Surely he has very good developer Qualities. Who has the benefit of these today? Which subject?
> Vas is working on Rybka.
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Now which Rybka would that be? Cloud or UCI version?
Everyone knows that he never gave up on Cloud! But the real question is where does he stand re: the UCI Rybka version?
> But the real question is where does he stand re: the UCI Rybka version?
Good question. I wouldn't blame him for not releasing one... The decompilers out there would quickly reveal his secrets, and the Pirates would quickly make free copies downloadable. If you are a top engine, that is what happens. If you are something much weaker like Hiarcs for example, then no-one bother with the decompilation.
Definitely not. Harvey has been observing Eros closely for many years. There are much better methods of pulling this out than relying on blind chance! Bribery, collusion, or an unfortunate accident are all possibilities!
Another try would be the last day introduction of a 'commercial world champion', in which the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of the current tournament qualify for a final round robin tourney, with the current tourney's results not counting. Jonny, Pandix and Merlin do not qualify for this title, so it will be between Junior, Hiarcs and Shredder.
> And Junior and Pandix are obviously Robbo clones, in Harvey's view.
You know the HIARCS team sell Junior, right?
The only event you will hear about on the Hiarcs site is the WCSC, where Hiarcs beats up on this third rate field, all playing on laptops. This is the future of computer chess!
>This is the future of computer chess!
Maybe next year they'll use phones instead of laptops
No, I guess my spam filters work rather well! And 'Hiarcs' is blacklisted...
We could ask Harvey to put you on the list!
I don't think Harvey wants me on their list
'Dear HIARCS customer,
We want to inform you that the new HIARCS version, that will be available soon, had a formidable result in the World Championship in Yokohama.
1. Going undefeated, HIARCS outclassed the very strong opposition in the World Blitz Competition, winning the World Blitz Championship Title in spectacular fashion. HIARCS is thus the strongest Blitz player in the world!
2. In the strongest WCCC ever, Hiarcs was able to gain a more than outstanding 4th place, notwithstanding the fact that our competitors played on much, much faster hardware (up to 2400 cores). Counting only the programs playing on 12 cores or less, HIARCS even was the strongest. Please also note that many top programs decided not to participate, as they clearly saw no chance of winning the WCCC title.
We see this result as a huge step forward in the development of HIARCS. You will be able to purchase this great chess program very soon. Keep watching your mail box'.
> You will be able to purchase this great chess program very soon. Keep watching your mail box'.
That little phrase "keep watching your mailbox" or "keep checking our website" is incredibly annoying. People who use it are advertising a product that doesn't exist.
'HIARCS gained an outstanding 4th place in the strongest WCCC ever. Multiple World Champion Shredder only managed last but one place, while last year's World Champion Junior only did marginally better, ending up only four places higher than Shredder.'
Live games can be followed here: LIVE
Live PGN file: LIVE PGN
Played games: wccc2013.pgn
Report: 20th WCCC.pdf
# Name Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Junior 6½ – 1½ 11 1. 0. 11
2 Shredder 3½ 0½ – 0. 0. ½½ 11
3 Hiarcs 3½ 00 1. – ½½ 0½ 1.
4 Pandix 5 0. 1. ½½ – ½½ 11
5 Jonny 5½ 1. ½½ 1½ ½½ – 1.
6 Merlin 0 00 00 0. 00 0. –
In the WCSC on = hardware Hiarcs is leading with 4.5/5
Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all...
But now it's just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away...
Reminds me of the rivalry between the paleontologists, O.C.Marsh and E.D.Cope. Cope in wanting to beat his rival in discovery published the finding of a new creature he called " Elasmosaurus platyurus". Apparently, in reconstructing the skeletal remains he "... reversed the vertebrae, positioning the skull at the end of the tail."
His rival spotted the error and reported it.
Cope tried to buy up every copy of the American Philosophical Society journal that printed the mistake, in an attempt to address the error, but it was too late.
Cope, later purchased, The American Naturalist journal, and published over, "... 76 academic papers, a small percentage of the 1,400 articles he would write over the course of his lifetime, making him one of the most prolific authors in American scientific history."
Marsh, saw himself appointed to the post of chief paleontologist of the U.S. Geological Survey, and cut Cope off from Government funding.
By 1890, separated from his wife and child, Cope was living alone in a small Philadelphia apartment. His fossil collection was all he had left. Marsh then made a fatal mistake. He attempted to take Cope's fossils, claming they had been collected with federal money and thus belonged to the government. Cope fought back, producing evidence that he had paid for almost all of his collecting out of his own pocket. Then, he set out to destroy Marsh.
For years, Cope had been collecting information -- records of nefarious, underhanded dealings and accusations of scientific impropriety -- to use against Marsh. He turned them over to a freelance journalist at The New York Herald, an eager purveyor of scandals. The headline, "SCIENTISTS WAGE BITTER WARFARE," set off a firestorm. The public battle lasted for two weeks, as the professors fired accusations at each other. Marsh and his allies in the U.S. Geological Survey were publicly accused of corruption, incompetence and misuse of government funds. Congress investigated and eventually slashed funding for the Survey, eliminating the department of paleontology along with Marsh's position, power, and most of his income. As a final indignity, the Smithsonian demanded that Marsh turn over a large part of his own fossil collection, some of which had, in fact, been collected with government funds.
Crafty passing Rybka would be like the planet's magnetic poles flipping.
> I thought the only available edition for 1.0 Beta was 32-bit.
I think the only available edition for 1.0 Beta was 64 bit.
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