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   May-28-20 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
johnlspouge: < <Colonel Mortimer> wrote: From the 448 page Mueller Report (considered a reliable source by Libs) > When I need an example of "damning with faint praise", I now know where to check.
   Apr-30-20 johnlspouge chessforum (replies)
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. ...
   Nov-10-19 FSR chessforum (replies)
johnlspouge: Hi, <FSR>. A long time ago, you suggested to me that the ratio of highs to lows might demonstrate a temperature rise due to climate change. In my mind, I dismissed formalizing your idea, because any assumed "background" distribution of temperatures tested would be ...
   Oct-10-19 Louis Stumpers (replies)
johnlspouge: < <Tiggler> wrote: <johnl> works near Chevy Chase, I believe. > Nahh, but that other <johnl> is one hell of a guy ;>)
   Jul-29-19 L Asztalos vs Breyer, 1913
johnlspouge: Tuesday puzzle on 31...
   Jan-18-19 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Sep-11-18 Y Zherebukh vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
johnlspouge: The White Rd1 is overburdened, defending the back rank mate on the rank and the Nd7 on the file. It therefore may not move, but 28...Rd2 ensures that it must.
   Jun-02-18 Zagrebelny vs N R McDonald, 2000 (replies)
johnlspouge: < <offramp> wrote: Don Martin had a regular writer for his books. It was he who created Fonebone. > < His work probably reached its final peak of quality and technical detail in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In later years, particularly during the 1980s, he let ...
   Dec-24-17 B Perenyi vs K Mokry, 1978 (replies)
johnlspouge: Pentatonix "Carol of the Bells" [ ]
   Oct-24-17 B Savchenko vs J van Foreest, 2016 (replies)
johnlspouge: < <Ratt Boy> wrote: I join the crowd that settled for an exchange with Re3. > According to Stockfish, best play after 23.Re3 is 23.Re3 Be4 24.Rd1 Qb8 is =0.05 P for White. If instead, 24.Nc6 Qd6 25.f3 Rac8 is -1.00 P for White. A chess engine is a great antidote ...
   Oct-13-17 R Stern vs Navara, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-09-17 K Tjolsen vs S Marder, 2010 (replies)
   Aug-22-17 V Bui vs H Frey Perez, 2002 (replies)
   Aug-12-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   Jul-23-17 J F Villarreal Felix vs N Ristic, 1975 (replies)
   May-26-17 A W Fox vs H L Dickerson, 1904 (replies)
   Apr-29-17 Judit Polgar vs N Stanec, 1996
   Jan-10-17 W van Lankveld vs Van der Wiel, 2000 (replies)
   Jan-09-17 Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1909 (replies)
   Nov-04-16 M Ragger vs S Maze, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-30-16 Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-20-16 G Lambert vs Nunn, 1977 (replies)
   Jul-23-16 C Allwermann vs S Kalinitschew, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-22-16 S D Swapnil vs M Narciso Dublan, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-30-16 E Mitrev vs I Vladimirov, 2009 (replies)
   May-28-16 V Babula vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 S Khademalsharieh vs A Stefanova, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-02-16 Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 S Matera vs Nunn, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-31-16 PinnedPiece chessforum (replies)
   Jan-14-16 K Piorun vs M Bartel, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-25-15 L Christiansen vs Spassky, 1981 (replies)
   Sep-25-15 A Stauskas vs R Zebelis, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-21-15 A Lagunow vs B Schneider, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-19-15 Schlechter vs W John, 1905 (replies)
   Jun-14-15 Yusupov vs Salov, 1989
   Apr-26-15 J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 (replies)
   Mar-07-15 J Perlis vs Salwe, 1906 (replies)
   Jan-18-15 G Mohr vs B Bratovic, 2002
   Jan-17-15 C Bloodgood vs B Brown, 1969 (replies)
   Dec-29-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-29-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
   Nov-29-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
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   Oct-11-14 A S Hagen vs K Szabo, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-06-14 Keene vs Tarjan, 1975 (replies)
   Sep-11-14 R A Court vs J R Phillips, 1963 (replies)
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   Apr-17-14 V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894 (replies)
   Apr-13-14 Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-25-14 Maroczy vs G Beihoff, 1926 (replies)
   Feb-20-14 Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-23-13 O Lemmers vs McShane, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 David Moody (replies)
   Oct-14-13 E N Olly vs Albin, 1893 (replies)
   Oct-09-13 Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-06-13 Frederick Rhine (replies)
   Jul-23-13 E Vorobiov vs A Pijpers, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-14-13 Abdel Irada chessforum (replies)
   Jun-15-13 perfidious chessforum (replies)
   Jun-14-13 J Gaya Llodra vs Gulko, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-27-13 E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-13-13 Marshall vs J Mieses, 1901 (replies)
   Jan-10-13 O Sarapu vs Browne, 1972 (replies)
   Jan-02-13 Sam Loyd (replies)
   Dec-20-12 Odd Lie (replies)
   Dec-15-12 A Flaata vs T Bothner, 1998 (replies)
   Dec-01-12 J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007
   Oct-30-12 E G F Hellers vs Vaganian, 1990 (replies)
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   Sep-30-12 dzechiel chessforum (replies)
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   Aug-24-12 P Nguyen vs H Tikkanen, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-21-12 Koltanowski vs W Windom, 1960 (replies)
   Aug-17-12 Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-04-12 de Firmian vs Rohde, 1989 (replies)
   Aug-04-12 F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 (replies)
   Jun-16-12 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
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   Apr-12-12 agb2002 chessforum (replies)
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   Feb-14-12 J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-01-12 C Slingerland vs S van Eijk, 2011 (replies)
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   Jan-14-12 Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
   Jan-09-12 E Cobo Arteaga vs Ivkov, 1963 (replies)
   Jan-06-12 Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 (replies)
   Jan-04-12 Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 (replies)
   Dec-28-11 zarg chessforum
   Dec-25-11 L Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-25-11 L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 (replies)
   Dec-05-11 Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908 (replies)
   Nov-27-11 Naumkin vs Rozentalis, 1988 (replies)
   Nov-26-11 Lu Shanglei vs Wan Yunguo, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-01-11 Patriot chessforum (replies)
   Nov-01-11 N Zambor vs K Biro, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-24-11 S Arabi Kasrineh vs O Noroozi, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-17-11 CHESSTTCAMPS chessforum (replies)
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  johnlspouge: I stuck to home base and watched David Bruce's video on musical composition and the Fibonacci numbers.

It's worse. I don't even know enough about musical composition to feel like a chimpanzee!

Thanks, <Tommy>. It's always pleasant to hear from you.

I hope all is well.

Nov-14-18  Tomlinsky: Ticking over. Just. Could do without this Brexit bollocks but hey-ho. US politics is an entertaining distraction in small doses these days. It's all just a fart within a whirlwind anyway!

On a brighter note (C# perhaps?) I love these resources, dizzying as they can be, some of it sticks. I think.

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  johnlspouge: Internet resources for training musical ear have definitely taught me more than I could have learned in the pre-internet era.

Brexit is retro, but there are certainly those around who prefer retro. Reality takes some time to impinge.

Good to hear you are still "ticking over", though :)

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"

[ ]

(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'! :)

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