Author Archives: Manoj

Instant Water Heater

Here is how an engineer would replace an instant water heater. Continue reading

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Sad Movies

Why is it that we like sad movies, but don’t like to be sad? Continue reading

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Sexism? What Sexism?

When it comes to appreciating the problems related to sexism, I consider myself more sensitive than most. But this video was still an eye-opener for me. Continue reading

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Draw Seven Perpendicular Red Lines Using Transparent Green Ink

When it comes to business development, branding, you have to look for discontinuities, think outside the box, and not be constrained by conventionality, geometry etc. This short YouTube video will help. Continue reading

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How to Act Young

Practical advice on staying young. Or faking it. Continue reading

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Internal and External Successes

This an addendum to this series, I want to say a few more words about success in life. If you cannot quite achieve it, what do you do? Cheat like crazy! Continue reading

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How to be Successful in Life?

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Dimensions of Success

From the first post in this series, it looks as though money is an important dimension in how we define success in life. Here is a look at other possible dimensions of success. Continue reading

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Definition of Success

In this short series, I am going to tell you something immensely useful. How to be successful in life? Before giving you my recipe, we have to make sure that we are on the same page. What do we mean by success? Here are some possible definitions. Continue reading

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Key to Marital Bliss

Here is a short story about how a cowboy found the key to marital bliss. Continue reading

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Battles Too Small to Fight

Many companies owe small sums of money to us. Should we ignore it because the sum is small, or fight it because their loot is huge? Continue reading

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Uninsured by Default

On the shady reimbursement practices of insurance companies. Continue reading

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Autism and Genius

There is a only a fine line separating insanity from true genius. Why is that? Here is a possible answer. Continue reading

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Man as Chinese Room

Wrapping up this series on the so-called strong artificial intelligence with a closer look at Prof. Searle’s arguments. Continue reading

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Minds as Machine Intelligence

Is Turing Test enough of a test to detect consciousness in machines? Prof. Searle proves that it is not. I beg to differ. Continue reading

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Problem of Other Minds

How do you know other people have minds as you do? It is an unsolved problem in philosophy – the Problem of Other Minds. Before asking the question whether computers could have minds, we have to address this problem. Otherwise, how would we know even if computers actually had minds? Continue reading

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Brains and Computers

Could our brains be computer hardware and minds be software running on them? Could computers have consciousness and intelligence? Could they have minds? If they had minds, how would we know? Continue reading

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Pride and Pretention

On the dangers of achieving your goals. Continue reading

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Pursuit of Knowledge

What is your goal in life? What was mine? Continue reading

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Summing Up

A short series on my take-aways in life. Continue reading

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