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|Apr-17-12|| ||dakgootje: ;)
I've been watching some shows by Dylan Moran lately - who happens to be a brilliant comedian. Certainly one of my favorites.
Anyway, his shtick is that he seems a bit tipsy or drunk. So that state allows him to be a bit loud, make illogic generalizations and be in a perpetual state of bewilderment and slight anger. He mastered it brilliantly.
So I figured I'd give it a swing as well with my previous post :P
|Apr-17-12|| ||Memethecat: <dak> Dylan Moran's stand-up stuff is hilarious. He made a sit-com a few years back with the same character, (I assume its a made up persona for comedy effect) it was called Black Books & was OK but nowhere near as good as his live stuff, IMO. Still, if your a fan you might like it. Bill Bailey another very funny comic/musician was in it too.|
|Apr-17-12|| ||dakgootje: I've actually seen the whole black books series :) think about 2 years ago. You are quite right - overall thought it was good.. but his stand-up is undoubtedly much better.|
I've seen Bill Bailey in quiz-shows, where he is hilarious - not a big fan of his stand up work though :\
By the way, his 4 shows are viewable full-length at youtube [whereas previously only bits and pieces could be found]
One of the shows.. 'Yeah Yeah' I think is blocked for me, though it is also on.. youku I think. Anyway, one of those chinese videosites which doesn't seem to care about copyright, readable interfaces or -indeed- anything else.
|Apr-20-12|| ||dakgootje: ha! there are apparently games going on in Dubai!
Also Van Wely lost to some 2400-guy, but I guess that's no news.
|Apr-21-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Yes, anybody can beat Van Wely, and Van Wely can beat anybody :)|
|Apr-22-12|| ||dakgootje: figured it was time to really start the leg with some properly sized bets.|
Let's just say I crashed.
|Apr-22-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Look on the bright side - plenty of time to mount a comeback :)|
|Apr-23-12|| ||dakgootje: sure - I just gave myself a bit of a challenge ;D|
|Apr-23-12|| ||dakgootje: I'm a bit in doubt..
Got 86% for a methodics exam. Which is uncommonly high in general - and considering it's in the masters-phase, you can square that uncommonly high.
Thing is. I understood the matter very well indeed and the only mistakes can really be due to oversights or perhaps forgetting to consider some detail. So I expected something like 93%, give or take some percent.
And I'm a bit disappointed.
So I'm still debating whether to be just happy with the 86, or ask to see which mistakes I made. Which seems a bit perfectionistic and silly.
heh, spoke two fellow students today who thought they'd done okayish - and they had 53 and 62, so I had already lowered my expectations a bit ;)
|Apr-23-12|| ||hms123: <dak> Be very happy with 86 and also ask to see what mistakes you made. Who knows? You might learn an extra little tidbit. |
Just make sure the prof knows that you are very happy with the score and not being a silly perfectionist.
"I guess I could add a few more points....Oh no! No need for that...I am just here to learn."
|Apr-23-12|| ||dakgootje: heh probably the best idea - I'll do that :)|
|Apr-24-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <lucky> Good luck for round 3 of Kramnik-Aronian :) |
Doesn't look as if you crashed after all...
|Apr-24-12|| ||dakgootje: not? there were only 4 sides, and I lost twice the amount of my max-bet :P|
of course, absolutely seen, a loss of roughly 400 isn't that huge.
|Apr-24-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: I was expecting to see you at -500 :)|
|Apr-24-12|| ||dakgootje: heh, then I've should've max-bet all normal sides and have something like 900 in the pick-3 [on a 4k handle]. And lose all ;)|
heh, would've been a major challenge to lose that much ;D
|Apr-25-12|| ||dakgootje: unless the odds change a lot in the last 30 minutes, there'll be no bets for me today|
Been a bit quiet with big superGM-tournaments lately. Either a superGM one-on-one like aronian kramnik or the upcoming anand-gelfand; or large opens with fairly few 2700+.
Must've been months since I could bet on Carlsen murdering his opponents. :(
|Apr-27-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Good luck for round 5!|
Maybe you should help sponsor some supertournaments (with your university's money of course) :)
|Apr-30-12|| ||dakgootje: ha! well, free day today to celebrate Queens day [that is: birthday of the belated queens-mum]|
Better try and finish a GTM-game I started.. when the year was still new and layered beneath chili-ice.
|May-01-12|| ||dakgootje: well, had an appointment to look into my 86%-exam today.|
Turns out I had indeed made it almost flawlessly. Except for the very last question, which I had misread and only scored 2/10.
So had I scored that one on par with the other questions, I'd have had around 92%, which is practically what I had expected up front.
So yeah, mainly gave it away on 1 question. Which is a shame, but it's good to see I indeed understood almost everything and had a correct assessment of my own understanding.
So I left quite satisfied :)
ps: most other missed points where indeed oversights; assuming some ideas were self-evident whereas I should've just completely written them out.
|May-01-12|| ||hms123: <dak> All's well that ends well.|
|May-05-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: More tasty betting action today! Time for you to uncrash maybe? :)|
|May-05-12|| ||dakgootje: Ah! Terrific! :)
I'm certainly planning to uncrash :)
|May-05-12|| ||dakgootje: oh - no pick-3 :(|
|May-05-12|| ||dakgootje: Actually - I took quite a fancy to crashing. Think I'll try it some more.|
|May-09-12|| ||dakgootje: Upsets aren't really doing well in the Capablanca-tournament.|
Hope for some better luck at the US-championship :)
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