Thursday, December 25, 2008

old stories to learn from

This December, everyone from our family( By family i mean my great grandfather's, all the sons and daughters,who in turn with their sons and daughters, and who again in turn with their sons and daughters, and for some of them who have, in turn with their sons ! ) was invited to Bombay for rashmi didi's marriage and then everyone came to Nagpur for nhana dadaji's 75th birthday.It was a grand function.
As is the case with these functions we all gathered a night before, to talk talk and talk.Everyone had so much to say and so many people to talk with.Especially i, living away from my family for 6 years of studies, was too overwhelmed to meet everyone.
So ya,we talked and i felt very lucky to be able to hear stories of past from my grandfathers and ter sisters, who all have the following in common- too many stories to share and too good a way of telling them. Some of them i mention here, others are fr me to know.

Subhadra dadiji told this one- "When we were young ,say about 12-13 years old, we all lived in a big house with everybody living together (about 35 people). And everyday all the children used to have their lunch together.Sitting in rows- one row of boys and another of girls facing each other,at a distance so that ladies of the house can move freely in between to serve food. The kind of arrangement you can see in pangats.
Now, so much was the differentiation between girls and boys, that when everyone wanted something sweet at the end of the meal, the boys were given ghee and sugar, whereas the girls were given jaggery alone.
(Then she laughs and says) But the funny thing is that they did not know then, that jaggery, though cheap has better nutritious value that sugar. So girls turned out to be smarter than the boys and are placed equally with boys !"


More stories to follow when the mood comes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

parallel universes and Dreams

how we move from one universe to another.
transfering energy in fact accounting for the energy we are held responsible to .
so logically steps are followed..
now in dreams no logic
we see a random parallel universe.
something related to these points.
will think and write

Saturation!

technology dependent on database. larger the data, more the experience more the information more is the technology..
so far so good ...but in future will this excess information...all-things-are-proof-in-writing history..this database overload...lead to a saturation in technology growth..
will think and write.just putting the idea here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

found something interesting on the net - BENFORD's LAW

Fun (and Fraud Detection) with Benford’s Law

Benford Law Graph - smallBenford’s law is one of those things your high school math teacher would break out on a slow, rainy day when the students’ attention span was even lower than usual.

He’d start out by asking the class to look at the leading digits in a list of numbers and then predict how many times each leading digit would appear first in the list. The students would make some guesses and eventually come to the consensus that the probability would be pretty close — about 11% each.

Then, the teacher would just sit back, smile, and gently shake his head at his simple-minded pupils. He would then go on to explain Benford’s law, which would blow everyone’s mind — at least through lunchtime.

Per Wikipedia:

Benford’s law, also called the first-digit law, states that in lists of numbers from many real-life sources of data, the leading digit is distributed in a specific, non-uniform way.

Specifically, in this way:

Leading Digit Probability
1 30.1%
2 17.6%
3 12.5%
4 9.7%
5 7.9%
6 6.7%
7 5.8%
8 5.1%
9 4.6%

Again, from Wikipedia:

This counter-intuitive result applies to a wide variety of figures, including electricity bills, street addresses, stock prices, population numbers, death rates, lengths of rivers, physical and mathematical constants, and processes described by power laws (which are very common in nature).

Boiling it down, this means that for almost any naturally-occurring data set, the number 1 will appear first about 30% of the time. And, by naturally occuring, this can mean check amounts or stock prices or website statistics. Non-naturally occurring data would be pre-assigned numbers like postal codes or UPC numbers.

Besides being fun to play with, Benford’s is used in the accounting profession to detect fraud. Because data like tax returns and check registers follow Benford’s, auditors can use it as a high-level check of a data set. If there are anomalies, it may be worth investigating closer as potential fraud.

If you’re interested in further information about fraud detection using Benford’s, definitely give these two articles by Malcolm W. Browne and Mark J. Nigrini a read.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

awesome non transitive dice

© Copyright 2003, Jim Loy

Efron's diceHere are four interesting and famous dice. They are known as non-transitive dice, or Efron's dice. Here is the game we play with them. You can choose any die (singular of dice) that you want, and then I will choose my die; we roll our dice and the higher number wins. Which die would you choose?

It turns out that it doesn't matter which one you choose, I will win 2/3 of the time, you will only win 1/3 of the time (in other words, I have a 2:1 advantage). Does that make sense to you? Whichever die you choose, I will choose the one immediately to its left. If you choose the left one, I will choose the right one.

The logical way to see if one die beats another is to list the 36 possible outcomes, like this:


4 4 4 4 0 0
3 * * * *
3 * * * *
3 * * * *
3 * * * *
3 * * * *
3 * * * *

These are the first two dice, and we see that 4-4-4-4-0-0 beats 3-3-3-3-3-3 2/3 of the time. The asterisks show which rolls are won by the 4-4-4-4-0-0 die. Similar tables show that 3-3-3-3-3-3 beats 6-6-2-2-2-2 2/3 of the time, 6-6-2-2-2-2 beats 5-5-5-1-1-1 2/3 of the time, and 5-5-5-1-1-1 beats 4-4-4-4-0-0 2/3 of the time. You might want to verify all of that.

We are used to transitive situations. If a=b and b=c then a=c, the famous transitive law. In fact, if a>b and b>c then a>c, another transitive law. In games, we like to think that if player a beats player b and b beats c then a will beat c, but that doesn't always work. Above we see that not only are people sometimes non-transitive, but dice and other randomizing tools can also be non-transitive.

There are other possible non-transitive dice.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

a brief history... by a human cell...addressed to the fellow cells

Lets go back to a time when we were animals ,even more back when we were small unicellular organisms. At that time we were dispersed, not colonized, even the concept of a colony was not known to us.We were one, single entity. Our existence continued because of ourselves. Nobody helped us and we helped nobody. We traded with mother nature regularly. She gave us useful nutrients, we did some of her work. Many things we are doing today in this nation called the human body are what we learnt then. Like initially we did not even have the concept of an entity. So we defined what an entity is and then we defined borders. Just for fun, one day , one of our forefathers thought Say everything inside this membrane is me.Eventually we started developing a feeling, lets call it the EATY feeling (Everything outside is to be Attached To Yourself). We then learnt how to pass the outside particles inside our body. We were on fire in defining things on that day. And we did a good job. We take those definitions for granted now because we have also learnt how to stand on our forefathers' shoulders, rather they had learnt how to transfer their wisdom!

Anyways ,let us first complete the definition related to EATY feelings. Soon we realized that not all things that entered us helped us. I forgot to mention , while we were defining ,what exactly we were doing is , we were making choices and developing prejudices. What guided us then i don't know. In fact i even don't know what guides us now to make our decisions.Most of the times it was a feeling like the EATY feeling, they were many of them and we grouped them as gut feelings .Some even called it the instinct. an Lo! we also had the concept of a group emerging.

We were genius by then , even sharper then these modern times when we are united in one nation , one human body.Is it because we had a lot of free ground to explore on and in fact stand on at that time but now as we stand on shoulders of organisms standing on shoulders of other organisms and then it shoulders down infinitely..thus leaving a very less room to roam about in the top. Although the shoulders have given us quite a height , it has deprived us of the opportunity to look on some other place because now if someone has to play with the fundamentals, he will have to dive down eons and eons to finally reach the bottom where he will have to reinvent the EATY FEELING!
Or is it because now as we are united into one nation most of our concern is on maintaining the integrity of this body and we have jumped up on a level of abstraction where what is in the black box of human body hardly matters.

Okay! so coming back to the EATY feeling.So we were making choices , based on our feelings. In fact i think in those days we didn't even define choices. Choices only came to our notice later when the instincts of organisms living in a group started to clash.Oh! before that why did we start living in groups in the first place?I think what must have happened is this.Initially when born all the organisms were the same but because of some choice they made unknowingly they started to become different from one another and thus we started diversifying.Now sometimes what happened. One organism(say A) developed a better tool to EAT a product (say C) and somehow either he did not like it or he got bored by it or whatever he could not relish it any longer and luckily he found another organism B who could easily eat D but had the same problem. They found out fortunately that A likes D and B likes C so they , on mutual agreement exchanged what they had..thus began the barter system and we were one step closer to Symbiosis. Now Symbiosis is an advanced science.
Before going into Symbiosis, we developed concepts of functions , work, action. Some philosophers among us had thought of and had spread the idea that we were not here only to EAT. We were here for some higher purpose. We were here to grow and to bond better with one another.To address both these issues they also came up with an ingenious plan.They defined some fundamental processes like SHITTING (Selectively HavIng The Tasteless Inputs get Going), MOVING (Making Our enVIronment New aGain) etc. which till now each cell used to do by its own. as the same cell did all the work it did a shabby work in some departments .So , the philosophers suggested that those cells who are good in a certain department do all the work related to that department for all the cells and to manage so they had to live together.Everyone was pleased to find company and also to see a better quality of work being done.Slowly everyone started improvising and thus various structures of multicellular organisms developed.This was our first society, first group, first nation.
For a time it was good. Every nation shared any new improvement in structure or function with the other nations and so we all grew well as also we stayed together.
then one day , was it because of the scarcity of food or was it some feeling developing in one of the nations (now recognized as pride and ego), it caused one nation, a big one to EAT a small one (imagine eating the whole nation). It was a nightmare for the small nation , its structure collapsed and alas! we may never know what that nation could have accomplished , or what it had to offer in its near future.
Death till now for us was some cell accidentally getting bankrupt on its dealings with mother nature and thus collapsing on itself. Or in some cases if a brave cell kept its membrane closed even when he by accident caused some fatal, poisonous reaction inside itself.(those were the good times). But now when the small nation died,we knew what death was.It was a phenomenon by which the world was deprived of the scientific growth that the nation could have offered, if it had not succumbed.
This action proved the superior scientific advancement of the big nation (it could eat the whole nation , WOW!) . So some nations (mostly those who were afraid of the big nation), decided that the same structure as the big nation be copied everywhere, making all other structures a history. Few others debated that , such an action would inspire such killings and make it a habit. Whoever advanced a little would try to kill the others to prove its superiority.
This was and is the biggest debate of Nature and most of the other debates are mere reflections of this core debate.
This was a tough one because it demanded prioritization of the two basic purposes of life given by the great philosophers. They had to choose between to grow or to stay together.In order to grow killing sounded very good. In fact it promised a growth like no other It converted the fear of death into an incentive for innovation and improvisation, but it came at a cost. They could not stay together.
On the other hand, those who did not want the killing thought that living together with improvising so fast was a better option. Each one should innovate according to his abilities and each one will be given help according to his needs, said these.Both were correct both were wrong.
Today eons and eons have passes but this debate still remains unsettled..It was never and will never be settled.In fact there was a mythology from the atomic age which said that the living and the non living are also the party members of these 2 parties.
Living being the capitalists whereas the non living being the socialists.
Non living behaves and acts same for everyone and the living has all the prejudices.This tale shows that this debate was also ongoing in the times of atoms too (i.e. an age in which the atoms were also going through the same process of bonding and improvising)
At one extreme life was a zero sum game, same for everyone..on the other death was an incentive to improvise.
Eventually many varieties o nations were formed.Each improving and trying to eat a smaller nation and trying to defend itself from the stronger ones.Thus a chain , called the food chain was established.Some of these nations survived for many years while some became extinct in a short while.

Right from the time of unicellular phase we had developed a good habit of documenting our research and we always thought that it was the most important thing we had. It had the history of all ourwork.It was a database we could not afford to lose. So we had to preserve it. Again we came up with an ingenious plan. Why not store it inside our own bodies and also not in one ....later!

what are we?

something related to how our souls are nothing but centers for attracting more and more matter and energy.

is even God evolving with us?

will think and write

Friday, March 28, 2008

create randomness...create a mind which can find patterns in randomness ..create a universe

some exercises to start with.
- if you are with your friends, (4 to 5) just stand up and make some space in the room so that everone has enough space to roam about
. now everybody get out of the door and again enter the room and then randomly arrange yourself (i.e just stand wherever you want in the room). now while you are still standing observe and mark the points you and your friends were standing on on a scaled down map.
what you will realize is
- you have about the same distance between you and you nearest friend as he shares with someone else.i mean your arrangement will be somewhat like this

* *
* * *
it looks very ordered and soothing and asthetic and uniform even symmetric. now let me make a statement here.
human mind cannot create random ,unsymmetric distributions ..everything it creates is a pattern..how true is it?
one more interpretation of the above phenomenon can be - it is not what created the pattern that is important , it is the observer that plays the crucial role.

for example in the above example most of the people will agree that the pattern is somehow recognizable.but consider

*.*.*..*...*.....*........*............*
some people leave us here and say that this is not symmetric or noe asthetic rather it is dirty but for some it is gradually increasing ...for some it is gradually decreasing.. for some it doesn't matter as long as it is monotonic..and for those who do not like maths this is a bullet fired from a gun (travelling from right to left) which is slowing down.

consider some other pattern

* * * ********
* * * *
* * * * *
*
************

again some may find it ugly , some may find it somewhat like an envelope some like american flag while some like passport,some like statistical graphs etc. and a single person like me cannot exhaust all the possibilities that different human beings can even think of and in fact i may not even be able to appreciate if someone calls it a tabletop in the same way as you are not able to appreciate it when i tell it looks like the american flag to me (or are you?).
so what i mean to say is that everything around us is just random patterns of this universe.
we as humans have stored these in our brains and assigned some feelings to them which bind them to our memory.every time we see a similar pattern we feel the same way and act accordingly. also we tend to learn by analogies so when we encounter a new pattern we see our database of older patterns and keep the new one very close to the older one which resembles most to the new pattern.
i have written the above para in a language which only i will be able to understand ..but it need not be modified because finally only i am going to read this :)
anyways so what i want to infer here is that..
for long we have thought that for any stimulus our body reacts in two ways subconsciously and consciously.. what i feel is that there is only one reaction to the stimulus subconsciousness and consciousness are just two extremes in a scale where consciously means to check for the minute details of the patterns while comparing and subconsciously means comparing very superficially.
like to walk on the road it is not reequired to differentiate beteen all the surrounding things and so even if we don't concentrate on walking we are subconsciously able to walk without differentiating (and hence without learning and hence registering the differences) but if say you want to know the distance from where you now are to your home ..you need to carefully look around for lanmarks or milestones and look deeper into your database of patterns stored in your brain to know what feeling was stored with that particular pattern and hence kknow what you want to know from it.
why i am callin it pattern is because it is something that results after all our senses contribute. you may say te pattern to be picture for the above case because that is the most significant part but if you ear senses were superior to your eyes you would have recognized your neighbourhood only from the sounds .
i understand it is a bad english which i am using...illegible. but i think i have thought about some good ideas here. thats all for now ...will add to it...later!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I know that I know, but don't remember it now!

Haven't we all been in this state?

The questions that are of interest here are:
1. How is this state possible in our mind? and
2. How sure can we be of this intuition that we know? i.e. Do we really know, what we think we do?

But as is the case with all philosophical quests, we have to begin with what is it to know? So in the first part let us try and answer this question.

Now,
Does to know mean to have a prior knowledge of?
Then again it becomes recursive..so obviously we are mixing words here.When we say prior knowledge of we mean prior information to the characteristics of the object and also of how we reacted to the subject, that what we felt when we encountered it/him/her/them etc. in past.
So knowledge is a set of information which we created, based on the past experience, of that object, and stored it in our memory.
Here the note reads: when i say "we created" ,i mean created by our processor (brain) based on the analogies derived from its database (the past experience (or now we can call it knowledge) of other similar objects).

Best time to give an example - Suppose a person, who has only seen one cat in his/her life before, sees another. His/her finding it fat or thin, depends not only on the cat he/she is seeing now ,but also on the one he/she saw before.

So knowledge is a set of information which we created, based on our past experience, and stored it in our memory.
In fact what are we but our knowledge!
I will write another post on this one
Now knowledge is ...............
Assuming our brain stores all our memory (why assuming ? isn't this a fact? wait for my next article.) and that there is a mechanism of writing into the memory and reading from the memory. Note that i haven't mentioned erasing from the memory. I think, in fact that there is no mechanism to erase. I think in this system, somehow, when we read from the memory, the data we have read more is more prominently stored and to erase all you have to do is not to read the data for a certain time and whoof! it is gone.(in fact not whoof, whoof sounds discrete, it is gone, slowly fading out.)

Now coming back to the question, how is such a state possible in our brain? First lets elaborate on the state. The state is like the one when you are in the following situations.
  • you are chatting to a friend and suddenly you are discussing b'days and then you realize that you cannot tell his/her(lets stick with her to make it interesting and real) birthday if asked now. Somehow you know though that you have known her b'day once. you don't have anything to prove that but still you know that you know the b'day.then suddenly you end up asking her the b'day and with an hour long chat on how inconsiderate.....you get hung up (if that is possible on a chat!) but now you have her b'day. and whn you see this date there are 2 possible situations
    • either you say oooooooooo (you already knew!)
    • or you say umm huh..(you never knew!)

  • you are doing some work on a computer and suddenly just to break the monotonicity you say to yourself now i will not touch the mouse, do everything by keyboard (they say it is possible and in fact faster if you know how to.) . that is why they call them shortcuts. but suddenly you realize when you open the internet explorer and you have to go to the title bar ... you keep on pressing tab but you never reach there. now you reember that once you used to work with shortcuts and you new how to get to the url field directly with some shortcut. you remember it was a function key, single key , somewhere near to the middle, you say lets remmber it and hit it in one go...you try hard but you can't remember ..was it f5 or f6 or f7 or f8. then your brain goes to "f5 is for showing presentations in powerpoint", "f8 is for entereing setup during startup ...or is it f12...or f10 ...ahhh! forget it lets concentrate on url " then you end up hitting f7 something to do with caret browsing then f8 -does nothing (why it should do something) and finally f6 because by now you have remembered that f5 is for refresh. and something inside you is at rest.
ok so much for the idea of what state i am talking about.
next, lets go to the theme "how is such a state possible?". if we model our brain's storage part as something with digitized storage spaces , it is impossible for this phenomenon to occur. for example if we model our brain like the registers used in computers, or just like a big 3d storage grid with different data stored in different independent cell then, it is impossible.
it can happen only if there is some mechanism in which the data, when leaves, leaves behind a footprint. thinking in terms of waves , say some information is stored in the form of waves with amplitude highest when it is being stored and it increases every time we revisit it (depending on the
concentration of revisit) .so the wave is damping and once it reaches a value that is below a threshold our brain is unsure whether the information is there or not.
now a thought on how a memory is stored in reference to others. it is often talked about that our brain forms linkages when it stores .the image we generally get is that of a hook being placed on a hook which is dangling freely in our head. i would try and create a better image of the same phenomenon. say our storage system is like a flat rubber film which can oscillate when given an impulse. now say it is somehow divided into very small shapes say square ones for convenience by virtue of how the rubber sheet is folded (i.e not folded in a handkerchief way but folded in a protein way ). for simplicity we don't fold the sheet but keep it flat and instead draw a fine-grid with dotted lines (dotted lines to signify that though divided, nothing in nature is discrete. it is true that each minuscule square is a position to store individual memory in the form of oscillating wave, it can still interact a bit with the information stored in the adjacent square ). so now i have an image of how things are stored. stating all of the above in points
  • brain's storage - a large rubber film - divided into small squares - physically made because of the way the film is folded
  • individual memory unit - a wave - amplitude slowly decreasing- considered erased if amplitude reaches a value below a threshold
  • can interact with adjacent unit- resulting in links.
  • how do we remember?- we go to all the links which we find accessible and then try and reach the exact info we want by hopping on all the intermediate links, magnifying them in the way.
  • to ponder --how do we get hold of the first relevant info we think will help us reach the result??
now i think the above 2 situations can be explained.
when we think that we know actually we have reached a position in our remembering process i.e hopping through the links, to a position where it seems very obvious that the next piece of information has to be the one we desire but what actually happened is either it was stored and not read for a long time so it went below the threshold or it was never stored (whatever is present in the next cubicle is only the leakage of the adjacent cubicle and not a memory. this leakage generally occurs to an information which is at the edge with no or very few links to get hold of.) in both the cases our optimistic mind tries to amplify whatever is present in the cubicle to come above the threshold by mere concentrating ..sometimes it is successful..sometimes it fails because there is nothing to amplify...but most of the time it loses patience and stops amplifying and does not concentrate enough to amplify the signal enough!!
(i have to rewrite this article, to make it understandable. this is something which is written while i am thinking.)it still has so much to add to.

- one more idea what if our brain is like a modem in a vast network (it does not store the information at all .it just stores the frequency. it is like a key to access data from a server(which is more of a bank of data)). this frequency may be different kind of frequency .i. e in some other dimension.elaboration needed!!

- how is information stored in the cubicle (it is not enough to say in the form of waves. there has to an alphabet)here, i need to perform an experiment- take a square sheet of metal . spray some dust on it (more if you want) then hold the square from the sides and then hit the square with an impulse in a particular location.intuition says that there will be a pattern formed(may be a letter from the alphabet we are searching for)we can generate the other letters by holding the squares from different positions and also by hitting the square at different locations.this makes sense.position of hitting the square signifies the info we want to store and position of fixing the square on the edges signifies the contribution made by the adjacent squares on this information storage.another thread of thought- is that why the way the information is stored depends on what we know before. is it all that is to prejudices and we thought they were not programmable. we don't need to program the prejudices if we have this kind of formation in our memory structure.(uff! too much thought for one day..will continue later)

edit (31st august 2009): the pattern i am talking about is chladni's pattern

To Balance...

consider the pattern-

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and so on...

now think of it as ...
two boys A and B...
A standing to left and B standing to right..
as the first arrow is L to R, it implies first i give a fruit to A and then to B.

now B says "this is not fair and so now perform a second event i.e. a second arrow from me(B) to A" .. now we think that it is balanced but B doesn't think so .. he says the first arrow was L to R and the second one was R to L. but now i want the first arrow to be from R to L and the second from L to R...ok done!

but now B again says the pattern of first 4 arrows somehow favours A because it still starts with L to R.....so a pattern of 8 results...but still B is complaining and so a pattern of 16 then 32
and so on results...
i agree ab tak to faltoooo tha ,but the main thing about the pattern is what are the various points i jotted down..
they are...
  1. the patterns can be of only two types either A to B or B to A (if we don't consider a third boy C , otherwise it becomes very complex)
  2. so if we change the first arrow all arrows need to be changed the second pattern being the exact mirror image of the first...
  3. introducing any arrow in between the pattern spoils the pattern..
  4. considering this demanding nature of B 'B will only be satisfied at infinity'..
  5. it is like by marking the first arrow we give A an advantage of '1' .then if we move to a two arrow system we give B an advantage of '1/2' ,which is still less than 1 and he asks for more so we move to a 2 raised to the power nth system and give B an advantage of '1/2 raised to the power n'. now summing all the advantages of B, if finite steps are taken it is still less than 1., but in infinite steps it becomes = 1 . so in a L to R system A always has an advantage..
  6. in which arrow will this system end?? a 2 raised to the power nth system ends in # L to R arrow if n is even # R to L arrow if n is odd. so now we can ask is infinity even or odd (think of infinity in other way as the arrow at which B is satisfied, otherwise 5th point becomes senseless with a mere statement " B is never satisfied " and the world continues forever!!!).
  7. then we can say that once on this earth an imbalance is created , itis an infinite step process to bring back a balance, each step though reduces our ability to tell or say measure the imbalance
  8. one more thing I noticed that this pattern is nothing but a fractal .
  9. now regarding time travel.. I myself believe that traveling to past is not possible because if we could do it ..even if any one of us then by now we would have seen someone from the future but if there is some loop hole in this reasoning and if at all it is possible to move to the past …..then, and if it is somehow related to this pattern then we can move from one time to a particular or say a set of particular times and time intervals only.. why ? lets consider the pattern as a road on which we are walking ..or say we are taught to walk on by our experience , with other people andnature around..this road is the measure of our learning level which changes not only with time but also according to our learning level..thus every individual walks on a different road…pattern…now we are able to go to only that time in the past where the road is accordingly made or on which we can walk (i.e. we can live comfortably, of course not literally.).now in my pattern what I see is that it repeats itself at irregular intervals by irregular steps..so if we can know where and how much does the pattern repeat we can know our accessibility in past .. of course it will never be 100 %...
  10. concerning human human interaction …each human by his /her experience assigns (unknowingly) a +ve value to one of the two patterns. And the other one is of course –ve…when two people meet each one is carrying his own pattern and each one observes the pattern of the other and judges his nature on its basis….more resonance more friendly.. also the probability which pattern is assigned a +ve value must be half.. now if this is not what actually happens in humans can we create artificial intelligence using this???
  11. rate of change of pattern for an individual is directly proportional to the rate at which he works i.e. the rate of hisactions and amount of his actions and rate of his gathering experience and rate of his being affected by others NOT the rate at which he affects them …so the more we work( in the above sense) the closer we reach to balance which in its sense may be the final goal of human kind …here things like "karmanye vadhikarasye…" fit superbly don't they ? so act more to achieve maximum balance….

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

o my god what am i writing!

now you will know what random thoughts really mean :)

Lets recreate human civilization….

Lets start with any one idea…say scientific…so man evolved from apes undergoing many steps of evolution and in the course gained many of his abilities and nature.finally just before entering into the humans domain he was an ape.lets study how was his nature by then…he was living for food and food made him live but he was also doing a function for nature .
unknowingly he was taking the living life form to become something that would be called humans..how he did it..he learned somethings in life ..some good ,some bad..good in the sense which made him survive …bad which made him lose on his life…(the things were of course relative i.e. things that were good for some became bad for some)…but nature had only one idea in her mind she had to make the best possible individual at the end of evolution. She did this by a process of elimination…which she managed very simply by limiting the resources.she always maintained
the resources to a level were a few of the living creatures could survive and the others got eliminated.

now lets see how nature worked for her purpose of making the best possible individual.

Lets see it through analogies.
Say what would we do if we are given a task to make a best living creature .lets make it simpler for ourselves ..what if the task is to make a best anything say pen..what we do…

we would try to find the basic structure of the pen by knowing its purpose.pen to write …best living creature to …..i don’t know.may be we are in a stage in the evolution which is below the threshold value..once this is crossed nature will tell us our purpose….or may be we ourselves will have to reach that level.

so first we will give it a structure…say the basic structure is nature…nature is the basic essence of a pen which can never change…(I will add something about compatibility here)
so we have made the nature..it is the basic structure but we have to make the best pen so we need a mechanism so that it can improve,without the pen knowing that we are making a best pen because then it will start inquiring about the purpose which is the last step and should not be rushed through.

also we should have a mechanism by which we can know the progress ..so that once our critical limit is crossed the living being in its present form can be delivered…suppose that in the world of god….he has many customers or clients and he has to supply them with individual creatures which could solve their purpose so god has set critical marks for each clients requirement.he will deliver the product as soon as the evolution reaches this limit…he has many clients.so many that each person who dies is a sign of one customer being delivered his product.

when the critical level is crossed the person suitable for the client among a wide variety is transported out of the system and this is commonly called in the system as being dead…because he loses life..(life being the mechanisms at work.)

okay so after making nature what next
· a mechanism to propagate through the journey of evolution.
· A mechanism by which the current status of the level of the creatures can be known.

here is where we need to be innovative..
this mechanism can be made in this way.first make a mechanism to generate random pens …that all having different sets of properties.now make them pass through a series of tests and find the pen you need and then if there is no job pending with a requirement of a critical value less than what it is at that time, then let the creatures less than that critical value to lie there performing the same tests again and again,till they are able to pass them..and regularly show them to the cheap customers if they like some …and give the higher individuals a different set of tests.

the critical point is the measure of capability of a particular mass of individuals but while implementing this in the mechanism it becomes the amount of resources available for an individual – the amount which he feels is needed for him to survive .this has a curious connection with and so is named happiness inside the mechanism…outside it is known as satisfaction.actually there are many clients waiting for an individual who has a satisfaction level as high that he himself will know that happiness is the other word for satisfaction.he will be the ultimate…there are no clients with the requirement of the satisfaction level higher than this individual.they like to call him _____.

now how to create random individuals ..if one individual gives birth to another individual and also raises him, he will have the same properties as this individual .if one individual gives birth and other raises him ..yes this can be done..or still better one individual giving birth to a person and no one raising it.it just survives its own way with nature helping it to a certain level and then the way it handles the tests and the results he gets makes it a completely diff person than his only parent..(asexual reproduction)
but a better still way is to give them a test in which they have to find other person with exactly the opposite characteristics to them..(this point is imp. Mind it exactly opposite )they simultaneously contribute to the generation of a new life form and this is how random properties of both the individuals get into this new individual and the new individual is such the no individual with the properties exactly same as his has never walked,or crawled ,or hopped on this planet.so he is unique.it is believed that ________ will be born out of parents which will have all the characteristics exactly opposite.each coming generation is better able to cope with the tests than the previous generation because (using probability it can be shown that if we mix two sets of properties we get a set of properties better than both the sets…because it takes better prop. Which are recently evolved.)

how to ensure that the rate of improvement is consistent. for this there is a method -whenever there is a drop in the level of evolution (because though the individuals feel that the way to happiness is the way to satisfaction..it is not always so)…slower speed of betterment…(darkness)..it is a time for avatars to come in ..now avatar is the god peoples image of the ____.they think it would be like …some image and properties they come up with so they send this image to the system..of course it has some characteristics that distinguish it from this system because after all it is not a product of this system…but other than that it is a certain level of satisfaction which reflects as happiness in this system in this avatar which makes him famous and the way he tackles test become famous and so people try to be like him or to achieve satisfaction by his mean. so the purpose of the gods is solved.

A beginners' guide to


Read the article only if you can spend some time (at least twice the time required for reading the article !!) and mind on it. Yes and one more thing - just ignore the exclamation marks for once, i have a knack of putting them!!!

Computer, as we know is a very complicated thing and this is the reason why the people who don't know anything about it panic that they are so ignorant, whereas the ones who know even a little about it are very well respected in the society.

So to start with-
  • The computer consists mainly of two parts the hardware and the software.
  • The hardware consists of complex physical components, each complex within itself (to any microscopic level you go) and each also complex in the way it is linked to others!!!
  • They are so complex that a single person can hardly study every detail of them.
  • Talking of hardware, it is worth knowing that the hardwares improve so fast that when the newer version or the improved version comes, the older version has to go and so it slowly disappears and becomes extinct.
Survival of the fittest i may say!!!
  • A more important part- the operating system (a software) is the guiding force or the one which makes the hardware know what to do... if we put it in a crude form.

Actually the operating system is the medium through which the Operator controls the overall hardware!!!!

  • The Operator gives instruction in a higher base (10) but the hardware ,(because of the way it is constructed and also because it cannot handle the higher base ),gets the information in a lower base (2)!!!
  • Even in operating systems many different ones are available .

They are always competing for survival!!!

  • It is generally the construction of the hardware which decides with which software is it more compatible.
  • One more point of interest here -Without the operating system(s) ,the hardware does not know what it is made for and so it gets involved in functions which are not for it to do..many of the hardwares face this problem, such are called lower hardwares .So the operating system is as important for the hardware as is the Operator.
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So far so boring , i agree.
Next Step..

Just change the words from:

  • computer to life
  • hardware to life forms
  • operating system to religion
  • base to dimension

reread the article...

now you know the exclamations!!

Bent according to convenience!

again not thought enough about this but will write soon!

The blunt conscience!

will write about it soon!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

freaks and phantoms!

See, wise men have told time and again (yes they have and if you haven't heard it you are in the same soup as i am in) that we should not read two books at a time. the following is what happens if you do so.

I have a white covered book showing a picture of an orange peeled artistically and with one piece taken out and boldly reads FREAKONOMICS! and a dark black book showing the photo of a brain at exactly the same location as the orange and it again in the same font but even bolder reads PHANTOMS IN THE BRAIN ( now seriously am i a freak to read such books!)

Freakonomics is written by an economist Steven Levitt and he is the one who thinks that economics is really not about money at all. Even its father Adam Smith when wrote the first book on economics it was called the theory of human sentiments !

Mr. ramachandran ,a neurologist who has lost all interest in conventional theories of neurology and is an explorer in the real sense of the word, receives and talks about patients who feel pain in the arm which was amputed years ago because he feels he has hit the door with it, or a woman who can't control laughter and dies laughing, or a person who has such a big blind spot that she sees bugs bunny sitting at your side when she is talking to you. And if you are astonished by the patients alone, wait till you read his treatments.

And then there is Mr. Levitt who being an economist asks questions like which is more dangerous -a gun or a swimming pool? or what is common between a school teacher and sumo wrestlers? or even how do parents really matter?

now coming back to my reading them together.
is that why i find both the writers having a similar passion for their profession?
a similar hatred for the conventional thoughts? do you also think so?

please comment and let us take this discussion further.