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There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
like, i was the 5th best under 16s basketball player in greater manchester. if you excluded anyone taller than me
according to that page:
Do you see the word fact in the thread titl....nevermind
and no amount of evidence could possibly change my mind.
Claude Shannon is one of the most important people of the last ~100 years IMO. Dunno why he's not more well known
plus, define important
like, his work has completely changed the way everyone lives their lives, moreso than most other people. without him it would be near impossible to transmit data meaningfully. i guess it was kind of inevitable work as opposed to e.g. general relativity or something like that, though.
Shannon's mother, Mabel Wolf Shannon (1890 – 1945), was a language teacher, and for a number of years she was the principal of Gaylord High School. Most of the first 16 years of Shannon's life were spent in Gaylord, Michigan, where he attended public school, graduating from Gaylord High School in 1932
rather than the chess thing which undersells him really.
He sounds like America's Turing
i watched a bobby fischer documentary at the weekend where Kasparov said the same thing. Fischer was a bit of a bell, though.
Does funny things to you that game, at the highest level.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous".
Euripidous trousers you gotta pay for them.
Can't remember the other one
New Zealand is one of only three countries that have two official (and of equal standing) national Anthems. The first is God Save the Queen (the British National Anthem) and the other is God Defend New Zealand. The other two countries with two anthems are Denmark and Canada which both have a Royal Anthem and a State anthem.