PhD Nerds: dual monitor and productivity

On October 31, 2011, in Comics, Humor, PhD nerds, by Amiya
I just got my third monitor and second workstation. My table now looks more like a trader's bench. Though multiple research conclusively demonstrates the advantage of more than one monitor; does it really increase productivity? Read the full article
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Kuala Lumpur – Genting – Batu Caves; Malaysia Road Trip

On October 27, 2011, in Blog, Gallery, People and Places, Travel, by Amiya
I just came back from a weekend road trip to Malaysia. Apart from some really frustrating moments, thanks to the malfunctioning GPS and one way roads of KL, the trip was a success. We started on Friday evening at around 5 PM from Singapore, took a bus towards Johar Bahru… Read the full article

Lateral Inhibition: optical illusions using openCv

On October 16, 2011, in Computer Vision and IP, Research, by Amiya
For people working in computer vision, openCv is godsend. The following is code implementation for creating an optical illusion. This involves creating a pencil sketch and some more simple filtering application. Check out the illusion here. Direct Access Header: It makes accessing individual pixels in openCv way easier
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Lateral Inhibition: create your own optical illusions!

On October 16, 2011, in Blog, Computer Vision and IP, Entertainment, Research, Technology, by Amiya
EDIT: I changed the code a bit so that the strips appear horizontal rather than vertical. The advantage of it is that the hidden image can be revealed just by rapidly scrolling up and down...(while you do so fix your eye at the center). The illusion is really cool.… Read the full article

PhD Nerds: What will you do with your time machine?

On October 13, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Time is a mysterious concept. In Einstein's account of space-time as a unified concept - the only way time differs from other spatial dimension is via a minus sign. While physicists have a much better understanding of time now there are still many open questions when it comes to time-travel.… Read the full article
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PhD Nerds: String theory and the curse of dimensionality

On October 5, 2011, in Blog, Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
When initially proposed string theory was thought to be preposterous, apart from the mathematical beauty there was nothing so beautiful about being associated with it. Getting associated with it was at that time a career suicide. String theory was not only suggesting some radically different picture of reality, for it… Read the full article

Kapil Sibal unveils $35 computer – says it will change the way we compute

On October 1, 2011, in Blog, Comics, Entertainment, Humor, by Amiya
Lot of hype was being generated on the news of HRD minister Kapil Sibal releasing the $35 computer which was considered to be “Micromax Tablet killer” by respected news agencies. Finally Sibal released the prototype a little before its official release date of 5th October due to multiple requests from… Read the full article
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