Apr 16 2015

Cheryl’s birthday

Category: Scienceadmin @ 7:27 AM

This has been shared massively around the social media and is a fairly interesting primary school puzzle. Now I tweak it a bit and retry it on you: Bernard’s birthday is on the 1st of April and on his birthday Bernard and Albert are trying to figure out Cheryl’s birthday (Albert and Bernard must lie in all three sentences or a part each, but Cheryl doesn’t lie!). So when is Cheryl’s birthday?

p.s. This tweak could have been a bit more interesting. The problem here is that at last Albert doesn’t know what kind of Lie Bernard is making. So yes it seems both June 18 as well as May 15/16 could hold them liar. The dates can be updated for both versions to satisfy a unique answer. Can’t think of it more now. Any suggestion?


Mar 10 2015

The Yellow Duck!

Category: Culture, Philosophyadmin @ 7:01 PM

The black dog affects millions and millions of people (black dog being “depression”)

Now should we talk a little about the “yellow duck” that affects billions and billions of people?

Black dog will eventually catch your attention but the yellow duck will never appear to your sight. It’s always invisible, though if you pay attention to that animation just like the black dog you can also spot the yellow duck. It’s always somewhere in the frame, but the person affected can’t see that. Yellow duck affects billions and billions of people but no one has a problem with it. No one wants to escape from it. ‪#‎Stupidity‬ ‪#‎YellowDuck‬


Mar 02 2015

Revelation

Category: Personaladmin @ 3:01 AM

After eating unexceptionally too much food today, as I was rolling in the bed I suddenly got inspired by a load of new material. Just like a revelation with all its meanings it occurred to me; suddenly and without a warning and I couldn’t help it. Then I thought I’ll just sit and deliver it.

And I have so far produced a long snake-like creature and it doesn’t end. So you wanna hear more or shall I cut the crap? #toilet


Feb 11 2015

Islamic Golden Age

Category: Philosophyadmin @ 9:12 AM

I am allergic to the buzzword of Islamic golden age imposed by the western historians when they rediscovered a remote part of the world, so let me reflect upon it:

This is said a lot before, but still. Claims such as Saying Islam brought us a lot of scientific advances:

To paraphrase Monty Python, what has Islam ever done for us? You know, apart from the algebra, the trigonometry, the optics, the astronomy and the many other scientific advances and inventions of the Islamic Golden Age.

is like saying Christianity gave us the Renaissance. No, they were just co-existing in the same region. And they may have even been counter-forces most of the time. Many of the scientist of the so-called Islamic golden age were self-claimed atheists or had philosophical agenda or personal life styles quite against the dominant Islamic ideology. One could argue that actually reviving the Islamic faith by scholars like Al-Ghazali and excommunication of reasoning and philosophy eventually put an end to the golden age of the Middle East. An age that owes Islam (as a religion, what it is) nothing, perhaps except its sunset.


Nov 10 2014

Talk at Data Insights – Cambridge

Category: Science, Talkadmin @ 9:22 PM

I had a talk at Data Insights Cambridge called “Simplicity in Complexity: Big Data Aided Design and Marketing”. Slides attached soon.

DataInsight


Nov 04 2014

The Weakest Link

Category: Personaladmin @ 10:21 PM

Ever since I broke my incisor tooth, there has been an unfamiliar empty space between my tongue and the upper lip. Now while some force is voluntarily sucking my lips inwards to fill that gap, the sharp edge of the new tooth keeps leaving scars.

Such self-initiative of a wounded body is known as an “inner-kiss”, when a primate kisses self from inside and is observed in humans, elves, chimps and bonobos. However, the cause of the injury has never been reported to bite a cellphone to find the weakest link between the tooth and the phone. And will never be, as it was only an ironic misuse of a coincidence when facing two already broken objects on which I depended a lot, internally and externally.

Thanks for taking me serious in all situations. Self-inner-kiss smiley.

weakestlink


Oct 28 2014

Is your Market Long-Tail? @ Trondheim Developer Conference

Category: Science, Talkadmin @ 6:35 AM

Thanks for everyone who came to my talk at Trondheim Developer Conference 2014. You can find my slides here and soon a link to the video.


Oct 21 2014

Happit! @ TechChrunch Disrupt Hackathon

Category: Product, Traveladmin @ 11:52 PM

Happit!
Make it a Happy Habbit!

So yes! We stayed awake for a whole weekend at the hottest hack event of the globe, TechChrunch Disrupt Hackathon that came to London, and I was just spending my vacation. So no serious intention of taking part, plus that I had a developing fever. But it was quite stimulating that even though I was involved in two hacks, they were both finalized. I spent most of the time on my primary idea from end to end so we made a minimal product that was submitted among 89 hacks done by 750 subscribed hackers (it was actually 88, but they counted us twice!). So me and Tanja presented it on the stage, however, I couldn’t be the speaker due to my dark [non-existing] voice.

So what’s Happit? From Tanja’s description:

Ever wondered how emotions change over time and vary in different locations [or weather]? Or wondered how your friends are feeling at the moment?

Happit helps you express your feelings, share them with your friends and store them for later reference.

About the idea: Nima was keeping a feelings diary when he was a child and Sohail knows a lot about emoticons, so we created the web app Happit that allows users to enter and track their feelings; and us and businesses or the government to analyze emotions globally.

How does it work? The app allows you to self evaluate your emotions by rating 6 basic feelings on a scale from 0 to 1, whenever you want to express yourself like a diary or share it with others.

Based on your historic data you can navigate back in time and surprise yourself by seeing how your feelings have changed throughout different times and events, or based on the places you have been to. You can also see your friend’s happiness diary if it’s shared with you or the public.

Many thanks to Grimace SDK that we temporary used to ease the pain of data entry and check out the video of pitching the idea here or here:


Oct 20 2014

Vacation in London

Category: Product, Traveladmin @ 11:02 AM

So as a part of my productive 10 days vacation spent in London I took the chance to take part in a Data Science Meetup at Cambrdige, a Big Data Meet-up In London and the best of all, the hottest hack gathering of the globe TechChrunch Disrupt 2014 Hackathon that had come to London and we submitted our web app among 89 hacks. This is my portfolio on ChallangePost where I will post more products and hacks in the near future. And here is our hack’s profile Happit that I will write a separate post about it.


Oct 01 2014

Michael Faraday

Category: Scienceadmin @ 11:30 PM

to understand how an electric motor works turn your screen upside down (clockwise) and continue reading this.
˙sıɥʇ ƃuıpɐǝɹ ǝnuıʇuoɔ puɐ (ǝsıʍʞɔolɔ) uʍop ǝpısdn uǝǝɹɔs ɹnoʎ uɹnʇ sʞɹoʍ ɹoʇoɯ ɔıɹʇɔǝlǝ uɐ ʍoɥ puɐʇsɹǝpun oʇ


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