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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Gandhi and J. Nehru’s fiasco called Independent India

The Gandhi and J. Nehru’s fiasco called Independent India
                                           Or
By hero worshipping Mahathma Gandhi and J.Nehru we have retarded our economic developmental agenda by at least half a century.


The article by P.P.Hegde is very interesting[1]

Here is my rejoinder

There is something known as Burr’s Law: You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that’s sufficient.


There is also other techniques like brain washing, propaganda etc all the more easier when operated through a popular figure whom people are willing to believe and follow as a flock of sheep and/or through mediums/subjects which are of common interest to the people in that particular period of time.

This is not unique to India but all over the world. Allowing certain preferred images and conditioning to prejudice our perception or even the very perception being carried on through a prism of such preferred images and conditioning.

I am not passing any judgment but placing on record my observation of facts.

Outward show of humility, simplicity, generosity and religious affiliation were hot cakes of 1940s. It is like Pizzas/cokes/jeans of present day or promotion of any of them by popular stars like a Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh, Rajnikanth etc .

Certain personalities realize consciously this weakness of the masses and capitalize them or use them occasionally. Even they [personalities] start it off as an intentional hypocritical tool imbued with artificial posturing [sometimes justifying it as a part of necessary grooming/identification etc] but gradually for some of them it becomes a second nature and then it becomes their very nature and priority or preoccupation.

This is actually a natural hormonal aberration in adolescents of both sexes manifesting in guys craze for bikes or constantly combing their hair, looking at their biceps etc and girls looking at their faces in the mirror and decking it up. Normal human beings grow out of it but public figures do not because they are subconsciously aware of the fact that they are the cynosure and therefore presume that  they have to necessarily carry out certain image make- over physically, psychologically, sociologically etc.

So we had stories of J.Nehru’s father donating things making J.Nehru seated on one side of the balance and provisions on the other.

We had pages and pages of Gandhi’s religious ways of life, strict austerities that he was observing much greater than the sages, his reading of Bhagawath Geetha etc. All said and done Gandhi had lot of great qualities as an extraordinary human being unlike J.Nehru.

But we Indians more than any other nationality have a peculiar weakness at least to a very great degree compared to others, that is, we view, review , judge, analyze, criticize, love etc personalities for  irrelevant reasons, though this is prevalent all over the world, we end up forgetting the main role of those personalities.

If it is M.S. Subhulakshmi we start admiring her Diamond earrings and silk sarees, nothing wrong in that, but we end up discussing only about her Diamond earrings and silk sarees forgetting that M.S. Subhulakshmi is primarily a caranatic vocalist. I can go on and on with examples in all walks of life. Even last year during music season this stupidity was accorded importance by The Hindu newspaper.[2]
Herd mentality, some 20 years back one Shankaracharya said it is auspicious to wear green color sarees in that particular year [ probably he was trying to be secular in selection of color or some weaver at kancheepuram must have had excessive stock of green fabric].Many women cutting across caste, religion etc were buying crazily green colored sarees

Coming to the subject of Gandhi and Nehru, there is hardly any record anywhere of their skills or achievements in Governance, Administration, Economic development etc which are the most vital qualities/aspects/concerns of any political leader of any civilized society /country/nation state at least after 1930s.

But for leaders of tribes, clans, religions, sects etc these things are not required as they are propelled by different parameters.


So going by the normal standards of matured political leadership with at least those three primary requirements namely Governance, Administration, Economic development etc neither Mahathma Gandhi nor J. Nehru can be termed as leaders and in fact hero worshiping them and thereby pushing aside others who were immensely qualified and capable we have retarded our economic developmental agenda, failed to prioritize modern methods of governance, failed to develop region specific/relevant administrative models etc by at least half a century .

In the early 90s a sane leader outside of the Nehru clan who was allowed to rule for a full term of five years called P.V.Narasimha Rao showed us what real modern leadership is but then by opting for Nehru clan/tribe again from 2004 we have set our progress on rewind mode.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Media Houses- Beware of the reverse trend.

Media Houses- Beware of the reverse trend.

Read this unbiased and excellent article I got from a mail in the following link


and my comments to the above article here

Excellent you have captured very well with an open mind devoid of hidden agenda, ulterior motive etc.  You have placed on record reality and facts as they are. Just two days back I started a write up on some national with a quote "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."  Ayn Rand and ended it with another quote “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams.

In the Modi debate what has become very glaring and sickening is the most abysmal levels to which the paid media has stooped to just to please, project and protect one family and do false propaganda against all those who question that family’s misdeeds endangering the very ethos of the nation and more against those who they perceive as an hindrance to their continued control and loot of the nation and naturally Modi  is the numero uno enemy.
What they want to strangulate by dubious means and what the popular paid media both in print and audio visual do not realize is the reverse trend that is taking place in many areas of life.

Heroes at films because of their popularity appeared on TV promos and/or after retirement managed to migrate to play some roles in some TV soaps as a sort of retirement benefit but now many new and upcoming small screen stars are more popular and many of them are sought after for different roles by many film makers.

Similarly well established and reliable test cricketers were preferred for one dayers and T20s but now in many countries across the globe those who shine purely in T20s get easily selected for national teams for one dayers and tests.

Similarly majority of the educated youth are able to see the blatant lies and bias of the paid press reporters and TV anchors and therefore the preferred and reliable news is sought online either through various means  in the internet and social media.









Saturday, September 21, 2013

RBI Governor's masseurs [to dressed up accounts] sorry measures.

New RBI Governor's masseurs [to dressed up accounts] sorry measures.

I would like to start with a quote from one of my favorite author 
"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."  Ayn Rand

1] I am not a specialist in finance or commerce or banking but I am a concerned citizen at least for the selfish reason of seeing some money available in my own purse for spending.

2] The day when Raghu was officially announced as RBI's Gov DR. Subramanya Swamy [ because at one point he too was his student] tweeted  saying ' He [ raghu ] is a nut case'

3] The fact is, in case if you don't know, the NPA that the nationalized banks have declared is not even one eighth of the actual/real NPA 

4] For example one bank declared in its [audited? by whom? why?] accounts NPA as 25k crores whereas its actual NPA is somewhere around 2.5 lakh crores [ when an ordinary small fellow like me can know this fact do you mean to say the RBI and that  bank's chairman do not know this ]. 

5] Even this 25K crores is mostly in the form of useless and dilapidated buildings or unused factory sheds and machines  as collateral  

6] They [all the policy makers, executers ] all know this and they cannot and/or not willing to do anything about it. Neither  can they make those NPAs disappear like handkerchiefs under a magician's hat and bring out birds for next weeks biriyani nor can they lose them like Coal ministry files nor can they find scapegoats like they do with petroleum ministers starting from Natwar Singh, Manishankar Iyer,Jaipal Reddy etc

7] So they have retained the remaining NPAs as RESTRUCTURED ADVANCES and many other similar jargons [ UPA's only contribution to the world is creating new jargons to camouflage and cover up all sorts of misgovernance, all of which will increase the size of next edition of Oxford's dictionary of commerce and finance]


8] Read this article


9] Listen to this speech by DR.Subramanya Swamy 

10] Today he [DR.Subramanya Swamy ] is addressing BJPs industrial wing now from 4 P.M before that he addressed a press conference wherein he gave suggestions for 10% growth and  I will  send you the link later on .Two days back he addressed BJPs CA wing.

11] Finally and most importantly lack of Governance was replaced by mere populist and vote bank politics not only in parliament, various departments of different ministries, hence, obviously in most arms of Govt operations/functioning unfortunately this dirty pollution of the system has percolated into all the micro and macro policy decisions and the paid opinion molders [the media] is also playing to their tunes or observing diplomatic silence whichever is suitable to them.

12] I had a detailed tweeting with Kiren bedi and prof . Vaidy of IIM bangalore how the UPA is killing all the major institutions of the nation one by one they did it to CAG, now to former Army Chief. 

13] They want only people like Chawla [ IN EC] Thomas [ as CVC] Balakrishnan [as Chief Justice] etc paid agents working for GOVT.

14] Even in 2G DR.Subramanya Swamy  waited for Balakrishnan [as Chief Justice] to retire.

15] In this highly politically polluted atmosphere, the only means by which we can effect a change is again through politics that's why I wrote this some weeks back to Suri 

16] All institutions / systems of administrations in India are capable of getting ruined and ruining others around on their own, but this Sonia's mafia in the form of Unscrupulous Politicians Association is speeding it up at such speed that we may not have any system nor the funds to create any new system [almost like a nation irreparably defeated and battered by war]

17] Periodically they also simultaneously pay to some popular figure both nationally or region wise, not necessarily any expert or specialist in the field in which they are commenting or writing, to comment or write in the media some nonsense against Modi [the Government's favorite obsessive paranoia and utmost priority]

18] Even if they perceive anyone as a competitor to their family [Nehru family] for the post of PM [ unless that happens to be a puppet like MMS] the  will die in mysterious circumstances and there won't be even any case or investigation done [ ex. M.Scindia, Rajesh Pilot etc another very shrewd politician and once smart looking too though now lopsided mouthed Sharad Pawar to save his life floated his own party signaling that he is not in for PMs race]

19] I would like to quote just two such articles [ though I wrote many such] for which I gave a rejoinder powerful enough


Of course the other one was to the one column wonder T.M. Krishna, the one and only column he ever wrote on politics and my rejoinder

20] Open discussions and debates in media are closed for repair on Sonia's ailment or Rahul's absence during sensitive and crucial issues.

 I would like to end with another quote ,
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
John Adams


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Some Undiscovered Laws

Some Undiscovered Laws

ACTION'S LAW
Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
ALBRECHT'S LAW
Social innovations tend to the level of minimum tolerable well-being.
ALLEN'S (or CANN'S) AXIOM
When all else fails, read the instructions.
BOREN'S FIRST LAW
When in doubt, mumble.
BOVE'S THEOREM
The remaining work to finish in order to reach your goal increases as the deadline approaches.
BOWIE'S THEOREM
If an experiment works, you must be using the wrong equipment.
BROOK'S LAW
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
CANADA BILL JONES' MOTTO
It's morally wrong to allow naive end users to keep their money.
CANN'S (or ALLEN'S) AXIOM
When all else fails, read the instructions.
CARLSON'S CONSOLATION
Nothing is ever a complete failure; it can always serve as a bad example.
CLARKE'S THIRD LAW
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
COHN'S LAW
The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the less time you have to do anything. Stability is achieved when you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing.
CONWAY'S LAW
In any organization there will always be one person who knows what is going on. This person must be fired.
LAW OF CONTINUITY
Experiments should be reproducible. They should all fail in the same way.
CORRESPONDENCE COROLLARY
An experiment may be considered a success if no more than half of your data must be discarded to obtain correspondence with your theory.
CROPP'S LAW
The amount of work done varies inversely with the amount of time spent in the office.
CUTLER WEBSTER'S LAW
There are two sides to every argument, unless a person is personally involved, in which case there is only one.
DEADLINE-DAN'S DEMO DEMONSTRATION
The higher the "higher-ups" are who've come to see your demo, the lower your chances are of giving a successful one.
DEMIAN'S OBSERVATION
There is always one item on the screen menu that is mislabeled and should read ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.
DENNISTON'S LAW
Virtue is its own punishment.
THE DILBERT PRINCIPLE
Incompetent Employees are promoted to the position where they can do the least damage - Management.
- Scott Adams
DOW'S LAW
In a hierarchical organization, the higher the level, the greater the confusion.
DR. CALIGARI'S COME-BACK
A bad sector disk error occurs only after you've done several hours of work without performing a backup.
ESTRIDGE'S LAW
No matter how large and standardized the marketplace is, IBM can redefine it.
FINAGLE'S LAWS
1.  Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
2.  No matter what results are expected, someone is always willing to fake it.
3.  No matter what the result, someone is always eager to misinterpret it.
4.  No matter what occurs, someone believes it happened according to his pet theory.
FINAGLE'S RULES
1.  To study an application best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
2.  Always keep a record of data. It indicates you've been working.
3.  Always draw your curves, then plot the reading.
4.  In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
5.  Program results should always be reproducible. They should all fail in the same way.
6.  Do not believe in miracles. Rely on them.
FINSTER'S LAW
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
FIRST RULE OF HISTORY
History doesn't repeat itself - historians merely repeat each other.
FRANKLIN'S RULE
Blessed is the end user who expects nothing, for he/she will not be disappointed.
GILB'S LAWS OF UNRELIABILITY
1.  At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.
2.  Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.
3.  Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors, which by definition are limited.
4.  Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the probable cost of errors, or until someone insists on getting some useful work done.
GINSBERG'S THEOREM
1.  You can't win.
2.  You can't break even.
3.  You can't even quit the game.
GLYME'S FORMULA FOR SUCCESS
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
THE GOLDEN RULE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
GOLD'S LAW
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
GORDON'S FIRST LAW
If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.
GOVERNMENT'S LAW
There is an exception to all laws.
GREEN'S LAW OF DEBATE
Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.
GUMMIDGES'S LAW
The amount of expertise varies in inverse proportion to the number of statements understood by the general public.
GUMPERSON'S LAW
The probability of a given event occurring is inversely proportional to its desirability.
HANLON'S RAZOR
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
HARP'S COROLLARY TO ESTRIDGE'S LAW
Your "IBM PC-compatible" computer grows more incompatible with every passing moment.
HARRISON'S POSTULATE
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
HELLER'S LAW
The first myth of management is that it exists.
HIGHT'S LAW OF INVERSE GRAVITATION
Wealth flows uphill and pools at the top.
HINDS' LAW OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
1.  Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
2.  If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
3.  If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.
4.  Any given program will expand to fill all available memory.
5.  The value of a program is proportional to the weight of its output.
6.  Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capability of the programmer who must maintain it.
7.  Make it possible for programmers to write programs in English, and you will find that programmers cannot write in English.
Inside every large program is a small program struggling to get out.
HUBBARD'S LAW
Don't take life too seriously; you won't get out of it alive.
JENKINSON'S LAW
It won't work.
JOHNSON-LAIRD'S LAW
Toothaches tend to start on Saturday night.
LARKINSON'S LAW
All laws are basically false.
THE LAST ONE'S LAW OF PROGRAM GENERATORS
A program generator creates programs that are more "buggy" than the program generator.
LIEBERMAN'S LAW
Everybody lies; but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.
HENRY LUCE'S LAW
No good deed goes unpunished
LYNCH'S LAW
When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.
MASON'S FIRST LAW OF SYNERGISM
The one day you'd sell your soul for something, souls are a glut.
MAY'S LAW
The quality of correlation is inverely proportional to the density of control. (The fewer the data points, the smoother the curves.)
MENCKEN'S LAW
There is always an easy answer to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.
MESKIMEN'S LAW
There's never time to do it right, but always time to do it over.
MUIR'S LAW
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
1.  If anything can go wrong, it will (and at the worst possible moment).
2.  Nothing is as easy as it looks.
3.  Everything takes longer than you think it will.
4.  If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
MURPHY'S LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
Things get worse under pressure.
NINETY-NINETY RULE OF PROJECT SCHEDULES
The first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.
NIXON'S THEOREM
The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on.
NOLAN'S PLACEBO
An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.
OLIVER'S LAW OF LOCATION
No matter where you are, there you are.
O'REILLY'S LAW OF THE KITCHEN
Cleanliness is next to impossible.
OSBORN'S LAW
Variables won't, constants aren't
PARKINSON'S LAW
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
PARKINSON'S LAW (MODIFIED)
The components you have will expand to fill the available space.
PEER'S LAW
The solution to a problem changes the problem.
PETER'S PRINCIPLE
In every hierarchy, each employee tends to rise to the level of his incompetence.
THE LAW OF THE PERVERSITY OF NATURE
You cannot determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.
PUDDER'S LAW
Anything that begins well will end badly. (Note: The converse of Pudder's law is not true.)
Inside every complex and unworkable program is a useful routine struggling to be free.
ROBERT E. LEE'S TRUCE
Judgement comes from experience; experience comes from poor judgement.
RUDIN'S LAW
In a crisis that forces a choice to be made among alternative courses of action, people tend to choose the worst possible course.
RULE OF ACCURACY
When working toward the solution of a problem it always helps you to know the answer.
RYAN'S LAW
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert.
SATTINGER'S LAW
It works better if you plug it in.
SAUSAGE PRINCIPLE
People who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either one being made.
SHAW'S PRINCIPLE
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
SNAFU EQUATIONS
1.  Given any problem containing N equations, there will be N+1 unknowns.
2.  An object or bit of information most needed will be least available.
3.  Any device requiring service or adjustment will be least accessible.
4.  Interchangeable devices won't.
5.  In any human endeavor, once you have exhausted all possibilities and fail, there will be one solution, simple and obvious, highly visible to everyone else.
6.  Badness comes in waves.
STEWART'S LAW OF RETROACTION
It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
THOREAU'S THEORIES OF ADAPTATION
1.  After months of training and you finally understanding all of a program's commands, a revised version of the program arrives with an all-new command structure.
2.  After designing a useful routine that gets around a familiar "bug" in the system, the system is revised, the "bug" taken away, and you're left with a useless routine.
3.  Efforts in improving a program's "user friendliness" invariable lead to work in improving user's "computer literacy".
4.  That's not a "bug", that's a feature!
THYME'S LAW
Everything goes wrong at once.
THE LAW OF THE TOO SOLID GOOF
In any collection of data, the figures that are obviously correct beyond all need of checking contain the errors.
Corollary 1: No one you ask for help will see the error either.
Corollary 2: Any nagging intruder, who stops by with unsought advice, will spot it immediately.
UNNAMED LAW
If it happens, it must be possible.
WEILER'S LAW
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do the work.
WEINBERG'S COROLLARY
An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.
WEINBERG'S LAW
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
WHITEHEAD'S LAW
The obvious answer is always overlooked.
WILCOX'S LAW
A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.
WOOD'S AXIOM
As soon as a still-to-be-finished computer task becomes a life-or-death situation, the power fails.
WOODWARD'S LAW
A theory is better than its explanation.
ZYMURGY'S FIRST LAW OF EVOLVING SYSTEM DYNAMICS
Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.

More of Murphy's Laws

  • Trust everybody ... then cut the cards.
  • Two wrongs are only the beginning.
  • If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
  • To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
  • Exceptions prove the rule ... and wreck the budget.
  • Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
  • Quality assurance doesn't.
  • The tough part of a Data Processing Manager's job is that users don't really know what they want, but they know for certain what they don't want.
  • Exceptions always outnumber rules.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  • No one is listening until you make a mistake.
  • He who hesitates is probably right.
  • The ideal resume will turn up one day after the position is filled.
  • If somthing is confidential, it will be left in the copier machine.
  • One child is not enough, but two children are far too many.
  • A clean tie attracts the soup of the day.
  • The hardness of the butter is in direct proportion to the softness of the butter.
  • The bag that breaks is the one with the eggs.
  • When there are sufficient funds in the checking account, checks take two weeks to clear. When there are insufficient funds, checks clear overnight.
  • The book you spent $20.95 for today will come out in paperback tomorrow.
  • The more an item costs, the farther you have to send it for repairs.
  • You never want the one you can afford.
  • Never ask the barber if you need a haircut or a salesman if his is a good price.
  • If it says "one size fits all," it doesn't fit anyone.
  • You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
  • The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required on it.
  • Love letters, business contracts and money due you always arrive three weeks late, whereas junk mail arrives the day it was sent.
  • When you drop change at a vending machine, the pennies will fall nearby, while all other coins will roll out of sight.
  • The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
  • Experience is somthing you don't get until just after you need it.
  • Life can be only understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
  • Interchangable parts won't.
  • No matter which way you go, it's uphill and against the wind.
  • If enough data is collected, anything may be proven by statistical methods.
  • Work is accomplished by those employees who have not reached their level of incompetence.
  • Progress is made on alternative Fridays.
  • No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
  • The hidden flaw never remains hidden.
  • As soon as the stewardess serves the coffee, the airline encounters turbulence.
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
  • People who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either of them being made.
  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
  • When reviewing your notes for a test, the most important ones will be illegible.
  • A free agent is anything but.
  • The least experienced fisherman always catches the biggest fish.
  • Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
  • The one item you want is never the one on sale.
  • The telephone will ring when you are outside the door, fumbling for your keys.
  • If only one price can be obtained for a quotation, the price will be unreasonable.
The First Law of Philosophy: For every philosopher, there exists an equal and opposite philosopher.
The Second Law of Philosophy: They're both wrong.
Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab.
Don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab.
Don't SMELL anything in a biology lab.
Don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab.
and, most importantly,
Don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department.

Collective Nouns

  • A grid of electrical engineers
  • A set of pure mathematicians
  • A field of theoretical physicists
  • An amalgamation of metallurgists
  • A galaxy of cosmologists
  • A cloud of theoretical meteorologists
  • A shower of applied meteorologists
  • An intrigue of council members
  • A stack of librarians
  • A complex of psychologists
  • A whinge of Poms (by an Australian I'm afraid)
  • A body of Pathologists?

Measurement Techniques

A mathematician, a physicist and an engineer are each given 50 pounds to measure the height of a building.
The mathematician buys a ruler and a sextant, and by determining the angle subtended by the building a certain distance away from the base, he establishes the height of the building.
The physicist buys a heavy ball and a stopwatch, climbs to the top of the building and drops the ball. By measuring the time it takes to hit the bottom, he establishes the height of the building.
The engineer puts forty pounds into his pocket. By slipping the doorman the other ten, he establishes the height of the building.

Breakdown

Four engineers were travelling by car to a seminar, when unfortunately, the vehicle broke down.
The chemical engineer said "Obviously, some constituent of the fuel has caused this failure to occur."
The mechanical engineer replied "I disagree, I would surmise that an engine component has suffered a catastrophic structural failure."
The electrical engineer also had a theory. "I believe an electrical component has ceased to function, thereby causing an ignition malfunction."
The software engineer thought for some time. When at last he spoke he said "What would happen if we all got out and then got back in again?"

The Engineer's Valentine

I was alone and all was dark
Beneath me and above
My life was full of volts and amps
But not the spark of love
But now that you are here with me
My heart is overjoyed
You turn the square of my heart
Into a sinusoid
You load things from my memory
Onto my system's bus
My life was once assembly code
Now it's C++
I love the way you solder things
My circuts you can fix
The voltage across your diode is
much more then just point six
With your amps and resistors
You have built my integrator
I cannot survive without you
You are my function generator

You have charged my life, increased my gain
And made my maths discrete
And now I'll end my poem here Unnatural Laws

Have you ever received a phone call the minute you stepped outside your door? Has the bus you were waiting for ever appeared from behind a parked truck the instant you light up a cigarette? Certain astute individuals have noticed that such events are not the exception but, rather, the rule. Men like Murphy, Peter and Parkinson have made it their life work to ferret out the operating principles - the laws that govern the frustrating lives that we mortals live. Here is a small sampling of these laws.
Murphy's Law
If anything can go wrong, it will.
If anything can't go wrong, it will go wrong.
If anything can't go wrong on its own, someone will make it go wrong.
O'Tool's Commentary on Murphy's Law
Murphy was an optimist.
Murphy's Law for Engineers:
The more innocuous a design change appears, the further will its influence extend.
Any error that can creep in, will. It will be in the direction that will do most damage to the calculation.
A transister protected by a fast-acting fuse will protect the fuse by blowing first.
Murphy's Law for Electricians:
Any wire cut to length will be too short.
The Unspeakable Law
As soon as you mention something ....
... if it's good, it goes away
... if it's bad, it happens.
Nonreciprocal Laws of Expectations
Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results.
Howe's Law
Every man has a scheme that will not work.
Zymurgy's First Law of Evolving Systems Dynamics
Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.
Etorre's Observation
The other line moves faster.
DeVrie's Dilemma:
If you hit two typewriter keys simultaneously, the one you don't want to hit the paper does.
Skinner's Constant (Flanagan's Finagling Factor)
That quantity which, when multiplied by, divided by, added to, or subtracted from the answer you get, gives you the answer you should have got.
Murphy's Law of Selective Gravity
An object will fall so as to do the most damage.
Hofstadter's Law:
Everything takes longer than you think it will, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
Corollary to Hofstadter's Law:
Everything takes longer than you think it will, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law
Jenning's Corollary to Murphy's Law of Selective Gravity
The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
Gordon's First Law
If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.
Maier's Law
If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of.
Hoare's Law of Large Problems
Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.
Boren's First Law
When in doubt, mumble.
The Golden Rule of Arts and Sciences
Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
Barth's Distinction
There are two types of people: those who divide people into two types, and those who don't
Segal's Law
A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules
The first 90 % of the task takes 90 % of the time, and the last 10 % takes the other 90 %
Farber's Fourth Law
Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.
Cole's Law
Chopped cabbage.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

understanding and adjustment

We need to always adjust in life, and always be open and willing to learn from whichever source something comes up that can be of use to our life and acknowledge that everyone and everything is important in the scheme of things

There is meaning to everything, this meaning is vital to its very existence, the meaning that we give to it, the meaning that we want to understand and so on.
No one is superior or inferior or even equal. Everyone is different in his her /his own way but what is important is to find the suitable wavelength/plane wherein we can meet and meaningfully mingle with others with little bits of adjustments, tolerance and understanding. That is what social life is all about; otherwise every individual will just remain an isolated forlorn island.

In fact the greatest spiritual beings, saints, philosophers and great thinkers remained so because there was not any other soul to comprehend their way of life to tune to their wavelength.It took ages for others to realize their values.

Follow the passion

Follow the passion persistently with total intensity and intense totality. Then, automatically everything will fall in place unasked for.It does not matter whether we label it as profession, or passion or pass time .The mere profusion will fusion all the other necessities to sustain that passion in the best possible manner.This is what all great people do, a Tendulkar plays with passion,sincerity, perfection etc he does not mind whether he would get selected in the Indian team, whether he would get big advertisement sponsors etc they all follow automatically.Even if after all these passion and efforts if things do not fall in place as they must , then, it is purely bad destiny.

Sanskrit and science

Stealth Bomber from Shastra

From the Deccan Herald, Dated Nov. 2, 2002
By Rajesh Parishwad, DH News Service BANGALORE, Nov 1: 
A glass-like material based on technology found in an ancient Sanskrit text that could ultimately be used in a stealth bomber (the material cannot be detected by radar) has been developed by a research scholar of Benaras Hindu University. 
Prof M A Lakshmithathachar, Director of the Academy of Sanskrit Research in Melkote, near Mandya, told Deccan Herald that tests conducted with the material showed radars could not detect it. "The unique material cannot be traced by radar and so a plane coated with it cannot be detected using radar," he said.
The academy had been commissioned by the Aeronautical Research Development Board, New Delhi, to take up a one-year study, 'Non-conventional approach to Aeronautics,' on the basis of an old text, Vaimanika Shastra, authored by Bharadwaj.
Though the period to which Bharadwaj belonged to is not very clear, Prof Lakshmithathachar noted, the manuscripts might be more than 1,000 years old. The project aims at deciphering the Bharadwaj's concepts in aviation. However, Prof Lakshmithathachar was quick to add that a collaborative effort from scholars of Sanskrit, physics, mathematics and aeronautics is needed to understand Bharadwaj's shastra.
The country's interest in aviation can be traced back over 2,000 years to the mythological era and the epic Ramayana tells of a supersonic-type plane, the Pushpak Vimana, which could fly at the speed of thought. "The shastra has interesting information on vimanas (airplanes), different types of metals and alloys, a spectrometer and even flying gear," the professor said. The shastra also outlines the metallurgical method to prepare an alloy very light and strong which could withstand high pressure.
He said Prof Dongre of BHU had brought out a research paper Amshubondhini after studying Vaimanika Shastra and developed the material. "There have been sporadic efforts to develop aeronautics in the country's history. There has never been a holistic approach to it. Vaimanika Shastra throws up many interesting details that can benefit Indian aviation programme," the director added.
Prof Lakshmithathachar rubbished the tendency among certain scholars to discount such ancient Sanskrit texts and said, "Why would our scholars want to cheat future generations? Unless it was important, nothing was written in the old days. The fact that there exists manuscripts indicates the significance." The academy has also embarked on other projects including 'Indian concept of Cosmology' with Indian Space Research Organisation, 'Iron & Steel in Ancient India - A Historical Perspective' with the Steel Authority of India Limited, and 'Tools & Technology of Ancient India.'