As time and money is available without limit in the time space we are living, this is not a problem at all and let's keep on being sceptical.
Last week i've been hit by another attack of above mentioned disease and i wanted to disprove that Sting 6 is designed for analysis only. The impossible mission dictated that 6.0 should definitely play stronger than 4.84 which is currently rated 3100+ ELO in Rapidroid.
Even if the author says so, he's just the author and he can't know the facts better than an addicted tester. He just can't...
And a long practice started two weeks ago on one of my RK3188 tablets. Even though there was still a chance to prove that i was right and the author was wrong, i had to stop it a few days ago because the latest version (nasty uncooperative thing!) didn't really want to support me on my hypothesis.
1) Sting SF 4.8.4 : 208 / 300
2) Sting SF6 : 198 / 300
3) Sting SF 4.7 : 194 / 300
4) Sting SF 5 : 0 / 300
It's obvious that Sting 5 (incorrectly reports itself as SF4.7) can't play Fischer clock. It exits all the games.
Second stage with 4.8.4 vs 6:
Games 101 to 200 (TCEC7-051 to 100):
Games 201 to 300 (TCEC7-101 to 150):
Games 301 to 400 (TCEC7-151 to 200):
Games 401 to 500 (TCEC7-201 to 250):
Games 501 to 612 (TCEC7-251 to 306):
Sting SF 4.8.4: 342.5 / 612
Sting SF 6.0 : 269.5 / 612
VERDICT: Sting 4.8.4 stays in Rapidroid and v6 goes to the archives. But hey, if i could play 90,000 more games, i could disprove that. Really...
1112 unnecessary games: HERE