this shit is literally making me lose my goddamn mind. there is so much going on here
"i emailed some chess AI experts who i will not name and the only proof i am going to provide is a few screenshots of emails telling me to fuck off with everything but the random-ass profile picture censored out."
i guess you got a chocoboto tell you they can't help you with your galaxy brained chess bullshit????
"I’m not sure if this computational approach to chess will ever catch on as the exclusive strategy of elite players (although, I guess it’s possible), but I can imagine elite players augmenting their games with the occasionally mental algorithmic calculation. I’d like to think that, if this works, it’s causes a bit of a stir in the chess world."
oh my goooooood get over yourself
"This computational approach is still thrilling to me though, not because it makes the actual game more fun, but because it represents an entirely new method of playing chess."
hey dude i came up with an entirely new method of cooking where i cut all the food with a spoon. isn't this amazing. isn't this exciting!!!!! it's entirely new
"In other words, I don’t need to defeat the Magnus Carlsen at a game of chess. I just need to defeat a Magnus Carlsen at a game of chess, as long as this Magnus Carlsen is the world champion at anything.
Firstly, after a quick search on Facebook, I found dozens of other Magnus Carlsens who would be perfect candidates for my chess match. I guess Magnus Carlsen is a reasonably popular nordic name."
WHAT THE FUCK
does he know that computational approaches to chess - including very advanced ones that can often beat human grandmasters - already exist?
@drybonesofficial its just the most awful piece of code i've ever seen. why is any of this done like this
@drybonesofficial writing this article with this snippet of code attached is like declaring yourself to be the prince of russia and then pulling your pants all the way down at the urinal
@drybonesofficial i have so many questions. what on earth is happening. why are the numbers strings.
@RussellsBarbershopQuartet @drybonesofficial i looked it up and literally the first comment on the first result on is someone mentioning that the library he is literally using uses bitboard as an internal representation of its game states. why he didnt just slightly modify the library to expose that i have no idea
also it is, as you say, completely immaterial since even this guy acknowledges that he doesnt need to use (and really shouldnt use) bitboard for his purposes
@drybonesofficial this is amazing. i'm not sure if he just fundamentally misunderstood what a bitboard is or if he made this up as an example for his article and thought nobody would notice it made no sense whatsoever
@firstname.lastname@example.org the arrogance of claiming that he's become expert at improvised soloing and freestyling because he played a 5 minute solo and freestyled for 3 minutes, like buddy. Those are skills that it takes people years to hit their stride in, and there's a lot of people who can technically fill some stage time and still have a long ways to go before they're experts lol
@LaComtesseRouge lmfao right he just took a bunch of extremely specific activities and generalized it as "im a fuckin master at this entire field now". what a fucking arrogant shit ahaha
@email@example.com I watched the video of his freestyle and oh my god I am s c r e a m i n g
it's so bad lmao
@firstname.lastname@example.org it's for the best lol it's mixed like shit, you can barely even hear his voice over the chunky stilted piano chords he's playing
@CyclopsCaveman absolutely he is just literally never saying ANYTHING meaningful it's just jumping around different bruteforce approaches to the same problem for a month fucking straight and then losing to magnus carlsen
@email@example.com just the title alone makes it seem like this person is going "chess? that game with centuries of study? nbd i'll just become a grandmaster in a few weeks on the weekends"
@firstname.lastname@example.org this man went on to be one of the cofounders of a shitty skillshare competitor called "monthly". it's a clone of a different service, except with a name that is literally impossible to SEO.
@heartles @email@example.com I mean, this dude thinks he's become an "expert" at freestyle and this is the proof he offers so
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