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Greetings! I'm Vasos..

Behold my contribution to the BimboNation SuperBottleNeck!

In office 1995 with cigar

Name in many languages and family crests

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Vasos-Peter John Panagiotopoulos II [pronounced VAH-sus Pan-yo-TOP-less]
Strategy Consultant (Bioengineer-Financier) Samani Marions Panyaught
  NYC-11357-3436-287-USA or GR-15451-EU
           (If you've telephoned me at home before and forgot the number, the
            mneumonic "In the wex, you kyll!" should remind you. Elsewise,
            you look so perplexed, the monitor is feeling sorry for you!)
aka:      "Vasos Pann","Basil Marions","The Nose Who Knows","Billy the Goat",
          "Pay ya tax less, vote pan ya top less!",  "641 Mudd Zookeeper",
          VP57@Columbia.edu=VJP2@CompuServe.Com=76530.1430@CompuServe.Com
             =VJP2@CSI.COM, VJP2@BioStrategist.Com=VasJP2@YaHoo.com, 
          Greek(Panagiotopoulos)=Latin(Sanctissimopueri)=OldEnglish(Alhaligson)
           =Haley/Marions; GreekSlang(Vasos)=Greek(Vasilios)=English(Basil/Roy)
          Japanese: Basohiko Hanyotaku; Chinese: Baoshi Pangu;
          Hindi: Visal Paxihur; Hebrew: Baxir Panash
          (Declention of "Vasos" is irregular and invariant.. never "Vaso"..)
Schedule: Normally I log in at 4-8am  to check Scoop.com
          I strongly prefer to work in DOS because
          it is a lot faster (and cheaper) than GUIs like Windows.
          --The following rules of thumb apply about two thirds of the time:
          Mondays and Fridays I go uptown or points North.
          Wednesdays I take quarterly trips along the east coast.
          Tuesdays and Thursdays I am in the financial district
          Wednesdays or Saturdays I am in the four counties of Long Island.
Occpation:I  joke   that  I   take  scientists,  managers  and  bankers   and
          either  get brain  pulp  or a  successful  company.. or  that I  am
          divorce counsellor to PhD dropouts or that I eat people's heads for
          breakfast. All part true, but I try to put together either biotech,
          med device or math (engineering/finance) software firms but usually
          end up getting paid  mostly in "wallpaper" (as-yet worthless pieces
          of the resultant new ventures).
Education:Columbia '81+ (Chem Engg BS@19, Bio-Fluid Mech, Innovn Management);
          Windsor Prep(75-78); Garden Prep; St Andrew Acad on the Sound(66-74)
Formerly: Analyst, NY Federal Reserve (1985-87)
          Helped out B8827x96/B9811x95 techn management Columbia MBA course
          Systems & Planning Manager, Hudson Management Systems (1984)
          Research Assistant, Columbia Bioengineering Inst (1979-1982)
          Economics Guest Columnist;NYCTribune(1990),Eleftheri Anthropi(1982)
          Exec Scy, Infostrategy Cmte, Grk Orth Arch (1983-87)
          US Repr, Thettalos Tours, Athens (1975-1979)
          Volunteer Coordinator, Katsorhis for Queens DA (1991)
          President, Columbia U Republicans (1982-1983)
          Secretary, NYS Greek Republicans (1984)
          Chair, Columbia Orthodox Fellowship, (1979-1983)
Interests:Math optimisation of flow and transport pathways in artificial heart
          Design of new stochastic partial diff eqns in financial derviatives
          Design of membrane-captive-receptor neuron-computer interfaces
          Behavioral arbitrage of contingent claims R&D budgeting techniques
          Fourier series modalities of Laffer/Kagan optimal tax/inflatn curves
          Economic continuum mechanics models and lag-ODE convertability
Goals:    Be to artif organs what Ben Rosen (Compaq,Lotus,Borland) was to PCs.
          Find a fiendishly clever, unpretentiously altruistic wife.
Reads:    DeviceLink.com, BiopharmInternational.com/Biopharm,SurgProdMag.com
          Research & Technology Management (+1-202-296-8811 / 20005-1712)
          Harvard Busines Review (+1-617-496-1449 / 02163)
          Economist.com, Oikonomiki.gr, Claremont.org/Writings/CRB
          NationalInterest.org,LawReview.UChicago.edu,cfo.com,GFMag.com
          Science News (+1-202-331-9653 / 20036-2890 )
          Practcial Lawyer (ALI-ABA 19104-3099)
          Quo Vadis Datebook (716-648-2602 fax2607 / 14075-3770)
          --Essential Reference--
          Facts on File Core Biz Progr (vest pkt, ISBN 87196-80*-*)
          Thieme Gentcs(ISBN 3-13-100361-8) & Physiolgy(3-13-545001-5) Pkt Atl
          Skalak&Chien, Bioengg Hbk (70577838, I worked for them)
          Hudson, Engineer Manual (471418447) (or EIT93227627X ChE912045965)
          C-S Yih, Fluid Mechanics (960219005)
          Porter, Competitive Strategy, (29253608 not the pinko/pol/trade bk)
          Breck & Sydaester, Eco Math Manual, (387543708)
          Meyers, Mol Bio Ref (1560815698)
          Amis & Stevenson, Early Statge Investing (273649167)
          Copeland & Weston, Financial Theory (201102919)
          Oldham & Morris, Personality Self-Portrait (55305757X)
          Byrd, Handwritting Analysis (668053119)
          Bronshtein & Semendyayev, Math Hbk (442211716)
          World Almanac (not the pinko "Information Please" junk)
          Berle, Biz Agreements, (131746324)
          Menzel, Fund Formul Physics (486605965) (Dover 31E2MnlaNY11501-3582)
          MGH Schaum Outlines (best way to learn any engineering topic)
          Dthimitrakos Desk Greek Dictionary
          Eleftherudthakis Encyclopedic Dictionary (2vol desk ency)
          --Greece Booksellers--
          Eleftherudthakis 4NikkiGR10563 www.books.gr FAX +301-323-9821
          Z_O_H (Zoe, religious) 14Karytsis GR10561 +301-322-3560 fax1283
Frequents: CBSACNY.Org, MITEF-NYC.Org, NYBA.Org, TheCathedral.GOArch.Org, 
          LES.Org, SQA-US.Org, QWAFAFEW.Org, NYAS.Org, NYAM.Org, ACG.org,
          CathedralFellowship.Org, JpnSoc.Org, HMSNY.Org, HABA.Org, QGOP.Org
          HamptonJitney.Com to Gin Ln & L Plains Rd SH via Flushing stop
Drives:   1978  Chrysler  Cordoba  (440  ci V8,  twilight  blue,   78,000 mi)
          But I  drive so little  I really shouldn't  be allowed out  of Long
          Island's North  Shore with  it.  1975 10-speed  Schwinn Continental
          bicycle, also twillight blue.  Learned  to drive on my uncle's 1965
          285ci v8 light-metallic-blue Chevy Impala SS.
Prefers:  Bach,  Mozart,  Lehar,   Reagan,  Quayle,   Gramm,   Colin  Powell,
          Yeltsin, Mitsotakis,  Alan Greenspan, George  Pataki, Serf Maltese,
          Doug Prescott, Byzantines, Serbs, Menahem Begin, Turgut Ozal, Frick
          Museum,  Spoiled  kids,  Obsessive cleanliness,  Submarines,  Slide
	  Rules,   Honduran president-sized cigars,  Sushi,   Boston Chicken,
          Cephalonian  Candadas,     Mitch   Miller   songs,   Samoyed   dogs  
          (outdoors  only);  cinderblock   office   buildings; Strong-willed, 
          bright, honest,  perky, forthright,  Orthodox-able women (in  their
          mid30s)  who   speak (like   Erin Gray)  in   poised,   enunciating 
          staccato (2/3 of my ex-girlfriends talked  like  that)
Avoids:   Picasso, Rock&Roll, Cable TV, conspiracy theories, Alban Berg, blue 
          jeans, movies, small cars, old buildings; web pages w ISMAP/FRAMEs.
          Blatherous   pseudocivilisatn   of   bookcafes  for   "alternative"
          "dummies".    Turkatollahs   Kakamemies  and affiliated  Bolshevoid
          NeoFeudals;  Varmint-Mental   GeoPagans;   Petrurbedly   Perorating  
          Putrid   Pinko   Petunias;   Quackandroid   pornocommunists     who
          support(ed)  Quackandreou,  Quackarios,duQuackey  and  Quackadaffy;
          Multiculturalist Maastwreckbationists; Germ McPain; Whole Mole Dole
          Hole; Putrid Bullcanon;  and other (periskelidoblexian) people  who
          don't think.  Anyone who uses word  "ecumenism" (whether positively
          or   negatively).  Saucy/soupy  food. Pants touching shoes. Being a 
          spectator instead  of a participant.  Lassies with  clunky or  open
          shoes, frazzled  hair,  or  clothes dragging floor.  The words that
          offend me most  are "don't  think" and "forget".
Stands:   Am very opinionated but like least those without opinions!
          Ideologies are heuristic shortcuts but individuals are living facts.
          "She/He/It" is pronounced sh'i't.
          80% academics, politicians & homeless are paranoid schizophrenics!
          China is still red - Tienanmen Sq was NOT Confucian policy
          Cigar smoke is part of the vegetable food group
          Coward Ollie North betrayed Reagan but hero Poindexter was steadfast
          Continuation of ancient peoples frustrates historical innovators
          Castrate sex offenders & deadbeat dads.
          Homeland Security is personal firearms not lazy obstructive guards
          Devolve NYC tax/spend authority to coterminous council/CB districts
          Ending rent control would clear New York of stagnant minds
          Freedom OF religion is NOT freedom FROM religion
          GATT & NAFTA were even better before Clinton welfarised them
          Give away/swap SDI/StarWars designs to all takers
          Hang corrupt police for treason.           Only dictators hate guns.
          Hang violent offenders on drugs/alcohol - ignore posession
          Integrate Russia, Turkey, Israel, India into Europe, WEU, EU, NATO
          Localise taxes close to their use;No LT Cap Gn tax;Desubsidise debt.
          LSD elected LBJ; Prozac re-elected WJC; Contraceptives elected RWR.
          Make torts & regulatory oversite mutually exclusive
          Mandatorily assign homeless to volunteer foster homes
          Population transfers are the only humane solution to ethnic strife
          Privacy and free speech are mutually exclusive
          Privatise NSF/NIH/NIST/NEH/NEA - firms fund projects, buy results
          Pro teachers self-preserve; grad students care more about subject
          Publish lists of abortees for insurance/hiring reference
          Russia must balance Germany to really unite Europe
          Set school stds by test (even college) then dereg delivery
          Standardise the rail tracks but franchise out the routes
          Unrenewably limit Green Cards to 7yrs & require English test
          Urban dwellers are addicts settling for ever-lesser quality
          Vendacards are privatised currency - therefore good
          Vindicating Joe McCarthy would have won us the Vietnam War
          China arms radical Islam to appease its own muslim/turk northwest
          Oswald acted alone. Elvis is dead. The UN is lame.
          Madhutdenites cohabit w/rodents&roaches & party w/pinkos&queers
History:  I was  born  in Astoria, NY and have lived in  the NYC part of Long
          Island's Gold Coast since I was four.  I'm full  of contradictions:
          Conservative   yet  Ivy  League,  NYC   yet  Long   Island,  Greek, 
          yet  (Pindar)  Alpine!  My  mom's  family  first  came   to  Castle 
          Garden,   NYC  in  1885   from   Trilofos   Ieropiyis,    Kastoria, 
          Makethonia,  Greece but  my mom  was born in  Athens,  Greece.  She 
          used to  be a typist in  the Greek Pentagon and  her oldest brother
          once ran the Greek rails and her cousin used to run the Greek  NATO
          mission.  My mom's  dad  was  kidnapped and  killed by the  reds at 
          the Tomb of the Thousand on Mt Olympus, just as my mom was about to
          take the  exams  to enter  Athens  Polytechnic  to  be  a  chemical  
          engineer; This event shaped my  political beliefs.  My dad was born
          in  Karryes Prussu, Evrytania,  Aetolia, Greece, lost  both of  his
          parents before age five and studied at Athens Business School, CCNY
          (Chem Engg), & U S Carolina.  Born on the side of a cliff,  he kept
          moving  to ever  larger towns  seeking  ever  more  advanced  night 
          schools - his ENTIRE  education was  at night.  His  older  brother
          wrote the  book which transformed postWW2 Greek  schoolgardens into
          engines  of scientific  education  and  was later asst to  Educ Min 
          Karapiperis.  My dad  now has more family in the  western Carolinas 
          than in Greece.
Ancestry: Vasilios-Petros  (Vasos) Panagiotopoulos, son  of John, grandson of 
          Vasilios  and  Panayota (Kaltsuni  of  Vlahernae), greatgrandson of 
          Khristodthoros  and  Yeoryia (Stinga),  of  the clan Panaetuloyanis  
          (subclan  of  Kutzukeus  The Short), from  Karryes  Prussu  on  Mt.  
          Panaetolikos, in Aetolia and  Evrytania; Also son of Mary, daughter
          of  Peter Bluhos  and Eleni  (daughter of  Yeoryios  Karamanlis and
          Nerantzula  Pishiu),  and grandaughter  of  Dthimitrios Bluhos  and
          Maria Mizziu,  of the Holy  Fountain of Kastoria in  Makedthonia on
          Aliakmon River.
Influences:All  the great  tragedies  that have  hit my  family suggest  that
          my  outspoken,  ever-inqusitive  parents  seem to  be  hereditarily
          unable  to ignore  the truth  in  favor of  their self-interest;  I
          always felt that the blessings  I had in life were rewards directed
          at  my  parents instead.   Next  in  influencing  me was  my  mom's
          brother,  my  godfather, the  ever-inventive  George Bloychos,  who
          joined the Greek submarines at  thirteen in order not to burden his
          mom when  his dad  was killed,  and then ran  for parliament  to be
          decommissioned and come  to the USA to be  an electronics engineer,
          eventually in  phototypesetting. Then was the  late Czech professor
          Richard  Skalak,  then  director  of  the  Columbia  Bioengineering
          Institute and my high-school  math & piano teacher, the Litwo-Dutch
          Courant  student  William  Mieras.  In no  particular  order,  also
          influential  in  shaping  my   thinking  were  NY  Federal  Reserve
          Columbia-alum  math-statistician  Christopher  MacCallum Kell,  the
          late  Columbia  conflict  management professor  Margaret  Chandler,
          Supply-Side  founder Columbia  professor  Robert Mundell,  Columbia
          artificial  organs  professor  Ed  Leonard,  Columbia  quant  civil
          engineering  professor  Gautam  Dasgupta, +Mrs. Fani  Meimaris  who
          taught me  to write in both  Greek & English at  St Andrew Academy,
          NYS Conservative Party founder  Senator Serf Maltese and Drs Martin
          Cohen  & Philip  Stewart, founders  of  Windsor Prep.  Dr Kell,  Pr
          Dasgupta & Mr Mieras always encouraged  me to test the limits of my
          abilities.  The wisdom  of  Sen  Maltese &  Dr  Cohen gains  deeper
          meaning every  year that passes since  I first heard  it.  I always
          appreciate the blunt but well-considered opinions of Prof.  Leonard
          and Dr. Stewart.
FmrCmputr:AMPRO 2210  with 80186 processor  at 8MHz (Lightning  fries  modem)
          and  HP2621a RS232C  terminal and  OKI  82a &  SCM u450m  printers.
          NightOwl MeX  modem scripter. VEDIT editor. PW1  w/p.  Borland TCC.
          MATLAB numerical analysis.  RATS econometrics.  MicroSoft MultiPlan
          Spreadsheet.  MicroSoft MuMath symbolic manipulator. (1985-95..+)
Computer:  GW2K P5 75 MHz  40MB RAM  850MB HD, Zoom 14.4 modem,  HP OfficeJet
          LX ("CAS" FAX on bidir LPT1:), IoZip drive. Win 3.11 WFWG w/Win32S,
          COMItW,  STAC ReachOut  5.03, VEDIT  4.13, GNU  Emacs  19.34, EmTeX
          3.0a, MS Office  Pro 4.3, MS Project 4.0,  Mathematica (DOS) 2.2.2,
          ConnectSoft  eMail  Connection  3.1a,  METZ Phones  6,  GINO,  IMSI
          TurboCAD  2.03, MS  IExplore 4/16,  WinCIM 2.6,  WatC++  10.6 Xerox
          TextBridge   3,   MSKermit   3.14,   TimeSheet  4,   TimeSlips   8,
          PeachtreeCAW4.0b3b29,  KamyanMrMem.  (I  run some  but not  all the
          GNUish/djgpp unixoids on MS DOS. In 2000, put in dualboot W98 2ed)
OthCmputr:HP41C (bt 31DEC79), Tandy 100 (bt 3/95), HP95LX (bt 3/97), IBM300XL.
PCNeeds:  Add ChE & BioMed symbols to TurboCad
          Outlook Contact Harvester - id amts/name/title while in oth progs
          RightClick Shell Prog to insert text file anywhere
          Use cheap modems to voice broadcast via tapiex.com or voicent.com
          HTML PERL send me VCard from web visitor for Outlook import
          Move my TimeSheet and TimeSlip directories into a common one
          Find a reasonable sheet music OCR for MIDI
          Read eMailConnection MS-MDB databases
          Link PeachTree Accounting CAW4 to MS Money3 
          Find a way to get ghostscript to print Greek from a flat text file
          Getting EmTeX 3.0a set up and working as DOS-only
FmrEMail: Engr3.ChE.Panagiotopoulos@CU20A.Columbia.Edu (1978)
          Ext1.Samani@CU20B.Columbia.Edu (1984)  VJP2@BIX.Com (1989)
          70105.1322@CompuServe.Com (1983)       VJP2@Delphi.Com (1994)
          VJP2@Dorsai.Org (1995-2000) VPan@Instruct.GSB.Columbia.Edu (1995-96)
          VJP@MCIMAIL.com=0003536867@MCIMAIl.com=Telex236503536867) (1988-2003)

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RefCards & Articles:


(Duh.. Click title to see article.. Aha!)

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Shared Project Files


(Need encryption key password to unzip; Inactive are zero long.)
First. * Second. * Third. *

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Pro-Bono Business Educational Information


Tek Management. * Tek Mgt Slideshow. * Innovn Management. * Biotek Industry. * Venture Plan. * Venture Spreadsheet * Distilled Business Reads. * Distilled Venture Reads. * Finder Agreement. * Conflict Management. * Org Management. * ePsy Ventures. * Psychotypology. * Formulas. *

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Technical Information


(Some older documents in CMU Scribe and some older software in Stanford SAIL. Some figures missing from papers.)

Blood Viscosity, 1982. * IMRT Bk Rvu. * Finite Differences Option Pricing in MatLab, 1992. * Options Code in C, 1992. * 1D Finite Elements in MatLab, 1992, orig MLAB, 1981. * Evaporator Optimistn in SAIL, 1981. * Pipeline Water Hammers in SAIL, 1981. * Logarithmic Turbulence, 1983. * Fermentation Stage (Proto Wavelet), 1981-83. * My undergraduate subroutine collection in SAIL, 1981. * Biotek Glossary. * Quant Finance Glossary. *

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Poltical & Ethnic Information


Tax. * My Conservatism * My Hellenism * Abortion. * Distilled Humanities Reads. * Campaigning. * Health Deform. * New York. * Education. * Pseudoscience. * Greece. * Speak Greek. * Japan. * Speak Japanese. *

President Reagan and Archbishop Iakovos

Religious Information


Orthodoxy. * USA Orthodoxy. * Encyclical on Vatican. * On Protestantism. * On Ecumenism. *

(Please feel free to copy/mirror these files as I have no time/desire to become a librarian.)

Photos of me, my parents and other family. Key to Photo Album

Personal Information


Memorials to my Parents
Marquis' Who's Who citation
Advice I sent my younger cousins.
Foto of me with my fmr county GOP chair
Foto of me talking to inventor of MRI

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Ruminations

...a Journal, a Magasine, a Dartboard (a proto-blog)

Rumnations Shortcuts

Skalak Memorial
Greek 1940s
US Greek Numbers
Spoof on Greek Food

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