Archive for date: April 25, 2008

Total number of checkers positions…

April 25, 2008 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

I might actually get to constructing an endgame database for checkers sometime soon. To start, I decided to try to write code to reproduce the table that appears in Schaeffer’s paper on solving checkers. It basically is just a five nested loop that computes a big sum of some fairly obvious combinatorial terms. So, I […]

Another satellite recording…

April 25, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I heard via the amsat-bb mailing list that RS-22 was still transmitting telemetry, but might be interrupted by low batteries during eclipse period. I haven’t tried to listen to any Russian satellites, so I thought I’d give it a try. My satellite prediction software yielded this data for this morning’s pass: RS-22 will be visible […]