Demand and Supply and the flip-smart syndrome. Reply

Some technologies are designed to fail you, so that you will want more and more of them, and you will be prepared to pay higher prices.

Laptops and girlfriends come to mind.

Lets just discuss the laptops. I originally intended the wrote up as a two line joke, which are not allowed in our civilized world, perhaps because we do not know how to deal with such, so let just go and discuss the laptops. You can replace that with anything of your choice. Lets say blogging is a technology invented to keep us busy and less harping about our day today problems and let capitalism has its sighs of relief.

The prices I have paid for my laptop, if I had saved them, I could have easily purchased a hatchback, in today’s time. Believe it or not. But the same laptops are now available at mere 30000. More…

Schrodinger Equation; Concepts and Problems in Quantum Mechanics. Reply

A long and technical discourse on Quantum Wave Function.

A 64 slide presentation styled discourse on the Quantum Wave Function. It consists of detailed solution of 5 important and interesting problems, apart from a threadbare discussion of the concepts.

The Singapore maths puzzle. Reply

Now that I could lean back I guessed the answer for this puzzle after reading it a couple times mindfully. I think the answer is August 17. WHY? I will explain in detail. But first of all the answer I came across here (in NY Times) is obviously misleading and incorrect. They give July 16 as the answer, but their method is wrong because they eliminated both May and June and there isn’t enough information for such a step. What they should do is eliminate May 19 and June 18. Because these two dates (18, 19) are not duplicated in the list of dates.

Once they did so it would be clear from the conversation between Albert and Bernard that June 17 could also be eliminated. Because since Albert knows that June 18 and May 19 are not good candidates for DOB, neither can June 17 be. If June 17 was the date he would not claim “I don’t know the date of birth” because he already knows the month and there is only one date in this month that is June 17. More…

There is only one physical favor the Universe did on life. Reply

But all of them are not stable. We have made great strides in understanding them collectively called as standard model of particle physics which involves electroweak and strong interactions. Its a weird mess of beautiful list of particles and their behavior toward each other. Sometimes there is symmetry breaking sometimes there is symmetry and sometimes there is confinement.

What such an astounding theory backed by the most swashbuckling experimental measurements have meant is there are only countable number of stable particles.

Let’s begin counting out of 100s electron, proton, photon and neutrinos … That’s it. End counting.

It explains almost everything we see around us. The matter. If we are to see dark matter we would be explaining that as well. But hold your breath we haven’t seen that so far.

Since almost everything we have seen are so unstable we wouldn’t be created.

But the very few stable particles made atoms possible and the atoms made life possible.

Here is how the atom is possible.

The neutron guy is not very happy as its not stable. It met proton on a blind date and they got More…

Learning by the skimp ! Reply

Learning by the skimp ! Because learning by the ocean is like swimming the ocean from one side to the another.

One can learn only by seeing the quantum. And that is to say to not see anything to begin with. The difference is in the fact that not seeing something is a negation. But seeing something hardly enough, less than what we even perceive, materializes in a long enough time. We are therefore not to judge what we are going to see. We can judge ignorance and agree to live with it. But we can let our ignorance recede by making suitable attempts at learning from the ocean of knowledge, tiny pebbles, thats possible only when we have prepared ourselves to realize our pedestal is uncertain. But if a stride is not taken its certainly dark. If a stride is taken the uncertainty is uncertain. We tilt the balance of our chances for knowledge and ignorance by our own action. To persevere by a little amount, and hoping to get a sizable chunk at the end of the decade is what most people who have excelled would swear.

How did we invent sex. Reply

Something just occurs to me. We often do stuff so that we could get some pleasure remembering it. We don’t have to do stuff that are too hard. Thats what makes us human. Thinking about it thats how we invented secs. My x key is not working so I used a cs instead. We invented sex because it was the easiest thing to do and remember for pleasure for a long time. I mean its definitely easier than hunting. Where do you get an armory and chase an animal through all the wilder things. Easier done than even said, sex.

The fact that we didn’t even invent clothes, yet, just made it easier. The ancient people lived without a dress code of conduct for a really long time, till the hard working folks who hunted convinced the politicians to implement some sort of casual code of conduct. (pun)

Because those who worked so hard, hunted and gathered leather, that leather merchandise had to be sold. They made clothes and politicians jumped into the fray convincing and forcing people by law to wear clothes. Politicians have been friends of businessmen since primeval times.

So men and women began wearing leather. But by that time sex had already achieved its culmination into an easiest pleasure seeking activities in the wild. “Honey we have been really tired looking for some wild boar to hunt. Okay lets have some and get back home. We will hunt again, we already have the meat for the next week. ”

In any case it still exists and we swear by its pleasure rewards.