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Boomie
Member since Feb-05-05 · Last seen Mar-05-15
Welcome to The Cirque du Boomie where the dancers will kick your teeth out and you have unlimited credit in the casino.

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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!

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BOOMNET

This is the forum.
The Cirque, CG.com.
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.

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"...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

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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.
It's all about chess.

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   Boomie has kibitzed 11603 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-01-15 Boomie chessforum
 
Boomie: <achieve> OK. Read a little bit about the Single guy. I see you can sell a lot of books with futurist mumbo jumbo. I don't get very excited about such predictions. They always seem to depend on assumptions that never pan out. It's like long lines in chess. They are plausible ...
 
   Feb-25-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
 
Boomie: <Troller> Your comments on upcoming games are nicely done. Keep up the good work!
 
   Feb-22-15 Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1981
 
Boomie: <Zugzwangovich: Does Seirawan have a perpetual check in the final position?> Yes, starting with Ne5+, black can't escape checks without losing the queen.
 
   Feb-09-15 GRENKE Chess Classic (2015) (replies)
 
Boomie: <boz: Anybody know if the playoff is available live?> https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
 
   Feb-07-15 Moscow Open (2015) (replies)
 
Boomie: <PhilFeeley: then why is the table above so strange?> The services CG uses to retrieve the games are not perfect especially in large opens. The table here reflects the games in the CG database. Use http://chess-results.com/tnr159896.... to view the current status.
 
   Jan-30-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) (replies)
 
Boomie: Round 4 Pairings 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2776 3 3 GM Grandelius Nils 2602 2 GM Roiz Michael 2592 3 3 GM Harikrishna P. 2723 3 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2592 3 3 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2680 4 GM Wei Yi 2675 3 3 GM Ju Wenjun 2547 5 GM Hou Yifan 2673 3 3 GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2537 6 GM ...
 
   Jan-11-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Boomie: <Chessgames.com> In Tata Section A, there are duplicate games: Carlsen vs W So, 2015 Carlsen vs W So, 2015
 
   Jan-10-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yifan Hou, 2015 (replies)
 
Boomie: I probably should have added the proviso that engine evals are usually meaningless in the openings. We need to use our own spidey sense. Whether an isolated pawn in an opening is a weakness or not can be debatable. Sometimes it allows tactical advantages.
 
   Jan-07-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Boomie: In the small chance this hasn't been mentioned before, someone really ought to expand the Paul Keres bio. For such an important historical figure to have such a paltry bio is, well, disgraceful.
 
   Dec-30-14 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
Boomie: -> Hippy Nude Deer © 2010 Chick-a-Boom Media Enterprises
 
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Cirque du Boomie

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Feb-28-15
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  moronovich: Hi <Boomie> !

My little writing was an attempt to say something about experiencing life on a deeper and more sincere level than we usually do.About string theory I know almost nothing.

Feb-28-15
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  Boomie: <moronovich: About string theory I know almost nothing.>

Nobody does really. We just use it as an example of the blind leading the blind.

Feb-28-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> Is this the post with the K links you mentioned? Boomie chessforum (kibitz #4017)
Feb-28-15  achieve: <Boomie> Excellent find!

That is indeed the essence, I transcribed part of that lecture in the post you linked, and it rings as true as ever. Also, the Youtube links to the three parts of that lecture, are in that post.

April 17 2013 --- does time really fugit that fast?

Those premium features are indeed priceless when you want to search a kibitz based on some keywords from that post.

Excellent! - I can only suggest to carefully listen to that lecture; it is so on point and detailed regarding the current state of affairs and what is in store in the near future. It is also understandible to an extent that the people in that room were kinda "???...??" about what K. said there. And in such cases, we tend to "shyly laugh it off."

Feb-28-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> Great. Two years ago...sheesh. Fun to see how excited we were exploring that topic. That was before our heads exploded...heh. Some subjects defy definition, I guess.

Kind of sad to see K try to get people to be themselves...and failing again. He spent over 50 years trying to make a better world by making better people. But nobody really got it.

Feb-28-15  achieve: <Boomie> True, but the "they" K refers to wield more power and have more money and in fact use it non-stop, relentlessly, to achieve their goals; gotta giv'em that.

K speaks to a handful of people, and there is no glib presentation, just truth.

Truth and directness are obviously scary as hell, and not just for today's more brainwashed people; it has always been the case.

There are exceptions, but those are few and far between.

What is so striking is that you expect from people attending a K-lecture, kinda an open mind. Not so, when he tells it as straight as he can.

But he could have disclosed a few sources, and some of them would get a broader picture to try and deal with. As it was it was just scary and weird, "AT THE TIME."

Feb-28-15  achieve: Another thing that sounded weird and conspiratorial at the time was a disclosure by one of the premier fearmongerers on the net, Alex Jones, who said back in 2009 that modern TVs spy on you, and record both audio and video of your conversations.

People said, see?! - Jones is a lunatic fearmongerer and conspiracist! Never take that lunatic seriously! etc. etc.

Now, in 2015, it has been disclosed by media in Holland, as well as by the article from this source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet... - that - with a 5-year lag time - confirm what Jones was saying back then.

Read and weep. Orwell is being quoted, and it is all true. But "they" obviously can take a few liberties.

As long as it stays on the back pages, it's OK to drop a few farts about the growing surveillance state, before you realize you are completely engulfed by "it."

Feb-28-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> OK. That's creepy. Fortunately for me I have a dumb TV. Also I am poor so I don't expect to be flooded with sales pitches. But I can see how people have to be careful about the devices they buy.

I don't have a paranoid bone in my body so I don't worry about such things. But I do have some compassion for those who are disturbed by sinister forces reading their thoughts. I have spent time with paranoids and know it is an awful existence. To make life even worse for them is just cruel.

Feb-28-15  achieve: It is not about paranoia, but about awareness. Going by your latest post you would be one of those in the crowd laughing at the gloomy K predictions?

Total surveillance is not a matter to be taken lightly, unless you are so desentisized as to be almost dead.

Bones are not paranoid - we only get suspicious when governments or institutions get paranoid and obsess over our daily lives.

You do understand the not too subtle differences there?

I deliberately ignored the familiar "sales pitch" angle, as it is the premier attention diverter, though it may be valid to a meager extent. What is even more valid are the laws like the NDAA, Patriot Act, and the European Arrest Warrant, just to name a few, where the individual person is stripped of all of his rights, indefinitely.

Sorry to harp on this, but this is my honest, bony, reaction.

People worrying about such things ought never to be called PARANOID, which you just did.

Feb-28-15
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  Boomie: <achieve: People worrying about such things ought never to be called PARANOID, which you just did.>

Fair enough. I didn't mean to say that. I posted that people need to be careful about the devices they buy. Also I tried to say that this is a real paranoid's worst nightmare, not that everyone is a paranoid, which is a mental illness. That's what I get for posting when I'm tired.

Mar-01-15  achieve: Well - you corrected it straight away, which is classy. Paranoia may be an illness, but suspicion is one of the premier surviving tools.

And I admit to not sufficiently registering what you said, literally. But in the context of the discussion I was surprised at the paranoia angle you brought forward.

For me it was middle of the afternoon and I know you were in the middle of the night, yet I can only react to the written word.

As you can draw from the article, it is not just about the devices we "buy", since the smart energy meters and such stuff are already there when you move to a new home, as I did almost two years ago.

I did get what you said, but was afraid it was diverting at best, or trying to show off the sceptics and the aware, and those with valid suspicions, in a less than positive light, unnecesarily.

Paranoia as listed in DSMV is not at all a definition I can agree with.

After these transgressions, can we return to the central issue we were dicussing?

I assure you chances are my head will NOT explode. ;)

Mar-01-15  achieve: It is "my" worst nightmare, and I could only guess how people might react who are diagnosed as clinically paranoid.

I've known a few myself, and the level of controlling voices and such differs greatly, and at no point have i ever encountered "one" who was obsessed with government control or institutional surveillance.

In Holland we in fact do not use the word Paranoid, as a label, but rather use terms like MPD, various conditions re schizoid (personality) disorder, but even then, reluctantly.

Mar-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Boomie: <achieve> I guess I was reacting to a guy who just moved out of my house. He does have the delusion of being controlled by a device planted in his head by the CIA or aliens or both. Anyway it was totally off the wall and I'm sorry for the distraction.
Mar-01-15  achieve: <B> All kinds of devices are everywhere around us, why not in the head?

It is well known that the CIA ran operations like MONARCH, MK-UlTRA, and more of the most nefarious stuff.

There even was a hollowood film on these subjects: The Good Shepherd

Aliens I know little about ;)

But....

Mar-01-15  achieve: Back on sub -- Another "overdose" (to most) of Feynman logic and honesty; a 9 minute compilation, very well done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ki...

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> Here's a curious result. By fudging a bit with relativity they have done away with that pesky singularity at the beginning of the big bang. There is no big bang needed in this theory nor a time when the laws of physics did not apply.

http://news.yahoo.com/big-bang-defl...

Mar-01-15  achieve: Sorry but that article has "FRAUD" written all over it. Sophistry.

Why link it?

I just wasted 10 minutes of valuable Life Time, while we could have discussed the essence and applications and consequences of what Feynman says in the video recording I linked.

WHY???

What is the rush, and why are you sensitive to it, while I am not?

We're getting back to the same thing over and over and time and again.

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve: Another "overdose" (to most) of Feynman logic...>

Thanks. I watched all the Auckland lectures a couple years ago but it's nice to have a refresher.

QED is a strange theory but so far it's held up admirably. No clue why nature should work that way but there it is.

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve: Sorry but that article has "FRAUD" written all over it.>

I'm not sure why you have such a reaction to what is a preliminary finding. It's not like they are saying this is the new normal. They're just saying this is a bit odd but it does solve a problem with the big bang theory.

Your reaction makes it less likely that I will bring your attention to any new findings in the future.

Mar-01-15  achieve: What I meant by Feynman's logic and honesty is his aversion to anything that reeks of peer pressure and keeping up appearances.

RF only lifts the veil, and what is under it is more shocking than he will ever be allowed to transmit. Yet it is there, by using words like "rotten" and "I stay away from Washington as much as i can"...

Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity man, is a frequent guest at the White House.

Just an example, but more important is the honesty and sincerity that Feynman seeks to uphold.

It takes time and effort to distill those for what they are, and let it sink in. The compilation clip I linked shows that someone "got it", and illuminated an important key theme.

Feynman said "I am an explorer", and dislike people who predecide what they want to find out/prove.

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> Oops. For some reason I confused your link with 4 lectures Feynman gave in Auckland in 1979. I'm getting too old for this game, I'm afraid.
Mar-01-15  achieve: <Your reaction makes it less likely that I will bring your attention to any new findings in the future.> That is unfortunate, but so be it. I am critical towards the entire approach, read some comments below it for similar sentiments.

I'm not accusing you - I know you have a certain interest in these pseudo-scientific "narratives" - but I do not belong in that group, and i tell you WHY.

I recite Feynman in order to stimulate some of that awareness, and even a K lecture from 1983. Both are very much related.

Gotta go out now for some errands, and I do appreciate our conversations, no mistake about that.

I could go about stuff in a more easy-going manner, but alas, I can only shoot straight. Time is also a restriction, at times.

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve: Ray Kurzweil> I'm afraid I don't know anything about this guy or how he figures into this topic. Even after Wiking him, I don't see the connection.

Feynman was a genuine person. He is not unique in that aspect though he is perhaps the best example. Curiously, K also had a dim view of people who put on the cloak of respectability. I wonder if those two ever crossed paths. They would have had a terrific dialog.

Mar-01-15  achieve: google: Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity Is Near.

TIME magazine ran huge articles of Kurzweil.

Here's the big one:

http://content.time.com/time/magazi...

There even is the Singularity University, all set up by and for Ray Kurzweil and his numerous staff.

He is the leading guy and visionary behind the Trans- and Post-Humanist movements, for many years now.

Still curious how he figures into this topic?

SINGULARITY - NANOBOTS - HUMAN-COMPUTER MERGERS

Search Peter Diamandis, who ran Kurzweil's Singularity University for a while.

Mar-01-15
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  Boomie: <achieve> OK. Read a little bit about the Single guy. I see you can sell a lot of books with futurist mumbo jumbo. I don't get very excited about such predictions. They always seem to depend on assumptions that never pan out. It's like long lines in chess. They are plausible enough but somehow they never happen. Kurzweil's assumption of exponential growth is particularly ridiculous.

So I'm guessing that my use of the word "singularity" triggered this connection. Funny how the mind works. Although there is some cause for concern about machines intruding in our lives, I don't think that's a problem today. It's true that the NSA has stuck its nose where it doesn't belong. But those guys are really not very smart. They couldn't prevent an asthma attack. These doomsday scenarios never seem to take into account the incompetence of human beings.

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