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weewooweewoo  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 8, 2017

Oh god, drums are the best. There's one drum beat that pretty much opens up the ability to play most beats once you get the hang of it.

It's the drumming equivalent of patting your head with one hand and rubbing your belly in circles with the other without them affecting each other:

(High hat)- x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---

(snare)---- ----o-------o-------o-------o---

(kick drum) O-------O-O-----O-------O-O-----

(drum notation is my own because the alternative idea I had was to beat box it and upload it to soundcloud)

It just occurred to me that I've never seen you lose at chess before. The moves that gave you the most centipawn loss look so sensible at first glance. I need to start taking chess more seriously.

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is pretty much a book of stories by the author about all the times he chose to not correct people when they were wrong. Not that you shouldn't correct people, but know that you can make a shit ton of money by writing a book about all the times you didn't correct people.

Devac  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll stick to the basics for a while. It's not like I have any related experience (piano and fucking around with a violin that I can't even find anywhere) so it's not like I can jump into it.

    lose at chess

Oh, man! I can go find my binder and get you some of my earlier games if you really want to see me lose. :P Remember how I once remarked about losing a game because I didn't know about en passant rule? A game before that I was winning, didn't notice that I have a guaranteed checkmate and exposed my king to a checkmate in one move. That's like managing to go from +15 to -15 in one move! If there's any reason why I'm a legend at my club, it's that game. :D

    not correcting

Overruled if that's a TA showing us the correct method and doing it wrong. Sorry, but as far as maths goes, there's no compromising. You can be objectively wrong and not pointing it out leads to at best doubling your work.

In other cases I try to avoid being "that know-it-all guy", but not always succeed. And I know how annoying it is. I'll give that book a read.

weewooweewoo  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My bad, I didn't mean to suggest you shouldn't have corrected him. I definitely would done so too- bl00 has the idea covered better.

Also, please don't read that book, I do not want you associating that book with me.

Wait- show me that game. Even if you didn't know en passant was a real thing, I find it hard to believe that you would have gotten yourself into a losing position without knowing that rule.