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

Author: Mogens Larsen

Date: 05:25:12 09/21/02

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On September 21, 2002 at 06:56:31, Uri Blass wrote:



>You think that the value of the forum is only to help the author and if it
>cannot help him the forum is not of much use.

Do I now? Interesting ;-). To be exact, I believe that most of the helpful
advice posted here is worth very little elowise unless you're a novice
programmer. That's my impression at least (aka. uninformed estimate). Not thatit
isn't a decent purpose nonetheless. But it is a fact that authors of commercial
software are reluctant to contribute, so I don't see why an author of a
supposedly strong amateur should do it either. That doesn't make sense from a
competitive viewpoint. Especially if the author has commercial aspirations.

>I still do not believe that Ruffian is going to be freeware and even in case
>that I am wrong I am going to be careful to download it as a freeware without a
>source code because I am going to suspect that it includes a virus.

If it's released I'll check and let you know.

>I cannot trust somebody that I know nothing about him and I do not understand
>his behaviour.

The behaviour of more than 99.99% of the World's population is irrational. It's
not exactly news.


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