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- - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 15:08
I want to give a really big thanks to Ed Schroder, Soren Riis, Chris Whittington, Nelson Hernandez, Nick Carlin, Jeroen Noomen and Alan Sassler for their superb efforts in defending me against the accusations that I have broken ICGA tournament rules. Soren did a great job detailing the shenanigans pulled during the ICGA's investigation, from stacking the jury to premature public accusations to a comprehensive fabrication of evidence.

I also appreciate the tenacity of Chris Whittington and especially Ed Schroder in digging through the mountains of documents and answering them point by point.

Finally, I greatly appreciate the support that I have received from countless others. This support has been touching and uplifting and I really appreciate it. Thanks guys! :smile:

In other news, I'm working on Rybka. :smile: Rybka 5 will be ready sometime this year and the remote Rybka renting will be launched sometime after that. We'll make announcements on our web site and in our forum when we have more information. It should be a fun year.

Best wishes to everyone for a great 2012!

Vas
Parent - - By Patricio (***) Date 2012-01-08 15:31 Upvotes 1
Awesome. We are all waiting Rybka 5!
Parent - - By SillyFunction (**) Date 2012-01-09 04:18 Edited 2012-01-09 05:34
Guess which one comes first; Rybka 5 or iPhone 5 :grin:
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-09 07:53
Good things take time. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2012-01-08 15:32
Good to hear you're still alive Vas. I used to really enjoy the old days when you posted on the forum, I learnt loads about computer chess from you. I hope you sail past this, produce a great Rybka 5 and, of course, the very best of luck with the rental project.
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 15:55
Thanks. :smile: Maybe I'll go for that forum gold crown after we get everything up and running.

Vas
Parent - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2012-01-10 22:58
:smile:
Parent - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2012-01-08 15:32
Go Vas! :smile:
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2012-01-08 15:53
Veteran Rajlichologists will, of course, interpret Vas's new Rybka 5 release date to be December 31, 2012, assuming he is going by the Julian calendar.  In that case, if the Mayan calendar comes into play, that would mean we will see the Apocalypse before we see Rybka 5.  But such inferences would be a cynical and pessimistic interpretation.  I would suggest we all assume mid-year!
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-01-08 16:42
Damn! I forgot about the Apocalypse! Better run out and get more Doritos and Mountain Dew before the hoarding begins!
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 17:03
Maya experts have denied that 2012 is the end of the world, according to the Mayan calender. So you can sleep well and leave the Doritos in the super market :lol:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 17:23
Unless you live in the Eurozone, in which case ... :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 17:33
So you advise me to buy truck loads of doritos!?  :wink:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 17:43
Either that or a Colt M1911, with ammo. This can be useful for restocking operations. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 21:03
Ehm, possessing guns is not allowed in Holland.....
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 21:09
No problem, just get a big knife. You won't have to worry about "bringing a knife to a gunfight". :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Nick (*****) Date 2012-01-08 21:14
I'm beginning to see where the "psycho" nickname came from :grin:
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-08 21:21
Good. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-09 16:24
So I have to take the knife when entering restocking operations.... Should be very funny, me entering the local super market with a machete  :wink:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-09 21:53
Before the meltdown you can just use cash, it's simpler. But it's not too early to start practicing with the machette in front of the mirror. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 16:12
I prefer flying to a desert island, where there is plenty of food, take a few nice women with me, enjoy myself and watch the rest of the world struggle with their debt  :lol:
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-10 16:16
I advise three. Four is impossible. Two is just too difficult to handle. One gets kind of annoying. Three ideal. Just kidding ;-)
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 16:19
Why is four impossible!? If they are not too demanding.....  :lol:
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-10 16:25
gossip is proportional to count, I think you might find the gossip level worse even than talkchess
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 16:42
On a desert island there is not much to gossip about
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 16:55
You definitely don't want two. Something like 10 might be kind of fun. Another possibility is zero and some peace and quiet. :smile:

(Kidding as well of course. :smile:)

> On a desert island there is not much to gossip about


Famous last words!

Vas
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-01-10 17:29
You definitely don't want two.

There is an ancient Chinese character with two women under one roof. This is used to represent trouble...
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 17:35
Is there a male equivalent of this character? I bet it means 'oops, we take your money'.
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 17:32
I think with 10 you are dead meat within a few months  :lol:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 22:45
I don't know how much of your joke was intentional, but :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 06:21
Intentional, Vas, very intentional :lol:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 07:23
:lol::lol::lol:
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 08:13
I think spending time with 10 women on a very desert island, with no chance of being found, will look very promising and bright at first. But after a few months you will beg to come back to the civilized world. When back, spending time in CCC or Open Chess Forum will be heaven compared to the desert island :lol: :lol: :lol:
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 16:07
Well, there are pros and cons to everything. Except to Chris' solution, which is perfect! :lol:

Vas
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-11 16:17
my solutions are always perfect, it's just that it usually takes between 5 and 10 years for everyone to finally agree ;-)
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 16:59
I guess I'm around 5x365 faster. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-11 17:03
yup, being ahead of time usually generates a lot of laggard's hate
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 17:21
Sounds like fun. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 16:38
But what if the boat sinks or gets damaged!?
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 17:00
Even then you're no worse off than with the various 1-island solutions. :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-11 17:04
Then I'm afraid it's back to the lying again. You have to persuade the one you're with that you're repairing the boat in order to get help and supplies ;-)
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 17:23
Good point. The boat repair could be quite a political operation. In fact now I'm wondering how long that boat would last. :smile:

Vas
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 17:09
Hey Dagh!! How is life, good old friend!?

Perhaps I can do a 'count of Monte Christo' and dig a tunnel to one of the islands  :lol:
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-11 17:25
Welcome back Dagh! :smile: That story is hilarious.

You're not married by any chance now are you? :smile:

Vas
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-10 16:57
"On a desert island there is not much to gossip about"

except YOU, dumbo ;-)
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 17:37
Of course I know, simpleton ;-). I don't mind if they gossip, worse as CCC seems absolutely impossible to me.
Parent - - By Ugh (*****) Date 2012-01-10 17:41
actually, the ideal is four desert islands, three damsels and one boat
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-01-10 17:50
True genius!!! Especially the part about one boat! :lol:
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2012-01-10 22:46
Yes!!! Problem solved. :smile:

Vas
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