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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by reflectionofpower » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:04 am

vb4 wrote:Hi Lonnie

Check out this link <S>

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/fid ... stige.html

Not sure what the rating was on this machine back in early 1980.

Enjoy
http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/Computer ... 83_9Mb.pdf

Page 32/33 that is scanned has games and such from the model in the 1982 U.S. Open. It states in the article it got a 1870 rating over 12 games.
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by vb4 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:40 am

Hi Lonnie

Thx for the link.

btw isn't she a beauty <S>

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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by reflectionofpower » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:18 am

vb4 wrote:Hi Lonnie

Thx for the link.

btw isn't she a beauty <S>

Les
Yeah, I remember those days. The excitement. I remember when I got my Chess Challenger 43 years ago. Now I have to go face Hurricane Irma in an emergency shelter later on this morning. I almost got into someone's cement house but the wife nixed that deal. I am still at home. I just got home. Everything of value goes in my backpack. Everything else will be destroyed. :cry:
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by vb4 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:30 pm

Well lets hope that mother nature allows you to weather the storm with minimal damage.

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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by Eelco de Groot » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:53 pm

I hope that coastal defences on the west side of Florida are up to it. Our local weatherman Peter Kuipers Munneke says that latest predictions are that the core won't hit Miami, but the storm will follow a more westerly course. Cities in danger then: Fort Meyers, Tampa, St Petersburg. But still uncertainty about the path.

https://www.windy.com/?radar,27.300,-82.400,6

I would not feel safe in just any brick and mortar house. A shelter is better, as long as it is not under sea level...

If the storm continues over the Gulf, that means it will get some strength from the warm Gulf water, like Katrina. I don't know where it is headed next, what state or coastal city.
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by Eelco de Groot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:55 am

People will have to stay in the shelters a bit longer I think, as the speed with which the hurricane is moving is slowing. From the animation on Windy.com, Key West seems to get hit with the center around 16.00 my time (UTC +1), that would be some ten hours from now I think, that is 10 AM Eastern Time (UTC -5).

This is probably a bit late, but still sensible advice in one image:

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I got that from Forbes.com https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace ... ath-track/

Also an interesting story on Forbes that the sealevel rise in Florida has been around six times global average, (technically this, it seems to me, is local climate change but they argue it is therefore not global warming) and, more importantly Floridians and many coastal communities all over the world, still they continue building in places where the risk of flooding and coastal erosion is increasing every year. https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace ... te-change/


Very off topic here, but also a story there on Threadripper, that it was really a pet project from some engineers and they worked on it in their spare time. Later the executive top from AMD concluded it was actually one of the most sound business plans they had seen. https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleat ... eat-intel/
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by reflectionofpower » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:31 pm

My place was the only one in the park that get hit. I used to sleep out here and this is not my place so I am screwed!

https://imgur.com/LG0KJ4p

https://imgur.com/LLYQuEO

https://imgur.com/fPZH2dG

https://imgur.com/v28SksE
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by Eelco de Groot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:04 pm

Too bad Lonnie... I knew you had your computer in some sort of outbuilding, as you wrote about that in the forum last year so I knew your place was not built like a bunker. Just glad that you did not get all the walls on your head in the storm. I hope some of your stuff at least was salvageable, but with all the rain that can't have been good...

Regards, Eelco
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by reflectionofpower » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:08 pm

Eelco de Groot wrote:Too bad Lonnie... I knew you had your computer in some sort of outbuilding, as you wrote about that in the forum last year so I knew your place was not built like a bunker. Just glad that you did not get all the walls on your head in the storm. I hope some of your stuff at least was salvageable, but with all the rain that can't have been good...

Regards, Eelco
My laptop is all that I have with me really so I kept that with me in the shelter. I never had much lately because of personal upheavals in my life the past 4 years.
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Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Post by vb4 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:24 am

Wow what can I say Lonnie other then I am sorry for you but on the up note it doesnt seem that its going to require alot of money to fix the external portion. Atleast I hope I am right. Please keep me posted

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