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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« on: December 7, 2005, 05:14AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on December  7, 2005, 01:13AM   



Anyway I may have found out what the little rascals are doing in the Excalibur GM.

How about a nice game of football?



Mike,

ants are well organized...too well to play soccer. What about cricket? This should be doable for intelligANTs

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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #1 on: December 7, 2005, 01:13AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on December  6, 2005, 07:20PM   

Tom, now that's a fANTastic idea! 
But I see a problem since most ants are black, I could see myself trying to paint some white 

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You could cheat by using termites for the white pieces.

Anyway I may have found out what the little rascals are doing in the Excalibur GM.

How about a nice game of football?



Ant antic regards
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Tom, now that's a fANTastic idea! 
But I see a problem since most ants are black, I could see myself trying to paint some white 

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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #3 on: December 6, 2005, 07:47AM »
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If you have thirty-two of the little rascals, you might train them to play a unique chess game that moves its own pieces ...



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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #4 on: December 6, 2005, 05:36AM »
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There is an old wives tale that says: ants like to play chess and solve nonlinear partial differential equations.  I guess this shows that at least half of this tale is true.
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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #5 on: December 6, 2005, 12:58AM »
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Hey you two this is the antithesis of helping the guy.

The little rascals like anything sweet and sticky. If I was him I would open the machine up in the anticipation of finding something sweet or sticky. Then clean it up and use some ant antidote spray. If he has killed any ants they may also be hanging around looking for bits of their chums to carry home for recycling. 


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« Reply #6 on: December 5, 2005, 12:53PM »
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Ah, comon now guys! That ain't right! 

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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #7 on: December 5, 2005, 12:25PM »
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Not sure that I can help with this problem. But I do seem to remember hearing about it before.






It's called .......








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Mike,

I really have grown to love your intelligANT comments...

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Re:Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
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Ismenio

Not sure that I can help with this problem. But I do seem to remember hearing about it before.






It's called .......








ANTTY-COMPUTER CHESS


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Excalibur Grandmaster and ... ants!?
« Reply #9 on: December 5, 2005, 06:11AM »
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Folks,

A visitor and owner of an Excalibur GM is asking for help on a strange problem.
He's been noticing ants coming out of the computer and wants to know if anyone else has seen it or has any comments on this. He has contacted Excalibur but didn't get any response so far.

He claims he takes good care of the computer, storing it away safely when he's finished playing with it. He wonders whether some type of glue or other material inside the computer could attract the little critters.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks,

Ismenio
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