Take your chance!

August 11, 2019


Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington circa 1940s.

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

Duke Ellington, American jazz musician (1899-1974)

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Duke Ellington playing the piano (undated).

No problem for him: Duke Ellington can play Black and White in the same time! (^_-)b

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How to become a problem-solving leader?

July 28, 2019


(Gerald M. Weinberg at the BizConf in August 21, 2009, by Carl-Johan Kihlbom)

“Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.”

Gerald Weinberg, American computer scientist (1933-2018)

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A Belgian daisy middlegame: Aba-Pro level 10 (Black) vs. Human (White).

I can hardly imagine that Aba-Pro level 10 really played this last move oÔ

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A visionary mind

Napoleon Bonaparte. Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 at the battle. Detail of a painting by Joseph Chabord 1786-1848. Museo Napoleonico, Rome Italy

“Imagination rules the world [of Abalone].”

(quoted by Las Cases in Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène *, January 7, 1816 **)

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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If you’re an inventive player, you create more opportunities to destabilize your opponent. They will need more time to think and will become more likely to make mistakes. This will give you the upper hand in the game.

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Logic vs. Imagination


Albert Einstein in 1929

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Attributed to Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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A1B2 in Aba-Pro notation (A1D4 in Nacre notation)

Go from A to B is not a bad way to start an abalone game (^_-)—☆

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Is Artificial SuperIntelligence a threat to the human race?

April 22, 2018


Stephen Hawking, 75th birthday public symposium at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, UK (July 2, 2017).

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

(BBC interview, December 2014)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence and longevity

March 25, 2018


Stephen Hawking in January 2015.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

(A Briefer History of Time, 2005)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence makes you live better and longer!

 
Young Stephen Hawking and his two sisters, Philippa and Mary.

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Stephen Hawking aged 12 in the garden of his St Alban’s home, Hertfordshire, Southern England.

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Stephen Hawking in the sixties with his first wife Jane Wilde.

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Stephen Hawking in his office at the University of Cambridge, 1982.

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Professor Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge..Photograph © Jason Bye.t: 07966 173 930.e: mail@jasonbye.com.w: http://www.jasonbye.com.

Stephen Hawking, mid-October 2012.

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An abalonian interpretation:

During a game, you often have to face unexpected situations, whatever your ability to anticipate. When it happens, you need to adapt your strategy on the basis of this new data.

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