Wednesday, May 05, 2010

For those that aren't familiar with DK Transform

He is in top form at his most recent post, which not only provides a really useful overview of the online chess scene with statistics, and not only feeds my narcissism, but also even the comments are very helpful (see, e.g., Wormwood's comment). Thanks DK! It will take me a few reads to really process that fractal David-Foster-Wallacian post and give a proper comment.


Blogger CMoB said...

About Wormwood's comment, i wanted to mention something similar about Playchess's extra charging (i was only refering to the basic fee) and that ICC isn't that expensive after all, but since you never reacted to my comment in your previous post i thought fuck it. Anyway, thank's Wormwood. I couldn't have said it better.

5/06/2010 01:51:00 AM  
Blogger transformation said...

Thanks BDK. Just happened to catch this days latter, sorry for my delay.

i have experimented with, explored and plan a postscript in the weeks ahead with additional information

5/11/2010 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Derek Slater said...

If you haven't seen it, find DK's youtube video of his attempt at reading William Burroughs.

On a semi-related note, BDK, here is food for a post perhaps:

5/14/2010 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger transformation said...

5/16/2010 02:25:00 AM  
Blogger Tommyg said...

So on a completely unrelated note!!

I am reading the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, who I believe (according to the book blurb) is a colleague of yours at Duke.

I am finding it completely fascinating. I was particularly impressed by the chapters on supply and demand, and Social trust.

As a Scientist (which I am definitely not!) what do you think about his book and behavioral economics?

I am finding his book a lot more convincing, entertaining AND enlightening than the books by Malcolm Gladwell. (Gladwell is just a reporter---Ariely is a true research scientist--and I think that makes a difference)

5/17/2010 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Tommyg: I am not familiar with that book. I find neuroeconomics interesting (though some people call it a "new science" when pretty much it is familiar concepts put in a new dress).

5/18/2010 10:40:00 AM  

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