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HeMateMe
Member since Feb-28-07 · Last seen Aug-30-14
I get paid to be suspicious, when there's nothing to be suspicious about!

--wilfred Brimley, from "The Client"

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   HeMateMe has kibitzed 26025 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-30-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Nak is about as Japanese as a Sushi Boy franchise in Cleveland.
 
   Aug-30-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Boz--I asked either or them [mort-abdel] if they lived in Gaza and free elections existed at this point, would either of them cast a ballot for Hamas? Neither one would say "Yes". I guess those images of Hamas shooting at their own Gaza arabs sort of paints them as a self promoting
 
   Aug-30-14 Kibitzer's Café
 
HeMateMe: chess in Florida: < http://news.msn.com/in-depth/florid... >
 
   Aug-30-14 Flohr vs Grob, 1933 (replies)
 
HeMateMe: He did the Worm. < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSZ... > best at :20
 
   Aug-30-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Carlsen could win the Anand rematch with no prepared variations. He could do it just playing off the top of his head. Worried about his form? Hasn't he been behind in several elite tournaments, but won several games in later rounds to surpass the early leaders?
 
   Aug-29-14 R G Smellie (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Were his ancestors Smellie, or did he marry into the Smell?
 
   Aug-29-14 Jeremy Lim
 
HeMateMe: I can't believe Rose's knee (either one) will hold up for a whole rough and tumble NBA season. ACL's are a nightmare to recover from.
 
   Aug-29-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Is 24...Qxg3 feasible? Black could get a tempo here.
 
   Aug-28-14 Aronian vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
HeMateMe: Aronian not playing up to his rating, here. Maybe he thought the perpetual check was always there?
 
   Aug-28-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
 
HeMateMe: Bad hair day for the 'Woz. How could Rory let this one get away?
 
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May-07-14
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  KKDEREK: <tell me, are you male or female?>

deja vu..

May-07-14  SugarDom: He's a guy.
May-08-14
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  HeMateMe: But his avatar and name seem feminine.
May-08-14
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  dakgootje: <Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> Yes, I am male or female. Most of the time, anyhow.>

But, like a proper Irishperson, the steady factor is the ale.

May-08-14
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  OhioChessFan: For most Irishpersons I know, the ale has been the unsteady factor.
May-09-14
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  dakgootje: Ah yes, but Domdidom is the only Irishperson I know - so I happily generalize doms characteristics to the full Irish population.

In any case, it will be interesting to see whether the Irish nation-wide gender-neutral popularity of mascara will spread to the rest of the world.

Did you know that at the big Make it Up-day of 2005, all unprettified Irish were moved to a large cavern below the ocean? True fact that.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Is Dom a buddy of the Irishwoman here, forget her name, seems to be a 2300 player who has played some big names in Ireland championships and British Isles chess?
May-09-14
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  OhioChessFan: <In any case, it will be interesting to see whether the Irish nation-wide gender-neutral popularity of mascara will spread to the rest of the world.>

The eyes have it.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Oh, geez, Dom IS the Irish person I was referring to. I was sleepwalking as I typed.
May-09-14
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  dakgootje: Which only adds credence to my theory that dom is every single irishperson.
May-09-14
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  Domdaniel: Ale? Yuk. I only drink wine.

<the Irishwoman here, forget her name, seems to be a 2300 player who has played some big names in Ireland championships and British Isles chess?>

Puzzling, this. As far as I know, no Irish woman player is near 2300. I knew some who were in the 2100-2200 range in the past, but right now the top women players are only just over 2000, I think. I have an odd record in tournament games against female players. I've never lost to a woman, but at one stage I had ten successive draws against "the tender gender". Fear of losing, perhaps - some had higher ratings, but many did not. And latterly I mixed some wins in with the draws.

< all unprettified Irish were moved to a large cavern below the ocean?> Dak is alluding to one of the dictionary definitions of 'domdaniel', a magician's undersea cavern. But it sounds like the theory that 2/3 of the Chinese population is stored in underground vaults at any given time. Daft, in other words.

May-09-14
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  HeMateMe: Dom, you are the "Irishwoman" I was referring to. I always thought you were a woman, because of your avatar and name, which are somewhat androgynous. My mistake. You've mentioned playing some big names, so I thought you might be around 2300, on a good day.
May-12-14
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  Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> Oh, 2300 would be nice. I used to be 2000+, but could never seem to rise much further. These days, I'm down to about 1840 (FIDE) and 1750 (Irish). Like most chessplayers, I'm optimistic enough to think I can get back to 2000 at least. I admit that my avatar seems to wear mascara: I suspect that I didn't notice this when I chose it. But now the Eye has become a kind of trademark.
May-13-14
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  HeMateMe: Ron Wood (stones) lives in Ireland and in Los Angeles. Does he have to spend part of the year in the U.K. to maintain some sort of tax status?
Jun-02-14
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  OhioChessFan: Norway Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.
Jun-13-14
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  waustad: Your question about <frogbert> is interesting because, though he hasn't posted much in the last year, there is no "last seen" entry on his user page.
Jun-13-14
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  perfidious: <waustad> That is very easy for any user to set as an option on one's user page, as follows:

1. Click 'edit your preferences'.

2. Under 'Configure website behaviour', tick the box before 'don't show me on the homepage recent visitors'.

Jun-13-14
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  HeMateMe: I was worried he was mad at us...
Jul-02-14
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  LucB: Hi <HMM>,

<New York is a horrible place for a visitor to find affordable digs. Where do you stay, if it's not too prying?>

I'll answer your question in your forum:

Yes, that's true that affordable digs are hard to find. In the '80's and '90's, we stayed at the YMCA (on 34th?) when we had no kids. That was pretty cheap (and bare-bones I might add, but clean). My wife was a student then and I had just started working.

Recently (2010 I think), we went to the Waldorf-Astoria with the kids. The hotel had a special for families for a 4-day visit or something like that. Still expensive, but a lot of fun!

My youngest brother has been going to NY much more often than me of late. Here are some of the places where he goes:

- Larchmont hotel (11th st.) $130-$160 range. http://www.larchmonthotel.com/

- Comfort Inn lower east side ($300) http://www.lowereastsidehotel.com/

- Menno house (19st and 2nd avenue) $85+$35/pers. http://www.mennohouse.org/

Jul-02-14
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  HeMateMe: The youth hostelsare still the cheapest. There is one on 23d street, Chelsea area, safe area, for about $30 a night. There is also one on the upper west side, same price. The "Y" is about $70 a night here, and probably worth the extra $40, as hostels are a strange place.
Jul-03-14
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  LucB: Cool; thanks for letting me know!

The "Y" was definitely LESS than $70 in the '80's when we first went there. It's like anything else I guess.

Aug-22-14
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  waustad: <hhm>You seem to be up all night too a lot. I'm a retired bachelor who keeps wishing he could get to sleep earlier and failing. Today I woke up and noticed it was around 4:30 PM. Oops.
Aug-23-14
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  HeMateMe: waus--been that way for me since I was a teenager. I thought that was weird, till one day I saw an article in the NY Times (it's *official* if it's in the Times) mentioning that people are wired slightly differently, chemically, and some of us are awake and alert at night instead of the day time. It's like pulling teeth for me to be awake and alert at 8:30am, though I give my best if I have to at that time of day.

G'day.

Aug-23-14
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  waustad: When I've had to cook or teach in the early morning it was fine once I got used to it, but the first few days were rough. I cooked breakfast 35 years ago, so my whole schedule got arranged that way. I even used to get up to swim every day at 7 am after moving from the kitchen to the classroom to work and asked to teach at 8. After I moved from Math to CS we gave up on offering service courses at 8 since almost nobody took them and even fewer showed up. Retired I'm rarely asleep before dawn.
Aug-23-14
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  KKDEREK: <It's like pulling teeth for me to be awake and alert at 8:30am, though I give my best if I have to at that time of day. G'day.>

Lol I'm one like that. IN the morning I can't function 100% properly..

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