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by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

BubbaTough wrote: Hmmphff. When I say it you argue, and when Gerd says it you agree. I guess he is just more eloquent than me :).
The communication qualities of the human race are greatly overestimated, just blame it in my sloppy english :wink:
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA rule #2 / opening books / Diep-Crafty, Turino 2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3007

Re: ICGA rule #2 / opening books / Diep-Crafty, Turino 2006

I believe that it's important that we know the full story behind such matters Terry, that's all. Sometimes we only get presented with half the story. For example, if it was known that 50+ programmers chose not to "sign" the "Leiden letter", whereas 14 did, it does put a rather more interesting pers...
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA rule #2 / opening books / Diep-Crafty, Turino 2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3007

Re: ICGA rule #2 / opening books / Diep-Crafty, Turino 2006

You refer the letter to the CSVN? Since the signees were former participants the number was restricted anyway. As already mentioned by Don it was fair towards the CSVN to declare the boycott rather than only to don't silently participiate. To make their current direction aware of their decision to ...
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Extraordinary performance of Strelka 5.
Replies: 25
Views: 7062

Re: Extraordinary performance of Strelka 5.

MM wrote: Hi, i watched many games against Houdini. Well, their play is very similar but evaluation is very different, i think some important changes have been made in Strelka 5.
Score is multiplied by 4 or something like that.

Put S5 in analysis mode from the start position, you get something like 0.68
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

Sam, sorry I did not realize your stance and also not remembering your name, how is your program called ? No worries. My current program is Hannibal, which is a team effort with Edsel Apostol. Before that was LearningLemming, which was private though I did give a copy to a number of people who requ...
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

In essence it's the same, knowledge. And how to do things right. As a chess player you have learned form Bobby to be careful with your pawns in front of your king and you use that knowledge on the club. For a chess programmer counts the same, add that (learned) knowledge to your EVAL. And in an exi...
by Rebel
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

Ed, I think you are getting defensive and saying things that are a little sillly because you think I am trying to claim something I am not. I am not making any accusations, or claiming anyone did anything. This has nothing to do with Zach's document or fruit or rybka or anything else. I am just say...
by Rebel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

Trust me, any reasonable experienced chess programmer reads C-sources as you read a chess book, especially when the C-source comes with comments what it is doing. No one has a problem with someone reading a book that says pawn shelter is good and trying to translate it into code; many (but not all) ...
by Rebel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

as he failed to comply with the rules that stated he should have supplied source code on request. Vas was never asked to hand-over his source code. Well, there is the post below from Cimiotti that shows that the suggestion that he should hand his code over, thereby proving his innocence, was put to...
by Rebel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting reflection on a past statement
Replies: 63
Views: 8022

Re: Interesting reflection on a past statement

Just that the analogy of reading a chess book and looking at source is not apt. Sam, there can't be copyright on chess knowledge. The code is copyrighted, not its knowledge. My chess program in the 80's had more chess knowledge than Fruit. I can not say to Fabien, "you plagiarized my work". I also ...