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August 19th, 2020 at 4:26:24 PM permalink
Here is my next video on state flag trivia. Enjoy!


Direct: https://youtu.be/lH9KcnsJ7IU
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August 19th, 2020 at 6:07:19 PM permalink
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Here is my next video on state flag trivia. Enjoy!


Direct: https://youtu.be/lH9KcnsJ7IU



Which US President does The Wizard look like? I thought it would be one with a beard, but this looked close.

Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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August 19th, 2020 at 8:16:17 PM permalink
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Which US President does The Wizard look like? I thought it would be one with a beard, but this looked close.



I hate to ask, but which one is he?
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August 19th, 2020 at 8:35:45 PM permalink
13th President (lucky number?) A young Millard Fillmore
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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August 19th, 2020 at 9:37:15 PM permalink
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13th President (lucky number?) A young Millard Fillmore



You don't hear about him much.
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August 20th, 2020 at 3:27:26 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard

Here is my next video on state flag trivia. Enjoy!


Direct: https://youtu.be/lH9KcnsJ7IU



Which US President does The Wizard look like? I thought it would be one with a beard, but this looked close.


I do believe he looks like he could be on a unicycle.
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August 20th, 2020 at 7:01:10 AM permalink
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Drinking games like @$$hole and bulls$!t?

Both have strategy to them.

My strategy for @$$hole was to swipe the deuces from the discard pile while my drunk friends weren't looking. Worked pretty well, too!

As an aside, a female friend in college objected to the name of the game, so we instead called it "Undesirable Person" when she played!
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August 29th, 2020 at 7:56:20 PM permalink
Here is my latest video, a long one, on international flag trivia. This one was a lot of fun to make.



Direct: https://youtu.be/8w5LSPBSkzc
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August 30th, 2020 at 2:14:36 PM permalink
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To start, here is a fun, simple, and short video on how to force a win in checkers with two kings vs. one. I welcome all comments.

A couple of weeks ago I finished re-reading One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy in Checkers by Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer. It's probably the fourth or the fifth time I've re-read it. (I seem to get the urge to re-read it every couple of years.) It's most certainly one of my favorite books of all-time. Anyone who is a fan of computer programming and game theory and game playing, will probably enjoy it too.

The new edition of this extraordinary book tells of the creation of the world champion checkers computer program, Chinook. In only two years, Chinook had become a worthy opponent to the world champion, and within four years had defeated all the world's top human players. Jonathan Schaeffer, the originator and leader of the Chinook team, provides an engrossing account of failures and successes. He describes the human story behind the program and his own feelings in learning from mistakes and technical problems in a continuous effort to improve Chinook's performance.

It's available from Amazon, in hardcover, for under $10.00.
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August 30th, 2020 at 5:19:21 PM permalink
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A couple of weeks ago I finished re-reading One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy in Checkers by Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer. It's probably the fourth or the fifth time I've re-read it. (I seem to get the urge to re-read it every couple of years.) It's most certainly one of my favorite books of all-time. Anyone who is a fan of computer programming and game theory and game playing, will probably enjoy it too.

The new edition of this extraordinary book tells of the creation of the world champion checkers computer program, Chinook. In only two years, Chinook had become a worthy opponent to the world champion, and within four years had defeated all the world's top human players. Jonathan Schaeffer, the originator and leader of the Chinook team, provides an engrossing account of failures and successes. He describes the human story behind the program and his own feelings in learning from mistakes and technical problems in a continuous effort to improve Chinook's performance.

It's available from Amazon, in hardcover, for under $10.00.



I started thinking about computers solving checkers, become unbeatable in chess and Go, and realized, computers might be said to look into the future. They certainly are already being used to calculate battlefield scenarios before they even happen. Enter enough scenarios and you get closer to finding out what will happen in that future.

And that's how we will look into the future (so I predict, probably over confidently)
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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