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|Jun-01-10|| ||AgentRgent: <al wazir: It is now 9:55 pm, EDT. Since we have heard nothing from <AgentRgent>, his turn is over and my turn has begun.> Was out of town for several days on vacation, hence why I voted against the silly 24hr rule... ;-P|
As for ending the game.. I vote NO (mostly to be contrarian).
|Jun-01-10|| ||OhioChessFan: Well, now that I know the point of the game......
I vote yes.
|Jun-03-10|| ||SamAtoms1980: <al wazir: Finitus est ludus.>|
Ludus? Or iocus?
|Dec-01-11|| ||theodor: <<al wazir>: It's 11:49 pm, EDT. Finitus est ludus.> I think it's better to say: ''ora venientibus - ossa!''|
|Dec-29-11|| ||0003: <al wazir> i'm a fan - you are my hero # 6|
|Jan-23-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n02/tariq-...|
Thanks for this article, whose link you posted in the Tata Steel page. I have always wondered about our isolated northern neighbor in east asia, especially its nuclear capabilities.
<‘You haven’t seen the glint in the eyes of the South Korean military,’ she said. ‘They’re desperate to get hold of the North’s nuclear arsenal. That’s unacceptable.’ Why? ‘Because if a unified Korea becomes a nuclear power, it will be impossible to stop Japan from becoming one too and if you have China, Japan and a unified Korea as nuclear states, it shifts the relationship of forces against us.’ >
The above opinion came as a surprise to me. Yet it seems logical enough. I believe Japan would see a unified economically powerful Korea as a threat, especially if armed with nuclear weapons. USA in turn would see economically powerful nuclear armed north east asian countries as something uncomfortably uncontrollable.
I think China and Japan follow USA as the 2nd and 3rd biggest economies in the world, with South Korea on the way up. Regarding basic economy, this is in large part measured by industrial production of basic stuff; and in the past decade, China has become number one producer of modern civilization's top three structural metals (iron, aluminum, magnesium), not to mention zinc, mercury, gold, rare earths.. plus the most commonly produced industrial chemical- sulfuric acid. Regarding energy, only China, Japan, the Koreas, and India have constructed new nuclear plants since Chernobyl; and China and Japan are into active research in 4th generation nuclear plants.
It's reasonable to think that the world 20 years from now will be quite different, with geopolitical power shifting to north east asia from the USA, especially if US does not do anything radically new. Then again, Americans are generally intelligent; and it's certain that many American political, military, and industrial leaders, and a significant portion of its intelligentsia, can see what is happening.
|Feb-06-12|| ||Shams: <al wazir> Are you on chess tempo? If you do a few puzzles a day for a month and you aren't seeing tactical shots more naturally at that point I will personally buy you a full grooming and canine pedicure. Mamedyarov's 27.Re7+ is a nice shot but it's well within your grasp to look for it.|
|May-04-12|| ||benjinathan: It is a sad day. All the people who I thought were rational on the KR page have been proven not to be. It is just you , FSR and Jim Bartle left. I have to say that I am shocked.|
|May-26-12|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <al>.
I do not know if you like theater, but I recommend (Ovid's) "Metamorphoses" at the Constellation Theater (near 14th and T Streets)
[ http://constellationtheatre.org/met... ]
Greek mythology was my first contact with anything culturally worthwhile, so I found the performance very enlightening. Much of what I enjoyed as a 12 year-old was obviously Ovid.
|Aug-03-12|| ||kellmano: <al wazir> Two years too late I know, but <As you probably know, the U.K. doesn't have a written constitution. Their constitution consists of the entire corpus of British law since Magna Carta.> is a huge assertion, disagreed with by all jurisprudence scholars I have ever read.|
The claim people make is that though all laws are of equal status legally, some nevertheless have constitutional importance (for example the magna carta). The claim made is that legal equality does not mean equality in terms of constitutional importance. You are of course welcome to dismiss this distinction. I remember thinking it was fishy when I studied, but to someone who has grown up knowing a written constitution with greater legal status it must seem very odd.
|Aug-14-12|| ||heuristic: from the KR page -
<al wazir: I decided to incorporate them ("a collection of vector formulas") in my opusculum >
could one call your little work a formulary?
|May-22-13|| ||Tiggler: Can I vote "no" on everything, always, or do I have to keep coming here to vote No? |
|May-22-13|| ||brankat: Coming back again and again to vote No will increase Your posts count.|
|May-22-13|| ||Tiggler: <brankat> But what will it do to my white cell count? Trying to cut back on my posts anyway.|
|May-23-13|| ||brankat: <Tiggler> As some say: vote early and vote often. |
As for the blood cells count, You may try to consult our resident Medical Doctor, <tpstar>, who is also a USCF master <Tony Palmer> :-)
|May-23-13|| ||Shams: <Tiggler> I caught that web page the other day. Remembering how to spell the URL looks a giant hassle.|
|May-23-13|| ||Tiggler: <Shams> Sorry, you lost me. I did not refer to any website. If it was about white cell counts, I knew about the immunosuppressive effect of chemo, radiation and other toxic environmental hazards, and that is what my comment about visiting certain chessforums was about.|
|May-23-13|| ||brankat: If one was to go as far as to worry about "environ-mental" hazards, including the forums, not to mention other websites, then one may as well blow his head off.|
|May-23-13|| ||Shams: <Tiggler> You linked to a website like two posts ago. I'm looking at the link right now, just to the right of your avatar. Is this a Zen koan on your part?|
|May-23-13|| ||Tiggler: <Shams> Hmm... What is the sound of horses pissing in straw?|
|May-23-13|| ||Tiggler: Shhhhhhh|
|May-23-13|| ||Tiggler: <brankat: If one was to go as far as to worry about "environ-mental" hazards, including the forums, not to mention other websites, then one may as well blow his head off.>|
Exactly why I assume <PinnedPiece>, <HeMateMe>, and <ColonelMortimer> are only dopplegangers in search of an identity to colonize.
|May-23-13|| ||brankat: <PP> and <HMM> seem to be to far to the right (for my taste). |
On the other hand, I kinda like the Colonel ;-)
|May-23-13|| ||Tiggler: <brankat> One rabid dog is the same as another.|
|May-24-13|| ||brankat: An experienced vet could (probably) help some of the lot. Others are beyond assistance.|
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