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Subject: Re: What to do with Horizon effect?

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 20:41:49 11/01/98

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On November 01, 1998 at 10:20:02, Amir Ban wrote:

>On October 31, 1998 at 17:50:48, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>not much you can do...  horizon effect happens anytime you stop the search
>>in a non-quiet position...  everybody sees it...  just get faster.. :)
>I don't agree with this statement. The exposure to horizon effects is what
>usually limits a program's strength, more than the depth it can reach. The fact
>that it cannot be totally overcome is irrelevant to the fact that limiting its
>damage is a first priority. Just getting generally deeper is a poor way to do
>that, and not very effective either.

Just to clairfy, that :) on the end is a "smiley" face...  IE I assume that
the poster has read the many posts describing search extensions here. And that
there are only so many reasonable ways to attack this problem.  However, the
"speed" is *absolutely* an issue.  IE would you like to drop back to hardware
7 years ago?  Or do you like the speed you get on today's hardware?  And if you
went back 7 years ago, would you suffer more from the horizon effect than you
do today?  Why is that, do you suppose?  :)

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