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by PeterTurland
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very late Canditates Master certificate from ECF
Replies: 35
Views: 2583

Re: Very late Canditates Master certificate from ECF

Richard Bates wrote:
Simon Ansell wrote:I received a letter asking if I wanted to pay for the FM title about two years after I'd become an IM :)
I'm in vague danger of missing the boat for that one. Might have to settle for CM.
It's at least better than being invisible.
by PeterTurland
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Heavens on Earth - a scientific utopia?

This recent article seems to me to be relevant to a number of topics on the forum - http://www.michaelshermer.com/2014/02/heavens-on-earth/ All commemts welcome... But, before David Robertson accuses me of "uncritical googling" - I did not find it that way. If he does comment let it be at least dec...
by PeterTurland
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: A hundred years ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2262

Re: A hundred years ago

Ahem, Queen Victoria's grandsons maybe and if they did not start it, they perhaps could have stopped it!

But and it's a massive but, the collosal insanity might have endowed us species of blundering bipeds, with the ability to reach for the stars.
by PeterTurland
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 308589

Re: Media comments on chess

From the International New York Times (I think): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhwMgahIEAEn8pa.jpg And why are nutters allowed to rule our gorgeous planet. The nutters say economics is just about money, all you need do is, gain control of the money printing machines, and you have control of the avera...
by PeterTurland
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Chess and philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Chess and philosophy

Nick Burrows wrote:
If a flag falls with no arbiter around does it make a sound?
It does make an ontological sound, but however, it does not always make an honest sound.
by PeterTurland
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Chess and philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Chess and philosophy

Hello,

How do we know, whether something is true or not?
by PeterTurland
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Apple are worse than Ilyumzhinov
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Apple are worse than Ilyumzhinov

I'm more than a bit upset with Apple at the moment, exploring my ipad a bit, I started to look into siri, the ipad's powerful voice recognition system, something like that with, bluetooth headphones, so you can hear and not affect your verbal output, could be the birth of something new, in other wor...
by PeterTurland
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: America the Beautiful and its "pivot to Asia"...
Replies: 3
Views: 5504

Re: America the Beautiful and its "pivot to Asia"...

Millienia ago, Plato told us, we should separate passion from reason, or put in a more modern idiom, distinguish between logic and emotion, in terms of causation. In 2003 my son was in the Persian Gulf and I hated it. People were marching up and down in our streets carrying placards saying 'not in m...
by PeterTurland
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 308589

Re: Media comments on chess

I have an imaginary yacht, god bless all, who sail in her.
by PeterTurland
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: 6 Nations
Replies: 46
Views: 3002

Re: 6 Nations

This is a non post
by PeterTurland
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Circumcision

I absolutely refuse to believe it - until a non-white, gay (of any sex) speed skater or downhill racer starts striking gold. The problem is John, as Bobby Fischer discovered yonks ago, to be accepted as a king of logic, you are not allowed the body of God (a biology designed by God) so bits of you ...
by PeterTurland
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 308589

Re: Media comments on chess

Chambers definition non sequitur noun (abbreviation non seq.) 1 an illogical step in an argument. 2 logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises. ETYMOLOGY: 16c: Latin, literally 'it does not follow'. Peter T, I am not spectacularly well-educated. But there are aids these days. Your co...
by PeterTurland
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 308589

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:That is s superlative non sequitur. Congratulations PeterTurland.
Sorry Stewart, I'm spectularly uneducated, in not understanding what a 'non sequitur' is, perhaps it is something to do with money?
by PeterTurland
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 308589

Re: Media comments on chess

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Quite a change from November 6th in this very thread when the news was, "Andrew giving a good interview"

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 12#p126942
by PeterTurland
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14127

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Very simple to prove chess is not a sport, ensure at all big tournaments, that there is an entry door and an exit door, put a pressure mat on the floor in each portal, weigh the people leaving and weigh the people entering, prove that chess does not burn calories and you have proved your case, other...