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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Mar-05-15
18 consecutive 'Funniest Kibitzer' Caissar runner up, '99-'21.

(I did win Most Helpful Caissar in 2015, for the 2014 year, as voted on in 2013.)

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   Mar-04-15 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: If you use Firefox, this may help If not, more information would be very helpful. Is it a streaming video embedded? Like Youtube. Is it a pre-downloaded via torrent?? Are you viewing it by VLC? Windows media player? More information, the ...
   Mar-04-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Duke 52, Wake Forest 15. Half time. 15?!!?
   Mar-04-15 Silvia-Raluca Sgircea
WannaBe: <cro777> nice picture, the one from fbcdn-sphotos link...
   Mar-04-15 technical draw chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: I doubt it was San Quen... You probably took the wrong turn at the wharf and ended up in an housing project at Oakland...
   Mar-04-15 Miller
WannaBe: <TheFocus> No, he'd say "This Bud's for you!"
   Mar-04-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
WannaBe: All of my selfies are just shots from the police station booking camera.
   Mar-03-15 Jeremy Lim (replies)
WannaBe: Speaking of athlete(s) making mistakes... After Bill Buckner made the error, how many more years did he play for the Red Sox? (Kinda, sorta a trick question...) And I never knew that Buckner was from Vallejo, CA. Which is really not that far away from where I live, now...
   Mar-03-15 K Funck vs B Halldorsson, 1971 (replies)
WannaBe: <Mating Net> nah, that was "Play That Funky Music Chess Players".
   Mar-03-15 Alberto A Artidiello (replies)
WannaBe: Very sad news. But we should celebrate his accomplishments, especially co-founding and what a wonderful place he have given us.
   Mar-03-15 chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Yikes!!!
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  Fusilli: <wannabe> Thank you so much! I'll go ahead and use the last message to renew.

How ironic that the mistake at Carnegie Mellon was made by the graduate program in computer science, no?

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  WannaBe: This may, <MAY> prove, that God have a sense humour, however weird it may be:

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  Fusilli: That's hilarious!
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  WannaBe: Super nice, Ucla Bruins at Az Wild Kitties on ESPN, then LA Kings at SJ Sharks at outdoor game.

Great double-header for Saturday evening!!

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  WannaBe: College admission, being Asian, and the era of PC, diversity:

I think, I was fortunate, yes, I always excelled at math and sciences classes, got accepted to UC Davis and LA, plus RPI and Harvey Mudd.

But I always hoped it was my accomplishments, not by my race, the major of my choice was considered "impacted". (Math, at Ucla)

It wasn't until later that I found out, that Abstract Algebra might as well be Scilian Najdorf that I changed to CompSci.

(I remember when HTML was introduced to the world...) been doing CompSci ever since.

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  Mating Net: A sad, shocking story. I had no idea that sort of thing was taking place.

1. Why would branching out from the chess club be necessary? So few kids play chess I would think an applicant would stand out more.

2. Why would writing an essay on the family journey to the U.S. be taboo? It seems that would go against the whole premise of writing about what shaped an applicant as an individual. I know many families that escaped Vietnam, China and the experience was profound to say the least.

3. I think the name change option mentioned at the end is going to be seen more and more.

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  WannaBe: Saw John Wick last night, C+, nothing too extraordinary to talk about. Aside from the usual wooden acting and dialog of K. Reeves.
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  chancho: <WannaBe> Actually, he's improved... well, a bit.

Did you see his crying scene?

A few years back he could not have pulled that off.


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  WannaBe: A couple of items came out of Michigan this past few days, and they are somehow both involving the Univ. (In a weird way...)

First, we have this student, whose parents make 250K, and she wrote/posted, that her family is middle-class:

Then I read about the new U. of M.'s sporting event ticket price policy for the students, with a tie-in to federal Pell Grant:

So, I wondered, can I buy cheap UM-OSU tickets and sell them to the student, whose family makes 250K?

It's scary how far out of touch (with reality) some people are.

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  heuristic: <middle-class>
the article was about "relative wealth". I thought it was well written.

her description of one subgroup within silicon valley was accurate. her observation about "pride in clothes" was perceptive.

the human response to relative differences; income, IQ, chess rating is quite strong! :-)

I would not have said "middle class" but it has punch! (and mass media requires this)

so it goes...

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  chancho: Si...
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  WannaBe: <chancho> If I want to visit (non-tourist) places, where would you recommend? I like to go to off the beaten path places, see authentic historical locale, avoid crowded tourist (trap) places.

Just give me some names, I can google them meself. Thank you in advance. =)

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  chancho: <WannaBe> The guy who can give you useful information is <TD>.

I can recommend old San Juan, with El Morro, San Cristobal, etc.

A lot of good restaurants there, but let's face it: old San Juan is a place where lots of tourists move around, still a good place to visit.

Going to El Yunque National Forest is something to do if you like hiking.

(You have to be very careful not to get lost there.)

But like I said: <TD> knows more about places here than me.

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> A couple of questions. Will you be traveling by yourself or accompanied? Are you going to rent a car? Will you be staying at a luxury hotel or a park bench? Let me know and I'll see how I can help you.
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  WannaBe: Great, if I ask <technical draw>'s help, I'm likely end up at Costa Rica... Or another place with two word name, like Bra Zil or something.

I plan to hitch-hike across US to Key West, swim towards Puerto Rico.

Find the largest refrigerator box, and live on the beach for a week before swimming back to the states.

I'm expecting to arrive by 2019.

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> I can send you a map of the best bridges you can sleep under if you want cheap accommodations.
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  chancho: The problem is that Mosquitoes tend to indulge in blood sucking.

And they just like to hang out under them bridges.

And there are many of them who have never tasted California blood, so it would be party time for them.

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  WannaBe: Patent troll strikes, <AGAIN>!!

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  WannaBe: Spock died!!! Waaaaaaa! =((
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  WannaBe: Uber have suffered a data breach, back in May 2014 (Discovered in September) and now, shortly before Mach 2015, they have started to send out notification.

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  WannaBe: Marker, (for moi) more people will mourn the passing of Spock, than Kirk.

I think. Most, like me, took after and admired Spock...

We will have to wait, for Kirk's passing...

Mar-04-15  chessmoron: <WannaBe> Is there any software that I can use to fix some videos that displays "Error Loading Skin: Crossdomain loading denied"?
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  WannaBe: If you use Firefox, this may help

If not, more information would be very helpful. Is it a streaming video embedded? Like Youtube. Is it a pre-downloaded via torrent?? Are you viewing it by VLC? Windows media player?

More information, the more helpful. Asking a generic question without any background or reference point is often unfruitful.

Mar-05-15  chessmoron: IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera all displayed the error.

Click on any links and click proceed, the error shows up on every video.

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  Alien Math: Which device are you using? a phone, desktop or iPad or other?

Which Adobe Flash Player version do you have? to the right it shows your version and at the bottom it shows the current versions available,

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