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That is good news Jack, (chess_gg), the end of the month is not that far off anymore. I pray that you will have just the same good results as with your previous eye-operation!
I think it has to do with the speed. But saying that, I am not an expert in computers, so maybe an expert has a different answer.
But with me, it was the speed. If I took my laptop to my friends house (so the same laptop, the same setting, not changed anything), and went onto her fixed cabled Internet, I had no problems. I saw a coloured chessboard with pieces. So then I disconnected the Internet-cable, and put my HUAWEI 220 Modem via the USB-port back in, and GONE was the coloured chess board and pieces. I only saw the grey board and NO pieces.
And, after holding down the Control button, together with the F5 button, (at the same time) I once again had a coloured chess board with the pieces.
But I had to keep performing the same motion, after every move I or the opponent made.
This is just to get to see him (well, half see him...lol). Business must be very good.
I hope that he can operate before the holidays. However, I'm just pleased that with modern medicine we have so many cures from the miseries that our ancestors had to suffer.
re last post i am a dimwit i didnt read the smallprint what might help is control and f5 together a hard refresh this has resolved this problem for me
We were talking about cataracts.
Enlarging the print helps but isn't much of a solution. It's like having a film over the eye. It's the view that would be there if looking through murky water. My other eye was worse...it was like looking through a steamed glass-walled shower.
Nowadays, with eye surgery, the lens is removed and a plastic lens is inserted into the eye. Truly "magic" of the modern era.
I am glad to hear that your problem (grey chess-board, no pieces) has been solved by holding down the Control button, together with the F5 button, (at the same time).
Yes Jack, we were talking about Cataracts, on the Forum for technical "hick-ups".
We should really move our conversation to another Forum though.
It sure is a medical "wonder" what they can do nowadays.....
As I am not American, I do not know much about the medical system in the USA. Are Catharact operations on National Health? With us they are.
I will pray that you will get your operation before Christmas. It must be very difficult and frustrating the wait.
From what you told me, I understand that glasses don't help much then.
Just got the cataract surgery on Friday. Now I can clearly see the board, for the first time in years.
That is wonderful Jack, just what I prayed for! I am really very very happy for you.
Thanks for your kind words. I remember when I was a boy and my grandparents had medical problems such as this...there was nothing that could be done.
These are good times in which to be living.
The best to you.
Yes, for some it is good times to be living in, however others keep referring to the "good old days".................
Medically speaking, things have progressed, but there are lots of things that were better a few years ago, like for instance the National Health Insurance.
Nowadays, you pay a lot, and get a lot less..............
Well, over here there is a big fiasco underway called "Obamacare".
But the point is, the medical technology is so many light years ahead of where it was "back in the day".
Chess is the only thing that hasn't changed!
Ha, ha, u'r absolutely right there, chess has not changed! (well the shape of the chess pieces have and the names).
We no longer refer to the Horse, or the Castle/Tower.
Years ago, the Castle/Tower was referrred to as the Warder.
Although I am a staunch Stanton chess piece afficionado, I do like your medieval Isle of Lewis antiquated chessmen.
As you are most likely aware, they were discovered off the west coast of Scotland and are now in the British Museum of London and Edinburgh (I've been to both cities but missed the opportunity to see them).
By the bye, I've always thought that a white square should be at the right elbow.
I believe the photographer of the Isle of Lewis chessmen, did not know much about playing chess, and maybe that is why he set the chessboard up that way.
I have spent hours, days in the British Museum of London. It's a fantastic museum. But in those days, I was not a chess player, so I do not recall seeing them.
Where I live, (across the pond), they are still referred to as "horse" or "tower".
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