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by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: Computer Go

http://www.zdnet.com/article/gpu-killer ... really-is/ gives an insight into the power of Google's TPU platform.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 3626

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

The player concerned got banned by chess.com, which seems about right. Sad that some people hold such views.
by Paul McKeown
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 3626

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

It is sad, but entirely predictable, how some people are unable to condemn an attack on a fellow chess player for being Romanian.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: Computer Go

Thanks!
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: AlphaZero

It might be useful it the other Alpha Go thread were moved into the main forum, as it now concerns chess.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 3626

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

That was my advice, too. The matter has now been referred to chess.com, but whether they do anything about it remains to be seen.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 3626

Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

A good friend and colleague of mine, a Romanian, was on the receiving end of this, two days ago Ah another thick immigrant I see learn the language second thoughts don't bother you will be gone with Brexit bye bye bye You will be fine when we send you home bye bye It's called being English, we don't...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 265
Views: 38697

Re: Cheating in chess

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 pm
When I had a wife, 3 kids but only 2 TV sets I could only dream of putting the remote down my underpants.
:lol:
by Paul McKeown
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: Computer Go

I have just gone through the 10 published games from the match. Alpha Zero is amazing. It does not play like any computer program I have ever seen before. It seems to me more a superhuman initiative seeker, with a real sense of just going for it. Tal on steroids. The depth at which its material sacr...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: Computer Go

Amusing that parallel architectures have gone past merely vector processing and now deploy Tensor Processing Units.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 8824

Re: Computer Go

Can someone move this into one of the actual chess sections of the forum, please? Or create an Other Games & Computer Chess Section. Seems a bit rubbish dumping Go, amongst the other random dross.
by Paul McKeown
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland headline
Replies: 31
Views: 5839

Re: Chess Scotland headline

I don't know why, but whenever I hear a monty python sketch described to me it is always considerably funnier then when I see it performed. Finally! I had always been under the impression that it was a capital offence to diss Monty Python. I always thought it was utter dross, perpetrated by a bunch...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bridge not a Sport (ECJ now agree)
Replies: 43
Views: 4676

Re: Bridge not a Sport

"That is one of the reasons why I largely gave up bridge directing and went back to chess." I guess another disadvantage is that each argument will involve a minimum of four people, not two! Just recently taken up otb chess again after a four year break. At the end of my second league match, I had ...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 75
Views: 4077

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Hmm, sounds like the marking present function, or the prizes function, then as well!

Out of curiosity, what do you find bad about the online registration function?
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 75
Views: 4077

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Does anyone have experience with the Online Registration function of chess-results.com?