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 Post subject: Mainstream Go Sightings
Post #1 Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:24 pm 
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I found an instance of a Go reference in the outside world, and noticed that the old GD thread for collecting these had not been recreated. So here it is :)

I'll get things started. An Eclipse developer posted a Go-centric blog posting to Planet Eclipse, a feed that is read by thousands of Eclipse developers and users. Not only is it good publicity, but it's very interesting for us Go players because it implies that Jean-Loup Gailly, one of the authors of the very famous gzip compression algorithm, was an active Go player on IGS. Interesting! :)

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Post #2 Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Post #3 Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:39 pm 
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In Criminal Minds season 1 on the first episode when they are at the suspect house they find a Go board with stones played on it, And one of the characters(Reid) talks about it

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Post #4 Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:59 am 
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For a decent reference to references to Go in media: http://senseis.xmp.net/?ReferencesToGo

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Post #5 Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:02 pm 
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Phelan wrote:
For a decent reference to references to Go in media: http://senseis.xmp.net/?ReferencesToGo

I wished I knew how to create aliases in Sensei's -- cause I can never spell "periodicals" correctly, and "newspapers" finds nothing.

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Post #6 Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:12 pm 
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xed_over wrote:
Phelan wrote:
For a decent reference to references to Go in media: http://senseis.xmp.net/?ReferencesToGo

I wished I knew how to create aliases in Sensei's -- cause I can never spell "periodicals" correctly, and "newspapers" finds nothing.

It seems herman has already created it. :P

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Post #7 Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Phelan wrote:
It seems herman has already created it. :P

cool. thanks.

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Post #8 Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:14 am 
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I started reading a new web comic. I haven't yet formed an opinion on the series as a whole, but, out of the blue we get some immortal deities playing Go...

Dream Go: http://blipcomic.com/206/
Sorry: http://blipcomic.com/207/
Naughty Dream: http://blipcomic.com/208/
Till Next time: http://blipcomic.com/209/

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Post #9 Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Rafa wrote:
In Criminal Minds season 1 on the first episode when they are at the suspect house they find a Go board with stones played on it, And one of the characters(Reid) talks about it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POCtnn4BsC8

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Post #10 Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:41 am 
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I do not know whether this counts as "mainstream", but this programmer used a nice example:

http://github.com/raganwald/JQuery-Combinators

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Post #11 Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:04 pm 
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Well, at least it's the board. :mrgreen: But rage not, it's not like the guys didn't know anything about board games. That crazy guy in the anime plays with different board game stones on different boards, all mixed up.

edit: eww, sorry for the file sizes.
edit2: note how both black and white emphasize influence over territory

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Post #12 Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:46 am 
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I posted all new sightings on differend pages in sensei's library.

Please do add more. (here but preferably on sensei's)

http://senseis.xmp.net/?AnimeAndGraphicArts
http://senseis.xmp.net/?CelebrityGoPlayers

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Post #13 Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:34 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMQmnp6GTJ8
shows a Go board at beginning

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Post #14 Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:23 pm 
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There was a whole category about Go on Jeopardy tonight. The clues were all quite easy for anyone even a little familiar with the game.

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Post #15 Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:37 pm 
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There was a whole category about Go on Jeopardy tonight. The clues were all quite easy for anyone even a little familiar with the game.

was looking it up, apparently it was a new episode today. was about to make a new topic actually

as i recall, the 2000 question was about a liberty, 1600 about an atari, 1200 about the army it was associated with, 800 about which color went first, 400 about the country of origin. so yea

they got all of them except the 1200 and 1600 one. the category was called "go" and designed in such a way to look like a go board. a board was seen in the 2000 one, but obviously it had no depiction of a real game, just showing what a capture looked like

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Post #16 Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Durarara!

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Well, at least it's the board. :mrgreen: But rage not, it's not like the guys didn't know anything about board games. That crazy guy in the anime plays with different board game stones on different boards, all mixed up.

edit: eww, sorry for the file sizes.
edit2: note how both black and white emphasize influence over territory


I just finished this series, it was a lot of fun. It was also cool was like "now they are in check... or is it atari?"

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 Post subject: IBM Watson vs. Jeopardy stars
Post #17 Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:57 am 
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There was a whole category about Go on Jeopardy tonight. The clues were all quite easy for anyone even a little familiar with the game.
Nice! :) Is the episode available on the TV network's website?
On a related note, IBM's Watson vs. top Jeopardy players for US$1,000,000 will be aired on Feb 14,15,16, 2011: :)
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2 ... rdy-stars/

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Post #18 Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:57 am 
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I don't know if it's available on the network's website. I just happened to catch it on TV.

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Post #19 Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:52 pm 
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TRON Legacy... go see it, Flynn plays go! I'll see if I can find a screencap

From Olivia wilde, who plays "Quorra": http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment ... 901194.php

Q: Is there a hidden, nerdy Olivia Wilde?

A: (laughs) I don't think it's hidden at all. There's one scene -- I'm showing Sam around the safe house and I show him a game of Go. That was my nerdy idea because Go is the one game that humans consistently beat computers at. (Takes on excited nerd voice) "We should have something about Go, because people who know about it will know computers can't beat humans and it'll be this cool reference to what humans can do that computers can't." So we had that line where I say, "Flynn usually beats me." I think that people who know might get a little bit of a chuckle out of that.

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Post #20 Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:08 am 
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Here's a link to the Go parlor appearing in the third season of 24.

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