Category Archives: Topical

Includes posts on physics, philosophy, sciences, quantitative finance, economics, environment etc.

High Performance Blogs and Websites

Do you have a website or a blog and feel that it is getting bogged down with heavy traffic? First of all, congratulations — it is one of those problems that webmasters and bloggers would love to have. But how would you solve it? Here is one tip. Continue reading

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Learn to Play Blackjack

Want to learn how to play Blackjack? 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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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?

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend When I talked … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Where to Go from Here?

Winding up this long series with book recommendations. All right, recommending my own book… Continue reading

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Other Trade Perspectives

The perspective that is most common in the bank is still trade-centric. But view that the whole bank appreciates is the view of the senior management, which is narrowly focussed on the bottom line. Here is more about such perspectives. Continue reading

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Middle Office

The perspective employed by the Middle Office team is that of queues running in a first-in, first-out mode. Continue reading

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Quant Developers

The product-centric view of the quantitative developer suits their work paradigm. Continue reading

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