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Winter Interest Battle, Round III: Revenge of the Bulbs by Elizabeth Licata

Over the last few posts, this discussion has partially devolved (in comments at least) into climate comparisons and other weather-related talk. Such is the nature of online conversations, but just to reiterate, I’m merely saying that for me, where I live, designing my outside garden for winter interest, as many, including Evelyn, recommend, makes little […]

2015 Tata Steel Masters: Round #12

Round #12 – Saturday 24 January 2015 Masters Van Wely, L. – Jobava, B., ½-½ Radjabov, T. – Hou, Y., ½-½ Ivanchuk, V. – Caruana, F., ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave – Aronian, L., ½-½ Ding, L. – Carlsen, M., ½-½ Saric, I. – Wojtaszek, R., 1-0 Giri, A. – So, W., 1-0 Anish Giri beat contender Wesley […]

What's happening in the hive right now

This latest stretch of warm weather has come at the right time. This is the time of year when bees move from the lower box into the top box. The warm weather makes it easy for the bees to make this transition. I talked to some beekeepers who said their hives were heavy with honey going into the winter. Show More Summary

The 2015 CHA report - True Stories from American Crafts

Somehow I am writing from London again, after the CHA adventure in California and time at the American Crafts office in Utah. No one in this house is on the right time zone and while the laundry is now more clean than not, what needs to be folded and put away is suddenly reaching modern art proportions. Show More Summary

QMaxx Gun Oil

At SHOT Show I visited more than one booth displaying gun cleaning kits and oils, but it was at the QMaxx booth where I came across something a bit more unique. QMaxx makes a number of products for everything from industrial strength...Show More Summary

Grey Plovers and Ruddy Turnstones

One of our favourite walks at this time of year is to walk from Town Beach in Broome to the...

What the well-dressed chess plagiarist is wearing today

I had no idea Ray had taken to dressing down in public. Whatever next? [Ray Keene index]

Tag some tarpon in Belize with Andy Mills

Adam Marton is back at it again. He’s organizing another trip, August 15-22, back to El Pescador in Belize. This trip is to tag some tarpon and the along on the trip will be Andy Mills, the guy who wrote the book on tarpon. What a cool trip that will be, eh? I love El […]

New ESS Influx Goggles

ESS (Eye Safety Systems) is a subsidiary of Oakley and has spent years designing and manufacturing eyewear for the US military. In fact they’re the only authorized eyewear manufacturer for the USMC. During SHOT Phil and I spent someShow More Summary

Use "IMPLODeS" to Make Plans in Chess ... and more

The Sicilian Najdorf DefensePosted on January 23,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. The Sicilian Defense is the biggest and most complex setup of all chess openings. Show More Summary

Schulten -- Morphy 1857

4 days agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Game of the Week My training regimen varies. I use several tactics training resources, both print and electronic. I go through many games most weeks. I study classic games and sometimes follow Grandmaster games as they develop in real time (see "So -- Vachier-Lagrave"). Show More Summary

More on Jay Dobyns case

Got into the Court of Claims docket-- here's the ruling (pdf) in which the Court accuses the Department of Justice attorneys of having committed a fraud on the Court. That's the document which the Court recently ordered unsealed. The judgment...

Tata Steel Final Round Matchups

Round 13 - Sunday the 25thSo, W. - Van Wely, L. Wojtaszek, R. - Giri, A. Carlsen, M. - Saric, I. Aronian, L. - Ding, L. Caruana, F. - Vachier-Lagrave, M. Hou, Y. - Ivanchuk, V. Jobava, B. - Radjabov, T. Challengers GroupSaleh, S. - Wei, Y. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #174: Hunter Lloyd & Looney

In episode #174, Audrow Nash speaks with Hunter Lloyd, a Professor of Robotics at Montana State University. Hunter, who interrupted his college education to tour as a comedian for six years, performs a comedy act for all ages with partner Looney, a NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics. Show More Summary

What do you do after winning the National Championship?

So what do you do after winning a major National Championship? Going to Disney? Of course not. The answer is to join the Army! Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Sasikiran receives big honor

GM Krishnan Sasikiran to receive prestigious Padma Shri AwardJan 24, 2015Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran of Chennai will become the fifth Indian chess player to receive the prestigious Padma Shri Award on January 26, 2015, at Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations.Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India. Show More Summary

Schools Chess Championship in Durres, Albania

Schools Chess Championship in Durres, AlbaniaDuring the recent years, after the agreement with FIDE, the Albanian Chess Federation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports has given the top priority to the ‘Chess in...Show More Summary

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