I prefer the idea to go to a desert island, where there is plenty of food, accompanied by a few nice ladies, and watch the rest of the world struggling with their debt slavery, from which there is no escaping
> Mountain Dew (what the heck is that!?)
You must be joking!!?
I mean, really?
do yourself a favor, drop whatever you are doing, and go get yourself some good ol' Mountain Dew. You have to at least try it. You won't regret it!
One word of warning, though. Don't get addicted. There are few things nastier than a Mountain Dew addiction.
(I am really not joking. )
obviously Vas refers to the sugary lemonade version as his favourite tipple ;-)
I found, however, this site:
Disadvantage is, that I have to order 48 tins and there are 4 different ones....
Maybe this will give you some more information
Rybka is allowed to play in CCT 14, when I read Peter Skinner's posting about it correctly. Wouldn't that be a great way of returning to the computer chess scene!?
I mean, the best way to slam down a lynch mob, is by showing it on the chess board!
> Are you sure about this? Skinner made a public statement on Talkchess in July against Vas?! Has he recently made a statement that indicates a change in direction?
Here are his posts in order on the subject:
As is customary since I have been running these events, I will be personally emailing all the commercial authors asking them to enter. This includes Rybka.
If the majority of the participants welcome Rybka into the event, and Vasik chooses to participate, it will.
I was going to poll the registrants tomorrow, but it seems that is a wasted exercise.
No one who is currently registered wants Rybka to be allowed participation.
Rybka won't be entering.
Ed, please dont let these people torture you too much. What you've done remains to history. Thanks so much.
Vas is made the scapegoat for what many do themselves.
Said by Dann Corbit in his farewell speech.
> Yep and thank you.
> Vas is made the scapegoat for what many do themselves.
> Said by Dann Corbit in his farewell speech.
I have not offered an opinion on the Rybka ruling, but this is an aspect that I have concerns about.
Exactly. The whole case in just one sentence.
> What a sad day.
The tide will change -it just takes time. People have to sit with what has transpired and processes what they are seeing and reading. Most are not brave and willing to go it alone and need the assurance of a support network. That is why you have been, and continue to be so important. This is a process,dude! Buck up!
> No one who is currently registered wants Rybka to be allowed participation.
Well, after that statement, we did get these, but it seems the decision was already made?
Jon Dart (Arasan)
Well, I am registered and you didn't ask .. maybe I should care if Rybka plays or not, but I actually don't.
Charles Roberson (Telepath)
I don't care if Rybka participates in the CCT. Houdini can enter as well, but somebody will make a clone claim and then you'll be forced to ask for his code.
> Grah, what do your studies tell you about juvenile delinquents, how long does it take them in months or years to work out on their prejudices until they become cured members of the human society again? wish you all the very best to down under
You're probably in a better position to answer that than I am.
However, I'd guess that very few permanently change for the better.
Looking at stats which say that the great majority of jailed criminals will re-offend upon release and looking at how few members on either side of an issue will ever change their mind no matter what evidence is presented are good indicators to this trend.
That's why we have the saying "a leopard never changes its spots".
True criminals have no good expectency mainly because they are so habitued to the routines of evil.
Therefore we should adopt the old magic belief that we humans have a free will, that is so enlightening wheras the contrary is so dull and hopeless. The trick is we must spread rumors that everybody can change by a self-fulfilling prophecy. Social work isnt useless after all.
In our case problem I do believe that more and more members will understand and enjoy the beauties of a creative spirit. That is something David et al might have lost out of sight. I feared that when I read that Levy is now a true virtual sex doctor...
While Vas clearly is looking better in his new white suit, dont you think so? He's is looking so innocent!
Perhaps Lukas wants to play some exhibition games Cluster Rybka vs Crafty on my Core i7?
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