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HP Officially Out of TouchPads

vmartell Re:I wonder... liar, liar, pants on fire? (127 comments)

Did anyone else besides this blogger of unknown repute receive this alleged e-mail notice? I didn't. I requested the same e-mail updates as he allegedly did, yet I've received nothing at all. The only explanation I can conjecture is that HP's SMTP servers are dragging the process out for who knows how many hours or days.

Got it too... Announcement is legit.... Sorry.... V

more than 3 years ago

Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction?

vmartell M-Audio or Behringer (411 comments)

After +200 replies, my post will probably be redundant, I will add my vote to the probably many coming for getting a budget pro-audio card. M-Audio, from the Audiophile to some other Firewire/USB products they have should do... if you are really on a budget, try Behringer... word to the wise, ***performance*** wise, they cannot be beat for the price; however, they are ***built*** kind of cheaply...

more than 4 years ago

The Deceptive Perfection of Auto-Tune

vmartell Re:Inauthentic? (437 comments)

It's poetry with a beat behind it! And guns! They're like beatniks with automatic weapons.

I rarely comment on Slashdot this comment it's beauty - I should turn it into a sig... V

more than 5 years ago

16th World Computer Chess Championship In Progress

vmartell Re:Women's grandmaster? (183 comments)

I submitted the story, apologies if it sounded trollish... it was merely a quote from the original article... no more... V

more than 6 years ago



World Chess Championship in Bonn

vmartell vmartell writes  |  more than 6 years ago

vmartell (753021) writes "The 2008 World Chess Championship in Bonn is currently in progress. As things stand right now, the Champion, Vishy Anand is ahead of the challenger and former Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, 2-1. URL: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4963 — Things are getting exciting now, with the fighting chess of game 3 and the revelation that Vishy has Magnus Carlsen as his second. To connect with the IT world, there is also an interview with Kramnik where the role of computers in preparation is extensively discussed: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4950 Additionally, as a suggestion to the kind editors, maybe if Chess qualifies as "News for Nerds" the addition of a chess category/topic would be great."

16th World Computer Chess Championship in progress

vmartell vmartell writes  |  more than 6 years ago

vmartell (753021) writes "The 16th World Computer Chess Championship is now in progress in Beijing as part of the Computer Games Championship! Currently in the lead are Rybka 3.0, recognized as the world's strongest chess engine and Hiarcs, another commercial engine. Another curiosity is a Java ME based engine running on a Nokia phone, which BTW is currently being trounced by the other engines. A very interesting sideline: before the computer tournament a Women Grandmaster played two games against Rybka; the result? Rybka won both games!"
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