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Welcome to The Cirque du Boomie where the dancers will kick your teeth out and you have unlimited credit in the casino.


Feb-05-2010 - The Don said so long ago that in 5 years The Cirque would be totally legitimate. Today I see a thriving casino business and fan dancers from Yonkers. Good times!



This is the forum.
The Cirque,
On an average day, people go about their business.
When they get out of line I go to work.
I carry a badge.

Dum De Dum
Dum De Dum De Dum

We were working out of Tactics and Swindles. My partner's name is Jessie. My name's Boomie.


"...the unexamined life is not worth living..." - Socrates from Plato's Apology

“This one of you, O human beings, is wisest, who, like Socrates, recognizes that he is in truth of no account in respect to wisdom.” - Socrates from Plato's Apology

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers" - James Baldwin

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton

"If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." - Sir Isaac Newton

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself." - Krishnamurti

"Truth is a pathless land." - Krishnamurti

"The more I practise, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"People don't stop playing because they get old. They get old because they stop playing." - GB Shaw

"Today is a good day to get mated." - Lakota mystic Red Rook


Given that a thought dies shortly after birth, the writer is a mortician whose job is to make it smile.

The unexamined position is not worth playing.

Play ideas not moves.

A beautiful solution for which there is no problem.

Professor, don't get on that ship! That book, To Serve Man, it's a chess book!

Have pawn. Will travel.

The Cirque - Your best choice for a second location.

<If Gilbert and Sullivan Played Chess>

Though it may seem quite incongruous
And it makes so little sense to us,
She is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Though she may seem a bit mannish,
She would never play the Spanish.
'Cause she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Neither Russian, French nor Catalan
'Cause she always wants to get her man.
So she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

<With apologies to George M. Cohan>

D-z-indzi-chashvili spells Zindchinhashvalley.

Proud of all the Cossack blood that's in me

Praise the man who says my name correctly

D-z-indzi-chashvili you see

It's a shame that my name has never been pronounced quite like

Ginchinsmokedhashverily, that's me!

<CG Haiku>

She had me at "Heh".
Much jibber jabber ensued.
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   Boomie has kibitzed 11077 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-14 twinlark chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <OhioChessFan: I generally think posts should stand. Deleting them sort of changes history and changes the context of discussion.> One exception I make is when an important historical page is spammed by a flame war. Then I take action. Just a couple of days ago, I reported some
   Apr-23-14 WCC Editing Project chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <What Cost Camembert?: What are the <Daniel Diaries>?> I had the <Daniel Diaries> pretty bad once but a strict roughage diet cleared it up.
   Apr-23-14 Boomie chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <DcGentle: Isn't "time" the object in the center here?> Someone asked Dali if his melting watches had anything to do with relativity theory. He said no. It's about the fluid nature of time. Everything is subjective with him. Time seems slow at times and all too fast at others. ...
   Apr-23-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <dak> Fabu Factotum The national dish of Guacamala is Chicken Mole. Coinkidink? I don't think so!
   Apr-17-14 Paul Morphy (replies)
Boomie: <Conrad93: She's good at what she does, but she is not a credible source> Can you cite an example? Sarah has made every effort to document her Morphy page. Are you saying that only contemporaries of Morphy are credible sources? Or, as I suspect, are you just trolling?
   Apr-15-14 Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1923
Boomie: <john barleycorn: <Boomie> Kmoch mentions that in case of the exchanges on f1 black has to unpin the knight.> Black moves the king to e7 and then plays Nd7. Although the engines like white a lot, there is no apparent way to exploit the advantage. Play it out and post some
   Mar-24-14 Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 (replies)
Boomie: <Chris321> Lasker would be a top player today. According to Chessmetrics, his peak rating was 2878 . Notice the dips in rating caused by Lasker's many breaks from chess. Chessmetrics punishes inactivity. Using today's rating methods, ...
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  DcGentle: <Boomie>: Yes, thanks, I knew this before, I am familiar with the concept of the recursive function. By the way, the standard algorithm for chess, that is the advanced form of the alpha beta, also has a recursive core procedure, so this is nothing really new, if you are into programming.

And it's also known that nature displays many fractal forms, like fern for example, just to name the most obvious.

Nevertheless the faces and shapes of most things in nature don't display the typical self-similar forms you see on fractal images.

Why mathematics nevertheless can describe nature so well, is not so obvious. Some people claim that nature itself has a mathematical basic form. Already Plato named the famous space, where all things on earth are mapped from allegedly.

You can easily speculate, drifting into philosophy.

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  Boomie: <DcGentle>

The seemingly strange ability to see faces in clouds, for example, has a simple explanation. Animals that can spot predators live longer. There is no penalty for being wrong about seeing a face in the grass when it isn't there but there's a huge penalty for not seeing a face that is there. So our brains have evolved to see things that may not be there.

The math mirrors the natural process of building. Nature builds on what grew last. Each step uses initial conditions created by the end of the last step. Obviously recursive functions mimic this nicely.

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  WCC Editing Project: <Tim>

Sorry for the interruption- fascinating conversation in here by the way-

I just wanted to apologizing again for posting such confusing information in our forum.

The first paragraph of Game Collection: WCC: Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951 is finished now and "open for bidness."

Editing bidness.

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  DcGentle: <Boomie>:

Well, I have thought about your arguments. I guess you are right that human brains are conditioned to easily find all kind of living shapes among any structures noticed by the eyes.

But this alone wouldn't explain why nature can be explained by mathematics so exactly. But there is the basic mechanism common to both math and nature: This is the the gradual evolution.

For nature, this is clear since Darwin, but in mathematics? This becomes more clear if you realize that the algorithm is the base of all mathematical operations.

Knowing computer science a bit, the work of Alan Mathison Turing ( comes into mind here. He explained the notion of "computation" with the invention of a theoretical mechanism known as the "Turing machine" today. This can be considered as a model of a computer being able to execute all kind of imaginable computations with simple means. It manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. ( Even the most simple mathematical operations like counting or adding can be reduced to a number of very simple steps. Of course people wanted to see a Turing machine in action, so they built models and in this video ( you see a nice sample working with the binary alphabet (0, 1). The algorithm here just counts.

So yes, this could be the answer to this riddle. Somehow it makes sense, that two things with the same roots must be very similar. But mathematics is purely abstract, this is the interesting point here.


Apr-19-14  Open Defence: a discussion about Mandlebrot ?
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  DcGentle: <Open Defence>: Among other things.
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  Boomie: <Open Defence: a discussion about Mandlebrot ?>

We'll talk about anything. Especially stuff like this we don't understand.

How are you doing? Wish we could chat more often.

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  Boomie: <DcGentle: But this alone wouldn't explain why nature can be explained by mathematics so exactly>

Well, it can't really. Most of nature is nonlinear which is not easily modeled. Math is overwhelmed by problems such as predicting the weather. There are lots of nonlinear functions but solving them is usually not practical. For example, General Relativity is a nonlinear function. But it is so unwieldy that we are still using Newton for space travel. It's not exactly right but close enough to achieve results.

Apr-20-14  Open Defence: its an interesting need for us to be able to explain everything

in that sense mathematics suits us as we can fit it into an equation, shapes, angles, curves.... sequences

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  morfishine: <Boomie> Even if a perfect, accurate definition of time is found, human brains would not be able to comprehend it; anymore so can humans comprehend an "infinite" universe; For example, if the universe is supposedly "expanding", what is it expanding into or through? Nothingness? Is "nothing" in fact "something"?

Einstein has probably gotten closest to defining what time is when he concluded that space and time without matter [mass] are meaningless. He noted "It was formerly believed that if all material things disappeared out of the universe, time and space would be left. According to the relativity theory, time and space disappear together with the things"

Breaking this down to 3 elements (time, space, matter) affords humans a chance to comprehend, at least minutely, physical existence. Its all or nothing: remove one element, and nothing exists (or remains). But this seemingly refutes the "Big Bang" theory since if nothing existed in the first place, how could "things" occur to create something from nothing?

And now that I'm effectively talking in circles, while demonstrating the fruitlessness of trying to comprehend, I'll stop and hope someone else may pick up the thread


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  Boomie: <Open Defence: its an interesting need for us to be able to explain everything>

We are fond of our straight lines, aren't we? There is a comfort in predictability.

Yet we admire those "nonlinear" people we call "forces of nature" who never fail to surprise.

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  Boomie: <morfishine: And now that I'm effectively talking in circles, while demonstrating the fruitlessness of trying to comprehend, I'll stop and hope someone else may pick up the thread>

Babbling incoherently is what we do here at The Cirque.

So far, our physics don't extend before a certain time after the big bang. Therefore we can't say what is at the outer edge of the universe or what, if anything, is outside that. Space is being created apparently.

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  DcGentle: <Boomie> By the way, I uploaded some more fractal images of mine on onedrive:

Is this art or not? I know, there is a huge community for fractal art worldwide, for example on deviantart, but the above works was more or less fun to try and I have to do other things, so I dunno whether I should join them.

What do you think? Feedback is welcome.

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  Boomie: <DcGentle>

I'm not much of an art critic but there are some striking images there. The reflections are interesting. One of the blobby looking ones reminded me a bit of Dali.

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  DcGentle: <Boomie>: Thanks. Working with these fractal generators can be fun, maybe I'll produce another image now and then. Also here new ideas are always called for... and people have already done a lot on this area. ;-)
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  Boomie: <DcGentle>

Escher's work may interest you. His attempt to marry math and art produced some extraordinary images.

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  DcGentle: <Boomie> Yes, I very lively remember a certain image by M.C. Escher, which I saw years ago:

Do the people here go upstairs or downstairs or what? :-)

Rather confusing, but this is the intention. Escher is a great artist.

It's interesting to notice that together with the discovery of a new world view in physics at the start of the 20th century the visual arts also introduced new styles breaking with old traditions.

Apr-21-14  Open Defence: i liked the inside of the alienship, stunning images DG
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  DcGentle: <Open Defence>: Thank you. :-) These "eggheads" are kinda funny. It can require a lot of patience to find such a scene. The artist working with fractal images has to show persistence at times, in a sense he is more like a photographer of these worlds. Nevertheless it's fun. By the initial formula selection only the general conditions are set, the real work will start only then.
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  Boomie: <DcGentle: Do the people here go upstairs or downstairs or what?>

Escher enjoyed playing tricks with perspective.

Does water always flow downhill?

Also notice the complex geometric shapes on top and the undersea plants in the lower left. Very Daliesque.

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  morfishine: <Boomie> Striking picture here:

The woman blissfully doing her laundry in the lower right-hand corner is a nice touch


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  Boomie: <DcGentle>

You may find some inspiration from Dali. Here he manages to morph swans into elephants. Very strange and extraordinarily artistic.

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  DcGentle: <Boomie>: Yes, S. Dali as main representative of surrealism is not unknown to me. We talked about him at school, and this picture is one of his most famous works.
Isn't "time" the object in the center here?

Another artist I like is Marc Chagall.

Compare this picture

with this one by me,

The style is a bit similar, but mine is more abstract.

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  Boomie: <DcGentle: Isn't "time" the object in the center here?>

Someone asked Dali if his melting watches had anything to do with relativity theory. He said no. It's about the fluid nature of time. Everything is subjective with him. Time seems slow at times and all too fast at others. Life is but a dream to Dali.

Although I don't understand Dali's thinking (who does really), his painting technique is one of the finest of the 20th century. His heroes were Baroque giants like Velasquez and Vermeer. Although he didn't achieve their mastery of composition, he almost equaled their technique. Very few modern painters achieved that level of excellence.

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  WCC Editing Project:

**CURRENT DRAFT UNDER INSPECTION FOR PROMOTION: GGame Collection: WCC: Botvinnik-Bronstein 1951 **DUE DATE- THE DAY I WILL SUBMIT THIS DRAFT TO <Daniel>: Submission Day <<<Sunday, 27 April (Korean time)>>>

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