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by Fulvio
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 3457

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

But you're trying here at best with an admin-account to limit the scope/rights of NT-Authority/System/whatever is doing, no? Fighting from Windows against Windows so to speak. I would not trust this process to be sufficient (but would filter from outside instead). The Windows Firewall does not depe...
by Fulvio
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 3457

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

In case someone wonders what I mean with "exceeding a certain level of functionality." Below is an example for Scid. There are currently 3 types of database in SCID: memory, PGN and SCID4. The error message is: The maximum number of different names allowed by this database type has been reached and...
by Fulvio
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 91
Views: 3457

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

I spent some time researching the topic (how to make Windows usable, to say it in a nutshell). Finally I gave up.. Windows Firewall is really good and easy to setup. Set the default to block all inbound and outbound traffic. Disable (if you delete them they will be recreated on updates) all the rul...
by Fulvio
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ronald de Man is such a hero
Replies: 27
Views: 3532

Re: Ronald de Man is such a hero

I would have to test it and see if a binary I build on Debian 10 will run on 8. At this time, I build my binaries on Debian 8 to be sure. If Rust manages to compile binaries as such that they run on Debian 8, even when running Debian 10, I can ditch the old VM. You can use "objdump -T" to view the ...
by Fulvio
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ronald de Man is such a hero
Replies: 27
Views: 3532

Re: Ronald de Man is such a hero

Dann Corbit wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:05 pm
His binary saves me 22 MB multiplied by (binary count-1), multiplied by target machine count.
There is a flag ( -DNNUE_EMBEDDING_OFF ) to compile stockfish without the nnue network
by Fulvio
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 22077

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

* retain copyright rights (assuming, as I do, that NN weights can be copyrighted) on the NN weights No here you made a little confusion. The author retains the copyright rights even if the work is distributed under the GPL. The most classic example is QT (https://www.qt.io/licensing/), which you ca...
by Fulvio
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 22077

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

In fact, I think it to be an utterly absurd statement Thank God. I have no idea what you meant then: You don't need any permission if you supply the source. It says that very clearly in the license. People are trying to manufacture a requirement for data that does not exist, so that they can find f...
by Fulvio
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 22077

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

Interpreting is not dynamic linking. Stockfish links to the NNUE interpreter (statically, I guess). Not to the interpreted code. If interpreting was linking, it would never be allowed to bundle a GPL-incompatible Python program with a GPL'ed interpreter. But the GPL FAQ explicitly says you can. The...
by Fulvio
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 22077

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

A neural net is a data-flow computer, and the weights represent a machine-language program for that computer. Because there are no hardware implementations of the NN, it requires an interpreter to execute Ok, we can agree on that: if you pick some input, run it through a NN and just spit the output...
by Fulvio
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 22077

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

The GPL FAQ explicitly addresses this situation, and states that it is legal to distribute a GPL'ed interpreter with an interpreted program that has a different license. interpreter: A person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally or into sign language. It is obvious to me that...