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Subject: Re: Is Rybbka a fruit clone? [NT]

Author: Tord Romstad

Date: 00:32:42 12/06/05

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On December 06, 2005 at 03:17:21, Sune Larsson wrote:
>Any special reason for you asking such a question [with NT]?

It's just an annoying reflex found among many computer chess
enthusiasts, particularly those who are only interested in the top
programs and do not follow the amateur computer chess

Whenever a new, unexpectedly strong program appears, somebody
without much knowledge will invariably ask whether it is a clone, or
even accuse it of being a clone, without even a shadow of evidence.
The obvious fact that this is extremely rude and unnecessary
behaviour is clearly not enough to stop them.

Is it really so hard to leave the question of whether some engine
is a clone to the experts?  And if you are curious about why some
new engine is so strong and wonder where it's coming from, wouldn't
it be possible to find a better question to ask than "is engine X a fruit


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