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Somehow, while trying to make a backup of my beloved Shark, I reformatted the wrong drive.
I’ve started rebuilding.
It will be a close thing as to whether I can get a reasonable level of play by the time of the World Computer Olympiad.
And it will be a year or so before I expect to be able to guarantee a win as player one.
Hm, I think the 2 months should suffice to build up enough strength for the Computer Olympiad, unless there’s someone else with a gigantic database. I doubt there’s any “smart” AI though. How long does it take to solve the position with four corner moves played?
Also, now that The_Shark isn’t brokenly overpowered anymore: Is it going to re-enter tournaments?
Right now, it needs to play randomly for the first 12 moves or so. No point entering it in tournaments.
I’m estimating about 2 weeks of full time running (which is not possible, unfortunately) to get it back to the position with 4 corner moves played. That’s my goal for the Olympiad.
Well, my raid array failed a while back and I was using the backup. I finally got a spare weekend to try to reformat the broken array so I could copy the original and have a backup again. And all buffalo raid arrays look the same.... and....
It’s not like I can keep a bunch of backups — it’s a 10TB dataset....
shit. sorry to hear it.