If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Friday, July 21, 2017

What somebody from the UK wrote about the disgusting expensive chess.com and the totally free and excellent lichess.org.

People there will pay £80 a year for what? What do you actually get for your money? 

1. Unlimited tactics - get them here or chesstempo for free.
2. Lessons - That don't help you improve
3. Videos - This is a good feature but they only allow it for diamond members. 
4. Access to databases that you get for free on other sites.

My main problem with chess.com is their tier system of membership. Even if you support the site financially they still restrict your use depending on your membership level. A gold member for example is limited to 25 tactics a day. A platinum member gets unlimited but only 10 lessons a day and no access to videos. The biggest scam though is limiting game analysis. Something that costs chess.com nothing as they use Stockfish. 

Any mention of lichess on their site gets deleted immediately. Apparently Eric says mention of the site is ok but comparisons are not allowed. The mods have clearly not got that memo.

I was a diamond member for months. I wish I had found this site sooner. I can't donate too much a month to this site just now but when I can I will definitely be paying more.

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