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Being a control freak (just ask my kids!), I have moved my profile onto a page I can edit any way I want:

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   Jan-20-21 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
johnlspouge: The ratio of flu to COVID is 61,000 / 400,000 on the worst of US years for flu. This is a good year, and Covid is resurgent, without a full year’s accounting. We were talking about diagnosis, reasonably in the US. Are you starting to see how horses are more important than zebras
   Dec-29-20 FSR chessforum (replies)
johnlspouge: It is kind of you to comment, Frederick, because I had wondered if you would notice. I remain in complete awe of how prolifically you pun. Yes, it was my first GOTD. I am no longer a virgin :)
   Dec-27-20 H Akvist vs R Goode, 1966 (replies)
johnlspouge: Thanks for the response, <morf>. I know you can be very discriminating :)
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Jan-12-19  Tomlinsky: I hope we can still get Toblerone after we leave the EU. Happy New Year to you, good sir.
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  johnlspouge: Thanks, Tommy!

We can still get Toblerone here, probably at a special price, just for the US ;>)

Let me know if you need an overseas package :)

Best of the New Year to you, too, sir!

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  johnlspouge: BTW, about one month ago, I started speculating that Brexit won't happen. It might be wishful thinking, because without it, my kids can find employment in Europe.

Am I crazy? (Maybe, I should phrase the question more usefully, but...)

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  Diademas: <johnlspouge: BTW, about one month ago, I started speculating that Brexit won't happen.>

Wish you were right, but I'm afraid our offsprings will have to live with what a scared hate mongering bunch of octogenarians decided in the early part of the 21st century.

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  thegoodanarchist: <jls> I am going to leave this link right here for you:

<Next month, we will announce the results of our newest assessment at the launch of a new book entitled: “World Population and Global Human Capital in the 21st Century” (Lutz, Butz and KC, Oxford University Press 2014). Contrary to the UN projections, the IIASA medium (most likely) scenario indicates that world population will increase to 9.2 billion by 2050, peak at 9.4 billion around 2070 and start a slow decline to 9.0 billion by the end of the century.>

The IIASA folks look like they may be well ahead of the UN folks, in accuracy. I could be wrong, but that doesn't happen often.

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  johnlspouge: @<thegoodanarchist>: I was not aware of the IIASA organization. Thanks.

"International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis"

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(Please forgive the Wikipedia link ;>)

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  thegoodanarchist: <<(Please forgive the Wikipedia link ;>)>

Of course.

Please forgive my rhetorical device of labeling your data "propaganda".

After all, the UN data isn't so far off, percentage-wise.

Mar-26-19  Nisjesram: <nok: I'm being told a man with a turban's looking for me>

<johnlspouge> and I are looking for you in the <johnlspouge> forum because we both liked your conversation on omv and

I posted this message of <jls> for you :




Where are you <nok> ?

Did someone see <nok> ?

<nok>, did you read this comment of <jls> ?

<johnlspouge: @<Nisjesram>: I also wanted to open a direct dialog with <nok> [about omv argument], so by all means, use my forum.>


2)looking forward to seeing you in <jls> forum.

P.s. neither <jls> nor I wear turban.

Cheers :)


Sep-20-19  Nisjesram: Jambavan Jagori : : why do you think you may take 10 more years for enlightenment

Me : 1)because I am an idiot .....
.....compared to ramana/Nisargadatta

Enlightenment is intelligence and love/compassion in action. Love and intelligence , dispassion of Jesus

Hell , I am an idiot compared to even <keypusher> and <johnlspouge>

Look at the intelligence , clarity/depth of thinking of these two. And dispassion too.

And they are compassionate too. Always willing to help. And they have strength/capability to help too

2)I said it may take 10 years or more or less....

...talking to you kills my brain cells. So , I took break from you and morning session was very productive - intelligence , clarity/depth of thinking increased a lot. Dispassion too.

If I have such produactive sessions very frequently if not incessantly , then I may reach mountain top of meditation very fast.

3) within a week , I will send you those 20 posts . If you don't hear from me by 27 Sep 2019 , feel free to get in touch , but stay away from me till then , I need to focus a lot for a week at least , I need to be alone and quiet for a week at least .

Thank you . Regards.


Oct-21-19  Nisjesram: <wtpy> , my temporary emailid:

Thank you.


2)I will appreciate if you confirm in the forum of <johnlspouge> that you have received this emailid.

Thank you. Regards.

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  johnlspouge: I am happy to be helpful in any way, <Nisjesram> and <wtpy>, including deletion in my forum upon request.
Oct-22-19  wtpy: JLS, Thanks. I have been reading some of posts here and wish I was smart enough to understand more of them. Nisjesram, If same niece you taught math to in 2017 am gathering she is 16-17-18 now. Will send you my email address tommorow.
Oct-22-19  Nisjesram: Thanks <wtpy>.

No , that niece who is seventeen now , is daughter of my younger sister.

This niece is daughter of elder sister and is 25 now.

Thank you


Oct-22-19  Nisjesram: <wtpy> , a quick question , if you please :

If a person is given Paliperidone and she stops taking it once psychosis is gone , is it risky to stop ?

Thank you


Oct-25-19  wtpy: Nisjesram, It is the real me.
Oct-25-19  Nisjesram: <wtpy: Nisjesram, It is the real me.>

Thank you , <wtpy> . Regards


Jan-15-20  Nisjesram: Reposted from rogoffland

<Bobsterman3000: <Carrots and Pizza - To count errors or hyperbole as lies is dishonest. If someone things Clinton was never charged with a crime and they are shown that he was, it doesn't make his statement a lie. Not all false statements are lies.> <wtpy: Keypusher, Absolutely right. Even mistaking a fact doesn't make you a liar, it just makes you mistaken.>

Sure, you people are right.

But for someone to (still) keep claiming that "collusion is now proven" is not being mistaken at this point. It's just willfully lying.>

Good that you want to settle it.

I too want to settle/resolve it for once and all, however, presently I am a little too busy with work .

I will come back to this conversation and take it to its logical conclusion and show why I think you are completely wrong ,<bobsterman> ,in calling <saffuna> a liar.

I am posting this post in the forum of <keypusher> and in the forum of <johnlspouge> (for the future reference of <wtpy> and others). I hope <keypusher> and <johnlspouge> would be ok with it.

Thank you guys. Let us try to elevate our conversations as much as we can.


Jan-15-20  Tomlinsky: A little pianistic inspiration for 2020... :)
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  johnlspouge: Thanks, <Tommy>!

My musical ear must be improving. I was a little bothered that the chicken's pecks did not correspond to the notes...


Apr-16-20  Tomlinsky: Not sure if you're familiar with Benedetti's Puzzle but thought you may find it interesting if not.

Hope all safe with you and yours.

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  johnlspouge: Thanks, <Tommy>!

I am always curious about perfect pitch. Two members of my family have it (daughter and sister), but in my case, the math genes definitely crowded it out ;>)

I did not notice the gradual pitch change, but I have an acquaintance who has perfect pitch. Under measurement, he claims to have detected a 4-cent deviation from standard tuning. I will play the video for him to see whether he gets its purpose without explanation.

Take care. Happy Captain Tom Day!

Apr-30-20  Tomlinsky: I find these things fascinating. While certainly not ever had perfect pitch, when a lad I used to always tune my guitar with reference to a tune on an album I had that started with a ringing Em strum. Over time that reference must have sunk in and when later playing with folk played the 'strum' in my head while checking a standard tuning. To this day, I'm usually a quarter-tone out at worst and some people believe I have perfect-pitch.

More practically important, imo, is relative pitch. Recognising interval relationships and deconstructing diads/triads/compounds helps make much more sense of keys/harmonies and what 'works' and why theoretically. It was such a big moment when that penny dropped.

If only they came with a free bag of 'ideas'! :)

Jun-12-20  Nisjesram: I understand and appreciate what you are saying <jith1207>

2)i learned a lot from the conversations in <rogoff> forum and i am thankful to <> for that.

3)my two most favorite posters on rogoff are <johnlspouge> (a left winger) and <keypusher> (a right winger , on some issues , he is on right of even trump). These two people had the level to be very , very dispassionate in the conversations and provide very in depth analysis of issues based on concrete empirical evidence and numbers. Highest level of depth/clarity of thinking coupled with dispassion.

I learned a lot from them and once again i express my thanks to

4)<keypusher> was always very vocal about bad signal/noise ratio in rogoff forum. He often ecpressed frustration over what he called 'shout show ' and 'monkey throwing faeces ' show.

Nonetheless , we somehow managed .

5)however , now the signal/noise ratio is so bad , 'the usual suspects ' have crossed all the lines in their 'monkey throwing faeces show ' and 'shout show ' , that i don't see any conversations from the sanest voices of rogoff forum any more - i don't think there is any room for them to have conversations in rogoff forum any more ,it has become a nuthouse.

6)<tiggler> likes conversations in stumper forum (<tiggler> is professor of electronics engineering in some american university . Daniel freeman was also a regular in stumper forum as <sneaky> ). Stumper forum has a very good signal/noise ratio because of the nature of conversations in that forum . When <johnbarleycorn> posted there by making a sock puppet account (because he was suspended) , <tiggler> was very unhappy . He was like "now that <johnbarleycorn> is back flame wars will be back again ".

There are people who want high quality , dispassionate comversations without any 'shout show ' and 'monkey throwing faeces ' show.

7)if things improve , perhaps , i would be back again. Meanwhile , once again , heartfelt thanks to <>


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  johnlspouge: Hey, <Tommy>!

I hope you are well. Coals to Newcastle :)


Rick Beato

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Jul-25-20  Nisjesram: Another reason why <johnlsoouge> and <keypusher> are smart and i am an idiot :

<Keypusher> has repeatedly said <you are trying to have a rational conversation with a troll/idiot. Let me know how it goes >

Now , that is very , very smart and i think that finally i am ready to apply this in life : to size up situations and people very , very quickly and take that into account when we choose to respond ....usually , people keep talking with a lot of energy/passion and in their mind they talking very smart - without talking into account level/state of receiver....if we talk post graduation level stuff to a fifth grader and everytime end up frustrated and as a result becoming ever more impatient and aggressive every time...if so , we need to increase our level of maturity....not everyone is ready for that level of maturity ...hopefully , i am ...


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