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Feb-05-12
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  Thanh Phan: Picture taken by Harry Benson: "Brian Epstein Beatles' manager had just told them they were number one in America, and I was coming with them to New York, 1964." http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/0...

From the page showing famous photographers with their most iconic images http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/0...

Feb-05-12  Wayne Proudlove: Education: Minutae
The study of chess at some point has to be reduced to minutae. I use the metaphor of writing on a grain of rice. Take the letter "e", you would approach writing it differently on a grain of rice to suit your purposes. The main purpose would be to make it fit the grain of rice and make room for the other letters you need. This is not the same as casually writing an "e" on a piece of paper, you still need to make it a proper size but it's not a priority. For me personally, minutae in chess is reducing your thought to a single square and its meaning.
Feb-05-12
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  Travis Bickle: Wayne what you been smoking?
Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: Stagecoach ...

Wayne and Trevor being shunned at the table, tho actually they ARE the future..

The photo shot of 'Dallas' walking along that passage thru that arch , with Wayne lookin on, is to die for..

And Thomas Mitchell .. He is beyond superlatives and beyond consideration.. Just a legend,. Doc Boon, I raise a glass to you .. or two lol

Luke Plummer danced out of the silent movies here.. confronting The Ringo Kid who was more than a passing inference to the future..

Stagecoach .. How come towns in Ford movies look and feel so real ?

Stagecoach .. I'm in awe of you.

Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: Sundays

'Here's where the story ends'

http://youtu.be/n35C0j3LLB0

Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY .. MOZZA

http://youtu.be/y7Gee3THtb8

Feb-05-12
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  Domdaniel: Take the letter 'i': there are two of them in the word 'minutiae'. It's the small thngs that trp you up.
Feb-05-12
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  technical draw: OK, superbowl is starting and El Predicto calls it:

New York: 21

New England: 17

Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: < Domdaniel: Take the letter 'i': there are two of them in the word 'minutiae'. It's the small thngs that trp you up. >

You understood. Who's been 'tripped up ' ?

Feb-05-12  realbrob: Hi everybody, I've been away from this site for a while.. What's up with the "Battle of the Brains"? (That's what it was called the team game in which you couldn't use engines). Doesn't it exist anymore?
Feb-05-12  Nemesistic: Thought i'd check The Superbowl out..Rubbish! American football is so boring, is there a rule that says every 5secs play must stop for 5 minutes??
Feb-05-12
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  cormier: 1.Qg8+ Nc8 2.Kg2 ...Qh1#
Feb-05-12
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  technical draw: <Nemesistic> One thing about the Super Bowl, it won't end 1 to 0....
Feb-05-12
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  parisattack: Anyone here with longer term experience on any of the email chess playing sites such as RedHotPawn, etc? I am hoping to go back to OTB chess later this year and thought those sites would be a good place to get in shape and especially test out some opening repertoires...

I really don't care about the ratings but my limited experience (30 games or so) is giving me some odd feedback. On RHP I seem to be OK against 1800-2000 players which was my expectation. But I have played several games where 1400-1500 players seem to play unbelievably strong. A 1450 just hit me with one tactical blow after another for half-dozen moves...yet others at that level drop pieces like they are candy bar wrappers.

I suppose my question: Are these folks using engines - or are they just 'up and coming' players and I am having a small case of sour grapes?

Feb-05-12
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  technical draw: El Predicto, the magnificent, does it again!:

<technical draw: OK, superbowl is starting and El Predicto calls it:

New York: 21

New England: 17>

Amazing!!

Feb-05-12
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  amadeus: Congrats, El Predicto :)
Feb-05-12  Nemesistic: <Technical Draw> Most cricket matches end up 300-50 (Something like that!) but i'd still rather watch paint dry.. It's not about enjoying a game with the most goals/points, it's about watching something that entertains you, and i don't get that from American football.. Its Rugby for soft blokes! All that padding and helmets!
Feb-05-12
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  Shams: Take a bow, <El Predicto>!
Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: Nice .. Giants !

Some catch that when the guy looked out of bounds.. I think that was the turning point.. And funny when they did'nt want to score a touchdown due to the clock lol

Brady played ok .. let down by dropped catches on key plays ..

Madonna was hot. Lyp synching choreographed to a recording whatever, She was hot !

I'm happy. I'm glad the Giants won.

Feb-05-12  frogbert: <And funny when they did'nt want to score a touchdown due to the clock lol >

well, he butted it in. going backwards into the future. landing on his behind, thinking "did i decide the super bowl or did i just screw up?"

Feb-05-12
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  harrylime: He should've screwed up..

Dropped catches saved him

Feb-05-12  belgradegambit: Wheres HeHateMe to congratulate my Giants?
Feb-06-12  paavoh: This player <Sauli Niinisto> just became elected the 12th president of Finland.

I was wondering, are there other high-ranking politicians in the CG database (apart from Kenneth Rogoff, naturally)?

Feb-06-12
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  Check It Out: Wait, was that prediction for real <td>?
Feb-06-12
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  whiteshark: <paavoh> How about Fidel Castro ?
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