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About kevinkin

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  • Birthday 02/22/1959

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    Red Bank, NJ USA
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    wargames, golf, chess, bass fishing, cooking, yard work, then sleep

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  1. kevinkin

    Next Korean war is coming close...

    I think armchair diplomats are giving to much credence to allowing Kim a cup of coffee on the world stage. My goodness, Trump was elected to the bulliest of pulpits out of nowhere and half the world still thinks he is a piece of sh*t. Kevin
  2. https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/no-human-could-do-anything-the-man-who-was-sacked-by-a-machine-out-for-blood/news-story/1852bfd331a671a5ac153721bf91eb1f
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    Chip Flaws: in case you missed this

    Funny you mention the NSA. There was some speculation originally that the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were identified by the Agency and entered the public domain via the leaks last Spring. Kevin
  4. kevinkin

    Chip Flaws: in case you missed this

    Surprised the malicious code can be written in JS and it's short. Two articles for those interested in going under the hood: https://www.react-etc.net/entry/exploiting-speculative-execution-meltdown-spectre-via-javascript https://react-etc.net/page/meltdown-spectre-javascript-exploit-example I am a hobbyist programmer. I thought that since JS can only run in a browser environment, the browser would provide security against this type of malicious code i.e. writing or reading directly from memory. I can see it with assembly or C. What makes JS so dangerous is the code can be pushed to the local computer by an unwitting web surfer. Kevin
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    Chip Flaws: in case you missed this

    Pre and post patched Win 10 CM benchmarks need to be completed. The gaming industry is posting results for their products. Albeit players mostly. Maybe this will go away for our narrow purposes and we will see no performance hits. This is a rather big event never-the-less. Heads up. Kevin
  6. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3245606/security/intel-x86-cpu-kernel-bug-faq-how-it-affects-pc-mac.html
  7. http://www.operationbarbarossa.net/ Sorry if this has been posted before. Even so, I didn't want any of the gang to miss it. Kevin
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    "A little more than a year after AlphaGo sensationally won against the top Go player, the artificial-intelligence program AlphaZero has obliterated the highest-rated chess engine. Stockfish, which for most top players is their go-to preparation tool, and which won the 2016 TCEC Championship and the 2017 Chess.com Computer Chess Championship, didn't stand a chance. AlphaZero won the closed-door, 100-game match with 28 wins, 72 draws, and zero losses. Oh, and it took AlphaZero only four hours to "learn" chess. Sorry humans, you had a good run." https://www.chess.com/news/view/google-s-alphazero-destroys-stockfish-in-100-game-match
  9. I have used a HDMI connection to sent it to a wide screen TV just for kicks. I never really played more than a few turns however. For me, It becomes a bit cumbersome to plot your moves. Kevin
  10. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/11/tabs-come-to-every-window-in-windows-10-sets/ "In a feature announced today, Microsoft is going to bring that same kind of two-level grouping and management to every window and every application. Tabs won't just be for browsers; they'll be for Notepad, or Word, or Visual Studio, or Explorer, or Minecraft." I wonder how a war gamer or war game could exploit this? Kevin
  11. kevinkin

    Campaign editing

    Yes. No. Simple. Enjoy and have fun with the editor. Just give credit to the original designer if you upload your edited creations. Kevin
  12. Thanks for the feedback. Happy the mod is being used and enjoyed. NigelP and Umlaut put a lot of work into it. Kevin
  13. kevinkin

    Operation Uranus

    No apologies needed. My point was that if the player can put aside 100% accuracy in available weapons, the east front can be gamed using CMRT across '41-45 - especially infantry combat. Perfect? No. Fun? Yes. A cool example is setting up infantry battles using the winter mod to simulate the January '42 Soviet counter offensive. To me, it's a lot about having a nice map within an interesting tactical context, not just having exactly the right equipment. I know many will disagree - but that's OK. I put together a winter mod scenario based on the book Hell's Gate (Cherkassy Pocket ) and it was a blast to make. George MC made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdZ8mr16qKg Kevin
  14. BTW, want to check if players are running the Stalingrad Mod with Engine 4? The mod was tested before it was released. Thanks for the feedback. Kevin
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    Operation Uranus

    I think CM is moving forward in time on both the east and west fronts before it tackles 39'-42'. There has been a lot of forum discussion on this over the years and the proponents of the early war years did not prevail. Module vs Stand alone? I think the end-WW2 stuff would be module - but that's based on memory of the earlier forum talk only. Kevin