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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

aled Re:Incredible! (199 comments)

here is the link to aichess4k site http://ulf.ofahrt.de/aichess4k...

"aichess4k implements all chess rules and tops it off
with an ai that casual players find difficult to beat."

and a graphical board from the screenshots

2 days ago
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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

aled Re:Incredible! (199 comments)

there was a 4KB Java games contest some years http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...

one of the winning entries was a chess game. May be interesting to check.

3 days ago
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Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment

aled Re:What a clown (55 comments)

Waves isn't a physical thing that propagate over the seas.

A wave denier!

I don't believe those exist.

about 7 months ago
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The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

aled Re:Bomb Philosophy (188 comments)

Dark star was a bomb!

seriously, mod parent up +10

about 7 months ago
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Biggest Dinosaur Yet Discovered

aled Re:advice to those who name dinosaurs (113 comments)

really? I didn't know that. Care to elaborate and give some examples of Argentine false scientific discoveries? because I'm from Argentina and know nothing about it.
thanks

about 8 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

aled Re:The build process is still shyte (?) (435 comments)

I tried the previous versions but the c/c++ Support was still incubating and could not support library interdependence. I think that was fixed in the later releases but haven't had time to check.
building with external libraries is a pain in c++ compared to java.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

aled Re:Farming (737 comments)

in the context of an apocalyptic event... you take any farming that you can. you get fancy then you probably discover you don't have the resources or knowledge to make it work.
just watch how well farming in the walking dead goes.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

aled Re:Mechanical Computers (737 comments)

unless a nuclear winter hides the sun for hundreds of years.

about 10 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

aled Re:Laugh (612 comments)

welcome to quantum physics. you are not supposed to understand them.

about 10 months ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

aled The original Basic Book (146 comments)

I still think that Basic Programming [http://www.amazon.com/BASIC-Programming-John-G-Kemeny/dp/0471468304] by Kemeny & Kurtz (Basic creators) is a very fine way to teach a language. Practically every sample was useful in itself. Very didactic and well written.

about 10 months ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

aled Re:Only works if the teacher isn't the one in thre (470 comments)

When I was in high school, one of our teachers told us voodoo magic was real, and that contrary to popular belief, it would work on you even if you didn't believe in it. Try to make teachers talk about astrology and you'll end up with them going around the classroom with shit like, "That's because you're a Virgo".

In school my geography teacher was a believer of the hollow earth and recommended us to read some book about it.
Beat that!

about 10 months ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

aled Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

yes, most people comparing subversion with hit should check instead mercurial.
Mercurial is much easier to understand than git and has a nice portable GUI.
I'm not saying got is bad, just it appear to work at a lower level than other SCMs.

about 10 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

aled Re:Don't they have to fly that thing around? (330 comments)

I know, right!
They should remove the armour plating from all the tanks too. People aren't that important.

Count how many tanks there are and how many people in the world.
Which one is the scarcest resource?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

aled Re:GCC etc. (531 comments)

4dos in does era was great. Had better completion than current shells, for Linux or windows.

about a year ago
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Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes

aled Re:He's s shill probably (194 comments)

Welcome to Communism. Totalitarian leader. Oppressive regime. Total economic collapse. Continuous propaganda internal and external.

My country only had have capitalists non democratic governments with those characteristics until now but YMMV.

about a year ago
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Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes

aled Re:He's s shill probably (194 comments)

join the club!

at this point in the US's history, I can't tell the diff between capitalism and corruption.

Oh, but there is a difference. As much difference as you are willing to pay for.

about a year ago
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Why Standard Deviation Should Be Retired From Scientific Use

aled I'm shocked (312 comments)

You mean that there are scientists publishing papers out there that don't understand basic concepts of statistics? Like, the rest of the world?
I'm truly 99.9999% e+/-0.5 shocked!

1 year,14 days
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Oracle Promises Patches Next Week For 36 Exploits In Latest Java

aled Re:Why doubt something better would exist? (154 comments)

Truly. There was real need for a portable, high level and safer (really) language. YMMV but I remember doing C with embedded SQL that was a pain, non-portable between platforms, compilers nor databases, debugger-less, etc. Lots of pain. The same program in Java would be a breeze. No pointers, no hand memory allocation, portable binaries, even the database drivers are portable.
There are lots of applications that are better suited for Java than C or even C++.

1 year,18 days
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Oracle Promises Patches Next Week For 36 Exploits In Latest Java

aled Re:Why doubt something better would exist? (154 comments)

If you download the installer from the developers site it doesn't. Or use the tar.gz version for just uncompress in a directory with no installer at all.

1 year,19 days

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aled aled writes  |  more than 8 years ago

aled (228417) writes "An article on Theserverside.com points to a free, downloadable pdf draft of a book on algorithms. The index seems very interesting with a focus on CS and examples related to real world problems. Some entries are: algorithms with numbers, descompositions of graphs, Huffman coding, Horn formulas, Coping with NP-completeness. A must keep on bookshelf for serious programmers."

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