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Sand in the Brain: A Fundamental Theory To Model the Mind

arjun.jrao Re:How come smart people usually die young ? (105 comments)

Knuth is still alive. Planck, Shannon, Newton and Feynman are examples of exemplars who lived full long lives.. these are just the ones that come to mind. I'm sure there are many more.

about 10 months ago

European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs

arjun.jrao No more roaming charges ? Thats great !! (148 comments)

I live in India and here too, the roaming charges are exorbitant. Though there are only a handful of operators, I see no technical reason why roaming charges should exist (Similar to how SMS has no implicit cost to the telecom, but we are charged anyways). I can only dream of a day where such a law will be passed in my country *No roaming charges* *Weep with joy*

about 10 months ago

How Did Bill Nye Become the Science Guy?

arjun.jrao Re:His debate (220 comments)

Much of Asia ?? Hallo, I believe most of the Asian population is made up of China and India. Hinduism, for one, has no problem with evolution. In fact, evolution nicely fits in with the theory of reincarnation and the evolution of a soul over many lifetimes into higher and higher life-forms. As for young-earthism, Hindu belief includes astronomical time scales in which the Universe is born and destroyed... this is not the first Universe created by the Creator, not will it be the last. This is not an endorsement of Hinduism, which includes such delightful things like casteism, unequality of women and other social evils. All I'm saying is, there is no conflict between orthodox Hinduism and Evolution and the true age of the Earth. As for China, I believe a signifcant part of their population is Buddhist.. which again, has no problems with evolution because their basic tenets speak of the evolution of a soul over many lifetimes. Perhaps somebody could shed light on what Taoism and Confucianism has to say on this matter.

about 10 months ago

Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

arjun.jrao Re:Moving jobs to foreign country = treason (124 comments)

Jobs are moved to another country because of economic incentives. That is the essence of capitalism ... to seek efficiency through a free market. How can you mix up the profit motive with some mishmash of patriotism and insecurity ?

about a year ago

How Silicon Valley Helped the NSA

arjun.jrao There is no free lunch (163 comments)

Well, it costs money to run all the servers and machines that deliver cat videos and the latest pictures posted by your secret crush. Who's going to pay the bills for those servers ? Someone somewhere has to pay. Either you pay upfront with cold hard cash, in which case you can make indignant noses about unlawful uses of your data. If you don't want to pay cash, and instead have a "free" service, your data is what the developers will try to monetize. And there ain't a goddamn thing you can do about it. Of course, the NSA has gone a step further with their data collection by forcing companies with even paying customers to hand the user data over to the NSA. In this case, get the Internet off the US hands. I see balkanization of the internet in the future.

about a year ago

Bill Gates: Internet Will Not Save the World

arjun.jrao Re:True (247 comments)

Your wrong is grammar.

about a year ago


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