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Max Habibi
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I was just wondering(for no good reason whatsoever), how many developers are also martial artists? I would include boxing and wrestling as martial arts.
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I am into chess and bridge.
 
Michael Morris
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
I was just wondering(for no good reason whatsoever), how many developers are also martial artists? I would include boxing and wrestling as martial arts.
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I've been a studier of the Kama Sutra most of my life ... err oh, you said martial arts not marital arts.
 
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
I am into chess and bridge.

I love chess! Are you USCF?
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Originally posted by Michael Morris:

I've been a studier of the Kama Sutra most of my life ... err oh, you said martial arts not marital arts.

Most would argue that they are the same thing...
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
I am into chess and bridge.

Eugene,
I'm having trouble finding a worthy chess opponent, try http://www.freechess.org/ and download winboard (free) to use on the free chess server. My handle is "Xman".
 
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I was recently helping someone who was very dogmatic about such and such in software design. When he told me he was from a dogmatic martial arts school, bells went off. I wonder if there are personality traits that guide us to seek the same patterns in our lives: for example, an hypermodern chess stylist might also find themselves practicing Jeet Kune Do and/or code using an XP/Agile methodology.
A Roy Lopez chess player, OTOH, might prefer Shotokan Karate, and prefer a waterfall model of development.
Probably nonesense all around anyway.
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Does gun-jitsu count? :-)
 
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I'm a tai chi practitioner. I favor iterative development.
 
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So do you play the King's Indian defense in chess? That would consistant, I think.
 
John Smith
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herb: I'm having trouble finding a worthy chess opponent, try http://www.freechess.org/ and download winboard (free) to use on the free
I also use freechess.org as the chess server and winboard as an interface. Isn't this interesting, -- two fellow libertarians, both Java programmers, both MD active, and even the chess ratings are almost the same:

The only thing that separates us is God. Once you give him up, we become The One.
Max: So do you play the King's Indian defense in chess? That would consistant, I think.
You talkin' to me, Arnold? Nah, I prefer non-conventional openings, something like b2-b4.
 
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
herb: I'm having trouble finding a worthy chess opponent, try http://www.freechess.org/ and download winboard (free) to use on the free
I also use freechess.org as the chess server and winboard as an interface. Isn't this interesting, -- two fellow libertarians, both Java programmers, both MD active, and even the chess ratings are almost the same:

The only thing that separates us is God. Once you give him up, we become The One.


The odds of chess ratings being so closely correlated in all those categories is phenonmenal, never mind the fact that we use the same chess server amongst servera available; that we use the same software amongst several available; and that we play non-convential openings more than average.
Like I've always been saying, we're psychic blood brothers
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
So do you play the King's Indian defense in chess? That would consistant, I think.

I'm a poker player. I play check-and-raise quite a bit, if that makes any sense.
 
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I used to do Wing Tsun kung-fu a few years ago, but left because the sifu annoyed the tits off everyone. Shame as I really liked it - "Be like water!"
Took up Tai-chi afterwards (a short form and a sabre sword form) but gave up when I came to Korea last year.
I couldn't fight my way out of a paper bag mind...and I never think about martial arts when I'm working. Or chess for that matter.
 
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I used to play Judo a lot, but now I mostly stick to playing music (which is not usually a very martial art).
 
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