Kasparov and the Machine, Part 2

In a 2003 chess game between Kasparov and the chess engine Fritz, the latter abruptly resigned a complicated position. This was unpredictable to the extent that it had never happened before. (That is, no computer program had ever resigned a game unless it was at a distinct material disadvantage or had detected an invincible mating… Continue reading Kasparov and the Machine, Part 2

St. Stanislaus Kostka Carnival

The ferris wheel was at the back of the carnival, by the expressway. There was nobody nearby. It was deserted. Out of nowhere, a figured approached. "My brother runs the wheel," said the man with a sheepish grin, showing missing teeth. "They don't give us any breaks, so you got to take what you can… Continue reading St. Stanislaus Kostka Carnival