"In 2006, World Champion Vladimir Kramnik lost a match to Deep Fritz, 4-2. That was thought to be the last time that a human would have an even chance in a match against a top computer.
There is no question that the top computer programs…"
"I'm sure that the full-featured version of Shredder is quite strong. I just tried the online3 version on Susan Polar's site to confirm your assessment. I think it must be set to evaluate positions after one move. It missed a couple of…"
So the highest rated player in the world, 19-year old Magnus Carlsen of Norway, has launched a career on the catwalk. http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2010/07/fashion-model-magnus-carlsen.html There is no reason, of course, that chess players cannot excel in other fields.Andre Danican Philidor was a composer Vassily Smyslov had a wonderful baritone voice, but failed in an audition with the Moscow Opera, …See More
"There is another context in which Bobby Fischer might come up in an atheist discussion. Bobby was taught how to play by his older sister, Joan. Joan married Russell Targ. I got to know them in the late 1970s, when he was the executive director of…"
"A long time ago, when I was a chess player, I preferred to play in all-master tournaments. I especially liked to play against aggressive, attackin, sacrificial players. When playing other masters, I played solidly and classically, and I was…"
"I would recommend buying Fritz 12 for your PC. Then you can play it any time you want, and it comes with a year's membership in an online membership in an international online Club where you can play, attend lectures and so on. Just google…"
Hi George! As well as hosting the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus, I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your Minnesota Atheists know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.
I have to give you a sincere thank you for your response on the Abortion discussion in the forums. If you lived closer, I would take you out for dinner and pick your brains. You stated what has been churning around in my head far better than I could have, and I appreciate it.