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by DNS
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Focus of each DW forum
Replies: 0
Views: 63

The Focus of each DW forum

Just a reminder about the focus of each DW forum. dhammawheel.com DWT - A Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of Theravāda Buddhism (no politics or lounge sections) dharmawheel.net DWM - A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism (there are politics and lounge, but it is not ...
by DNS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 197
Views: 53098

Re: Joke thread

Everyone can use a little “grammar” update now and then, so here’s yours for today... Is it "complete", "finished", or "completely finished"? No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words - "Complete" or "Finished". In a recent linguistic competitio...
by DNS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Parler Hacked
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: Parler Hacked

The site is still down, not likely coming back, so why would someone pay that exorbitant fee for the app?
by DNS
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 157
Views: 38473

Re: Socially aware music

Speaking of the 1980s and New Year's Eve:

by DNS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

by DNS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Iron Lady from Israel
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Iron Lady from Israel

Great video about the Iron Lady from Israel.

by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

What exactly bothers you when you play traditional chess, doctor? Too much emphasis on opening theories and memorization of these systems. The winning player is often the one with better memory, not necessarily the one who is really better at chess. If he explained to you everything, the way he pla...
by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

Here is Bobby Fischer, complaining about chess and advocating for Chess 960:



The video was made just a few years before his passing away.
by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

Do you think that 960 will replace regular Chess in another 20 years? Suppose the rules are a bit different regarding castleing & maybe other things? I hope so! Historically, chess has undergone some changes, it's just the last five to six hundred years that chess players and organizations have bee...
by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

Nicholas wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:42 am This site suggests not cards or dice but picking from these Bishop & King-Queen options.

https://computerchess.com/en/how-to-play-chess960/
Yes, something like that would work too.
by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Top 10 chess players of all-time

How is the back row made truly random? Dice or cards or some other random method. In Chess 960 the back row position for white is the same position for black, so equal position no matter how weird it might look (compared to regular chess). I would guess human's strength in 960 against a computer is...
by DNS
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top 10 chess players of all-time
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Top 10 chess players of all-time

Several years ago, way back in 2010 I made a list of the top 10 chess players of all-time, just for fun. And then posted it on DWT and Dhamma Wiki. DWT no longer allows lounge type topics, so I'm posting my update to that page here. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5148 Recently I fo...
by DNS
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: 8 months of no rain!

I believe you get the water from a reservoir (dam). What is the water level percentage at the moment? Correct, from Lake Mead, which feeds from the Colorado River. https://bouldercityreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/13235060_web1_BCR-Water-Level-JAN16-20.jpg?crop=1 You can see where the water ...
by DNS
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 5
Views: 311

8 months of no rain!

Las Vegas broke it's own record for the longest dry streak of no measurable rain. 240 days of no rain, until today when it finally rained. I believe this is the longest dry streak of no rain for any large city in the U.S., since they started keeping records. https://www.weather.gov/vef/2020DryStreak
by DNS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 157
Views: 38473

Re: Socially aware music

Miorita wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:44 pm This is my gift to the American people on my birthday. Enjoy!
That's a gift? :tongue:

Happy birthday!!
by DNS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: SCOTUS rejects Texas' case
Replies: 1
Views: 239

SCOTUS rejects Texas' case

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/11/politics ... index.html

Only Alito and Thomas voted to even hear the case, the rest voted against.
by DNS
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 157
Views: 38473

Re: Socially aware music

Miorita wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:30 pm Why would one be rebellious in the first night of Hanukkah? 🕎

:anjali:
Miorita
Why not? Hanukkah celebrates the Maccabean take-back of Jerusalem and the Temple back to the hands of the Jews.
by DNS
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 157
Views: 38473

Re: Socially aware music

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/media/bo ... index.html

Bob Dylan sells his entire collection for an estimated $300 million.
by DNS
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 157
Views: 38473

Re: Socially aware music