Jacob van Loon
Sirius - Into Forbidden Dimensions
from Spectral Transition - Dimension Sirius
My preferred disc-man music on public transport in 2001. At ideal volume it generally kept that adjacent seat unoccupied I seem to remember.
|Friend:||So. Why do you think the honey badger is called a honey badger?|
|Me:||What's a honey badger?|
|Friend:||Wait. I'm thinking about the hedge-hog.|
|Friend:||Why do you think the hedge-hog is called a hedge-hog?|
|Me:||I'd say it's hedge-related. Has it... been known to live in hedges?|
|Friend:||Yup! How does it "badge" honey anyway?|
|Friend:||No, the honey badger. Come on, pay attention.|
magnax23 replied to your post “Man. Will be playing an online team tournament in chess. My predicted…”
Tack så mycket!
Lykke til! :) (jeg skjønte faktisk litt av hva du sa, haha)
Takker! Du sitter med litt sjakkekspertise tenker jeg!
I don’t know what any of this means, but good luck :)
Thanks! And I’m not sure you want this explained, but essentially I’m a member of a group on a chess website. This group takes an interest in hypermodern chess. It’s been called that since the 1920s so don’t imagine fashionable sci-fi people flinging chess pieces at each other at a non-gravity laser-disco or anything! Most chess players will put their pawns and pieces on the center of the board if they can, because if you control the center, your pieces have the biggest reach and influence. You own the most space for development. Hypermodern thought is (to some, counter-intuitively) that you allow your opponent to grab the center, and develop your pieces such that you can influence and attack the center from the flanks. We will play matches against another group that’s focused on a chess opening for black pieces called the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
This means we’re entering a certain kind of game, that our first 3 moves has already been played for us, predetermined. There’s a lot of history in this opening, and so it should be possible for me to prepare for various plans my opponent may have for his next 5-10 moves. But one slight mistake in the opening can lose the game for me, even though it might take my opponent 50 moves to make that victory materialize. What speaks to my “advantage” here, is that this happens online, and I’ve got a max of 3 days per move! That should eliminate the worst rookie mistakes. And I’m not averse to playing annoyingly defensive against better opponents, which might make them take unnecessary risks.
Man. Will be playing an online team tournament in chess. My predicted opponent out-rates me by over 200 points. For those not into chess ratings (that would be most of you) 200 points is quite significant. My opponent will be playing the Nimzo-Indian Defense and I shall have to find some very sound defensive lines to survive this.
Great article on the recent Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, the up-coming World Championship match, chess politics, and last but not least the historic performance of Fabiano Caruana. Source
“There are a few things you should probably know about FIDE—or the Federation Internationale des Echecs, if you’re feeling continental. FIDE is, by all accounts, comically corrupt, in the vein of other fishy global sporting bodies like FIFA and the IOC. Its Russian president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has hunkered in office for nearly two decades now, was once abducted by a group of space aliens dressed in yellow costumes who transported him to a faraway star. Though I am relying here on Ilyumzhinov’s personal attestations, I have no reason to doubt him, as this is something about which he has spoken quite extensively. He is of the firm belief that chess was invented by extraterrestrials, and further “insists that there is ‘some kind of code’ in chess, evidence for which he finds in the fact that there are 64 squares on the chessboard and 64 codons in human DNA.”
If you’re a musician on tumblr producing music vaguely within those fields, I’d love for it to be posted or reblogged on U-Klang.
I would essentially love for U-Klang to become a hub for musicians, and a place for tumblr users to seek out such music. However, I don’t have the time to run this project on my own this way, and I’m hoping musicians out there could get in touch and become members of the blog. This way, everybody could reblog their own music onto U-Klang, and also share the work of others they have found. No obligations obviously, just opportunities.
If you’re interested, get in touch HERE.
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite I & II
To go with preious post.