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zarg
Member since Aug-21-06
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?

I believe in bad luck too: how else can you explain your own failures?

On a serious note, people make their own luck.

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Some of my love affairs in life has been:

only move chess
only move contract bridge
only move rock climbing
only move theoretical physics
only move computer science
only move history (WW2)
only move music

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Climbing - Magnus Midtbø (5th ECh 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHS...

Wingsuit BASE - Espen Fadnes (1st WCh 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4U6...

Good blog on climbing (Norwegian)
http://borebloggen.blogspot.com/

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Computer Chess Programming

Dr. Hyatt - Crafty
http://www.cis.uab.edu/hyatt/
http://www.cis.uab.edu/hyatt/pubs.h...

Dr. Heinz - DeepThought
http://people.csail.mit.edu/heinz/
http://people.csail.mit.edu/heinz/n...

Dr. Frayn - Beowulf
http://www.frayn.net/beowulf/index....
http://www.frayn.net/beowulf/theory...

Ph.D. thesis Breuker: Memory versus Search in Games
http://www.dennisbreuker.nl/thesis/...

Computer Chess
http://www.netlib.org/utk/lsi/pcwLS...

Chess Programming Wiki
https://chessprogramming.wikispaces...

CG forum
Computer

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Physics - The Laws of Holes

1st Law
When You Find Yourself in a Hole, Stop Digging.

2nd Law
If You Insist on Continuing to Dig, Don't Ask <Zarg> for Help

3rd Law
For very dense objects, there is a singularity. That is, the first two laws break down, and black hole mechanics must be used. See http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?serv...

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Cosmology
Lectures by Prof. Susskind at Stanford University

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32wI...
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERjk...
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYQT...
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdBr...
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3D5...
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di8e...
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATS...
8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R57...

Excellent lectures, require amazingly little math.

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgg2...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVj...

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Private bookmarks (todo list):

String Theory and M-Theory
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ha...
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ble...
...

Greneral Relativity
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmf...
...

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Linux Tech Tip

Get Linux:
http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/d...

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$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
$ sudo apt-get install tzdata-java

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$ cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libja- vaplugin_oji.so

4. If using Adblock Plus, deactivate it on www.chessgames.com

5. Quit & restart firefox

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>> Click here to see zarg's game collections.

   zarg has kibitzed 5178 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-22-13 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
zarg: Congrats Magnus Carlsen! https://chessbase.com/Portals/4/fil... Yeeeah!
 
   Nov-17-13 Anand-Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
 
zarg: <Bure: 25% win for Anand tomorrow? That's very optimistic, and far above what past results would indicate > I was surprised first time someone told me 60% of the climbing accidents happens after reaching the summit, on the way down. Why? The most stressful part is climbing up, ...
 
   Nov-10-13 moronovich chessforum (replies)
 
zarg: Hehe, <moro> I am doing very well thank you, and I think two short draws is a perfect start for Carlsen. We all know his fighting spirit, those emergency breaks is not exactly his trade mark, the young better save the fireworks for later. Most was surprised Anand played 18.Dxd5, ...
 
   Apr-01-13 Thorski chessforum
 
zarg: <Don't make me submit another Feynman diagram!> Oops.
 
   Dec-28-11 johnlspouge chessforum (replies)
 
zarg: Hi John, I am on break from cg.com, but dropped by today and notice your pleasant Christmas message, best wishes to you and your family! Now I will go back to the robot toolkit I got for Christmas. The robot is programmable and the sensor list include touch, colour, ultrasonic and ...
 
   Dec-03-11 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
zarg: <Softpaw: <zarg: Instead of being so interested in my conduct... > Apparently I hit a nerve. Sorry.> Nice, so first you assume your compulsive attempts in provoking me succeeded, and then you apologize for me taking offence? <I would still be interesting to hear you ...
 
   Nov-25-11 Bureaucrat chessforum (replies)
 
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   Nov-20-11 Tal Memorial (2011) (replies)
 
zarg: <BadKnight: The main reason for breaking the partnership was: Kasparov was taking too many decisions for Carlsen.> Exactly.
 
   Nov-19-11 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2011 (replies)
 
zarg: <From my limited exsperience with the Norweigan culture (mostly through this site and various small encounters), they tend to be a laid back people.> Difficult to generalize, but we don't have bottomless respect for authority, there is a strong will for independence and making ...
 
   Nov-18-11 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
 
zarg: impressive play in time trouble from both
 
   Nov-01-11 zarg chessforum (replies)
   Jun-12-11 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-12-11 Bazna King's Tournament (2011) (replies)
   May-24-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   May-12-11 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Apr-04-11 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Feb-10-11 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Jan-22-11 Tata Steel (2011) (replies)
   Jan-16-11 Shirov vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-16-11 Anand vs Kramnik, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-16-11 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Jan-15-11 Jon Ludvig Hammer (replies)
   Jan-15-11 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-01-11 Eric Schiller (replies)
   Dec-27-10 acirce chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-10 twinlark chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-10 Eyal chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-10 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-10 MrMelad chessforum (replies)
   Dec-27-10 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
   Dec-18-10 Nigel Short (replies)
   Dec-18-10 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-13-10 London Chess Classic (2010) (replies)
   Dec-13-10 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-09-10 Carlsen vs Adams, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-20-10 World Blitz Championship (2010) (replies)
   Nov-18-10 Levon Aronian (replies)
   Nov-14-10 Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-14-10 Tal Memorial (2010) (replies)
   Oct-27-10 Carlsen vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-25-10 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-24-10 Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Oct-10-10 Bilbao Masters (2010) (replies)
   Oct-04-10 playground player chessforum (replies)
   Sep-22-10 benjinathan chessforum (replies)
   Sep-19-10 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-16-10 whatthefat chessforum (replies)
   Sep-11-10 Kasparov vs The World, 1999 (replies)
   Sep-10-10 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Sep-10-10 Carlsen vs The World, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-09-10 Open Defence chessforum (replies)
   Sep-08-10 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
   Sep-06-10 RandomVisitor chessforum (replies)
   Aug-31-10 Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) (replies)
   Aug-15-10 KingG chessforum (replies)
   Aug-15-10 Rising Stars vs Experience (2010) (replies)
   Aug-10-10 alexmagnus chessforum (replies)
   Jul-28-10 Biel Chess Festival (2010) (replies)
   Jul-25-10 Dortmund (2010) (replies)
   Jul-04-10 Viewer Deluxe chessforum (replies)
   Jun-30-10 King's Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Jun-08-10 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   May-11-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-11-10 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   May-09-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   May-07-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   May-06-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-25-10 Anand vs Topalov, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-24-10 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-20-10 Anand-Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) (replies)
   Apr-02-10 achieve chessforum (replies)
   Mar-23-10 Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2010) (replies)
   Mar-20-10 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2010) (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-30-10 Corus (2010) (replies)
   Jan-30-10 Anand vs Kramnik, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-28-10 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-27-10 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-24-10 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-24-10 Shirov vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-06-10 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Dec-16-09 London Chess Classic (2009) (replies)
   Dec-15-09 Short vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-14-09 Carlsen vs Adams, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-14-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Dec-12-09 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-10-09 D Howell vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-10-09 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-09-09 Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-08-09 McShane vs Short, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-02-09 Wesley So (replies)
   Nov-30-09 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-28-09 BNbank Blitz (2009) (replies)
   Nov-26-09 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
   Nov-20-09 World Blitz Championship (2009) (replies)
   Nov-14-09 Leko vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-14-09 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Nov-11-09 Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-10-09 Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-09-09 Tal Memorial (2009) (replies)
   Nov-08-09 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-06-09 Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-05-09 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-05-09 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
   Nov-03-09 Rolfo chessforum (replies)
   Nov-01-09 17th European Team Championship (2009) (replies)
   Oct-31-09 J L Hammer vs Eljanov, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-31-09 Peter Heine Nielsen (replies)
   Oct-11-09 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Oct-10-09 European Club Cup (2009) (replies)
   Oct-09-09 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Oct-09-09 technical draw chessforum (replies)
   Oct-09-09 Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-06-09 Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-05-09 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-04-09 Leko vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-02-09 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-01-09 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-01-09 Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-30-09 Carlsen vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-30-09 Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-28-09 SPICE Cup (2009) (replies)
   Sep-28-09 Kasparov-Karpov Rapid Match (2009) (replies)
   Sep-26-09 Kasparov-Karpov Blitz Match (2009) (replies)
   Sep-01-09 FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009) (replies)
   Sep-01-09 Rising Stars vs Experience (2009) (replies)
   Aug-26-09 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Aug-26-09 Gelfand vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
   Aug-06-09 Ray Robson (replies)
   Aug-06-09 Emanuel Berg (replies)
   Aug-02-09 Chess Classic Mainz (rapid) (2009) (replies)
   Jul-23-09 Politiken Cup (2009) (replies)
   Jul-21-09 waustad chessforum (replies)
   Jul-12-09 Dortmund (2009) (replies)
   Apr-26-09 4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009) (replies)
   Apr-26-09 M61MG Wrestler chessforum (replies)
   Apr-24-09 Odd Lie (replies)
   Apr-20-09 angslo chessforum (replies)
   Mar-22-09 Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2009) (replies)
   Mar-22-09 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) (replies)
   Mar-16-09 Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-13-09 Woody Wood Pusher chessforum (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-02-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Igor Kurnosov (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Topalov-Kamsky Match (2009) (replies)
   Feb-07-09 Christopher Morrison (replies)
   Jan-31-09 Corus (2009) (replies)
   Sep-21-08 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Sep-08-08 Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Aug-22-08 Tal Memorial (2008) (replies)
   Aug-09-08 FIDE Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
   Aug-08-08 Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-30-08 41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008) (replies)
   Jun-15-08 Aerosvit (2008) (replies)
   Jun-10-08 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2008 (replies)
   May-12-08 M-Tel Masters (2008) (replies)
   May-12-08 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   May-05-08 ahmadov chessforum (replies)
   May-05-08 Baku Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
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