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Ehrhardt Post vs Alexander Flamberg
"The Postman Always Checks Twice" (game of the day Dec-12-2009)
19th DSB Congress, Mannheim (1914), Mannheim GER, rd 5, Jul-24
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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  LIFE Master AJ: IF ... the MAC is so great ... how come no one writes software for it?

I have been in stores that sell software, the amount and diversity of of software for an IBM-compatible PC is enormous. Then ask to see the "MAC-stuff." Its usually a small and sorry collection, hidden away in one corner. QED

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  Sneaky: I was in a record store the other day and asked to see their Mozart. They had a small stack of albums in the corner of the store. Then I asked to see their HIP-HOP! Woah! Rack after rack of more performers than you could shake a stick at. More music than you could listen to in a lifetime!

I guess that settles the debate over which is better. Hip-Hop beats Mozart any day.

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  WannaBe: <Sneaky> How can you compare a single artist against a genre?!?!?! <LifeMaster AJ> was compare Mac software vs PC software, that's comparable. You are using a single musician (Mozart) versus the hip-hop genre! Okay, I am starting to repeat myself here. I see what you are trying to say, but your argument example is very very faulty.
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  tpstar: Mozart performed a very well received version of "Baby Got Back" early in his career. I'm surprised you didn't find him somewhere between Mo Betta Blues and Mya.
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  Sneaky: Egads!! The logical inconsistency of my analogy has been uncovered!

Mostly the point is that the very worst of the Mozart collection is actually better than the very finest of the Hip-Hop section (apologies to Tpstar). Had I said "The classical section" compared to the "Hip Hop section" I would not have adequately represented the incredible ratio that PC software chokes out Mac software. It's not a ratio of 100 to 1, it's more like 5000 to 1.

Case in point: I use my Mac at home, and a PC at the office. One thing I really really need for my work is a good professional Text-Editor. (Not a word processor, an old fashioned ASCII-style text editor.) I only know two or three text editors for the Mac, and I have no doubts as to my favorite, it's called BBedit. At the office I use a PC and every few weeks I get mad at my text editor and go searching the net for some PC software which can do the simple job of editing a text file. There are literally hundreds to choose from and I have personally reviewed dozens of them, and guess what--they ALL SUCK!! Why is this? I'm not really sure, but I am sure that in this case, having 5000 products to choose from instead of 3 is no advantage at all.

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  WannaBe: <Sneaky> I use textpad for editing/writing my software code, pgn files, etc. Have you tried that? They also make wildedit, which I have not yet tried.
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  Sneaky: Yes I've used Textpad and actually it's one of the better ones. My main gripe with it is that it doesn't have built-in FTP functions which is a must for my purposes.
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  LIFE Master AJ: The Mac still sucks.
Sep-25-05  blingice: <tpstar> LOL
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  Once: Nice finish, but the game itself is a bit pedestrian. GOTD for the pun?

Perhaps the most interesting bit is the old kibbitzing. Really enjoyed the chat about Mozart and the Mac. But haven't we come a long way since the days of "first!" and "saw it in a nanosecond"???

And another thing. I may be getting old, but thinking about THAT scene in the film now makes me wonder who is going to clean up all the flour?

Dec-12-09  Gilmoy: <Sneaky: a good professional Text-Editor.> GNU Emacs. (OK, it's not merely a text editor. Hehe.)

<Once: who is going to clean up all the flour?> Same crew that mopped up the pottery clay in <Ghost>, vacuumed the popcorn in <Real Genius>, and re-upholstered Biff's car in <Back to the Future II>. They're currently bidding for the Alderaan II ringworld contract.

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  Once: <Gilmoy> Now that was one seriously funny post!
Dec-12-09  Rachit: 22.., Rag8. White can immediately when an exchange but giving some attacking chances to black with 23 Nxg8,Kxg8. Or If white tries 23 g3 or Re3 , black can continue with Bc8 or Rxg2 respectively.
Dec-12-09  whiteshark: <The Postman Always Checks Twice> funny
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  kevin86: The rook must leave his artner and allow for an Arabian mate of the most artistic type.
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  playground player: Mozart wrote more good music in one day than all the hip-hop "artists" put together in their entire lifetimes. But you could probably even say that about Ross Perot.
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  HeMateMe: <Mozart> Was he in the Pogues?
Dec-12-09  WhiteRook48: well, that was funny
Dec-12-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: A very clever mate, which makes the game worth of a GOD selection. But, at the time of the old kibbitzing of 2005, I admired the ease of <Sneaky> in defending his stance against the strange and out of place "I'll puke on them". I am surprised that nobody blew the whistle and complained to the Chessgames administrator of this kind of language to a fellow kibitzer. This Life master "AJ", whoever he is, does not seem to be able to move and converse gracefully in a company of chess enthusiasts. If he cannot take some gentle ribbing, and has to use obscene and gutter language to make his point against fellow kibbitzers, he should be redflagged and given some serious warning for his uncivil comportment.
Dec-12-09  Oliveira: Funny one! :)
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  jessicafischerqueen: <LifeMaster AJ Goldsby> has spent thousands and thousands of hours of his life producing a wealth of high quality Master level chess analysis at and at his own website.

Everyone at snaps at another user from time to time. It may break the posting guidelines but it's not a federal crime.

Here is some some more snapping for you to complain about:

With regard to the humor on this thread- What I find most funny is the fact that you all seem to find each other hilarious.

You aren't.

This is akin to the "humor" shared between redoubtables at a Star Trek convention with everyone in full regalia.

That is- the humor of <low rent nerds>- that curious combination of unearned superciliousness and a woefully ill-conceived appreciation for dime store irony.

Dec-12-09  offtherook: <Gilmoy: <Sneaky: a good professional Text-Editor.> GNU Emacs. (OK, it's not merely a text editor. Hehe.)> Vim, you heretic. ;-)
Dec-13-09  sneaky pete: Position after 23.Re3 ..

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23... c6 is given in the 1964 tournament book, compiled by Mannheim chess club librarian Werner Lauterbach from various sources available to him at the time. Lauterbach himself refers to the alternate move 23... c3 given by Ludwig Bachmann in <Schachjahrbuch>.

Since 23... c6 is a complete waste of time in a critical position, it's very likely that 23... c3 with the counter threat .. Rxa2 was actually played.

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24.Rg3 Bd7
25.Qh6 Rag8

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  Once: <jessicafischerqueen> Humour, like anger, is very personal. What one person finds hilarious, another may consider puerile. My 9 year old son loves jokes about bodily functions; I can't for the life of me find Charlie Chaplin remotely funny. The Office makes me cringe, but others rave about it.

Tolerance, tolerance, tolerance.

If person A makes a joke and person B enjoys it, then as long as no-one is insulted or offended I don't see what the problem is. I can see nothing on this thread which is objectionable. Just a gentle disagreement, told with a little humour.


Jan-23-21  Stolzenberg: More "Arabian Mate Examples" can be found in this database.

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