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by unhandyandy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 18181

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

I had some pleasant acommunication with Hagbard, he was helpful. I don't know what open source is supposed to mean in that context. Are we talking about the same kind of database? Sorry, I wasn't clear - I meant the "web app" that plays through games. Is it server or client side? Maybe I could hack...
by unhandyandy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29628

Re: Nath-project

the people that tend to be the best with abstractions, tend to use their minds for creating abstractions that give rise to some theoretical unification, but not those who care about solutions supply awful messy ones, yet it's hard to argue with a concept, if it works. I'm having trouble parsing thi...
by unhandyandy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 18181

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

There is a database here. Oops, I missed that - should be very useful. Is the code by Hagbard? Is it open source? I wasn't being philosophical, that's what I did in my eval function. :) Sounds dangerous to me, since there might be moves blocking both routes at once. But for something as simple as B...
by unhandyandy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29628

Re: Nath-project

The question whether a basic abstraction works with compilers is conceptually very similar. I'm not talking about the way down from some opt-code down to machine instructions or low level optimizations like vectoring. We should just let hardware fanatics handle that. I'm talking about the hardware ...
by unhandyandy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29628

Re: Nath-project

I'm from a pure math background as well. And I think that's the reason I'm annoyed by this. We kinda have to most abstract way of writing stuff down, but it seems that when it comes to computer we suddenly forget to specify the properties our abstractions should have. Writing for an audience of hum...
by unhandyandy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29628

Re: Nath-project

I don't disagree with your criticisms of JS, but my background is in pure math, I never developed the patience to deal with low level languages like C; I like highly abstract languages like Mathematica and lisp. The most performant language I use is probably Julia. The slowness is exasperating but i...
by unhandyandy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 18181

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

When the game is basically already decided, black makes calm moves, because he has nothing to gain my aggressive moves. That only happens, when the white escape is already securely blocked. The critical part of the game is highly aggressive. Top players showed that the aggressive part doesn't need ...
by unhandyandy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 18181

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

A quiet move in tafl is usually deadly Isn't it normal for Black to make quiet surrounding moves? The point is that attacks against single corners can in most positions be defended by black. Just when multiple corners are attacked black gets a difficult job. Just taking the shortest distance doesn'...
by unhandyandy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29628

Re: Nath-project

I try to avoid js like the plague. ;) Yeah, I get that a lot. :) It doesn't bother me because I don't like standard OO and JS has lambda expressions, GC, and is easily extensible. But I'm still surprised that a language that isn't even fully compiled (yet oo-ish) survived that long (at least in bro...
by unhandyandy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 18181

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

I would think that Tafl might be easier to razor than chess, because in the chess the tactics are so sharp a game can seem to completely turn around with one bad (or brilliant) move; that seems to be less the case in tafl (but I'm a beginner). For example, an important metric in tafl is how many mov...