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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Aug-30-15
18 consecutive 'Funniest Kibitzer' Caissar runner up, '99-'21.

(I did win Most Helpful Caissar in 2015, for the 2014 year, as voted on in 2013.)

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 31590 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-30-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Alright, with the latest no-no, it's time for some beeeesball trivia!! 1. This year, the Cubs have be on both sides of a No-No. Name the last team to be no-hit and thrown a no-hitter in the same season. (The order of the no-no does not matter... You can not no-hit then throw one, or
   Aug-30-15 Golden Executive chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Round 8 Grischuk - Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 Giri - Caruana 1-0 So - Topalov 1/2 Aronian - Anand 1/2 Carlsen - Nakamura 1-0
   Aug-30-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Complete wipe out. OUCH!!
   Aug-30-15 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Great, we are back!!
   Aug-30-15 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2015 (replies)
WannaBe: Black did ...0-0, usually when I have white in this position, I'd do 0-0-0 and get the Q + R on the d-file without the extra move. (e.g. 0-0 and then Rad1 or Rfd1)
   Aug-29-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
WannaBe: If I had told you, after 6 rounds. We would have 2 players who have not lost, and a player who have not won. Would you have said/guessed Anand as the player without a win? And Giri/Aronian as the two without a loss?
   Aug-29-15 Wei Yi (replies)
WannaBe: The B. stands for Bruce, Bruce Li. =))
   Aug-29-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-29-15 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
WannaBe: Naka mentioned during post game interview, and I am paraphrasing here, Wesley needs more opening preps, I think Naka was sincere when he said that...
   Aug-29-15 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
WannaBe: Time for the commentators to take a break and play some of that music our British Cousins do not like. =))
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  WannaBe: So... From reading an article on a site, led me to an article on Wiki (because I have never heard of this term before...) led me to this page:

Wow, I learned so much in that short 5 min of reading!!

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  OhioChessFan: Little Charlie and the Nightcats -My Next Ex-Wife

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  WannaBe: So, finally, after 5 of my friends recommended Dexter I saw the first episode...

Does that mean my friends think I have a killer personality?

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  juan31: < WannaBe > : Of course you're are invited to the <♔ Game Prediction Contest for Sinquefield Cup 2015 ♔> Golden Executive forum.
Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Topalov, So, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave.

<Stay Tuned>
< We hope your attendance>

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  WannaBe: Man, if I <EVER> get rich (enough), I'm gonna turn my basement to look like Cheers!

Aug-18-15  NakoSonorense: Dexter is awesome! I watched all seasons on Netflix a few months ago.
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  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Almost done with Season 1, 3 more episodes left...
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<CybelAngel also said it counted some 15,000 .gov or .mil addresses in the dump, suggesting that American soldiers, sailors and government employees had opened themselves up to possible blackmail.

Using a government email to register for an adultery website may seem foolish, but CybelAngel Vice President of Operations Damien Damuseau said there was a certain logic to it.

Using a professional address, he said, keeps the messages out of personal accounts "where their partner might see them."

"It's not that dumb," Damuseau said.>

Huh?!!? It's not dumb?? It's plain STUPID!! Get yourself another FREAKIN' email account, they are free!!

Obviously the trolls here on CG are smart enough to get free email account, create another handle on CG and keep trollin'. But .gov and .mil people don't know how to create a free account! Go figure.

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  WannaBe: We have some "Brilliant" criminals, here:

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  Penguincw: I also heard of some story about a criminal who tried to rob a bank, but at that very moment, he received a phone call saying he won a contest. Over the phone (and with the bank teller right there), he surrendered all his personal info, including his full name, address, phone number, etc.

Is it true or did someone make it up? Either way, that would be a <great> way to get arrested/caught.

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  perfidious: Sounds like a nominee for a Darwin Award, if true.
Aug-20-15  Jim Bartle: The Woody Allen movie "Radio Days" opened with something vaguely similar. Two robbers were ransacking the house of a family vacation. The phone rings, it's a radio contest, they answer the questions right.

The family returns from vacation to find everything stolen. Then later that day a truck arrives full of all the prizes they had "won" in the contest.

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  WinKing: Sinquefield Cup 2015 Tournament starts tomorrow -

The tournament runs from August 23rd - September 2nd, 2015.

< Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (3 categories to medal in)

lostemperor chessforum - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves for each game. (4 categories to medal in)

All three contests will be active!


Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Tournament!

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  WannaBe: WannaBe chessforum

Happened again, installed 2 Win10 security patches, mouse refuse to work. Looked at the bottom of the mouse, no red light.

Unplugged/replugged it into another USB port to get working again. It's a MPC mouse by Microsoft:

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  WannaBe: Win10 have built-in anti-piracy software detection:

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  waustad: In my case, I tried copy/paste from some Austrian sources that had lines too long so that there were problems. I sent emails explaining the issue and resubmitted ones I'd edited to make them work. I also tried dealing with non-ASCII character issues and asked about the Swedish championship. They said they'd get it from TWIC but nothing happened. As of now I probably have at least 50 submissions that they've blown off. I'm done.

I've sent emails to them about all problems I was aware of. I got prompt and courteous answers sometimes and got the impression that they just nuked them on others. Which person did what? I don't know.

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  waustad: I usually use emacs as my editor and copy and paste from there. I've asked them about non-ascii characters and such, and as I said, sometimes the answers were helpful and sometimes they were non-existant. After earlier complications, I usually ran them through an engine to make sure things worked. There were a few strange things that happened like a tournament in Vienna where they used nonstandard numbering of moves. I sent a message warning them to see if they worked. I guess they got tired of any complications so I got black balled.
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  WannaBe: I guess it's OK to carry toy hand grenade in airports in Spain.

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  WannaBe: Anyone else seeing a black square on the post confirmation page? I only see it using IE. Not with Edge, or Chrome...
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  WannaBe: We have another genius here:

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  waustad: This is the second time I've gone Larry Niven today, but "Think of it as evolution in action."
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  WannaBe: <waustad> I'm not 100% sure of that reference...
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  WannaBe: Great, now I have to apply security patches to my fridge.

Wait, I don't own a smart fridge...

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  waustad: Here is the novel where the comment was coined: It's sort of like saying somebody got a Darwin Award.
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  WannaBe: <waustad> Aaaaah! =))
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