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Alien Math
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   Alien Math has kibitzed 1859 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Alien Math: <I'm sorry if it's in there and I didn't pick it up, but why is the whole Webster University and Susan Polgar period still omitted?> short version, there was drama so he does _Not_ want it included in his bio
   Apr-17-17 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Apr-16-17 chessforum (replies)
Alien Math: Might be willing to repair and return it to an earlier bio stage if things don't work out, <(4) If it turns out that this entire situation is untenable we may turn our policy around 180° and adopt the wikipedia model of, "If you are a biographer you can work on any page EXCEPT
   Apr-15-17 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
Alien Math: Saw your post on another page and thought it was neat that you have learned 3 languages, glad you chose to have learned english since i'm sure any attempts to read or reply to you would probably be garbled beyond hope by mr google translate
   Mar-23-17 Shenzhen Masters (2017) (replies)
Alien Math: a list of Tournaments Registered for April 2017, Country: China
   Mar-09-17 playground player chessforum (replies)
Alien Math: If you don't mind we shared your book release on twitter, and congrats
   Mar-08-17 Women's World Championship (2017) (replies)
Alien Math: Sorry to interrupt, congrats to Tan Zhongyi! ok resume argument
   Feb-26-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
Alien Math: Correction 47th year my bad
   Feb-26-17 Yifan Hou (replies)
Alien Math: In the past we have asked for a more standard approach to naming conventions for players, until that happens we can try help every time the question appears on this page as <WannaBe> said earlier, <Hou Yifan is how Chinese would say her name. The Western way is Yifan ...
   Feb-12-17 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Alien Math: Not interrupt in a while, was curious if you have seen Saikometeuri, 2013 also known as The Gifted Hands, more a mystery or a drama than a horror
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Feb-18-15  Thanh Phan: Happy New Year's Eve!
Chúc Tết

And a New Year's spring wishes to all

Mùa xuân sang ta chúc nhau
Năm mới đến mong bao người

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<Hanh> Offer thanks for your great update of photos and pictures for Charousek vs G V R Exner, 1896.

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  Alien Math: various notes: Ancient Receipt Proves Egyptian Taxes Were Worse Than Yours

A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is (literally) heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 lbs. (100 kilograms) of coins.

Written in Greek on a piece of pottery, the receipt states that a person (the name is unreadable) and his friends paid a land-transfer tax that came to 75 "talents" (a unit of currency), with a 15-talent charge added on. The tax was paid in coins and was delivered to a public bank in a city called Diospolis Magna (also known as Luxor or Thebes).

One talent equaled 6,000 drachma, so 90 talents totaled 540,000 drachma, researchers say. For comparison, an unskilled worker at that time would have made only about 18,000 drachmaa year said Catharine Lorber, an independent scholar who has published numerous journal articleson Egyptian coins.

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  Alien Math: Việt Nam won 3 World Cup tickets, takes place from 7/3 to 15/3 in HCMC,

Lê Quang Liêm, Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn and Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên

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  Alien Math: English language version of Vietnamese chess masters Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualify for World Cup

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  Alien Math: <"The world is so large, I want to go see."> A resignation letter so simple, yet many thoughts and emotion appear in one line ~
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  Alien Math: A 21 string đàn tranh ~ 中国风 《see you again》 古筝演奏:玉面小嫣然
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  Alien Math: New wildfires raise alarms across Alaska
June 24, 2015

A situation report from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center said 40 new fires were burning Wednesday and more than 400,000 acres had burned so far this season in Alaska.

5.8-magnitude earthquake centered about 60 miles west of Willow rattles Southcentral, Interior Alaska

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  Alien Math: 3.1 million acres have burned in Alaska this year
Poor air quality suffocates region

There were 152 new fires in a single weekend in late June, according to Alaska Wildland Fire Information, a website operated on behalf of several state agencies including the Alaska Division of Forestry and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Though lightning caused some of the blazes, many were started by people, the site reported. On a Saturday, for example, humans caused 17 of 67 new fires reported to the coordination center.

Jul-09-15  virginmind: "An area the size of Connecticut" ? Ouch!

Strange, I've always thought of Alaska as the huge, cold, untamed land, with snow and fresh air everywhere...

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  Alien Math: Adobe fixed one of these vulnerabilities last week but another two zero-days remain unaddressed. Both CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123 present a critical code injection risk on Windows, Macintosh and Linux systems.

Patches are promised later this week (possibly as early as Tuesday) but Mozilla has decided to act proactively ahead of their release.

"All versions of Adobe’s Flash Player plugin are currently deactivated by default, until Adobe releases an updated version to address known critical security issues," Mozilla explains on a support page.

Mark Schmidt, head of the Firefox support team at Mozilla, heralded the Flash lockdown on Twitter before other Mozilla sources clarified that the move is likely to be a temporary restriction pending patching rather than a permanent sanction against the frequently abused Flash technology.

Also remind to check the Java version in every browser, many Java type can be installed with different browsers using different versions,

Include that Java can be enabled in one browser and disabled in another.

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  Alien Math: How can I see which Flash Player version is installed?

[ July 14, 2015. Adobe has released a security update for Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The update addresses a critical vulnerability in Flash Player version and earlier.

Follow the How to update Flash Player instructions to update your computer to Flash Player version Firefox users who install the update will see Flash content display by default. ]

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  Alien Math: Been hyper all day today about Pluto flyby <3 actual pictures now and not just a Pixelated blur
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  Alien Math: Windows 10: The 5 most important tips for newbies

These tricks will make your Windows 10 experience even better

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  Alien Math: Hating Windows 10? You Have 48 hours To Rollback Aug 27, 2015
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  Alien Math: Notes from Alaska by Julia O'Malley

"In Alaska, nobody really cares if you went to Harvard, but if your grandmother was buried here, you should say so because it gives you cred. I think this is because there are only 700,000 people in this state and a whole lot of dangerous country, animals and weather.

People from very different backgrounds tend to find themselves relying on each other, so we care most about stuff like whether you are the type to carry a tow strap in your truck and would be willing to pull us out of a ditch in a snowstorm. Politics come way second. Our loyalty to Denali over McKinley is driven by the same impulse."

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  Alien Math: President announced federal grants and initiatives for Alaska

15 villages might gain access to running water

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  Alien Math: First day of snow arrive in Anchorage Alaska ^.^ excited
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  Alien Math: At 14 age and grade 8, Anh Khôi decision of school study time over chess, and continues to hope for becoming a doctor in the future
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  juan31: < Alien Math>


In < Golden Executive forum > <Game Prediction Contest> for the <London Chess Classic 2015> tournament. Round 1 will be played next Friday December 4 16:00 GMT(UTC +0:00).

Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Topalov, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Adams.

Rounds: 9

The full pairings are released; the game prediction contest is open right now.

Just post your predictions before each round begins.

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  Alien Math: Flash Professional is becoming Adobe Animate CC

Jan. 12 deadline to upgrade to IE11 -- or face patch shutoff

<juan31> many thanks for info

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  Alien Math: Rest in Peace "Princess Leia"
aka Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016
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  Domdaniel: <Alien Math> I adored Carrie Fisher - for her writing and her acting. So sorry I never met her. And now both Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, die within a couple of days.

Too many deaths in 2016: including two of my favorite musical artists, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.

I didn't meet them either. I saw Cohen play twice in the later years, 2008-10. But I first *wanted* to see him in the 1970s. I was too young when he played Ireland in 1974, and I couldn't get away from school. But two years later I had a ticket - and then could not go as I was ill.

I never saw Bowie. Sometime around 1990 he played a 'secret' gig in a tiny venue - a bar - in Dublin. Access was very limited. I heard about it in advance and was going to go ... then I thought of a friend of mine, a much more dedicated Bowie fan. He had been having a difficult time in his life, and I felt that seeing Bowie would do him good. So I let him go instead of me.

So it goes. I'm lucky to have met many of the writers and artists I admire. But it is not a competition.

Have a good 2017.

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  Domdaniel: BTW, <AM> - "The Curve of the Earth", a sci-fi novel by the English writer Simon Morden, is mostly set in Alaska. You might find that interesting.

But he's a good writer anyway. This book is 4th in his Metrozone series, about a Russian genius, Petrovich, in London and later in Ireland, after a nuclear war in which Petersburg and Tokyo were devastated, and the USA has been taken over by fundamentalist Christians (aka 'xtians').

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  Annie K.: Happy New Year, <Hanh> and family! :)
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