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March 11th, 2005


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03:22 pm - Go status update
So I've been playing some Go against my computer today, I can beat it on it's easiest (1 of 5) setting about %50-%75 of the time. I haven't beaten it yet on the second easiest. heh.

Learning a lot about it though. Meg's started playing with me a little bit, she's got less time to read than I do though, so she hasn't had a chance to read the two books i picked up about it. (Learning to play Go, Vol I-II.) GREAT books to te4ach you the basics by the way. It's a whole series that theoretically will teach you all the way through the 20 beginners rankings of Go players.
The first two books are designed to get you from 20 kyu (newbie rank) to 12 kyu (better than newbie). The rankings go to 1 kyu, then you go to pro ranks: 1 dan through 9 dan.

and I'm sure that this was a very interesting post for you all. ^_^

(P.S. I've started to use subjects on my entries, aren't you happy!?!?!?!)
mood: calmcalm

(13 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:johncoxon
Date:March 11th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
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That's so weird, I was talking to a friend about Go earlier. I'd love to learn to play, have you got ISBNs for those books you mentioned?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 11th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
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From:oceanic
Date:March 11th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
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It's funny that those rankings are very similar to the martial arts rankings (kyu first then up through the dan rankings). I'm sure that's not at all coincidence. :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 11th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
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I doubt it's coincidence. Go is very militaristic in it's theory.
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From:oceanic
Date:March 11th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Plus I sense that it's not just a game-- that it's more of a technique of mental refinement and intellectual challenge. Therefore you could become a master of it over many years just as you could master the mental and physical challenges of a martial art. In Japanese culture, it seems like these pursuits can be identical.
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From:komos
Date:March 11th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Are you folk coming out to Second Circle for more Carnivale tonight?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 11th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
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didn't know it was happening!
Meg's not getting home 'till later tonight, so it's probably not too likely. Second Circle is Karen/Joe's place?
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From:komos
Date:March 11th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. Their landlords share names with characters on that level in Dante.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 12th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
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I always thought it was kinda cheating to buy books to teach you strategies.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
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strategy? shit. I haven't gotten that far yet. ^_^
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From:axessdenyd
Date:March 12th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmmm.
From:nicole_bush
Date:March 13th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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You're quite pathetic
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 13th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
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This coming from someone with the Yahoo IM id of: fairyprincess_mimi...
stunning.
What, you mother isn't dying quick enough for you?
fuck off.
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