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Subject: Re: Ruffian 0.76 is still playing incredible strong!

Author: Russell Reagan

Date: 13:35:19 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 14:46:59, Ricardo Gibert wrote:

>I hope you realize that you have essentially *publicly* leveled an accusation
>without presenting any evidence. I would prefer in such cases that either an
>investigation be conducted discretely or a wait and see policy be followed.

Bob did nothing of the sort. You need to stop thinking so legalistically. This
isn't a court like you make it out to be. There is no "policy" or
"investigation", lol. I seriously thought you were joking when I first read
this. I thought there is no way anyone could say this seriously. Launching an
investigation and following policy in the online community of amateur computer
chess authoring??? Get real man. I don't know when someone stating their opinion
became "accusing". Bob didn't say "Ruffian is a clone!!!" He said it raises
suspicion, which it does. He said it's highly unlikely, which it is. Neither of
those things are accusations as far as I can tell.

If I claim that I can run at a speed of 35 miles per hour, and you say, "Gee,
that sounds unlikely to me." what is wrong with that? I don't see how Bob did
anything more than saying, "Gee, that's unlikely...but it's possible." Nothing
wrong there.

Russell



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