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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm

It's 5 CAD
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:48 am

Pedro I Rengel wrote:What would be the most energy maximizing way to spend $5 for food?

Eggs, I’d buy eggs.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby iambiguous » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:21 am

Yo, Pedro!

An actual woman discusses chess. Claims there are five myths. I'll need you to either confirm them or rip them to shreds.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... story.html

1] Chess is dull and unsexy.
2] It takes genius to win at chess.
3] Strong chess players see dozens of moves ahead.
4] Deep Blue's win in 1997 meant the end of chess.
5] The king is the most important piece in chess.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

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Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:11 am

MagsJ wrote:
Pedro I Rengel wrote:What would be the most energy maximizing way to spend $5 for food?

Eggs, I’d buy eggs.


This is what I settled on. But then I went to my mommas and got me some food.

Still, for a bout $2-3... I think eggs are the clear winner. I mean a whole dozen. You could live at least 3 days on those.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:38 am

Stocks, along with bonds, commodities and derivatives of all three, are what underlie all your money. Your pension, if you are not one of the rich, is not in cash, which would depreciate and leave you with nothing, it is in stocks. Stocks are what allow money made today to remain valuable tomorrow. Money doesn't exist, it is a place-setter for commerce, for valuable business activity.

It is not what the rich are doing, it is what everybody is doing. Everybody that works and adds value to a business.

All bank value, except for some nominal minimum amount of cash, is in stocks. That is how they are able to keep up with inflation and even provide you with returns on your savings. If you don't like this, you will have to take the money out of the bank and store it. But you won't because you are aware that it would just depreciate.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby phoneutria » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:48 am

Doesent this whole life thingy strike you as absurt
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:52 am

Crazy.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:44 pm

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She calls herself daisy, but she ain’t no flower child.

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby phoneutria » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:48 pm

i was drunk when i wrote that
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm

My lady was surely mocking me.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:44 pm

The game that ended Fischer's 20-game win streak (2nd closest streak is Fischer himself with 11 and then Caruana with 7). Petrosian is one of the few ultra grandmasters with whom I can usually actually intuit his next move, at least in pivotal positions.

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:53 pm

https://lichess.org/broadcast/2020-skil ... 1/PNn10gyK

Holy smokes check out this list of players.


Carlsen, Magnus 2881

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2860

Ding, Liren 2836

Nakamura, Hikaru 2829

Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2778

Aronian, Levon 2778

Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2774

Radjabov, Teimour 2758

Le, Quang Liem 2744

Svidler, Peter 2742

So, Wesley 2741

Giri, Anish 2731

Karjakin, Sergey 2709

Firouzja, Alireza 2703

Anton Guijarro, David 2667

Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 2636


If Anand and Artemiev where in there, my day would be complete. Fuck Caruana that robot.

15 minutes with 5 second increment, starts in an hour or so. Keep a look-out for Carlsen Liren.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:56 pm

So is a serious candidate for championship challenger some day. Needless to say, so are many others on that list, Nakamura among them. Be cool if Nakamura trained for the next Candidates.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:37 pm

lolol the Magus mouse slipped and lost a dead won game.

It happens even to the world champ.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:32 am

"Here is where we have our afternoon casse-croûte..."
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Re: Pedro's Corner

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:01 pm

I hope my neighbours like Albinoni.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:19 pm

Leroy fucking Jenkins bitches.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:19 pm

To the brave hearts and the warriors:

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby iambiguous » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:51 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:
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6666 posts. Satan on steroids? :lol:
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:46 pm

It's like a human number, but 6 thousand times.

Still part of the fan club eh iam? Well Godot seems to be taking his time so you are welcome here.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby iambiguous » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:02 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:It's like a human number, but 6 thousand times.

Still part of the fan club eh iam? Well Godot seems to be taking his time so you are welcome here.


Look, no one is more successful at making a fool out of you than you yourself. So, of course I'm going to encourage you.

My goal is to humiliate the Kids to the point that they choose to leave ILP.

That will never happen of course -- you and your ilk now own the place -- but the thing about waiting for godot is that none of that actually matters.

It's all essentially interchangeable with everything else. And one day when you are no longer "young and beautiful" yourself, you'll think, "so that's what he meant by it"?

You know, if you don't cross the street and get hit by a bus today. 8)
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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