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"Du sublime au ridicule, il n'y a qu'un pas"

- Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte


"The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?"

- President Donald J. Trump


Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα. Δε φοβούμαι τίποτα. Είμαι λέφτερος.

- Nikos Kazantzakis


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   thegoodanarchist has kibitzed 11987 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-21-18 Kenneth S Rogoff
thegoodanarchist: <Bureaucrat: <thegoodanarchist: <Bureaucrat: <tga>, I see that you didn't understand it. Let me try again...> OK, you're being a jerk now. You have yet to write anything that I haven't understood, despite thinking you have.> You have not demonstrated ...
   Jan-20-18 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: And another thing <BP>. This is exactly what I was concerned would happen. I wanted to talk about being a Christian and voting for someone in the Democratic Party. And you had to go and derail the conversation into my own personal life. That was an inconsiderate thing
   Jan-20-18 Olland vs A Hamming, 1933
thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: ... and the freeway system, well, except for the congestions, maybe we should not thank him for that...> LOL! Hilarious stuff!
   Jan-18-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <AylerKupp: ..I did find a picture of the older Tal staring: .... I guess some things never change.> Tal looks like a cross between Harpo Marx and Larry Fine.> That's better than a cross between Karl Marx and Reuben ...
   Jan-17-18 Bureaucrat chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: As for the debate tactic, here is some analysis by Ben Shapiro.
   Jan-17-18 W So vs B Adhiban, 2018 (replies)
thegoodanarchist: Even the 2600-players can be bluffed by the super elite of chess. I don't think MVL (for example) would have declined the sac, and I don't think So would have played it against him
   Jan-17-18 Anand vs M Matlakov, 2018
thegoodanarchist: This heavy-piece ending reminds me a little bit of another Anand endgame, only Anand was on the losing end: Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
   Jan-17-18 bgitw chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: < tpstar: <thegoodanarchist> Thanks for voting! You may choose up to nine more games (in order) before January 30, or else just that one.> I choose that one, nine more times :)
   Jan-16-18 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Alright, computer analysis complete. =)> And where did Svidler go wrong?
   Jan-16-18 thegoodanarchist chessforum
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  saffuna: I meant on the Dutch national team. Sorry.
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  thegoodanarchist: Jim, this is for you:

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  thegoodanarchist: And for <HMM>, if he checks my forum.
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  offramp: I don't know much about American politics. Who looks likely to be the Democrat opposing Trump in 2020? Any idea yet?
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  diceman: <offramp:

Who looks likely to be the Democrat opposing Trump in 2020?>

All of them.

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I don't know much about American politics. Who looks likely to be the Democrat opposing Trump in 2020? Any idea yet?>

Well, I think <diceman> is right:

<All of them.>

Because Trump's presidency is what I shall tactfully describe as "unconventional", I think the Democratic Party will smell a chance for victory in 2020.

I personally think the best rising star in the Democratic Party is Gavin Newsome, but he hasn't even served on the level of "Governor" of a state. So his actual chance might be slim, unless he gets elected Senator next year (taking the Obama route).

And I don't even know if he is running for Senate next year!

Honestly, I view the most prominent Dems as either too old (Biden) or too extreme (Elizabeth Warren) to be palatable.

Which reminds me, I need to go switch parties, from Democratic Party to Libertarian Party.

And here is a link to today's GOTD, which I want to study later:

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981

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Thought I'd move this to your house since our long suffering webmaster might be tiring of me and he wouldn't be the only one if you catch my drift.

Another great memory you just triggered for me with this post- <Everyone is always talking.>

"Everybody's talking at me..."

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  thegoodanarchist: <jess>

I prefer this version:

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  thegoodanarchist: anyway, I know you didn't get to where you are today by making webmasters tire of you
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ahhhh ahaha I wasn't expecting that. I remember the <John Voigt's car episode>.

Here is George proving that at the least, he knows himself:

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  thegoodanarchist: < diceman: <thegoodanarchist:

Can you convert that to Kelvins?>

<thegoodanarchist: 505.98

I couldn't wait any longer>


Freezing point of water: 273.2 K = 32 deg. F

451-32 = 419

Conversion of 419 Fs to Ks is done by dividing by 1.8:

419 F/1.8 F per K = 232.777... or 232.78 Ks.

Next add this amount to the freezing point:

273.2 + 232.78 = 505.98 (actually 505.9777...)

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  diceman: <thegoodanarchist:

Freezing point of water: 273.2 K = 32 deg. F>

I used 273.15 :)

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  thegoodanarchist: <<<diceman:>>

I used 273.15 :)>

I should have, too. It is inconsistent to round 273.15 to 273.2, but then round the repeating 7 at the second decimal place, 232.78, instead of 232.8.

Lump of coal for me.

Honestly, it's been so long since I used the Kelvin scale that I completely forgot the freezing point is 273.15 K. I knew it was "273 point something", and used google's 273.2 value.

That was sloppy work on my part. If insisting on using a "first decimal" value, then I should have reported "505.9 K". An alternative is to report 505.9278. There are other proper alternatives.

I set a high standard for myself, and this time wasn't up to it.

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  offramp: Happy New Year, Good Anarchist!

In case you are ever puzzled about what I mean by a Good Anarchist mate, here is an example:

click for larger view

It is a queen supported by one pawn giving mate to a king that has his own pawns as self-blocks. I was worried that if you saw me using the term then you might be insulted in a Rogoff/Kibitzer's Café mad kind of way.

Look out for them in 2018!

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  offramp: There was a couple of things that worried me about Kelvins.

Firstly, you don't need the degree symbol °.
That is very worrying. The people in my class who learnt Kelvins first also got no degree symbols.

Secondly, zero kelvin is bloody close to temperature we are at now. There is a zone above Jupiter that rejoices in a summer temperature of 31,000,000 K. (29,999,967K in winter.)

What I mean is: We are in the absolute bottom percentage of available temperatures in the universe!

How awful!

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  technical draw: <What I mean is: We are in the absolute bottom percentage of available temperatures in the universe!?>

What you mean is we are the absolute bottom percentage of available HEAT in the universe.

OK, that's my lesson for 2018. See you next year.

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  offramp: As a European I only ever use Celsius nowadays. But I remember Fahrenheit, including how very hard it was to spell.

But Fahrenheit has problems when it comes to freezing temperatures.

In Europe we might say, "It's zero degrees out there."

But the same phrase in Fahrenheit means.. what?

There's also a phrase I sometimes hear:
"Five degrees of frost." What does that mean?

And when people say, talking in Fahrenheit, "It is minus 5 out there today." So what temperature is that?

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp> No offense taken! I embrace the use of the term Good Anarchist mate.

Of course, it doesn't have the same cache as "Epaulet Mate"

Which raises the question, is "Epaulet Mate" a subset of Accoutrements mates?

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  thegoodanarchist: < technical draw: <What I mean is: We are in the absolute bottom percentage of available temperatures in the universe!?>

What you mean is we are the absolute bottom percentage of available HEAT in the universe.>

<TD>, that is an excellent reminder to all of us.

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  diceman: <technical draw:

What you mean is we are the absolute bottom percentage of available HEAT in the universe.>

Does that mean we've burned all our bridges?

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  technical draw: <diceman> No. We still have enough heat to last centuries.
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  morfishine: Happy New Year <thegoodanarchist>! I look forward to you winning argument after argument, particularly those vs brain-crippled leftists lol


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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> I didn't mean to steal your game title "Almond Joy", you can have it back
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  thegoodanarchist: <Nisjesram> posted in my forum.

I deleted his post without reading it.

<Nisj> has demonstrated that he will continue to act like a 14-year-old boy, with foul manners and immature insults.

Therefore, I will continue to delete his post in my forum.

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