Daily Illuminator

December 22, 2003: Today The Chessboard, Tomorrow The World

Those sneaky forces over at The Network have a new scheme to entice home computer users to unwittingly join the conspiracy.

The ChessBrain Network uses the combined computing power of hundreds of platforms across the world, linked by the internet, to power a "virtual chess supercomputer." At the 6th Annual NordU Usenet 2004 conference next month in Denmark, they'll make an official stab at a Guinness World's Record for most linked computers playing a game against a human grandmaster. If you want to join the effort (and get a commemorative certificate!), check out their website and sign up.

-- Scott Haring

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