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Torghatten
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July 24th, 2020 at 10:39:17 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Huh? I don't get it. to capture both pieces the piece would have to move backwards after jumping and only a king can move in 2 directions

please explain

thanks



Pieces can move in only one direction, but may capture in both, and always have to follow the path which give most captures.
King may move any number of squares in both directions.
rxwine
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August 4th, 2020 at 7:48:40 PM permalink
You'll never have to wonder what a giant bomb going off in a city would be like. This covers it from every perspective. Indoors, out, close, far, on the water...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWW4n7bjdgE
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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August 7th, 2020 at 2:23:15 AM permalink
I think obesity should be a crime. I can see people being overweight bit what I saw at the buffet is an abominatiom.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
Doc
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August 9th, 2020 at 11:41:30 AM permalink
Woke up about 7 this morning with the worst back pain I have had in five years (other than perhaps when I had a kidney stone flare up). Stayed in bed while my wife stepped into the kitchen to fix her coffee.

Had my eyes closed when I felt the bed shake. So she was in another room, and the cat has almost no impact when she jumps on the bed. What was going on?

So I looked over and saw a floor lamp swaying almost a foot side to side. Called to the wife and asked, "Did we just have an earthquake?" She had felt nothing but did hear something flapping, probably window blinds.

Turns out that it was the biggest quake in NC in 94 years -- 5.1 on the scale, about 80 miles from here, and only 5.7 miles deep. Perhaps you folks from CA are accustomed to such things, but I can do without this kind of morning.
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August 9th, 2020 at 5:25:18 PM permalink
Grew up in California...5.1 we just leave the furniture in the new arrangement and move on :)
rxwine
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August 17th, 2020 at 7:02:33 PM permalink
Do you believe the following statement:

"You can't be the best in the world at anything by practice alone no matter how hard you try."

The rationale is, the best in the world also practice a whole lot but are also born with one or more inherent traits or gifted abilities. and those few people are in competition for the top spot among themselves. You need the hard work and the natural gifts to be the very best.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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August 18th, 2020 at 4:22:07 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Woke up about 7 this morning with the worst back pain I have had in five years (other than perhaps when I had a kidney stone flare up). Stayed in bed while my wife stepped into the kitchen to fix her coffee.

Had my eyes closed when I felt the bed shake. So she was in another room, and the cat has almost no impact when she jumps on the bed. What was going on?

So I looked over and saw a floor lamp swaying almost a foot side to side. Called to the wife and asked, "Did we just have an earthquake?" She had felt nothing but did hear something flapping, probably window blinds.

Turns out that it was the biggest quake in NC in 94 years -- 5.1 on the scale, about 80 miles from here, and only 5.7 miles deep. Perhaps you folks from CA are accustomed to such things, but I can do without this kind of morning.

the first few times I felt an earthquake here in Nevada I thought for sure there was something wrong with me as I suddenly felt off balance and a little woozy. Now I seem to instantly know what's going on.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Tanko
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August 18th, 2020 at 6:41:44 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I think obesity should be a crime. I can see people being overweight bit what I saw at the buffet is an abominatiom.



200 is the new slim.

"They call me the Fat man, cause I weigh 200 pounds."

redietz
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August 18th, 2020 at 9:37:25 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Woke up about 7 this morning with the worst back pain I have had in five years (other than perhaps when I had a kidney stone flare up). Stayed in bed while my wife stepped into the kitchen to fix her coffee.

Had my eyes closed when I felt the bed shake. So she was in another room, and the cat has almost no impact when she jumps on the bed. What was going on?

So I looked over and saw a floor lamp swaying almost a foot side to side. Called to the wife and asked, "Did we just have an earthquake?" She had felt nothing but did hear something flapping, probably window blinds.

Turns out that it was the biggest quake in NC in 94 years -- 5.1 on the scale, about 80 miles from here, and only 5.7 miles deep. Perhaps you folks from CA are accustomed to such things, but I can do without this kind of morning.




Felt this one myself. Woke up, thought my eyes were bad as room seemed to sway a bit. I guess I'm about 50 miles away (Johnson City, TN). I'm on the side of a mountain, so not a good feeling.
"You can't breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence."
redietz
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August 18th, 2020 at 9:50:13 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Do you believe the following statement:

"You can't be the best in the world at anything by practice alone no matter how hard you try."

The rationale is, the best in the world also practice a whole lot but are also born with one or more inherent traits or gifted abilities. and those few people are in competition for the top spot among themselves. You need the hard work and the natural gifts to be the very best.



I'm reminded of two things when I think about this. It may be better, up to a point, to do things solo. Kevin Durant was unlike most current NBA players in that, as a young man, he did almost all solo skill drills and workouts. He played very little pickup or recreational ball. More than 90% of his time was solo workouts. The other thing -- when I read mini-biographies of the best 50 basketball players, I was stunned at how little some of them practiced. Quite a few were just tremendous natural athletes who were winging it on the court. Not everyone is Kevin Durant or Larry Bird.

Also, I remember showing up for my first day coaching fifth graders in State College, PA (Penn State). The first kid who showed up was small, but he could do everything. Perfect right handed layups. perfect left handed layups. Shot 80% free throws. He had never really played in games before, but his dad was a high school star. I thought, "Boy, if the rest of the team is like this, we're going to tour Europe." Well, the rest of the team was not like him. Playing against the other kids did not really do much for him other than adapt to their limitations. His dad, however, really wanted him to get used to playing with other people.
"You can't breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence."

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