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Subject: Re: Crafty CCT6 notes

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 20:56:15 02/07/04

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On February 07, 2004 at 04:45:15, Dave Gomboc wrote:

>On February 02, 2004 at 09:52:05, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>On February 02, 2004 at 05:41:05, Omid David Tabibi wrote:
>>
>>>Congratulations for the spectacular performance. Hopefully this great result
>>>will convince you to participate in the world championship this year!
>>
>>If it takes a week plus, I still can't make it.  Same reasons as before, until
>>perhaps when I retire in another 10-15 years...
>
>It seems to me that you could submit an academic paper to CG 2004, and attend
>the conference to present your paper.  If you're already there for the
>conference (which is an academic endeavour -- so presumably it would be
>acceptable to your employer?) then the incremental time to participate in the
>tournament is small.

"small" is very relative.  I have _never_ attended a conference and stayed for
more than 2.5 days.  Most conferences don't last any longer than that.  The
difference between 2.5 and 8 is _very_ significant.  IE it is more than 3x as
long...


>
>I suppose you've "been there, done that" many times before, so it may not appeal
>to you.  I have to say that I really enjoyed attending ACG-10 and, by extension,
>the last WCCC, in Graz last November.  I was hardly a special case: the U of
>Alberta sent at least five professors, plus more graduate students than can be
>counted on two hands.  Therefore, it puzzles me that it's difficult for you to
>make arrangements to attend.


Did your guys miss two weeks of classes?  That's what it takes to attend an
event that plays chess on 8 consecutive days, minimum, not to mention travel and
set-up time...




>
>Congratulations on Crafty's performance at CCT-6!
>
>Dave



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