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Player: cc1422628594 Subject: Post some facts that you have read
|The idea is to post something that you have read or seen on the news as a factual statement. I will start it out.|
Please do not post religious or political messages. This is mostly for fun.
I read in a column (sorry I don\'t recall the address to it) that said:
\'Women blink twice as much as men\'.
Well I was surprised to see this and so I wanted to test this statement out. Of course staring at your girlfriends eyes for a couple of minutes might not get the result you wanted...
So I watched the newscasters on TV, men vs. women. By golly, all the women were blinking 3-4 times more than the men! Maybe the statement was true???
But then using my chess mind I started thinking about this. And here is my idea of how this message was written as a fact:
Most women on TV wear contact lenses while the guys are fine wearing glasses. Have you ever worn contact lenses? I have. They make you blick 2-3 times more than usual!
So I don\'t think this \'factual statement\' is true, although I really don\'t know. Everytime I stare at a woman\'s eyes in the real world she runs away from me. *GASP*
Anyways, I would like to hear some \'facts\' that you have heard and if you think they are true or not. A little humor gives you a plus.
|37 cc1422628553||2013-06-02 22:23:05|
|The real time chess and correspondence chess stats that are on Chessheres opening page seem to have a strange life of their own. They bear no resemblance to facts, which is what they are supposed to do.|
The real time stats are particularly wierd.
How can an automated counter get it so wrong ? The numbers go up and down all of their own accord like they have a life of their own.
|38 Baggy_Gee||2013-06-02 22:45:47|
|Maybe the Chesshere server has become sentient, and it feeds it\'s ego but just making up numbers and chuckling to it\'s self.||-|
|39 JPB||2013-06-03 22:58:07|
|Length x Width = Area. A male barnicle has genetalia 8x the size of his body (lucky female barnicles ;). I believe the volume of a sphere is pi(raduis cubed). I can eat ¼ of my weight in just one week! And my alcohol consumption limits are yet unknown...||-|
|40 cc1374162819||2013-06-04 03:38:48|
|Oysters have less luck|
|41 JPB||2013-06-04 22:42:01|
|MATH is a fact.||-|
|42 cc1422628553||2013-06-06 18:21:28|
|1 yard = the tip of your nose to the tip of the finger of your outstretched arm, or one pace.|
1 foot = self explanatory.
1 acre = the area one horse can plough in a day.
1 pound (lb) = how much grain you can pick up with two hands.
...and many more
Metric = nobody knows, it`s just easier in 10`s
|43 cc1492813334||2013-06-06 18:41:59|
|Facts are stubborn||-|
|44 cc1375518159||2013-06-06 19:50:45|
|My mind is already made up; do not confuse me with the facts.||-|
|45 JPB||2013-06-06 21:19:11|
|Every day for approximately the next month is supposed to reach over 100ºF here in Phoenix.||-|
|46 cc1492813334||2013-06-08 01:21:32|
|A competing site has raised its subscription costs for non-current subscribers by 75.95% to 133.55%||-|
|47 cc1374162819||2013-06-08 03:51:45|
|Not much use without the complete picture, I\'m afraid.||-|
|48 cc1492813334||2013-06-08 15:36:59|
|Rates went from $2.95/month or $3.95/month or $29.95/yr or $39.95/yr to $5.95/$6.95/$69.95/$79.95 respectively. That site has received $260 of $5000 for site improvements.|
The rate increases only apply to new and returning/lapsed subscribers
|49 cc1492813334||2013-06-09 23:31:46|
|That site has received $705 of $5000 for improvements||-|
|50 cc1422628553||2013-06-13 18:53:57|
|That\'s some hike...whats the pitch?||-|
|51 cc1492813334||2013-06-13 22:34:33|
|There wasn\'t one. Just a notice about ten days before that prices would rise on new and returning subscribers. Personally I would\'ve dropped prices by 50%. 3 members have given $5000 each for improvements last year.||-|
|52 cc1374162819||2013-06-16 09:23:06|
|46% of mothers think Homer Simpson makes children think all fathers are useless. |
|53 cc1375518159||2013-06-20 10:10:25|
|Facts: Michigan is a state in the U S of A.||-|
|54 cc1375518159||2013-06-21 12:02:45|
|Facts: There is a guy from Michigan claimimg to be Public Realtions Director of a chess site.||-|
|55 cc1422628594||2013-06-21 16:28:56|
What other title would you like to see? I was close to purchasing this site once, but my work has really increased the value of Chesshere.com and now I can not afford to buy it.
I refused to be a moderator and was hired for a special job by the owner. He is the only person I have to answer to although I am happy to work amongst the group of members here. Note that I am not only an administrator, but I am a specialist and many of the changes that have happened here in the last 1-2 years are because of me.
* I am the guy who found and forced the installation of an Opening database for members to use for your games.
*I forced the creation of team forums.
*I fired all the moderators or promoted them to administrators.
* I (and my team) have deleted over 100 cheaters.
* I stopped abuse in the forums
* I added over 200 paying members by writing articles for National chess magazines.
* I am a very good troubleshooter and work with the team in Lansing, Michigan that supplies our two servers (I live 40 miles from the server site).
* When the site was locking up, slowing down and dropping members in the middle of something nobody - not even the programmers could find the problem.
But I have hardware experience and convinced the server team in Lansing to run a special test. My hunch was right on! Weak sector data and we replaced a hard drive. After working with the server team we fixed all those mysterious lockups and the site has never ran better.
* Most of my work is done outside of the site - the forums are simply something that I have to keep an eye on. EPPR also helps me in this area and we work well together.
I have also added and changed 20 other things including stopping moderators from reading mail. I told the owner to get rid of them and allow the members to post immediately without anybody having to check their post first. He said he would if I would keep the abusers out and stop people from bad-mouthing other players.
So yeah, I could sign off as Admin or some other title, but I put myself in direct contact with the members so I am the \'Public Relations Director\'. Sometimes I just sign a message like this:
|56 Borris||2013-06-21 20:33:45|
|I\'ve noticed a real improvement since i\'ve been here. I spend several hours a day, everyday, on chess here. Thanks Arrakis09! You are a professional.|
|57 cc1375518159||2013-06-21 23:26:47|
|Facts: Chesshere is a chess site.||-|
|58 cc1375518159||2013-06-21 23:48:32|
|Borris, you have been a member here since May 19th of this year.||-|
|59 cc1492813334||2013-06-22 03:37:24|
|60 cc1375518159||2013-06-22 11:26:32|
|Facts: Don is Public Realtions Director of Chesshere.||-|
|61 cc1374246493||2013-06-22 14:15:43|
|this post feels like a remake of Iam legend||-|
|62 cc1422628594||2013-06-22 18:53:19|
|Yes, Ouate-de-phoque is stuck like a broken record repeating the song over and over.|
|63 cc1422628594||2013-06-22 19:53:42|
Borris played at this site 3-4 years ago and quit as hundreds of other players did when site lockups became a problem.
|64 cc1375518159||2013-06-22 20:05:56|
|Would that mean that he has more than one account - Just wondering... for I believe in the presumption of innocence.||-|
|65 cc1375518159||2013-06-22 20:07:15|
|A legend in his own time... I mean to say.||-|
|66 cc1374162819||2013-06-27 22:30:11|
|*55 is site-related rather than social, but we would be interested to know about the writing. Are you referring to recent writing and new members on this site?||-|
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