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Member since Aug-04-05
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die, in der Dunkelheit, wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische; heiss wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich.
Was hatte ich zu befurchten,
mit was zu kampfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.


Bio as it used to be:

<I dont have any favorite players normally, though Josef Emil Krejcik is brilliant =)

call me dakgootje, dakkie, dak, gootje or whatever you like ;-)

Lack any opening knowledge and thus improvise them quite often. well not always, i know some basic e4-openings... But i improvise on d4, sicilian, kings gambit and uhm caro kann and philidor and english etc etc etc =P but hey, i do know some of the names! =)

Improved a lot on openings lately, keep that in mind if you ever play versus me =P

There are three sides to every story-- yours, mine, and the truth

Still dont know what to studie next year but "you should view higher education as more of a matter for your self-development, rather than as training for a specific job." (quote-credits to mojo)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me as a friend.>

Docendo disco, scribendo cogito

My forum name is actually a reference to a childrens song:

<Oh Children, hear the Geese,
its cry will make you shiver.
For yet it knows that we will feas'
on tasty meat, and its liver.>

Cheers ^^

NOTE: I will not accept any fights, drama, name-calling and similar in my chessforum. They will all be deleted, no exceptions and no warnings. As it seems, there are other places to do such things. Full Member

   dakgootje has kibitzed 8672 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-16 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: ..Karjakin is a total bore.. Even when he had really good, potentially better, positions, he doesn't press but simplifies.. Perhaps he came closest to doing something active and forceful in game 5, but even there.. He seems so very cautious. That might actually be his match ...
   Nov-17-16 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Oh.. I had missed Mal's passing as well.. :( Anyway, hi guys, I'm somewhat back. Back as in: I check in occasionally ;) I'm backish. Which a number of people here had already discovered, but perhaps others had not. On a side-note, I signed up for leepeter01's services, because ...
   Jan-11-15 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: And they are highly trained to look at unusual mental symptoms. So whereas most people would happily agree that they have the occasional crazy tendency, a psychiatrist might immediately recognize and group it as, say, OCD.
   Jan-08-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Can't you automate the fun bet-making, by pushing your spacebar instead?
   Dec-25-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Now the world is complete.
   Dec-23-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
dakgootje: Good luck gentlemen. I'll be off for bed, and I fully expect you'll have solved the clue by the time that I wake up. ;)
   Dec-05-14 chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Indeed, 23 was my main numerical alternative to 17. However, I wasn't sure which of them was larger.
   Dec-03-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Yeah, but if he retires for a second time - with a bit of luck nobody notices and he'll cash twice the amount of retirement money :)
   Nov-22-14 virginmind chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: Ludovico Einaudi is fantastic - but very far from Pink Floyd. ;) His music is very much based around the piano - often solo. Melodic, dreamy, and somewhat minimalistic. Great when you need some peace of mind. I'll just link one of his; I Giorni: ...
   Nov-20-14 ahmadov chessforum (replies)
dakgootje: <But then your hints imply that Black can draw this :-)> Only if you let black keep his toy. ^^
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  dakgootje: <Fusilli: <dak> Did you watch a movie last night? Which one? Opinion?

And today is a GTM day, isn't it?>

Ah, yes, GTM tonight! Had almost forgotten it!

I saw 'True Grit' yesterday! Very new movie from the Coen Brothers, load of Oscar nomations [and other film prizes]. Anyway, it has a good cast and I am a big fan of the Coen brothers' work [except for 'A serious man' really] -- so I obviously thought it was a great film ;)

They always tend to have quite ironic films, but this one is not really. Clear emphasis on accents though - as they usually do - and good characters and acting.

So all in all, I certainly liked it :) Undoubtedly one of the Oscar-worthy films of the year. Along with 'The Fighter' which I thought was great although I can't really recall <why>. Notice the Social Network has quite the chance to win though which is mind-boggling. Very average film. Maybe Facebook is a much bigger phenomenon in the USA than it is here - as I suspect people are more positive about it when it concerns a site they use [A LOT] daily.

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  chancho: Repo Men...saw it yesterday on HBO. Lot's of action and a surprising ending. My oldest son had already seen it before and he was smiling (like the Cheshire cat in Alice In Wonderland) when the surprise ending popped up.
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  dakgootje: Thanks! I shall put it on my ever-growing list! ;D
Jan-31-11  morocco mole: Thank you for the messages.

<izimbra> already said his goodbyes to his "friends" (and felt both of them), right after I dropped my note at chez <Fusilli>. So your update doesn't change much for him, though it seems a pity to meet only (less than) half of <chancho>. He still hopes everybody gets whatever help it is that they really need.

I've done a lot of stock trading and there it is the same: not enough information on the table to make a "rational" decision, but the instinctive play is typically correct.

Re: style - The essence of that "squirrel" link might be accurately summarized as "Duchamp does Casablanca", and the handle <izimbra> is also rooted Dadaism. Hence your ending fits from that POV.

Closing title music?

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  dakgootje: I really am quite sorry but I honestly have no idea what you are talking about or responding to.. :\

Shall I end at the hands of Dada-squirrels? That just has to be undesirable..

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  chancho: <dakgootje> If I understand the gist of it, I'm apparently sending secret messages to other people via music links and therefore, I need help. :-) I only post those music links for people to listen to, if they wish. At the Huffington Post, the posters there have what they call "music night" when we all get tired of arguing politics and we all start posting the kind of music that we like via links. (60's 70's, soul, rock, etc)... It's all just sharing music.
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  dakgootje: Secret messages via music links? Are you backmasking?? Like having special versions of songs with the message "resign your CC-game with Chancho"!


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  chancho: <dakgootje>

At <Izimbra's forum> in a post directed to <Jess>: (She was trying to understand what <Izimbra> wrote at her forum)

<Izimbra:If we go one step further and talk about posting song links, we deal with a situation where there is an original creator, then a listener who relates something they think/feel to something about the song - but doesn't have control over all the other aspects that come along with it - and then uses that song as a token to communicate something to someone else and hope they can interpret it.>

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  dakgootje: Thanks for getting a bit more light in the matter. It's still fairly dark, but I've seen worse. Inasmuch as you can see it. Did you know that light is invisible? It's amazing, if you'd be in a totally dark place and they'd shine a light which just passes in front of your eyes, you would not see it. The word 'it' obviously presumes there is something like a 'ray' of light although perhaps the ray is only a concept. It's similar to the question what is a 'lot', is 9 alot, is 28, is 153? Think some ancient Greek philosopher once derived that way it had to be something like 21. In that case a lot would be half of the Answer to everything. Except for the question 'what is a lot?', for than the answer would be half itself ad infinitum.


I suppose The Mole must've had one such trains of thought before decided he wanted to post at my place - he just forgot to post the train as well :D He trained in vain.

Which neatly got us to a song

Jan-31-11  Lennonfan: Its all german to me
Feb-01-11  Open Defence: in <chessmoron's> Masters vs Machines hopefully
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  dakgootje: Ahhh I see!

Best of luck!

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  Fusilli: Hey <dakkie>, how's it going! I still didn't get to go back to GTM, but I do think I'll watch a movie tonight, although it is likely to be a silly one. A friend who came over a few days ago dropped a bunch of movies here, and they are all light.
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  dakgootje: And- seen the movie? :)

Seems like your movies-to-see list grows longer and longer :D

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  hms123: <dak> thanks--and I finally have an idea for you.
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  hms123: <dak> Better yet, I actually just sent it on--hms
Feb-04-11  achieve: <dak> Ik ben geen angsthaas, maar tegenwoordig wel erg voorzichtig met een vloed aan popups, die ik kreeg toen ik vidbux klikte - al kon ik wel zien denk ik dat het ook een SCR kwaliteit was van True Grit, als ik me niet vergis.... Maar mijn vorige harde schijf ging naar de filistijnen door een trojan horse op soortgelijke wijze, vandaar dat ik tegenwoordig misschien wel over-voorzichtig ben. Als dat niet nodig is laat het even weten; zowiezo ben jij natuurlijk mij ver vooruit met dit soort dingen ;)
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  dakgootje: ...neem firefox met adblock plus? ;)

Bij mij worden velerlei adds, reclames, pop-ups en dergelijke gefilterd - dus ik was niet op de hoogte dat het zo erg met de site gesteld was.

Ik weet helaas niet echt wat je met een SCR-kwaliteit bedoeld; vond het niet irriterend, maar misschien is mijn standaard voor streams gewoon laag :)

Nu, de site zelf was me ook niet bekend - maar het is een dertien in een dozijn-site. Je helpt veel soortgelijke die gratis video hosting aanbieden maar voor filterloze mensen het halve scherm volproppen met advertenties. Deze zijn meer irritant dan schadelijk - alhoewel natuurlijk liever iets te voorzichtig dan achteraf te onvoorzichtig gebleken.

Je kunt sites ook altijd even snel zoeken op

Feb-05-11  achieve: OK - enorm bedankt! Ik heb idd geen adblock plus, maar Panda Cloud protection, verder prima, maar ik ben wel voorzichtig geworden, berouw na de zonde, zeg maar; zal het toch wat verder uitzoeken... SCR betekent dat het een screening kwaliteit kopie is, wat gebruikt wordt voor.... ach ik zoek het wel op, je hebt ook CAM, dat is iemand die een opname heeft gemaakt met een meestal handheld camcorder, nog een slagje minder... maar ik kijk alleen nog maar "gewoon" dvd kwaliteit, dan maar een maandje wachten... True Grit ging trouwens afgelopen vrijdag in premiere in nederlandse theaters... Sommige screeners zijn trouwens wel van redelijke kwaliteit. Tks for die link ook. by by now ;)
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  dakgootje: Dacht dat panda anti-virus was? Adblock plus is gewoon een add-on voor firefox.

Ik ben vrees ik te ongeduldig om te wachten voor dvd kwaliteit. Tevens prefeer ik streamen boven downloaden en het streamen van dvd-kwaliteit is schier onmogelijk. Vind het meestal niet storend en meeste films zijn toch geen meesterwerken. Alleen degene die ik echt goed vind overweeg ik meestal om in de bios te kijken.

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Mar-06-11  Open Defence: thanks for watching i hope i gave you an entertaining spectacle! :)
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  dakgootje: You certainly did madam!

Hope you shall play Rybka a couple more times in the future :)

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  cormier: there are 2 big screen ... the bottom one has many musicians speaking ..... tks G
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