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|Jan-26-14|| ||OhioChessFan: <msfanboy> I beat Gates 7-0-31 when we played TicTacToe.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Sbetsho: It seems some have forgot that Carlsen only had 30 seconds and Gates had 2 minutes. Not exactly enough time to evaluate positions very accurately.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Domdaniel: <msfanboy> No game - not chess, backgammon, or tictactoe - is an indicator of intelligence.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||diceman: Lets give Bill some credit.
In less than 2 minutes, he composed a
|Jan-28-14|| ||Wavy: I beat Bill Gates when it comes to counting our money. I still have dollars to count but he had already counted all his money. True story.|
|Jan-28-14|| ||diceman: You guys should go easy on Gates.
He beats Federer at tennis.
Beats Phelps in the pool.
...and everyone is all over him for losing to Carlsen.
...and I didnt even get into the "joy" of Windows 8!
|Jan-28-14|| ||WannaBe: Too bad Carlsen did not play "Our Great Dear Beloved Leader for Life" Kim Jung.|
Jung would have mated Carlsen in 2 moves. And then play 18-holes, with aces on 10 of them, (Take <THAT> Tiger) then beat Nadal in 3 straight sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. Then beat Kobe in a game of Horse on 4 shots.
|Jan-28-14|| ||diceman: <WannaBe: Too bad Carlsen did not play "Our Great Dear Beloved Leader for Life" Kim Jung.>|
<Then beat Kobe in a game of Horse on 4 shots.>
|Jan-28-14|| ||FSR: Gates' 3.Bd3 is a TN. Opening Explorer|
|Jan-28-14|| ||elvisbluelight: Wow, Bill Gates plays chess??|
|Jan-28-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <elvisbluelight: Wow, Bill Gates plays chess??>|
About as well as I write code.
|Jan-28-14|| ||HeMateMe: The moderator neglected to inform the audience about the side bet: If MC won, he gets to swap his hideous Artic Security-patched smoking jacket for Bill Gate's private collection of DeVinci's drawings. It worked out quite well for the younger man.|
|Jan-29-14|| ||FSR: Carlsen played coffeehouse chess (cf. J Grundy vs D Starbuck, 1879), well-suited to the weak opponent and the short time control, and it worked like a charm.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Minitray: < FSR: <Minitray: ... Shortly after the iPhone was released, Ballmer explained to the world that no one was ever going to buy an iPhone. The ridiculously overpriced thing was an embarrassment to everyone, and most of all to Apple.>
I guess that kind of insight (and maybe also his good looks, http://www.theguardian.com/technolo...) is why Microsoft pays him the big bucks. >|
Apple had zero sales, and zero percent market share in mobile phones. Jobs was making a big fuzz though, claiming the iPhone would alter the entire competitive landscape of the IT and telecom markets.
Here is Ballmers reaction to the introduction of the iPhone:
|Jan-30-14|| ||Minitray: < WannaBe: Too bad Carlsen did not play "Our Great Dear Beloved Leader for Life" Kim Jung. >
Carlsen was scheduled to play the Great Dear Beloved Leader in one on one basketball.|
He chickened out though, and checked into rehab, when he learned Jong beat Rodman 100 to zero.
|Jan-30-14|| ||OhioChessFan: < no one was ever going to buy an iPhone. The ridiculously overpriced thing was an embarrassment to everyone>|
I priced them Sunday night and walked out. I can't believe how many people are willing to drop 130 a month on what's essentially a toy. The same people will hit Social Security age and whine that check is all they have to live on.
|Jan-30-14|| ||diceman: <Shortly after the iPhone was released, Ballmer explained to the world that no one was ever going to buy an iPhone|
<"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
-- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977>>
|Jan-30-14|| ||Minitray: < diceman:
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." >
Quite the visionary, mr Olsen.
Probably most people wouldn't want a PDP-11 in their home though.
|Jan-30-14|| ||damianou: While spending two minutes reading this post, Gates probably made one million dollars!|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Minitray: < damianou: While spending two minutes reading this post, Gates probably made one million dollars! >|
And he deserved every cent.
|Feb-05-14|| ||polarmis: Jan Gustafsson recently annotated this spellbinding encounter! |
|Feb-09-14|| ||Chris321: Haha,Carlsen tried his best to give Bill an advantage with the black opening,and even so Bill managed to reach the end in 9 moves,shows one the big Gulf between a Super GM and a Bill...the moves screams out"Dont mess with a super GM your end will be swift"|
|Feb-09-14|| ||dumbgai: Bill Gates needs some practice on ICC or FICS in 1-minute games. He could have won via flag if only he didn't walk into the mate.|
|Feb-26-14|| ||hudapri: <FSR: Gates' 3.Bd3 is a TN. Opening Explorer>|
|Feb-27-14|| ||technical draw: How much of a patzer do you have to be to not see this checkmate? Next game Vegas will give a billion to one odds, Gates will win and have all the money in the world.|
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