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technical draw
Member since Nov-18-03
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Whereabouts: Classified
Chess rating: estimated ELO 1900 (Would you believe 1800?)

Voted Funniest Kibitzer 8 years in a row. Lost to the great <WannaBe>.

Inventor of the successful Secret Formula to win the pick 3 lottery. (no lotteries until after the pandemic)

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The great Maria Callas in the sextet from Lucia de Lammermoor. (Well, Maria Callas and 5 other great singers):

Brahms Violin Concerto w/Hillary Hahn:

The greatest musical talent of the 20th century was female. Probably the name is unknown to many. Her name:

Nadia Boulanger

Carlos Gardel:

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning
If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not (an undivided) Jerusalem above my chief joy..."

Technical draw is a fictional character living in the collective vision of chess who has little relationship to the real technical draw; a neurotic and insecure figure obsessively clinging to the promise of power and wealth as if it were the only meaning in his life.

"When You have a brilliant mind you have a special obligation"

"I must believe that something extraordinary is possible" -Jennifer Connelly from A Beautiful Mind.

How the CIA operates (long read):

If you're giving away money e-mail me at goodchessactor(at)

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   technical draw has kibitzed 20572 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-24-21 technical draw chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Childhood jokes that I didn't get but pretended I did and laughed: What is black and white but red all over? A newspaper! How do you get down from a horse? You don't get down from a horse you get down from a goose. I laughed when I first heard them but I didn't understand ...
   Sep-11-21 Richard Rapport (replies)
technical draw: Here's a youtube pronunciation by a guy with a banana in his mouth:
   Aug-26-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <A 2-year-old girl has just made history as the youngest member of American Mensa. California native Kashe Quest has an IQ of 146 and was accepted into the high-IQ society> She probably cheated on the test.
   Aug-26-21 chancho chessforum
   Aug-25-21 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
technical draw: I see that people's political positions do not change with events. Does that mean that at a certain point in a person's life a decision was made to back up a political point of view and nothing will make them change? Or is it that the limited sample of chess players ...
   Aug-02-21 chessforum (replies)
technical draw: Hey, cool, member names based on "Jim". I have dibs on "Jim Crow".
   Jul-29-21 Gregor Samsa Mendel chessforum (replies)
technical draw: <I mean, the single fact that Israel was prophesied to come back into existence after being scattered around the world for millennia is all one really needs to know that the Bible is the word of God. > Truly the greatest miracle ever.
   Jul-19-21 Neuris Delgado Ramirez
technical draw: <macer75> I guess that in the 9 years it took you to reply he might have won a few games!
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  technical draw: <diceman> <Stay away from <Bitcon>. Thanks for the explanation. However your explanation blurs the difference between bitcoin and bitcon.
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  technical draw: Thanks to all who have tried to instruct me on bitcoin. However I have found the mother of all explanations. Be warned, it is not for the faint of heart:

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  diceman: <Although early on in Bitcoin's history individuals may have been able to compete for blocks with a regular at-home computer, this is no longer the case.>

I hope all these computer requirements lead to stronger/faster computers.

Id like to analyze my old chess games without having to leave the computer on all night.

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  WannaBe: Texas and Bitcoin mining:

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> Thanks for that bitcoin link. I read it but it only added to my confusion. They say that one bitcoin costs $34,000. Now let's say I buy one bitcoin. What do I do with it? What can I buy with it? I know if I had a million bitcoins I could buy a kilo of a precursor of methamphetamine from China. (they specifically say payment is in bitcoin only) but what do I do with my single, lonely bitcoin?

I'm getting close to understanding bitcoin by comparing it to paper money. Paper money being just a representative of something concrete or real. I can have a one dollar bill or three bananas, same difference.

Anyway I will wait for the great collapse of the crypto currency pyramid. (so start buying gold)

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  WannaBe: Another Bitcoin (Illegal) in Ukraine:

The lowest denomination for a Bitcoin is called a Satoshi (named after the mysterious real name/identity unknown inventor)

So, if you one Bitcoin, you can use 10 Satoshis to buy yourself 3 bananas.

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  WannaBe: Israeli investment firm & Bitcoin, and various governments want to start their own crypto:

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> Israel is "investing" 2.3 billion US dollars in bitcoin. So what exactly are they investing in? Do they expect the value of today's bitcoin to increase substantially in one year?

I think we'll see 1929 again. When bitcoin crashes those holding gold will laugh all the way to the bank. (if it's still open that is)

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  WannaBe: <TD> Yes, by investing in Bitcoin (BTC) they will be able to buy more bananas than ever before in 2024.

This is almost like investing in US Bonds, or Russian caviars, or French wine/champagne or German Mercedes, or Italian Ferrari, or Yugoslavian Yugos.

Or that $20 bux I sent to you back in 2001 for that guaranteed pick-4 winning that you never repaid me.

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  technical draw: <This is almost like investing in US Bonds, or Russian caviars, or French wine/champagne or German Mercedes, or Italian Ferrari, or Yugoslavian Yugos.>

Except for the US Bonds everything else has a practical use. You can drive a Mercedes to France and buy wine. Or you can crash your Ferrari in Monaco while eating caviar. And you can show off your Yugo for laughs. And about those $20 in 2001? I sent that money to a Nigerian Prince and soon we will both be millionaires. But when you get that check from Nigeria DO NOT waste it on bitcoin (soon to be called the 21st century's greatest scam).

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  technical draw: "You can have my air conditioner when you take it from my hot dead hands."

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  diceman: <AC Feels Great,
But It?s Terrible for the Planet.

Here?s How to Fix That>


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  technical draw: I am watching the Netflix series the Crown. It's Ok. It's about the royals of England and their many "adventures". Queen Elizabeth II being the main character. One thing I noticed is the writers tendency to write 21st century American slang into mid 20th century British English. I just caught another one so I wrote it fast lest I forget it. That's the saying, "That's what I'm talking about!" Not only is it American it's Black American. There were some more but I forgot them before I got to the keyboard.

The Royals had many problems before today's scandals. Queen Elizabeth II has ruled with a bitter hand.

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  WannaBe: Cryoto mining rigs, steam roller.

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  technical draw: Thank you <WannaBe> my cryptocurrency IQ just dropped 30 points with your link. Mining rigs? What the heck are those? (actually I know but it's just mind boggling what the whole cryptocurrency idea has evolved into.)

On another note. I am slowly souring on the Netflix series The Crown. It's turning into a mishmash of situations that last a few minutes and then they just move on to something else equally pablum. Season 2 saw the Suez Canal crisis come and go while too much time is given to Prince Phillip's friend marital problems.

My finger is hovering over the delete button.

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  technical draw: Fire the screen writers and production designers of the series "The Crown". It's a dizzying back and forth time travel and a mis-mash of historical events that tend to keep the viewer guessing where they are in time and what events are being presented.

Plus the time allotted to minor events is off putting. While greater events are discussed in passing or not at all. Entire one hour episodes are nothing but talk, talk, talk, about inconsequential events.

There are some interesting scenes but when you sit down to watch them with interest they suddenly disappear and another scene from something altogether different takes it's place.

Plus the character development is unbelievable. Are they really the Royals? The queen and princesses and princes of England or are the the Bundy's? I find myself yelling at the actress "Hey! You're the Queen. Act like one!"

I've invested too much time in the series so I think just I'll finish it. 2 out of 5 stars.

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  diceman: <Prince Harry earning $20M for memoir>

One of the insider secrets to come out:

When the Royals sit down for breakfast in the morning, they greet each other with, <What up?>.

<earning $20M>

He needs money?
Sounds like that <rich getting richer> stuff.

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  technical draw: <diceman> Although I said I was going to continue watching The Crown I finally gave up. Season 3 has new actors because of aging. I missed the beautiful Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. And just as the characters got old so did the series. I quit halfway through season 3. Royal watching must be a very strange thing.
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  technical draw: The great Vinheteiro. A virtuoso pianist but plays for enjoyment. Lots of fun to watch and always silent:

Check out his other videos, he's a blast!

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  WannaBe: Oh, yeah, I know him, and have seen his channel before; funny (but not the scale of you, or me), he also does "Classical Music that you know but don't know what it's name" Or something like that.
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  WannaBe: The better "Question" is, identify the little boy in the portrait hanging on the wall, and the the (schooner?) boat painting, too.

Plus his menorah is broken, it's in 4 different pieces.

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  technical draw: <WannaBe> Yeah he does a lot of those "you don't know the name of" videos. The boy in the portrait is probably Mozart. Also there is no law that says the menorah candle holders have to be together, just close enough to be seen when lit.
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  technical draw: A tango that was played in Schindler's list:

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  technical draw: Physicist and Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg has passed away. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particle interactions and other things that I don't understand. RIP
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  technical draw: And if you think Vinheteiro is just a good pop music piano player think again. Here he plays some really difficult classical pieces. And his trademark stare and finger pointing just adds to the fun:

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