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    27 Sep '13 13:56
    Not really science per se, but I thought I would share this useful site I found which calculates the duration between two dates:
    http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=04&d1=09&y1=1967&m2=11&d2=27&y2=1967
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Sep '13 14:11
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Not really science per se, but I thought I would share this useful site I found which calculates the duration between two dates:
    http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=04&d1=09&y1=1967&m2=11&d2=27&y2=1967
    I recall a savant who could do that for any date, don't remember his name though.
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    27 Sep '13 14:332 edits
    This guy?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Serrell

    Perhaps RJHinds got hit on the head by a baseball when he was 65 years old, leaving him with an incredible talent for chess? I can't explain his performance on this site in any other way.
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    27 Sep '13 14:421 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Perhaps RJHinds got hit on the head by a baseball when he was 65 years old, leaving him with an incredible talent for chess? I can't explain his performance on this site in any other way.
    I was explained a while ago. Chess engine use. And its well known that he is not the only one on the site to do so. The question is, can you think of a fool proof way to root out engine users? It wouldn't be reasonable to simply ban people for being too good at chess.
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    27 Sep '13 15:07
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I was explained a while ago. Chess engine use.
    Shame on you for suggesting that. I can believe that a few kids resort to cheating on this site - some people take longer than others to realise that those faceless posters and opponents on the websites they visit are real human beings. But Mr Hinds is a god-fearing man and well into his sixties, he must surely be well past that sort of behaviour by now.
  6. Cape Town
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    27 Sep '13 15:56
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Shame on you for suggesting that. I can believe that a few kids resort to cheating on this site - some people take longer than others to realise that those faceless posters and opponents on the websites they visit are real human beings. But Mr Hinds is a god-fearing man and well into his sixties, he must surely be well past that sort of behaviour by now.
    It wasn't me that found him out, its just that you appear to be new here I am just letting you know what is common knowledge to most posters here.
    How engine users are identified and whether they should be, really belongs in the chess forum rather than here in science. And RJ belongs in the spirituality forum. I had thought he had been kicked out of the science forum or voluntarily left, but he seems to keep coming back.
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    27 Sep '13 16:47
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This guy?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Serrell

    Perhaps RJHinds got hit on the head by a baseball when he was 65 years old, leaving him with an incredible talent for chess? I can't explain his performance on this site in any other way.
    It is truly a mystifying contradiction that his posts are so stupid and yet his chess play being so good -until you consider the possibility that he may be cheating.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Sep '13 16:561 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This guy?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Serrell

    Perhaps RJHinds got hit on the head by a baseball when he was 65 years old, leaving him with an incredible talent for chess? I can't explain his performance on this site in any other way.
    You can tell the engine user by analyzing their games and projecting what X engine used by Y CPU with N # of cores and seeing how the moves made by someone matches that of the computer, RJ gets in the 90% area, a number not seen even by Kasparov in humans.

    He of course vehemently denies it but the record kind of sticks out.

    It's a difficult job to prove engine use because there are so many variations of engines/CPU's/cores but they tend to converge on a given set of moves so it's not impossible to figure out, just time consuming, trying out various combinations. That also means you have to OWN various combinations and that can run into some bucks.
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    27 Sep '13 20:07
    I guess IQ tests don't include recognising sarcasm. 😵
  10. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    27 Sep '13 22:19
    Originally posted by humy
    It is truly a mystifying contradiction that his posts are so stupid and yet his chess play being so good -until you consider the possibility that he may be cheating.
    I think Bobby Fischer proved once and for all that you can be awesome at chess and yet have idiotic opinions on things outside chess.
  11. Standard memberRJHinds
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    28 Sep '13 01:56
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This guy?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Serrell

    Perhaps RJHinds got hit on the head by a baseball when he was 65 years old, leaving him with an incredible talent for chess? I can't explain his performance on this site in any other way.
    Your rating on here is higher than mine. There is no reason to think I have a great talent for chess. Anybody that uses opening books and the Analyze Board, as I do, should be able to do as well as I do on this site.

    The Instructor
  12. Standard memberRJHinds
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    28 Sep '13 02:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You can tell the engine user by analyzing their games and projecting what X engine used by Y CPU with N # of cores and seeing how the moves made by someone matches that of the computer, RJ gets in the 90% area, a number not seen even by Kasparov in humans.

    He of course vehemently denies it but the record kind of sticks out.

    It's a difficult job to pr ...[text shortened]... inations. That also means you have to OWN various combinations and that can run into some bucks.
    That is an exaggeration. I may have had an unusual good game from time to time. That's all.

    The Instructor
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    28 Sep '13 04:46
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Your rating on here is higher than mine. There is no reason to think I have a great talent for chess. Anybody that uses opening books and the Analyze Board, as I do, should be able to do as well as I do on this site.

    The Instructor
    You're avg opponent rating is also 400 pts higher and you're rating has dropped suspiciously from almost 2300 to 2100 , probably you trying to make your own moves then losing 2150 isn't the same as it was 4 years ago what with all these new engine abusers.
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    28 Sep '13 06:31
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think Bobby Fischer proved once and for all that you can be awesome at chess and yet have idiotic opinions on things outside chess.
    Bobby Fischer was insane, but he wasn't stupid.
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    28 Sep '13 07:331 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Bobby Fischer was insane, but he wasn't stupid.
    ..... unlike RJHinds who is both insane and stupid.
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