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Subject: Re: When to do a null move search - some insults

Author: Johan de Koning

Date: 23:29:14 04/26/04

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On April 26, 2004 at 13:41:53, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:

>Further i must remind you that majority of commercial programmers posting here
>is not busy letting you know what works for them or doesn't work for them.
>
>To quote Johan: "don't inform the amateurs".

That's not a quote.
It's not even a paraphrase.
I think what you're referring to is this (in my adaptation):
V: If they don't understand the difference between activity and
   pseudo-legal move count, then I'm not inclined to tell them.
J: Right, let the cat be happy by not telling it how to bark.
Then we had a good laugh about Frans, Stefan, Amir and Shay since
they're obviously too stupid to write a decent chess program. :-)

But back to the issue: indeed professional programmers are just
that. They're not academics writing about research. They're not
journalists writing about discoveries. They're not policy makers
writing about the need for more money. They're not chefs writing
divine recipies. They're just human beings (sort of) that love to
talk about their work, as long as it doesn't take too much effort
and as long as it doesn't make themselves redundant.

... Johan



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