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by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23880

Re: Worrying times

Martin Crichton wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:17 pm

its not rocket science...if you get a cold you get it again and again
All viruses are like the common cold, well that's good to know, thank you ever so much for your expertise Professor.
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3505
Views: 383866

Re: Media comments on chess

Yeah, I played Andrew in local Oxford chess in the Nineties
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 298
Views: 15910

Re: 4NCL Online

So for example, had it been held on chess.com then presumably Justin would have been prevented from participating (until his recent reprieve/exoneration). Well yes, and I did wonder whether one motivating factor here might be that now they're running competitions on behalf of other bodies rather th...
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3505
Views: 383866

Re: Media comments on chess

Andrew McGettigan for the London Review of Books blog
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23518

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

What the guy said, among other things, was the following: In correspondence play, the use of legal tools (books/theory/otb analysis/endgame studies) combined with the sheer amount of time players get to analyze, have (sic) pushed clean human players into a region of accuracy that can make the number...
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23518

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Pleased to hear it but, of course, this simply begs the question of how many others - few of whom will have been as articulate and well-connected as Justin - have been wrongly accused of cheating by Chess.com and similar platforms. I could suspect that if these platforms are being used for higher p...
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23518

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23518

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Kind of, though not an adequate one (i.e. it vaguely explained where they might have been coming from, it didn't explain any of the problems with their procedures).
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23518

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

I have now been reinstated at chess.com and have received an apology.
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3505
Views: 383866

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am
The 7x7 board in the first cartoon was clearly NOT a chess board
I think those might be knights and a bishop. I also think that cartoons don't necessarily depict objects in the way they appear in the real world
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3505
Views: 383866

Re: Media comments on chess

Intriguing if frustrating clip from a Soviet cartoon in this tweet. Isn't that a chess set at the start?
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 106
Views: 16395

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Then again it's a vote based on a play rather than the presentation of evidence in a court
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23880

Re: Worrying times

Whatever date it is, I don't think people are going to go back while there's a high death rate and no testing-and-isolation operation of any note. (Just in general, it's one of the problems with the herd-immunity strategy that you can either have people carrying on their normal lives, or you can hav...
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23880

Re: Worrying times

OK. I've reported that posting, that can't possibly be an acceptable way to post on here, and it's not the first time.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23880

Re: Worrying times

Right, but before I get back to that, do you have any criteria relating to the death rate in mind, or are you just going to say the schools reopen on a given date?