Satirical essays & thoughtslatest article:
Mother and Baby Elephants
category: Satirical essays & thoughts - author: Tim Shih - date: 2007-04-19
Conscience usually includes fairness. You treat me well, and hence I should treat you well. You babysit my child, and hence I should babysit yours. You make me happy, and hence I should try to make you happy, too.
We may not need to follow exact equations. Namely, if you treat me dinners three times, I do not necessarily have to treat you back exactly three times. But I should conscientiously keep your hospitality in mind. Whenever opportunities arise, I should willingly treat you back, which is basic fairness.
So, I .... (continue...)
Go storieslatest article:
17Q vs. 9P
category: Go stories - author: Tim Shih - date: 2007-09-30
When I was in high school, (approximately 2 years after J. F. Kennedy was assassinated), one day I strolled into a shabby shopping center in Taichung, a middle city in Taiwan, where I was born.
At that time, I just learned Go, and, as many naive Go novice players might have thought, I thought that I sort of mastered Go already. So, when I accidentally spotted a Go club surrounded by rowdy places, such as a ping pong club, and a meat-hanging store, I curiously stepped in, with my head up high.
“Playing Go games?” A middle-a.... (continue...)
Analyses of Go Gameslatest article:
A 5-stoned handicap game (5d vs. 5d)
category: Analyses of Go Games - author: Tim Shih - date: 2007-03-21
Tim: At the moment of playing this game, Dave and I have played approximately 10 games, both rated and non-rated. Our record was about 50/50. So, it is not a bad assumption that our strength was about equal. Under this assumption, and given 5 handicap stones, a win by me for about 40 points, plus and minus 10 points, should be considered as a normal outcome.