never paid money for an engine and don't plan on it in the future. That is your loss. I (on the other hand) have purchased at least one instance of almost every commercial engine that exists {software engines only, not dedicated machines}. In my case, it's the incurabl...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

@Carlos, The two options you present are not mutually exclusive :D. But yes, I'm currently working hard on Houdini 2.0. @Gerold, I'm not in the least influenced by the Fruit/Rybka thing, I have no dealings with the ICGA. Cheers, Robert Some things we don't know. Other things we do know. And we do k...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Why do you ask for a recapitulation of all the threads over the last year? Too much work. Where the heck were you? Don has expounded at length here why he thinks Houdart has no new engine ideas, but instead has only taken someone else's code and just proven himself to be a very good debugger. I do ...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon also.
Replies: 79
Views: 9340

Re: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon a

In advance, forgive me my failures in English for my first post and all permitted successors. I was attracted here by the controversy of early versions of RYBKA and any alleged small idea or even code/method borrowings or inspirations by its author Mr Rajlich. You may not know that this matter even...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Maybe I got it all wrong. So, what exactly is one doing when picking through the ippo* code trying to figure it out to see if any ideas can be discovered to implement in one's own engine? What is that called? Ditto disassembly of Houdini, Rybka, etc.? You disagree with Muller that Fabien's accompli...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Why do you ask for a recapitulation of all the threads over the last year? Too much work. Where the heck were you? Don has expounded at length here why he thinks Houdart has no new engine ideas, but instead has only taken someone else's code and just proven himself to be a very good debugger. I do ...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon also.
Replies: 79
Views: 9340

Re: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon a

You have no idea Carol, sometimes I bark, or when feeling especially vivacious I may even bite, but that is not to the point of the matter. Your logic is flawed, and beyond reproach! Your logic seems to suggest that if someone steals a car, then installs an incredible revolutionary engine that runs...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

Maybe I got it all wrong. So, what exactly is one doing when picking through the ippo* code trying to figure it out to see if any ideas can be discovered to implement in one's own engine? What is that called? Ditto disassembly of Houdini, Rybka, etc.? You disagree with Muller that Fabien's accompli...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The silence of Robert Houdart
Replies: 61
Views: 20850

Re: The silence of Robert Houdart

@Carlos, The two options you present are not mutually exclusive :D. But yes, I'm currently working hard on Houdini 2.0. @Gerold, I'm not in the least influenced by the Fruit/Rybka thing, I have no dealings with the ICGA. Cheers, Robert Some things we don't know. Other things we do know. And we do k...
by benstoker
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon also.
Replies: 79
Views: 9340

Re: When a great genius appears, dunces can be relied upon a

Condemn Rajlich, you condemn Shakespeare and Mozart too. A thanks for the enlarged statement above, as I cannot remember when I laughed that hard for that long! You are my guest. In my language there is a saying, dogs bark, fools laugh, dunces confederate, but this suffers grievously on rendition i...