Anonymous asked: you are really good at chess/checkers.
oh goodness. i can’t actually remember the last time i played checkers.
this past summer i played several chess games against my ..cousins (and i’m going to use that term because it’s a lot simpler than actually trying to explain my relation). that was mostly for fun, but quickly turned into a recurring playful grudge match of sorts haha i won a few games (and had a few very creative plays) but it’s not something i get to indulge in terribly often.
before that, the last time i played was in a tournament in 8th grade where robert gonzales and i ended up playing two matches into stalemates for the finals xD dr. roman ended up buying us both trophies for that. good memories~
and obligatory mention of Deep Blue against Garry Kasparov. also, Blue Waters:
The Blue Waters project will deliver a supercomputer capable of sustained performance of 1 petaflop on a range of real-world science and engineering applications. It is expected to be one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
— National Center for Supercomputing Applications (x)