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johnlspouge: @<Sneaky>: I notice <al wazir> uses a special font for his 1, a font invariant to rotation through 180 degrees. Thus, "01" (in <al>'s font) is also "10" after the rotation, though not in yours. I am still catching up on the "Two envelopes problem" [ ...
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Apr-15-12  quantum.conscious: john, hope you doing well.

you had mentioned that you had ordered viktor frankel's 'man's search for meaning'. did you get it ? did you read it ?

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  johnlspouge: Hi, <quantum.conscious>. I hope you are well.

Frankl's book was excellent, and I recommended it to my sister, who is a psychiatrist.

Apr-16-12  quantum.conscious: i friend of mine is also reading this book by viktor frankl and also liking it.

btw, i myself have not read this book ... yet :)

i have read the excerpts from it in books and internet and always liked those excerpts very much but never got around to reading it yet :)

the other day my frined was mentioning some quotes from the book and i thought of asking you if the book lived up to your expectations

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  johnlspouge: < <quantum.conscious> wrote: [snip] the other day my [friend] was mentioning some quotes from the book and i thought of asking you if the book lived up to your expectations >

I have known several people who had everything taken from them during World War II. They all had extremely centered, stable world-views.

Frankl is no exception, but he brought the extra and very worthwhile dimension of psychoanalysis to his experiences.

Thanks for bringing the book to my attention.

May-23-12  cormier: <<<<nothing new under the sun> ... tks G hae a good day sir> .... i really do have a lot of work> ..... car repair, house roof, stovewood for myself and my daughter and many others ________ >
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  johnlspouge: Likewise, <cormier>, have a good day. One has to return occasionally, to take care of the body.

I very much respect your civility and focus, particularly when everyone (including me) seems to be irate. A little rainbow spam is good for the soul, and I do appreciate it :)

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  al wazir: <jls>: I no longer live in D.C. and I don't use my forum. (I started it only to try playing LEX online.)
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  dzechiel: Hi, John. Thanks for the kind words on my forum. While I'm not thrilled to be gainfully unemployed, I am sleeping much better (a lot less stress), and I have extra time on my hands to spent at CG.

I trust all is well with you and yours.

Jan-01-13  cormier: happy new year
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  johnlspouge: Please continue to thrive, <cormier>.
Jan-28-13  quantum.conscious2: thanks for your posts on huygen theory , <johnlspouge>.

much appreciated.

Jun-30-13  as.buka: <johnlspouge: @<al wazir>: A comment from your link: "<The quantum computer referenced in the summary managed the immense feat of finding the factors of the number 15.>* While it is true that factoring numbers of the magnitude used in cryptography is now a "matter of engineering", <there are profound difficulties involved in scaling quantum computing>. The fundamental problem is called "decoherence" and describes the tendency of quantum systems to become entangled with their environment, and the consequent loss of pure quantum states. The issues involved in quantum computation connect to deep issues of thermodynamics and entropy, and research on quantum computation has potentially great significance for fundamental physics. <Cryptography may have to develop and implement new, extended standards as computational techniques evolve, but the encryption sky is not yet falling.>"

*Note to certain members of this forum, who by now know who they are: this is not really a difficult task>


that should sting - to that <quantum.conscious> guy :)

all he knows is 12th grade physics , maths , chemistry and flaunts it as if he knows all the secrets of universe ("i can solve the problems of physics of much more complicated level than those of 'resnick and halliday' ")

kid , if you have to flaunt the proficiency in solving problems of 12th grade , then you are way out of your league here. just mixing it with new age mumbo-jumbo does not cut it - we talking quantum computing and such here. and if you really know who you are , then why you getting entangled in all the silly arguments in <argue> forum and such whereas the kind of entanglements you should be interested in are quantum entanglements in physics...


just kidding :)

very nice post , <johnlspouge> . thanks!

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  Abdel Irada: Apropos of your recent posts about <BP>: In what context, if any, is "!!" used as a symbol for "logic fault"?

I've looked for it in vain so far, but if you can find me a reference for it, I think it may come in most handy. ;-)

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  johnlspouge: My usage of "!!" as "logic fault" is predicated on <Big Pawn>'s posts. My meaning was clear enough, so I used it. I needed an abbreviation to spare me the trouble of responding at length to spam.
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  Abdel Irada: Well, now you've gone and started an urban legend. :-D

In any case, it certainly *sounds* plausible enough. I can easily imagine, e.g., programmers using the symbol in debugging.

And by now, you will doubtless have seen my guess as to the symbol's "etymology."

Sep-09-13  KAMAL GOEL: hey, i think you are a mathematician.
i am studing (, first sem.)in a college in INDIA. and the maths faculty here is very bad.
so i want to learn maths by myself.

i want you to give me the name of some good maths books related to matrices especially iterations, gauss jacobie,siedel methods etc. in which i can get the proof of all these things.
i think you can help me.
thank you.

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  johnlspouge: < <KAMAL GOEL> wrote: hey, i think you are a mathematician. >

Whatever gave you that idea? :)

I am curious. How old are you?

The best book on the theory of matrices known to me (but no Gauss-Jacobi or Siedel algorithms) is The Theory of Matrices by Peter Lancaster and Miron Tismenetsky. The best practical book of algorithms known to me, including matrix algorithms, is Numerical Recipes

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I have one other book to recommend (on the numerical analysis of matrices), but it is in my office, so I will give you its name soon.

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  johnlspouge: < <KAMAL GOEL> wrote: hey, i think you are a mathematician. >

Here is an old book, but a good one, containing specifically the algorithms you were curious about.

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  johnlspouge: Fields of Gold (Sting) cover by Eva Cassidy

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  FSR: hey, i think you are a mathematician. The family and I were at Noodles & Company last night and they gave us No. 16 (on the metal thing they give you so the server can find your table once your order is ready). Am I right in thinking that 16 is the only number that's expressible both as x to the y power and as y to the x power, where x does not equal y?
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  johnlspouge: < <FSR> wrote: hey, i think you are a mathematician. >

Hey, say it with sincerity :)

Here is a Word document with my answer. The level of explanation is likely adequate to your (presumed) numerical abilities, but let me know otherwise.

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  FSR: Thanks. Wow, you really are a mathematician! That was way beyond my level of comprehension. (The last math class I took was calculus, when I was in college. I memorized enough stuff to get an A, then immediately forgot it, figuring I'd never have any use for it.) Could you give me a solution or two (to two decimal places is fine)? Thanks again.
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  johnlspouge: @<FSR>: Here is a more elementary (and in some ways much better) solution of your problem.

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  FSR: <johnlspouge> Thanks. I appreciate your efforts to make the solution clear to the higher-mathematically impaired such as me. :-)
Oct-07-14  hv.U.grwnup: <johnlspouge> , good day to you, sir. shall we talk a bit about science/reality? it would be a polite as well as short conversation (meaning it is not likely to put strenuous demand on time/mind) and i would see if you come up with some good points which i need to explore further . thank you , sir.

(btw , <kamal goel> was 17 years old when he wrote to you (since you wanted to know his age). he used to be my student earlier. thanks for helping him graciously and compassionately)

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