Utopian Dream

Where is the Utopian dream?
…Where everybody is free
…Where everything is a bliss
…Where you are on a high
…100% of the time
Where is such a dream?

Why is there so much stupidity?
Why is there so much complacency?
What for this urgency?

People are just nuts yaar.

Paras ChopraRead the rest

Where is the Utopian dream?
…Where everybody is free
…Where everything is a bliss
…Where you are on a high
…100% of the time
Where is such a dream?

Why is there so much stupidity?
Why is there so much complacency?
What for this urgency?

People are just nuts yaar.

Paras ChopraRead the rest

Are we living in a simulation?

A short answer: Maybe, but I don’t care. Well someone has proved (mind the word) that there is a certain chance (he says it is 20%) that we are living in a simulation. The thought goes something like this:
1) In future, super intelligent organisms will be designing super powerful computers capable of simulating entire world (not atom by atom simulation but more on the lines of behavioral simulation).
2) Chances are that they will want to play some simulations of their past.
3) Chances are that our present world is actually a simulated reality.

Well, there is actually a research paper on this. But who cares?

But, actually, if you really care about the simulation argument and take it as truth, it might resolve many of the anomalies in the world. The following could be explained by the argument:
1. Religion (The designer of the simulation is the God)
2.… Read the rest

A short answer: Maybe, but I don’t care. Well someone has proved (mind the word) that there is a certain chance (he says it is 20%) that we are living in a simulation. The thought goes something like this:
1) In future, super intelligent organisms will be designing super powerful computers capable of simulating entire world (not atom by atom simulation but more on the lines of behavioral simulation).
2) Chances are that they will want to play some simulations of their past.
3) Chances are that our present world is actually a simulated reality.

Well, there is actually a research paper on this. But who cares?

But, actually, if you really care about the simulation argument and take it as truth, it might resolve many of the anomalies in the world. The following could be explained by the argument:
1. Religion (The designer of the simulation is the God)
2.… Read the rest

The essence of CAT

Finally, I figured it out. It is so simple that I wonder how could I (and lakhs of other candidates preparing for CAT ) could have missed it. I am talking about attempting CAT and what sort of strategy one needs to employ in order to ace the exam.

First a bouncer, you cannot ace the exam per se. CAT is a test which tests your managerial aptitude. The word aptitude here is very important. It is not a test where you can employ tricks to score better (or even worse). More or less, CAT will accurately judge your aptitude. If you are destined to become a good manager then you will definitely score good at CAT (it doesn’t really matter whether you slogged for 6 hrs/day for a year or whether you just sat-and-gave CAT). Theoretically, you cannot prepare for an aptitude exam. And year after year CAT makers strive hard to prove this theory correct.… Read the rest

Finally, I figured it out. It is so simple that I wonder how could I (and lakhs of other candidates preparing for CAT ) could have missed it. I am talking about attempting CAT and what sort of strategy one needs to employ in order to ace the exam.

First a bouncer, you cannot ace the exam per se. CAT is a test which tests your managerial aptitude. The word aptitude here is very important. It is not a test where you can employ tricks to score better (or even worse). More or less, CAT will accurately judge your aptitude. If you are destined to become a good manager then you will definitely score good at CAT (it doesn’t really matter whether you slogged for 6 hrs/day for a year or whether you just sat-and-gave CAT). Theoretically, you cannot prepare for an aptitude exam. And year after year CAT makers strive hard to prove this theory correct.… Read the rest

Synthetic Biology Primer

OpenWetWare.org has an interesting “Primer for Synthetic Biology, Part I — Molecular
Biology/Biochemistry for Novices
” by Scott Mohr (It is 69 Pages long PDF document). The document explains molecular biology in extremely simple terms. It is a must download if you are just beginning to explore the fascinating field of molecular biology.… Read the rest

OpenWetWare.org has an interesting “Primer for Synthetic Biology, Part I — Molecular
Biology/Biochemistry for Novices
” by Scott Mohr (It is 69 Pages long PDF document). The document explains molecular biology in extremely simple terms. It is a must download if you are just beginning to explore the fascinating field of molecular biology.… Read the rest

My (chinese) LITTLE POLY-COLOURED FLUORESCENT

Yesterday, my father brought home a gaudy-looking butterfly lamp which was (unsurprisingly) Chinese made. I eagerly read the “instructions” on the cover and was, in no time, rolling on the floor laughing. You might have already guessed the reason for my uncontrolled laughter. But if you have not (which means you are from planet Mars), here is the reason for my laughter: CHINEEZ ENGLISH. I am reproducing the “instructions” on the cover below. Have a look at them. They are hilarious.

THE LITTLE POLY-COLOURED FLUORESCENT

THIS PRODUCT IS ADOPTED (now, products are adopted too) FROM THE IMPORT MATERIAL AND IS PRODUCED WITH COMPONMENT (the componment is new invention from the land of China). IT IS OF HIGH RESULT AND CAN SAVE ENERGY SOURCES (The world talks about saving energy, China talks about saving *sources* of energy instead). IT HAS ECONOMY ( wow! ) AND HIGH DEVELOPING CHARACTER (now, what the hell is high developing character; maybe some Chinese innovation).… Read the rest

Yesterday, my father brought home a gaudy-looking butterfly lamp which was (unsurprisingly) Chinese made. I eagerly read the “instructions” on the cover and was, in no time, rolling on the floor laughing. You might have already guessed the reason for my uncontrolled laughter. But if you have not (which means you are from planet Mars), here is the reason for my laughter: CHINEEZ ENGLISH. I am reproducing the “instructions” on the cover below. Have a look at them. They are hilarious.

THE LITTLE POLY-COLOURED FLUORESCENT

THIS PRODUCT IS ADOPTED (now, products are adopted too) FROM THE IMPORT MATERIAL AND IS PRODUCED WITH COMPONMENT (the componment is new invention from the land of China). IT IS OF HIGH RESULT AND CAN SAVE ENERGY SOURCES (The world talks about saving energy, China talks about saving *sources* of energy instead). IT HAS ECONOMY ( wow! ) AND HIGH DEVELOPING CHARACTER (now, what the hell is high developing character; maybe some Chinese innovation).… Read the rest

Identity crisis

Here is an interesting food-for-thought for you to chew:

How will you ever know if how you feel about the world is an oddity or a norm?

Do tell me your thoughts about this.… Read the rest

Here is an interesting food-for-thought for you to chew:

How will you ever know if how you feel about the world is an oddity or a norm?

Do tell me your thoughts about this.… Read the rest