Chess Thread 04-14-2018

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Women's International Master Teodora Injac, Serbia

Easier Problem - White To Play (644)

Hint: White wins material by deflecting a defender


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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (645)

Hint: Create threats to exploit Black's surprisingly limited options


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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(With special thanks to 'ette All Hail Eris who pointed me to a great stash of Melania Trump photos, which I'll dipping into from time to time.)


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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


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1.Rxh8+! Kxh8

Forced. The rook on f7 now has no defender.

2.Nxf7+ Kg7
3.Nxd6 and White should win.


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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1.Rg2! (1.Rh2! also works)

Not 1.Rb2? because of 1...Rc1 to block the mate on b8.

Black should just resign at this point. White threatens Rg8# and there's no place for Black to run. He could try

1...Kc8 but then

2.Rb2

And Black cannot stop Rb8#. White's centralized Bishop really hems in Black's king.

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:17 PM




Comments

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1 Hello

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2018 05:09 PM (LiyEm)

2 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2018 05:10 PM (LiyEm)

3 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at April 14, 2018 05:11 PM (/A+Cl)

4 Remembered to show up this week.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:11 PM (vWMNq)

5 We need a chest thread.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:13 PM (NWiLs)

6 Ms. Injac looks like she'll hex you with black magic if she loses.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:14 PM (NWiLs)

7 You played with her chest?

Posted by: The Fonz at April 14, 2018 05:14 PM (JHwDP)

8 Solved first puzzle.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:15 PM (vWMNq)

9 "I vant to beat you, dahlink."

"Badly."

Posted by: Stihl Lurkin at April 14, 2018 05:16 PM (aTveC)

10 The womens international master lady looks..scary..beautiful but scary.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:16 PM (gcme+)

11 Injac has me jackin!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 14, 2018 05:16 PM (JHwDP)

12 I suck at this coz I'm stoopid.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:17 PM (NWiLs)

13 Chess Thread, Hallelujah!

Chess Master from Serbia....wonder if she's up for a game of strip chess.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2018 05:17 PM (EoRCO)

14 I love the blue cheongsam. When I was younger and more svelte, I had a similar one in red..always turned heads when I wore it...sigh..the good ol days.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:18 PM (gcme+)

15 10 The womens international master lady looks..scary..beautiful but scary.
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:16 PM (gcme+)


I would not want have to face her OTB. I'd look into her eyes and be all, like, jibjibjibwibwawabwabjib....

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:18 PM (xlCXC)

16 Chess, huh?

One night in Bangkok...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:18 PM (7LY+6)

17 14 I love the blue cheongsam. When I was younger and more svelte, I had a similar one in red..always turned heads when I wore it...sigh..the good ol days.
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:18 PM (gcme+)

I turn heads when I wear one too.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:18 PM (NWiLs)

18 Chess Master from Serbia....wonder if she's up for a game of strip chess.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2018 05:17 PM (EoRCO)


She looks like if you suggested that to her, she'd turn you into a newt.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:19 PM (xlCXC)

19 lol, Insomniac...

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:19 PM (gcme+)

20 Ms. Injac looks like she is thinking 'your move, bitch'

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:20 PM (gcme+)

21 I remember Laura Ashley dresses. Gosh, I'm old.

Thanks for the link to the First Lady's outfits, OMuse and Eris! My favorite will always be the powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit she wore on Inauguration Day, complete with gloves. It was exquisite.

I always wonder how she can wear those impossible heels she wears. Even when I was younger and trimmer, I could never wear heels that high. Heck, I don't know if they even MADE heels that high way back then.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:20 PM (oMtOd)

22 Chess problem #1 (Killdozer technique)

kn x R K x kn.
R h7 ch. K g8
R x B ch. yada yada yada
R x R

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:20 PM (hyuyC)

23 13 Chess Thread, Hallelujah!

Chess Master from Serbia....wonder if she's up for a game of strip chess.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2018 05:17 PM (EoRCO)

I don't think that would end well. She'd have every one of us naked, crying and curled up in the fetal position on the floor.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:21 PM (NWiLs)

24 bluebell, she must have some super comfy insoles with those shoes. Otherwise, she would be hobbling in pain. Or perhaps shoes that cost a few thousand dollars are magically comfortable.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:21 PM (gcme+)

25 Solved second puzzle. Seemed easy once I saw it.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:22 PM (vWMNq)

26 The lady in the pink and blue is standing in front of a cabin with the name Perry Fitzgerald on the monument. Turns out he was a Mormon who went to Utah with Brigham Young. I was bored, so I did a quick search.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 14, 2018 05:22 PM (Mkuv2)

27 And that vintage evening gown is just incredible. All that embroidery, beading and sequins, every one sewn on by hand.

I don't know if I would have the patience to make one such dress in my entire lifetime. I come by that honestly; my mom still hasn't finished the bathrobe she started knitting for me when I was 7 or 8.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:23 PM (oMtOd)

28
The womens international master lady looks..scary..beautiful but scary.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:16 PM (gcme+)


I just googled her and she looks pretty much like a plain Jane in most of her pictures.Very cute though

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 14, 2018 05:24 PM (lKyWE)

29 my favorite Melania outfit from that link is picture 53 of 85..her white outfit to greet the So Ko president.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:24 PM (gcme+)

30 bluebell, she must have some super comfy insoles with those shoes. Otherwise, she would be hobbling in pain. Or perhaps shoes that cost a few thousand dollars are magically comfortable.
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:21 PM (gcme+)
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I wonder about that. I mean to have your foot arched so high for so long must be painful even if you're being supported by marshmallows on your feet! Plus they all have those pointy toes, which get more uncomfortable the higher the heel gets. I mean, it's the widest part of your foot being scrunched into the narrowest part of the shoe.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:25 PM (oMtOd)

31 25 Solved second puzzle. Seemed easy once I saw it.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:22 PM (vWMNq)


I like it because it looks like one of those wildly complicated endgames -- until you realize that Black is almost completely paralyzed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (xlCXC)

32 The dresses are easier to write about.

Knuckle-draging Neanderthal comments:

-The floral print hint at some impressive Irish dancing moves.

- That lady in blue will be open to suggestions that she get out of that confining dress. Offer to help.

- Nice UV blocking dress on the catalog cover. Stay away from the women ripping flowers out of the ground. Warning, Warning, Danger Will Robinson. She has a semi-stern look.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (hyuyC)

33 Solutions.

Puzzle 1.

1. Rxh8+ Kxh8
2. Nxf7+ K any
3. Nxd6 wins Q

I think black is mated if he does not take the rook on h8 and at least he loses the bishop.

Puzzle 2.

1. Rb2 forces mate on b8. Black can delay by one move by sacrificing the rook on b1.


Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (vWMNq)

34 The girl from Serbia? Yeah, it starts with a friendly game of chess. Then a couple of drinks. Pretty soon you wake up tied to the bed while she removes your toes with tin snips. No thanks.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (gC2IV)

35 She would be very distracting to play.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (sdi6R)

36 Nice dresses OM! Thanks.

Hey, the cherry blossom festival is on this weekend in D.C., and guess what I saw on the Metro today?

A Furry in a geisha costume.

I did not think to take a photo, or I would have shared it with OM and thence the Horde.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (qJtVm)

37 Hey everybody.

How come I never get a chess opponent who looks like that?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2018 05:28 PM (eMKNe)

38 This is a rare instance where the chess player is arguably the hottest woman in the post.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 05:28 PM (sdi6R)

39 A Furry in a geisha costume.

I did not think to take a photo, or I would have shared it with OM and thence the Horde.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (qJtVm)
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*tears corner off Eris's Moronette card*

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:28 PM (oMtOd)

40 31 ... it looks like one of those wildly complicated endgames ...

R+B vs R is only winnable in certain positions. It came up recently in one of the big tournaments (and, I think on this thread) so I looked it up and even found the analysis on wikipedia. It is horribly tricky.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:28 PM (vWMNq)

41 I still think Trump wears his ties too long.

*sigh* He's worth a billion or so, and is married to a supermodel. I suppose he could wear one of those fish ties if he wanted.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:29 PM (2K6fY)

42 A Furry in a geisha costume.

Our country is doomed.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (NWiLs)

43 Does Laura Ashley = Ashley Madison?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (hyuyC)

44 so what is the protocol for wearing a tie? It should not go beyond the belt?

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (gcme+)

45 * notes top photo. Adds OM to SMR newsletter *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (fA1SL)

46 Beautiful day to be in DC, Eris. I'll bet it was jammed.

Did you go to Air & Space? Anywhere else?

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (oMtOd)

47 Puzzle 2.
1. Rb2 forces mate on b8. Black can delay by one move by sacrificing the rook on b1.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:26 PM (vWMNq)


This is actually not correct. If 1.Rb2 then Black moves 1...Rc1, and then where's your mate, mate?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (xlCXC)

48 bluebell

That bathrobe is for the grandchildren now.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:32 PM (hyuyC)

49

so what is the protocol for wearing a tie? It should not go beyond the belt?

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (gcme+)


See Mr. Haney

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 14, 2018 05:32 PM (lKyWE)

50
Thanks for the link to the First Lady's outfits, OMuse and Eris! My favorite will always be the powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit she wore on Inauguration Day, complete with gloves. It was exquisite.

I always wonder how she can wear those impossible heels she wears. Even when I was younger and trimmer, I could never wear heels that high. Heck, I don't know if they even MADE heels that high way back then.
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That robin's egg blue ensemble is my favorite too!

Regarding heels, I read that some fashionistas have silicone injected into the pads of their feet for extra cushioning. That, and cocaine, will really help with the pain.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:32 PM (qJtVm)

51 47 where's your mate ...

Ok. I thought it was too good to be true. Still working on it then.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:33 PM (vWMNq)

52 R+B vs R is only winnable in certain positions.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 05:28 PM (vWMNq)


Like, for example, this one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:35 PM (xlCXC)

53 I remember Laura Ashley dresses. Gosh, I'm old. "

Recall the splash when they bought Keswick (the one in Virginia)...
What a lovely spot.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:35 PM (7LY+6)

54 I think I've got problem 2 but probably not coz stoopid.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:36 PM (NWiLs)

55 so what is the protocol for wearing a tie? It should not go beyond the belt?

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (gcme+)

Badly made knot, the wide part lying around sternum level, the skinny part tucked into your pants.

That is why I don't wear ties very often.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 14, 2018 05:36 PM (Mkuv2)

56 Did you go to Air & Space? Anywhere else?
Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:30 PM (oMtOd)
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I thought about it but it was so packed in the Mall that I was starting to get twitchy. But I took in an IMAX movie about a brace of Swiss guys who designed and built a solar plane and circum-flew the globe. Great little flick apart from the inevitable enviro-shaming.

I forgot to buy you all astronaut ice cream! Sorry.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:36 PM (qJtVm)

57 I always thought the point should intersect or just pass the belt-line unless you are wearing a bowtie, stock or bolo.

Or are wearing a vest and who cares.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:37 PM (2K6fY)

58 Its a beautiful sunny day here in So Cal, almost in the 80's.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:38 PM (gcme+)

59 astronaut ice cream"

Which, I've been told, never went to space, to the chagrin of the whirlpool corp...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:39 PM (7LY+6)

60 Problem #2

R h2. RxB
Kx B. tries and fails to escape. Mate is unavoidable

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (hyuyC)

61 Problem 1:

Rxh8+

Problem 2:

Rb2

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (8gDQu)

62 Snowing and cold here in Kansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:41 PM (hyuyC)

63 I love that first gown. 1906.

I think a lot of dresses look better when a person is not in them, but displayed like this one is. Which would bring howls from the 'rons, bcz they tend to focus on the person in the dress.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 14, 2018 05:41 PM (4Vu64)

64 I forgot to buy you all astronaut ice cream! Sorry.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:36 PM (qJtVm)


You're not missing anything. I bought some when I went there. It's pretty vile.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:41 PM (xlCXC)

65 @2 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/
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People really shouldn't barbecue themselves.

Posted by: Lady Diem at April 14, 2018 05:42 PM (7l1O3)

66 That bathrobe is for the grandchildren now.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:32 PM (hyuyC)
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Great-grandchildren, you mean. My girls are all 20 and older.

And I don't know how to knit, so Great-granny better get crackin'. I figure she's got at least 10 years or so to get it done at the very least.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:42 PM (oMtOd)

67 *tears corner off Eris's Moronette card*
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That's why I made it out of embossed hobo leather. It wears like iron!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:42 PM (qJtVm)

68 61 Problem 1:
Rxh8+


Yes.

Problem 2:
Rb2

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (8gDQu)


No.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (xlCXC)

69 Rxh8"

Why you hate Mazdas?

Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (7LY+6)

70 Tedora looks like she would rip your heart out

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (aC6Sd)

71 @13
Chess Master from Serbia....wonder if she's up for a game of strip chess.
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You could always ask. It's not like she'd be taking any of *her* clothes off...

Posted by: junior at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (7l1O3)

72 5 We need a chest thread.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:13 PM (NWiLs)



Yes, there are lots of pirate chests, and dowery chests of old with intricate wood working and designs.

Get back to work!

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (4Vu64)

73
Why was Tang so revolutionary?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (pwFp+)

74 That's okay, Eris. My son had some once and made quite a face.

We'll be downtown next Saturday with friends from out of town. I'm hoping we can get down there early and see the Cezanne exhibit at the NGA. Hopefully all the cherry blossom nonsense will be done by then.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:44 PM (oMtOd)

75 Aside from my sturdy peasant figure I could never be a fashionista. I look at the lovely blue cheongsam and only think about what a drag it would be to have to take little steps. That flowered skirt is cute but those shoes, ugh, there isn't even the stiletto heel stealth weapon possibility.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (84F5k)

76 Why was Tang so revolutionary?


Freeze dried.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (yQpMk)

77 That first girl, in the chess pic, reminds me of old Hollywood. Hedy Lamarr glamour. Dark nails, dark lip...assuming red. Dark hair with similar wave, dark eyes.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (4Vu64)

78 Ms. Injac looks like she is thinking 'your move, bitch'
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:20 PM (gcme+)


Chess Club version of Ludacris' "Move, bitch":

Move, bitch, finish the turn,
finish the turn, bitch, finish the turn!

Move, bitch, finish the turn,
finish the turn, bitch, finish the turn!

Oh no! The fights out!
I'm bout to knock your knights out!
Get the pawns back, guard ya rooks,
There's something wrong, your pawns got took!

(Hey, I've been sick, gimme a break)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (wB8Tg)

79 We need a chest thread"

Chest Fever...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (7LY+6)

80
The other day it hit me (yet again) I've existed for many years, and then I wondered what I did all those years ago when I didn't spend hours a day in front of a computer screen.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (pwFp+)

81 COL v NSH has been a good one.

Posted by: Archer at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (8Pamn)

82 The other day it hit me (yet again) I've existed for many years, and then I wondered what I did all those years ago when I didn't spend hours a day in front of a computer screen.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (pwFp+)
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Did you knit, maybe? Looking for a project?

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (oMtOd)

83
You're not missing anything. I bought some when I went there. It's pretty vile.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:41 PM (xlCXC)
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But I did get you this Neil DeGrasse Tyson "I Love Science Sexually!" t-shirt.

It might be a bit snug, but the pink shows off your apoplexy so fetchingly.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (qJtVm)

84 Today that 1906 dress is impossibley extravagent. But before social media & mass entertainment there was considerable amounts of clothes-making and clothes-enhancing in many homes. Everyone from Queen Victoria down sewed.

The ready-made dresses involved fittings at fancy places like Paris.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (hyuyC)

85
We used to have cars without Cup Holders!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (pwFp+)

86
We used to have cars with AM radios!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (pwFp+)

87 I forgot to buy you all astronaut ice cream! Sorry.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:36 PM (qJtVm)


You're not missing anything. I bought some when I went there. It's pretty vile.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:41 PM (xlCXC)


Yup, it's gross.


Meanwhile, at Udvar-Hazy tomorrow, the British are coming to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Some of the planes are extremely rare.

https://airandspace.si.edu/events/great-british-fly-in

Posted by: Vendette at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (Vz8kB)

88 I love the 1908 and the blue evening gowns!

The 'ettes can appreciate this: I needed to go shopping for clothes to wear to a job interview, since most of my my work clothes are now too baggy to wear. (Goodwill is getting several big bags of plus size clothes tomorrow.) I had 40% off coupons for Boston Store and when I got there I found that they were having a buy one get one free Ralph Lauren Chaps sale,and I found a darling blue, pink and beige spring dress and a matching beige sweater which will do very nicely for an interview. And I found cute beige shoes on the clearance rack! A dress, two sweaters, a pair of dress slacks and shoes, all for $128! At full price I would have spent over $300. And it all goes together and can be mixed and matched! The weather is so shitty here today, but walking out of a store with a bunch of steals made this 'ette so happy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (H80UQ)

89 70 & 71. Jugoslav is best slav.

Obligatory 'maidens-of-the-SMR-rediscover-their-glorious-heritage' video.

https://youtu.be/rr1DSgjhRqE

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (fA1SL)

90
Our engines had POINTS!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (pwFp+)

91
We need a chest thread"

Chest Fever...


https://youtu.be/EpHm7eGYCGA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 05:48 PM (IqV8l)

92 85
We used to have cars without Cup Holders!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:46 PM (pwFp+)

No CD player. No Bluetooth. No XM radio. No electronic locks, windows, or seat adjustment. No GPS. Hell, no power steering. And we were grateful, dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:48 PM (NWiLs)

93
Most of my time on the internet is looking for things to buy to make my life easier or to fix things.

The other half of the time, I'm here.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:49 PM (pwFp+)

94 Why was Tang so revolutionary"

Dunno, but I've heard that the dude invented a bunch of artificial foodstuffs...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:49 PM (7LY+6)

95 Poontang is the best tang.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:49 PM (NWiLs)

96
remember when WE used to be in Mint Condition?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (pwFp+)

97 77
That first girl, in the chess pic, reminds me of old Hollywood. Hedy
Lamarr glamour. Dark nails, dark lip...assuming red. Dark hair with
similar wave, dark eyes.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (4Vu64)
Yeah, I thought of Hedy Lamarr too. And if she's a chess champion, Hedy Lamarr brains too..

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (H80UQ)

98 75. That dress looks like somebody started with a qipao and decided to add a flair at the hem. Very striking effect.
(Angel wears the ao dai at Tet - her mother and sisters sew each other up into them at the final fitting. Makes unwrapping a lot of fun.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

99 96
remember when WE used to be in Mint Condition?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (pwFp+)

I do. Wish I didn't. What a waste.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (NWiLs)

100 buy one get one free Ralph Lauren Chaps sale
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Donna, don't wear chaps to the interview!

Wait until you've been there maybe a week.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (qJtVm)

101 Aside
from my sturdy peasant figure I could never be a fashionista. I look
at the lovely blue cheongsam and only think about what a drag it would
be to have to take little steps. That flowered skirt is cute but those
shoes, ugh, there isn't even the stiletto heel stealth weapon
possibility.
Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (84F5k)


Try wearing a hanbok instead, then.

They are flattering and swirly with voluminous skirts at the same time.

(Korean woman had to do chores, AND run away from Mongols, Chinese and Japanese for most of history)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:51 PM (2K6fY)

102
The best used car ads never said "mint condition." They just said Mint.

And that's how the owner of that car would talk.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:51 PM (pwFp+)

103 https://youtu.be/EpHm7eGYCGA"

The Band: Chest Fever https://g.co/kgs/dY2un8

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:51 PM (7LY+6)

104 82 The other day it hit me (yet again) I've existed for many years, and then I wondered what I did all those years ago when I didn't spend hours a day in front of a computer screen.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (pwFp+)


Back in the 80s, I *had* to spend all day in front of a computer because I only had a 1200 baud modem.

"125 kb? That will take *hours* to download! ( *wail* )"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:52 PM (xlCXC)

105 A Furry in a geisha costume.

Um, sombody's . . . Yiff-u?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:52 PM (2K6fY)

106
My projects this weekend:

1a: Tint windows.

1b: clean garage

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:52 PM (pwFp+)

107 All Hail Eris

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:52 PM (H80UQ)

108 102
The best used car ads never said "mint condition." They just said Mint.

And that's how the owner of that car would talk.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:51 PM (pwFp+)
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"Cherry, baby! It's cherry!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (qJtVm)

109 thought of Hedy Lamarr"

That's Headley!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (7LY+6)

110 104 82 The other day it hit me (yet again) I've existed for many years, and then I wondered what I did all those years ago when I didn't spend hours a day in front of a computer screen.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:45 PM (pwFp+)

Back in the 80s, I *had* to spend all day in front of a computer because I only had a 1200 baud modem.

"125 kb? That will take *hours* to download! ( *wail* )"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:52 PM (xlCXC)

And just when your file was almost done downloading some asshole would pick up the phone and you had to start all over.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

111 "Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming
"

Chess Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire.

Posted by: Nat King Cole at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (TGrKk)

112 Vendette, interesting.


Lancaster looks like the rarest on that list - though maybe the Provost, not familiar with that one.


Is that Lancaster from Canada? Think there are one or two in flying condition based up there.


There's usually a Spitfire at SoCal airshows, think it's based in Chino. And another rare British war bird, can't recall the name .... Sea Fury? That must be SoCal-based as well, it's always there.


And once again I'll take the one in the blue dress. A non-Asian can break into the line-up, but she'll have to earn it. Brunette on the dock in one of OM's first dress threads way back still atop the round-eye list.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (QDnY+)

113 101. As I've said, teasingly, to my Korean friends 'any nation that would willingly surrender the fraternal embrace of its elder brother and then allow itself to be overrun by those sandal-wearing goldfish peddlers offshore is probably responsible for its own misfortunes.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:54 PM (fA1SL)

114 Donna, don't wear chaps to the interview!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (qJtVm)


Especially not the assless kind.

(wait, there isn't any other kind...)

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:54 PM (xlCXC)

115 Interesting face in the top picture, but she doesn't seem to have an iris.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 05:56 PM (b7mVC)

116 Donna, Congratulations! Sounds perfect for the interview. Fantastic prices. Good luck in the interview.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at April 14, 2018 05:56 PM (V+03K)

117
Why was Tang so revolutionary?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 05:43 PM (pwFp+)


Duh. It allowed the handle to be attached to a sword blade.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:56 PM (2K6fY)

118 115 Interesting face in the top picture, but she doesn't seem to have an iris.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 05:56 PM (b7mVC)

That's because of the demonic possession.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 05:57 PM (NWiLs)

119 118. What other, lesser peoples identity as 'demonic possession, ' the SMR know as 'just thinking.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:58 PM (fA1SL)

120 Donna!! Finding a good deal while clothes shopping is a marvelous feeling!!!!

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2018 05:58 PM (gcme+)

121 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:54 PM (fA1SL)

Don't tease Koreans. They bite.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 05:58 PM (2K6fY)

122 121. That's what makes it so much fun.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 05:59 PM (fA1SL)

123 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (H80UQ)

*fist bump*


I just love when that happens. I too, have been looking to update my work wardrobe.

Posted by: Infidel at April 14, 2018 05:59 PM (a3OL0)

124 Insomniac, yeah, kinda looks like that.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:00 PM (b7mVC)

125 The Chinese woman and dress are both stunning.

I'm as surprised as any of you to be typing that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 14, 2018 06:00 PM (xJa6I)

126 Heh Kindltot, I'll have to look that up sometime. I watched a few episodes of "what not to wear" and I'm not opposed to cute clothes, just personally not willing to suffer sore feet, or "can't move in this skirt." And I could never do something like that WNTW show and let anyone possibly throw away the comfortable clothes for riding or doing chores where the comfort is first second and third importance and flattering or pretty straggles in at the end.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 14, 2018 06:00 PM (84F5k)

127 60 Problem #2

R h2. RxB
Kx B. tries and fails to escape. Mate is unavoidable

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (hyuyC)

++++

Looks like a typo. You meant Kx R for the 2nd move, right? Looks like a winner.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:00 PM (pvjTE)

128 Lancaster looks like the rarest on that list - though maybe the Provost, not familiar with that one.





Is that Lancaster from Canada? Think there are one or two in flying condition based up there.





There's usually a Spitfire at SoCal airshows, think it's based in
Chino. And another rare British war bird, can't recall the name ....
Sea Fury? That must be SoCal-based as well, it's always there.







Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 05:53 PM (QDnY+)


This Lancaster is from Canada; there are only two of those planes that still fly. Not sure where the other one is based.


Talk to a Canadian military buff, especially one over say, 60, ask about the Avro Arrow that was developed in the 1950s, and you'll get an earful about how it was a plane ahead of its time but was scuttled by politics.

Posted by: Vendette at April 14, 2018 06:01 PM (Vz8kB)

129 "Don't tease Koreans. They bite."

We do more than just bite

Posted by: Rooftop Korean at April 14, 2018 06:01 PM (TGrKk)

130 Worst dressed person ever is the tech gal in Criminal minds. Her clothing choices are criminal.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:03 PM (b7mVC)

131 Anon Y. Mous

Yup. Typo. I need a bigger keyboard or smaller fingers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:06 PM (hyuyC)

132 At full price I would have spent over $300. And it all goes together and can be mixed and matched! The weather is so shitty here today, but walking out of a store with a bunch of steals made this 'ette so happy.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (H80UQ)
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Donna, congratulations! Wow! It's sounds like a beautiful outfit, and a fitting reward for all your hard work losing weight. Good for you. I know the 'rons will scoff at this, but something like that that makes you feel good is a great thing to have.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 06:06 PM (oMtOd)

133 Problem #2

R h2. RxB
Kx B. tries and fails to escape. Mate is unavoidable

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (hyuyC)

++++

Looks like a typo. You meant Kx R for the 2nd move, right? Looks like a winner.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:00 PM (pvjTE)


But why not:

Rh2 Kc8??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:06 PM (8gDQu)

134 I like Teodora Injac's sweater - I don't know what they call that sort, but you can just look at the sleeve and know what kind it is. My little sister has a stack of those and they can look very classy, done right.

WELP that's the entirety of my contribution in re: womens' fashion, thank you for listening God bless.

Eris: did you see the ORIGINAL Conwing L-16 "Sea Duck" at Air/Space? I hear they have it on display there, confirm/deny?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:07 PM (y87Qq)

135 That top photo is proof that intelligence can be very sexy.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2018 06:07 PM (sCN2W)

136 127 60 Problem #2
R h2. RxB
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 05:40 PM (hyuyC)


Tell me why Black would take the bishop and give up his rook for it. Looks like a suicide move to me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:08 PM (xlCXC)

137 I got the first one (Rxh8 wins material regardless of what Black does), but I have no idea about the second one. That's the kind of endgame I hope I never get involved in, because I don't have a clue how to proceed.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 06:08 PM (sdi6R)

138 go Donna!

i love my ralph lauren chaps stuff.
i also love high heels, but boots are better.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (h9wAA)

139 "Everyone used to sew"

Which is why those of us that love vintage sewing machines tend to have a houseful. They still work and are incredibly cheap. The pool of people that sew is much smaller

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (Lqy/e)

140 133 But why not:



Rh2 Kc8??

====

I think Rh2 is the solution.

1. Rh2 Kc8
2. Rb2

and now Rc1 does not work.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (vWMNq)

141 But why not:

Rh2 Kc8??
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:06 PM (8gDQu)


Look at the position after 1...Kc8 and you'll see why.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (xlCXC)

142 Wango Tango!

Posted by: Ted Nugent at April 14, 2018 06:11 PM (JHwDP)

143 1. Rh2 Kc8
2. Rb2
and now Rc1 does not work.
Posted by: Off the reservation at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (vWMNq)


Bingo. Congrats, you're the first with the solution.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:12 PM (xlCXC)

144 139. This is true of cameras. I have quite a few cameras - real ones - that I've purchased for less on current dollars than their MSRP back in the day when a dollar was an ounce of silver.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 06:12 PM (fA1SL)

145 The pool of people that sew is much smaller
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 14, 2018 06:10 PM (Lqy/e)
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And the pool of fabric stores is even smaller. We've lost all the good ones around here. I actually have some stuff for a project, but it's nothing for me, alas.

I mainly use my sewing machine for mending and alterations (relatively easy ones) these days. I'm the favorite mom of the homeschool group this time of year because I can hem dresses and sew on straps and make decolletage more modest.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (oMtOd)

146 This is for prom dresses, by the way.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (oMtOd)

147 But why not:

Rh2 Kc8??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:06 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Rb2

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (pvjTE)

148 Yep, cameras and typewriters too. It's still great technology.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (Lqy/e)

149 Donna, don't wear chaps to the interview!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 05:50 PM (qJtVm)

Especially not the assless kind.

(wait, there isn't any other kind...)
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 05:54 PM (xlCXC)


There are probably many variations of chaps other than the common assless kind. Just not sold in the stores I shop and I am not about to look on line.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 14, 2018 06:14 PM (Eu5eZ)

150 ThePrimordialOrderedPair & OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader

If the black king moves to c8, then the white rook can go to b8 and mate. The Bishop would cover the Rook in b8.

Black is trapped with no good moves available.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:15 PM (hyuyC)

151 A Furry in a geisha costume.

Saw a Kia Soul with mudflap silhouette girls on the back. Something wasn't right, after a 1/2 minute stare realized they were furry silhouettes.

Posted by: DaveA at April 14, 2018 06:15 PM (FhXTo)

152 OK, since we have been labeled a hate site, I'm going to fess up.

I Hate people that want to take away my G-D given rights
I hate elected officials that piss on the Constitution

I hate people that abuse animals and children.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:15 PM (b7mVC)

153 1 Rg2 or Rh2

if 1... Rxe5 then Kxe5 and theoretical mate on board

if 1... Kc8
2 Rb2 and mate is unavoidable

Can't go in for Rb2 right away because of the opponent's rook being able to block mate on with ...Rc1 ...Rc8

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 06:16 PM (gDSJf)

154 Burnt Toast

I imagine everyone searching for ass-less chaps gets a special entry into their Google / Facebook file.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:16 PM (hyuyC)

155 Eris: did you see the ORIGINAL Conwing L-16 "Sea Duck" at Air/Space? I hear they have it on display there, confirm/deny?
Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:07 PM (y87Qq)
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That's at the Udvar-Hazy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (qJtVm)

156 Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 14, 2018 05:47 PM (H80UQ)

Good luck at the interview.

Posted by: Adriane the Funemployment Critic ... at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (AoK0a)

157 Pentagon briefing on Syria festivities is interesting.


Launches from Red Sea and Gulf. Means lots of over-flight of Saudi Arabia, possibly Israel, Jordan, and also Iraq. This still surprises me a bit. At least the cruise missiles can all approach targets from any point on the compass without too much trouble, regardless of where launched. So wonder why all the axes of attack.


DOD claims no interdiction by Syrian air defense, and no contact with Russian air defense systems. Claims Syrian SAMs fired mostly *after* attack was completed, some fired by sight, no guidance.


Wonder if this is first combat use of British and French missiles.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (QDnY+)

158 typewriters too.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (Lqy/e)


*swoon*

I copy and deliver ARRL radiograms exclusively so I have an excuse to knock out postcards on my Royal Safari manual.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (y87Qq)

159 Tell me why Black would take the bishop and give up his rook for it. Looks like a suicide move to me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:08 PM (xlCXC)

++++

Delaying tactic, nothing more.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (pvjTE)

160 Yep, cameras and typewriters too. It's still great technology.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (Lqy/e)


Why, yes I have my grandfather's Burrough's adding machine with the great big handle.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 06:18 PM (2K6fY)

161 Saw a Kia Soul with mudflap silhouette girls on the back. Something wasn't right, after a 1/2 minute stare realized they were furry silhouettes.
Posted by: DaveA at April 14, 2018 06:15 PM (FhXTo)
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We live in amazing times.

Were these customized, do you think, or is there a factory somewhere in Shenzhen that makes furry silhouette mudflaps?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:19 PM (qJtVm)

162 152. And furries and weebs. And clowns.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 14, 2018 06:20 PM (fA1SL)

163 Well, it's not dress pron but it is wymyn's fashion. Behold pussy pants:

https://bit.ly/2JJ8Kqx

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2018 06:21 PM (+y/Ru)

164 Were these customized, do you think, or is there a factory somewhere in Shenzhen that makes furry silhouette mudflaps?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:19 PM (qJtVm)


...cranked out by Chinese furries who were sentenced to forced labor for deviancy.

~the circle of life~

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:21 PM (y87Qq)

165 Problem 2:

Rb2 Rc1
Rh2 Kc8
Rh8+ Kb7
Rb8+ Ka7
Rb2 .....

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:22 PM (8gDQu)

166
I copy and deliver ARRL radiograms exclusively so I have an excuse to knock out postcards on my Royal Safari manual.
Posted by: hogmartin


ARL SIXTY THREE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 06:22 PM (IqV8l)

167 rhomboid

The Daily Mail has a good graphic.

Yes, first combat uses of UK and French missiles. The French aircraft launched from the south of France! They needed a lot of airborne tanker support to get in the fight.

If you want to flood an air defense system actively looking for missiles, more than one threat axis is the way to ensure at least some hits. Most fire control radars have a narrow cone.

In all probability, no missile was hit. There was unspecified ECM in use by the Allied forces. Which was effectife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:23 PM (hyuyC)

168 Have one old manual typewriter in good shape. Was discovered to find, when I sold the Smith-Corona electric typewriter I used to type high school papers, that they were a hot item among graphics/IT types (it sold in one day, buyer told me all about it). AND that SCM *still* makes supplies/ribbons for them.


Sister has the old Singer sewing machine my mother got as a gift decades ago. Beautful condition.


I'm more interested in a Singer 1911, but ......

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:23 PM (QDnY+)

169 OK, since we have been labeled a hate site, I'm going to fess up.

What? When did that happen? Is there a link to the declaration of that claim? No one ever tells me anything!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 14, 2018 06:23 PM (rdl6o)

170 DOD claims no interdiction by Syrian air defense, and no contact with Russian air defense systems. Claims Syrian SAMs fired mostly *after* attack was completed, some fired by sight, no guidance.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (QDnY+)

I remember some years back when the IAF took out some sort of Syrian nuclear research facility. Syria had just taken the plastic wrappings off of a brand spankin' new Russian-built air defense system and the Israeli jets blew past it like it wasn't even there. Looks like things haven't improved much.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:24 PM (xlCXC)

171 Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 06:16 PM (gDSJf)

Aha .... Very nice.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:25 PM (8gDQu)

172 At the soapbox derby today there was a car made to look like a Tide Pod. When the cars make their run they get to pick some music that plays over the PA so they picked Weird Al's "Eat It." It was pretty funny.

Posted by: f'd at April 14, 2018 06:25 PM (UdKB7)

173 NaCly, I get the saturation/diverse axis thing. Was just musing whether at least out ALCMs, all entering Syrian territory over the coast or over Lebanon, couldn't just be programmed to fly so that they all approached from different points on the compass. I would think they have the range. Not sure about the new SRAMs (the things launched from the B-1s), whatever their proper acronym is (and I'm just joshing, but it sounds from what I've heard like these are basically the successor to the SRAM).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:26 PM (QDnY+)

174 Sabo suspended from Twitter.

Fuck you, @Jack.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 14, 2018 06:26 PM (oVJmc)

175 Tell me why Black would take the bishop and give up his rook for it. Looks like a suicide move to me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:08 PM (xlCXC)

++++

Delaying tactic, nothing more.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:17 PM (pvjTE)

Anyone other than an absolute beginner would just resign instead of bothering. It's not like K+N and B vs K where an unskilled opponent may be forced to draw by the 50 move rule before being able to deliver mate.

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 06:26 PM (gDSJf)

176 I
remember some years back when the IAF took out some sort of Syrian
nuclear research facility. Syria had just taken the plastic wrappings
off of a brand spankin' new Russian-built air defense system and the
Israeli jets blew past it like it wasn't even there. Looks like things
haven't improved much.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:24 PM (xlCXC)


Wasn't the nuclear facility Osirak in Iraq, 1981? (There's a book I've read about how the IAF took it out.)

Posted by: Vendette at April 14, 2018 06:26 PM (Vz8kB)

177 ARL SIXTY THREE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 06:22 PM (IqV8l)


ARL FIFTY FOUR DE KB(x)BR SEVEN THREE

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:27 PM (y87Qq)

178 and make decolletage more modest.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 06:13 PM (oMtOd)

Whut?
Does not compute, bluebell.

Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:27 PM (jpCGO)

179 Were these customized, do you think, or is there a factory somewhere in Shenzhen that makes furry silhouette mudflaps?

No they're a thing. Bing didn't find me the exact ones to link for the Horde but some similar. Caution, turn safe-search on.

Posted by: DaveA at April 14, 2018 06:27 PM (FhXTo)

180 177 ARL SIXTY THREE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 06:22 PM (IqV8l)

ARL FIFTY FOUR DE KB(x)BR SEVEN THREE
Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:27 PM (y87Qq)

CLOROX BLEACH FOADY FI!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters at April 14, 2018 06:28 PM (NWiLs)

181 Greetings:

I heard that Teodora bets Muslims up one side of the board and down the other.

Posted by: 11B40 at April 14, 2018 06:29 PM (evgyj)

182 Twitter is such a strange place. Half of the people I follow commend the strikes - GOD DAMNED WAR MONGERS!!! - and the other half are furious by it - FUCKING PINKOS! - what a strange time.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:29 PM (IYHxL)

183 RI Red, this is for a homeschool high school prom!

It computes.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 06:29 PM (oMtOd)

184 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor

Realistic testing using likely enemy air defenses is stressed at Red Flag in NV. The Brits, French, Israelis, and Saudis have all practiced there.

TOPGUN (One word, All caps, don't ask) stresses air-to air combat maneuvering. Not raids on defended targets.

STRIKE U in Fallon NV is where the USN use realistic air defenses for polishing up an air-groups pilots.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (hyuyC)

185 Twitter is such a strange place. Half of the people I follow commend the strikes - GOD DAMNED WAR MONGERS!!! - and the other half are furious by it - FUCKING PINKOS! - what a strange time.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:29 PM (IYHxL)


The best thing that could happen in Syria is that both sides use any weapons they can get their hands on and they all kill each other to death.

An empty Syria is a good Syria.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (8gDQu)

186 Vendette there was a nuke facility in Syria taken out last year or year before (I think).


In general, all the tests of dense air defense systems in the last few decades have been US/western forces against Soviet/Russian defenses (at least the backbones and main systems). The score is pretty ugly for the defenses.


Of course the Russians would point out, and have a point, that some of these outcomes are directly attributable to local color, diversity, vitality, and cultural power in the countries using their systems. Ahemm.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (QDnY+)

187 Vendette there was a nuke facility in Syria taken out last year or year before (I think).







Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (QDnY+)


Oops. My bad. Well, they have experience in that area.

Posted by: Vendette at April 14, 2018 06:32 PM (Vz8kB)

188 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (8gDQu)

LMAO

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:32 PM (IYHxL)

189 Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:30 PM (QDnY+)

Israel also took out a nuke research facility years and years ago. It might have even been while Bush was in the White House. I don't remember, exactly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:32 PM (8gDQu)

190 A CNC plasma cutter, or a water jet cutter will turn out as many custom silhouette furries (or FSM's or raven banners) as you have the patience and interest to cut out.

Grid down the burrs and take them to a shop to be chromed and you have a lifetime supply

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 06:33 PM (2K6fY)

191 Melania looks fabulous as always. The other dresses are decidedly meh. I had a few Laura Ashley dresses and not a one stands the test of time due to the exaggerated shoulders.

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 06:33 PM (5gaNQ)

192 Just joshin', bluebell.
Although some décolletage covering makes it just more mysterious and alluring.
Trust me on this; I was a teenage boy.

Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:34 PM (jpCGO)

193 Were these customized, do you think, or is there a factory somewhere in Shenzhen that makes furry silhouette mudflaps?

No they're a thing. Bing didn't find me the exact ones to link for the Horde but some similar. Caution, turn safe-search on.
Posted by: DaveA at April 14, 2018 06:27 PM (FhXTo)


"Furry Mudflaps" with safesearch off sounds like it would be good for some laughs.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 14, 2018 06:35 PM (Eu5eZ)

194 I'm more interested in a Singer 1911, but ......"

I'll take a Singer 911 plz...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 14, 2018 06:35 PM (7LY+6)

195
Blimey, that's some look Teodora Injac is giving someone. Is that her death stare?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2018 06:35 PM (SiINZ)

196 CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (b7mVC)

197 Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:32 PM (IYHxL)

Syria has always been one of the biggest problems in the arab world. First they were nasty Soviet clients and then, when that era ended they became Iran's butt-boy in the arab world. The only thing going for the chinless wonder is that the jihadists are actually worse than he is - which is no mean feat, that's for sure. But, all in all, there aren't any good people in Syria. The place is better off as a desert - and the world would be better off with it like that, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (8gDQu)

198 Anyone other than an absolute beginner would just resign instead of bothering. It's not like K+N and B vs K where an unskilled opponent may be forced to draw by the 50 move rule before being able to deliver mate.

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 06:26 PM (gDSJf)

++++

If you follow OM's solutions, he frequently takes into account delaying tactics. The computer uses them to delay the inevitable, so if the solution is really six moves instead of four, it's worth mentioning.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:37 PM (pvjTE)

199 rhomboid

Unknown if they used a lot of turns. Back in the day, every big turn in a pea-brained missile used to lead to worries about course-following behavior.

Maybe we got that issue licked today.

The USAF B-1s used AGM-158 JASSMs. Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:37 PM (hyuyC)

200 I managed to do some work Outside today, taking advantage of the nice weather. (Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and drizzly.)

First I finally picked up Kira's grave marker and installed it in the back yard. It was ready in November, but the memorial place didn't have weekend hours during the winter and I couldn't get there during the week.

Then I cleaned up the leaves and branches in the back yard. I did the front yard a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing how much stuff accumulates during the winter.

Then I swept and vacuumed the garage and rearranged it so that the snowblower is put away and the lawnmower is ready for action. I then reattached the sharpened blade and started it up.

I also tried to start the weed whacker without success. I was pretty exhausted by that time.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 06:37 PM (sdi6R)

201 169 OK, since we have been labeled a hate site, I'm going to fess up.

What? When did that happen? Is there a link to the declaration of that claim? No one ever tells me anything!
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 14, 2018 06:23 PM (rdl6o)


I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."

I forwarded it on to the boss and the rest of the cobs.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:38 PM (xlCXC)

202 196 CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (b7mVC)

That becuz we try harder.
I wonder who does the "deeming"?

Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:39 PM (jpCGO)

203 Melania looks fabulous as always. The other dresses are decidedly meh.

I liked the 1906 dress, that one has beautiful work on it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 14, 2018 06:39 PM (39g3+)

204 202 196 CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (b7mVC)

That becuz we try harder.
I wonder who does the "deeming"?
Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:39 PM (jpCGO)

Buncha feygelahs.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 06:40 PM (NWiLs)

205 'Sure, Chiang is a s.o.b. But he's OUR s.o.b.'
President Harry S Truman

*he had a pretty wife too.
Eromero

Posted by: Eromero at April 14, 2018 06:40 PM (zLDYs)

206 I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."
---
It's really about the boobs and fart jokes. And assless chaps.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:40 PM (qJtVm)

207 Hi everydobby.

I watched Phil Robertson and son in the video in the sidebar. love it!

"Zuckerberg" he keeps saying. and he calls him "Son."

love it!!

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (xGMkv)

208 I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."

I forwarded it on to the boss and the rest of the cobs.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:38 PM (xlCXC)


Ace needs to hire a tranny cob for DoD. DoiD doesn't like anything without trannies. I think a regular old transvestite should fit the bill.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (8gDQu)

209 145: I was a part time quilting enthusiast before becoming an evening knitter and am the proud owner of 4 sewing machines, including a new treadle machine mounted on an old Singer treadle cabinet. It's the quietest one, but I use the 1980s Sears workhorse the most.

We have exactly one fabric store in our county, a Joann which is increasingly leaning toward silk flowers and beading supplies.

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (5gaNQ)

210
What's the cereal that smells like lemons?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (pwFp+)

211 So the DOD has fallen under the watchful eye of some snowflake

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (aC6Sd)

212 206 I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."
---
It's really about the boobs and fart jokes. And assless chaps.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:40 PM (qJtVm)

And the gratuitous Eskimophobia.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)

213 >>>
I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who
informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and
racism."
---
Bob from NSA ratted us out!!!

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2018 06:42 PM (djCea)

214 If you follow OM's solutions, he frequently takes into account delaying tactics. The computer uses them to delay the inevitable, so if the solution is really six moves instead of four, it's worth mentioning.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:37 PM (pvjTE


Which is exactly the case here. I didn't write this up in the solution, but my chess app kept playing Rxe5+ immediately, and I couldn't figure out why until I played it from the Black side. The machine, being a machine, preferred Rxe5+ because the path to mate was longer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:42 PM (xlCXC)

215 Fruity Pebbles maybe Trix ( but you gotta pick out the yellow ones)

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 06:43 PM (aC6Sd)

216 t I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."
----
The Dept of Defense?

They're your biggest audience.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:43 PM (qJtVm)

217 ULA is getting ready to launch an Atlas V containing a classified payload for the Air Force. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:13 pm EDT.

The webcast will begin momentarily.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbOg_4rrJxc

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (sdi6R)

218 CN, I'm a quilter. one of my jobs is at a quilt shop. We do a pretty brisk online business, too.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (xGMkv)

219 206 I just received an e-mail within the last hour or two from a moron who informed me that the DOD is blocking us under the category of "hate and racism."
---
It's really about the boobs and fart jokes. And assless chaps.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 06:40 PM (qJtVm)


Undoubtedly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (xlCXC)

220 CN

I picked up a complete Singer - 66 sewing machine in a nice table cabinet at an estate sale. My wife will. not. touch. it.

I guess I have to part with it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (hyuyC)

221 202 196 CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (b7mVC)

That becuz we try harder.
I wonder who does the "deeming"?
Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:39 PM (jpCGO)

Strange... but it started right after people on here being called RAAAAACIST for using the term....

Eskimo...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (NgKpN)

222 If I could pick out all the Leftists, and not just the leaning or wishy washy ones, just the Leftists the government wouldn't have 10% of its personal.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (aC6Sd)

223 What's the cereal that smells like lemons?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (pwFp+)

JoyKaboom?

Posted by: RI Red - that's all, folks. at April 14, 2018 06:45 PM (jpCGO)

224 "Hate" and "racism" have been pretty thoroughly emptied of meaning in recent years, but that notwithstanding, it's not hard to see how this site (at least the comments) could be deemed out of bounds.


Not constant, or central, but plenty of extreme and over-the-top crap posted that would easily trip the delicate triggers of the lessers doing the "deeming".


I just scroll past and note the commenter's level, but in orwellian Amerikkka not hard to see how this happens.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:45 PM (QDnY+)

225 Post a pix every week of Melania!

Another g8 chess posting!

Posted by: Zogger at April 14, 2018 06:45 PM (SKahJ)

226 Who is the DoD to be declaring a list of non-entities?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 14, 2018 06:46 PM (oVJmc)

227 And the gratuitous Eskimophobia.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)


"Eskimo" is old and done, Inuit?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 06:46 PM (2K6fY)

228 203: The workmanship may be stunning, but "grandma" would have has to have had a spectacular collection to choose something like that. The flowers placed on the breasts like that probably would have been seen as daring, lol

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 06:47 PM (5gaNQ)

229 Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 06:45 PM (QDnY+)

Don't forget, DoD didn't think Americans had the right to burn korans, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 14, 2018 06:47 PM (8gDQu)

230 Zuck trying out his AI Hate Speach Searcher?

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 06:47 PM (aC6Sd)

231 I picked up a complete Singer - 66 sewing machine in a nice table cabinet at an estate sale. My wife will. not. touch. it.

I guess I have to part with it.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 06:44 PM (hyuyC)


Do you play guitar? I know a guy who bought an old wrecked table-mounted sewing machine, replaced the motor, added an optical counter, and turned it into a pickup winder.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 06:47 PM (y87Qq)

232 The top chess lady has a saucy look. I also like the China Doll.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 06:48 PM (SKt1u)

233 227 And the gratuitous Eskimophobia.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)

"Eskimo" is old and done, Inuit?
Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2018 06:46 PM (2K6fY)

Yupik your battles.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (NWiLs)

234 We here in N WI are predicted a foot of snow or more over tonight, tomorrow.

yay

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (djCea)

235 Saturday evening with the Horde. Keeps me at home and out of trouble. Specially being a batchelor this weekend.
I think I'll have more ETOH for dinner.

Posted by: RI Red - Banned in Boston and the Pentagon at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (jpCGO)

236 CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM (b7mVC)



Are they being run be the SPLC?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (SiINZ)

237 I will say this though regarding the Syria strike; we worry about the deep state and how untrustworthy our intelligence community is but we're supposed to trust them on this?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (IYHxL)

238
CPF, DOD and other gov't sites have disallowed access because we are deemed as a hate/ racism site.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 06:36 PM


Those who program the routers rule the world.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 06:50 PM (IqV8l)

239 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:51 PM (xlCXC)

240 The Eskimo has a long mustache.

Posted by: davidt at April 14, 2018 06:51 PM (djCea)

241 218: I buy most of my fabric online!

220: The only old machine I have is my mother-in-law's machine from the 20s. It doesn't do much. I like the versatility of newer ones with more stitches and buttonhole styles, which is why I went with the new Janome for the treadle instead of hunting for an antique machine that I would not use.

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 06:52 PM (5gaNQ)

242 The chess player has a certain goth look. Might be because the photo is B&W.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 14, 2018 06:52 PM (nBr1j)

243 did the rural route today, in the cold and wet. air temp hovered around forty-four, 10 mph wind, and rain from drops to sprinkles to mist. I'm just warming up after finishing 2 hours ago

and an inch of snow tomorrow.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2018 06:53 PM (xGMkv)

244 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/


Flaming queer.

Posted by: Guzalot at April 14, 2018 06:53 PM (schB/)

245
Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/

Flaming queer.
Posted by: Guzalot


Unless it was a murder meant to look like a suicide.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2018 06:54 PM (IqV8l)

246 244 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/

Flaming queer.
Posted by: Guzalot at April 14, 2018 06:53 PM (schB/)

I just saw that myself. Is it wrong that I just shrugged and thought "If you kill yourself because of global warming, you probably have other issues."

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 06:56 PM (SKt1u)

247 The mission patch goes to 11.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 06:56 PM (sdi6R)

248 242 The chess player has a certain goth look. Might be because the photo is B&W.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 14, 2018 06:52 PM (nBr1j)

She is pretty. That death stare could be disturbing after a while though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 06:57 PM (SKt1u)

249 195
Blimey, that's some look Teodora Injac is giving someone. Is that her death stare?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2018 06:35 PM (SiINZ)

====================

My first thought was she's reacting to a dumb-ass move with a look of "Seriously?" ... at least, that's the look I used to get from my teenage step-daughter before rolling her eyes.

Posted by: ShainS at April 14, 2018 06:58 PM (BiLU+)

250 I just saw that myself. Is it wrong that I just shrugged and thought "If you kill yourself because of global warming, you probably have other issues."
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 06:56 PM (SKt1u)


I think it's way less wrong than what I thought, which was that old Terry Pratchett pearl of wisdom:

"Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 06:58 PM (xlCXC)

251 Also, I am betting he used petro chemicals to set himself on fire- unless he went the all natural grain alcohol route.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 06:59 PM (SKt1u)

252 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/294108/


Flaming queer.
Posted by: Guzalot at April 14, 2018 06:53 PM (schB/)



If only all lefties took this route to protest

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2018 06:59 PM (SiINZ)

253 DoD blocking? When did that start? I was able to access the site on Friday.

Posted by: Bert G at April 14, 2018 07:00 PM (yzxic)

254 The thing I find most irksome about fabric is that so little of it is made here! You can still get some nice upholstery stuff, and Pendleton will sell you some if you beg, but it's harder and harder to find nice cotton

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:00 PM (5gaNQ)

255 If only all lefties took this route to protest
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 14, 2018 06:59 PM (SiINZ)

"Don't forget to get your whole head in front of the shotgun."
-Denis Leary

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 14, 2018 07:00 PM (SKt1u)

256 I don't see why 1.Rb2 gets a question mark.

1. Rb2 Rc1
2. Rb8+ Rc8
3. Bf6+ Ke1
4. Rxc8#

Posted by: bof at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (bNftD)

257 The thing I find most irksome about fabric is that so little of it is made here! You can still get some nice upholstery stuff, and Pendleton will sell you some if you beg, but it's harder and harder to find nice cotton
Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:00 PM (5gaNQ)
--------

I keep thinking (hoping) that sewing will make a comeback, the way knitting did. I saved a fortune sewing most of my maternity clothes and lots of clothes for my kids, and I sewed a lot over the summers in college too.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (oMtOd)

258 Nut burns himself to desth to protest global warming

Hottest of all Hot Takes.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (oVJmc)

259 Now inside of T-4 minutes and counting.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (sdi6R)

260 BertG, it was a big topic on either Thursday or Friday morning thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 07:02 PM (b7mVC)

261 257: So do I.

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:02 PM (5gaNQ)

262 The globull warmering man just added to the globull warmering by burning himself up. Dumb as a box of hammers.

Wonder if he wore those nice bright robes like that Vietnamese monk did back in the day.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 14, 2018 07:03 PM (EoRCO)

263 Posted by: bof at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (bNftD)

Hold on, let me look at your line.

brb...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 07:03 PM (xlCXC)

264 Thanks for the heads up on the launch, rickl.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 07:03 PM (hyuyC)

265 Bluebell, you'll be ahead of the curve when The Burning Times arrive.

Posted by: RI Red - Banned in Boston and the Pentagon at April 14, 2018 07:04 PM (jpCGO)

266 247 The mission patch goes to 11.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 06:56 PM (sdi6R)

=========

Thanks rickl, I'm watching now ... LIFTOFF!

Posted by: ShainS at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (BiLU+)

267 1. Rb2 Rc1
2. Rb8+ Rc8
3. Bf6+ Ke1
4. Rxc8#
Posted by: bof at April 14, 2018 07:01 PM (bNftD)


Not 3...Ke8? Instead, 3...Kc7.

Now what does White do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (xlCXC)

268 If you follow OM's solutions, he frequently takes into account delaying tactics. The computer uses them to delay the inevitable, so if the solution is really six moves instead of four, it's worth mentioning.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2018 06:37 PM (pvjTE)

It's worth mentioning them sometimes because it's not always straightforward. But simplifying a position to a trivial mate like K+Q vs K or K+R vs K is usually where analysis for a line should stop, unless there is some potential for stalemate.

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (gDSJf)

269 265: That was part of the reason I bought the treadle..lol

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (5gaNQ)

270 Think he said this was text of a screen grab.

You have attempted to access a blocked website. Access to this website has been blocked for operational reasons by the DOD Enterprise-Level Protection System.

Category: hate-and-racism

URL: ace.mu.nu/

Contact your local Network Control Center for information on how to gain access to MISSION ESSENTIAL or otherwise authorized websites, or to report a mis-categorized website.

Use the following links for additional guidance and procedures for requesting access to blocked content:

-Army users click here.

-Navy users click here.

-Air Force users click here.

Posted by: Jon Decker at April 13, 2018 02:47 PM (G5wDk)

Posted by: dDan at April 14, 2018 07:06 PM (hwYmz)

271 dat SRB jettison tho

*fans self*

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 07:08 PM (y87Qq)

272 Rocket just went off... not much noise

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 14, 2018 07:08 PM (Eu5eZ)

273 Wow was it the thread where we mocked the white politician that said he was a member of the black community?

Posted by: f'd at April 14, 2018 07:08 PM (UdKB7)

274 69 265: That was part of the reason I bought the treadle..lol
Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (5gaNQ

CN, I think a lot of old skills are going to make a comeback.
That's why I reload ...

Posted by: RI Red - Banned in Boston and the Pentagon at April 14, 2018 07:08 PM (jpCGO)

275 I wonder why the environmentalists aren't protesting the palis burning all those tires at the Israeli border. Seems like something they should be screaming about if they truly believed their own BS.

Posted by: X-ray at April 14, 2018 07:08 PM (TGrKk)

276 I describe our fabrics online, and I've stopped noting the "made in" part, because it's usually Korea or Pakistan

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2018 07:09 PM (xGMkv)

277 It's worth mentioning them sometimes because it's not always straightforward. But simplifying a position to a trivial mate like K+Q vs K or K+R vs K is usually where analysis for a line should stop, unless there is some potential for stalemate.

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (gDSJf)


Right. I won't map out every possible path to mate in my posted solutions, but once I get to a significant material advantage, I will stop and declare it a won game.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 07:09 PM (xlCXC)

278 269 265: That was part of the reason I bought the treadle..lol
Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:05 PM (5gaNQ)

Treadle treadle treadle
I made one out of clay

Posted by: Insomniac at April 14, 2018 07:10 PM (NWiLs)

279 Those asymmetrical SRBs look so unnatural.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2018 07:11 PM (y87Qq)

280 274: I am old enough to have a lot of "old" skills.

I bought some books on preserving and canning lately when I was going through an MFK Fisher phase.

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2018 07:11 PM (5gaNQ)

281 Thanks for the solutions OM. I need to look deeper into the problems. Maybe with an actual chess board in front of me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2018 07:12 PM (hyuyC)

282 Thanks dDan for reposting that. Honestly, if you are a member of any one of those services are you really going to click that link and be counted?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 14, 2018 07:12 PM (b7mVC)

283 "Treadle treadle treadle

I made one out of clay"

Looks like a top to me.

Posted by: X-ray at April 14, 2018 07:12 PM (TGrKk)

284 WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 14, 2018 07:12 PM (xlCXC)

285 OM thats my line

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2018 07:13 PM (aC6Sd)

286 Late to thread but thought the movie The Craft was about teen California witches not Fariza Balk chess champion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2018 07:13 PM (jeefx)

287 WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Tracks or scat?

Posted by: X-ray at April 14, 2018 07:14 PM (TGrKk)

288 So is the classy thing to do, for non-movie commentary, to stay down here?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2018 07:15 PM (QDnY+)

289 I can bring up the HQ at work but can't comment (I would feel constrained anyway). In fact I did it just last week. I have qualms because there are some commenters that are, shall we say, problematic.

A while back I brought up the HQ when somebody on their morning art thread featured that Lucien Freud painting of a human blancmange seated on an ottoman. A senior analyst walking behind me said What the hell are you reading?!?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 07:16 PM (qJtVm)

290 I'd bet that Serbian Chess master-ess wouldn't distract Shep

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 14, 2018 07:16 PM (KxbBq)

291 Looks like a good launch, or at least as much as they let us watch. With classified payloads, live coverage typically ends after payload fairing jettison.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2018 07:17 PM (sdi6R)

292 237 I will say this though regarding the Syria strike; we worry about the deep state and how untrustworthy our intelligence community is but we're supposed to trust them on this?
Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 14, 2018 06:49 PM (IYHxL)
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Yeah, that's the problem when trust is gone.

I'd hate to be in Trump's shoes. He can't assume the IC is competent or honest but he can't be utterly paralyzed by doubt either.

As for me, I just don't know.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 14, 2018 07:17 PM (0jtPF)

293 Category: hate-and-racism

URL: ace.mu.nu
....
Racism. Aka "doubleplusungoodthink"

Quite Orwellian. Or Zuckerbergian.
One of those.

Posted by: white Christian unperson from Jesus land at April 14, 2018 07:18 PM (BLjCA)

294 I have qualms because there are some commenters that are, shall we say, problematic.
..

"Senator, I have a solution for that. "

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at April 14, 2018 07:22 PM (BLjCA)

295 that Lucien Freud painting of a human blancmange seated on an ottoman

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 14, 2018 07:16 PM (qJtVm)
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That may be the most accurate description I've ever seen. I'm returning that corner I tore off your Moronette card upthread.

Posted by: bluebell at April 14, 2018 07:24 PM (oMtOd)

296 Two weeks in a row where sacrificing the Queen is not the answer. Impressive.

Posted by: hadsil at April 14, 2018 07:36 PM (h6Hse)

297 Ouch. Didn't see that Black could go to c7. Guess I was hallucinating that the bishop which checked from f6 was still on e5 covering c7. What a moron.

Anyway, thanks for the nice puzzles.

Posted by: bof at April 14, 2018 07:51 PM (bNftD)

298 Teodora is decended fronVlad the impaler. Mess with her and I am sure that her brothers Ratco and Vesoslav will have something to say about it

Posted by: Oncisor 1183 at April 14, 2018 08:01 PM (3eczB)

299 Ouch. Didn't see that Black could go to c7. Guess I was hallucinating that the bishop which checked from f6 was still on e5 covering c7. What a moron.

Anyway, thanks for the nice puzzles.
Posted by: bof at April 14, 2018 07:51 PM (bNftD)

Don't be too hard on yourself, that kind of visualization where you can keep track of what squares are being covered/ attacked/ defended after different pieces move is one of the harder aspects of solving chess puzzles.

It's very easy to move a piece in your mind, and forget that it no longer attacks x or defends y. Especially because the information still being fed to your eyes says that it is.

Posted by: Sjg at April 14, 2018 08:11 PM (gDSJf)

300 Speaking of sewing machines, y'all kindly *do* keep your eyes peeled for a walking-foot, lock-stitch machine, suitable to sewing holsters, belts and and knife sheaths?

Old and ugly is fine, long as it's sound and has some reasonable life left in it.

But, I need to get it cheap. Way cheap.

Even a treadle machine would work wonders, vs. hand stitching.

Just some more diversification on the means to make a buck, here. I've made some nice holsters for myself over the years, but there's no way to advance to do so commercially, profitably without a machine.

Thanks in advance, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2018 08:41 PM (QzJWU)

301 That Serbian chess mistress obviously works for S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Just look at her eyes.

Posted by: Born Free at April 14, 2018 08:57 PM (y7Mkd)

302 The "easier problem" is harder than it appears. Black's Kxh8 is forced by a mate that is not immediately obvious. Instead, Black has Kg7. There would follow 2. Qh6+, Kf6; 3. Qh4+, Kg7; 4. Qh7+, Kf6; 5. Qxf7+, Kg5; 6. f4#

Posted by: Max at April 15, 2018 10:41 AM (pYwpq)

303 I agree with you 302. Easier problem harder than it appears per your Kg7 option.

Posted by: newyorkslim at April 15, 2018 12:31 PM (ZoeqG)

304 Thanks, 303!

Posted by: Max at April 15, 2018 01:41 PM (pYwpq)

305 1. how bout NxG6 ?

Posted by: ahzoo at April 15, 2018 03:38 PM (wK745)

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