Letting the opponent captures a piece without any tradeoff is a huge mistake, not small mistake. So I would say for top-notch players, it's rare for one side to have majority of pieces that easily.
The unit promotion mechanism also makes no pieces really "weak". Unlike internatioal chess, pawns don't need to reach the bottom to upgrade. Walking 2/3 of the board will do.
I always liked the Shogi variant of chess. Other than a slightly larger board (9x9), and a few more pieces (20), you also have unit promotions, and deployment of captured pieces. The deployment of captured pieces especially keeps the late game from becoming simplified.
This just turns a draw game into an endless game. Since captured pieces are redeployed, there will be no "true" late game if both players are skilled enough and make no big mistakes.
Change the government office hours, don't change the clock moron!
Lucky that my home Hong Kong has abolished that since long ago.
You advocate a
( ) overly simplistic
approach to calendar reform. Your idea will not work. Here is why:
( ) having months of different lengths is irritating
( ) having one or two days per year which are part of no month is stupid
Specifically, your plan fails to account for:
( ) humans
( ) rational hatred for arbitrary change
( ) unpopularity of weird new month and day names
and the following philosophical objections may also apply:
( ) nobody is about to renumber every event in history
( ) good luck trying to move the Fourth of July
(x) the history of calendar reform is horrifically complicated and no amount of further calendar reform can make it simpler
Furthermore, this is what I think about you:
( ) sorry, but I don't think it would work
( ) this is a stupid idea, and you're a stupid person for suggesting it
Not everyone's issue can be saved by cochlear implants. So deaf culture won't go extinct that easily.
On the other hand, cochlear implants are not perfect. People wearing it don't hear human-speaking as well as normal people. This is a more pressing issue - deaves are stuck in a bad expectations.
Men, change your schedule, change your office hour, change whatever you like, but don't change the clock okay?
Since Daylight Saving Time is decided by the government, the government can also change its office hour twice a year instead. Then other corporations will follow suit and things will work out in a way much much better.
1. Supposingly peer review should block such kind of "trivial paper".
2. The formula can be adjusted to (a+1)/(b+1) or something similar. Then the initial score will be (0+1)/(3+1)=1/4, while the traded score will be 11/14
Or maybe even harsher, weigh others' cites against how many citations are there. if a paper cites me, but also cite 49 other papers, then that cite only gives me 1/50 score.
How about this:
A paper cites others. Others cite the paper.The number of a paper being cited will be divided by the number of cites in the paper. The quotient will be what counts.
Now no points in cite trading.
Create a proper tarball (.tar.gz) that is easily downloadable by anyone.
Finally someone mentioned that. Git repositories asks users install extra software before even trying your code. Hate it a lot.