PhD Nerds: Connect the dots…

On February 22, 2012, in Blog, Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
It is interesting how long a simple problem can take especially when we are biased to think in a particular way. Try to solve the problem below and note down how long it takes. In case you give up here is the solution

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PhD Nerds: single on valentine’s day?

On February 14, 2012, in Blog, Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Single on valentine's day? Well life can't treat you any better....or as Natasha Bedingfield sings -
This is my current single status My declaration of independence There's no way I'm tradin' places Right now a star's in the ascendant
For those who need a graph to understand the simplest of… Read the full article
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Mahabaleshwar, panchgani road trip

On January 19, 2012, in Blog, Gallery, Nature, People and Places, Travel, by Amiya

Shivaji Maharaj

Back home in India, took a short trip to Mahabaleshwar, some 250 Kms from Mumbai. It has some wonderful resorts and breathtaking landscape. Most of the points are close to each other. The points looking over Krishna river are magnificent. There is a small lake (Venna lake) as… 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: 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: 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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Who let the cats out?

On September 14, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Gallery, irregular, Nature, People and Places, by Amiya
In the recent trip to Tioman Islands in Malaysia we were bombarded with an army of lazy, hungry and depressed cats. Though I love cats and generally prefer them to dogs, these were really irritating and really pissed us off time and again. One time when we were having dinner… Read the full article
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Miracles are not so miraculous

On July 12, 2011, in Blog, Comics, Faith and belief, Humor, by Amiya
Confusing correlation with causality, ignoring negative outcomes, neglecting prior probabilities and wishful thinking has biased us since the dawn of mankind.  To understand how Correlation does not imply causation and other similar logical fallacies follow this wiki link

You too had a miracle?

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Eclipse and dark of the moon

On June 16, 2011, in Blog, Comics, Humor, irregular, by Amiya
A total lunar eclipse is taking place on June 15, 2011  is a relatively rare central lunar eclipse where the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's shadow was on July 16, 2000. The… Read the full article
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