Emotions versus Logic: The eternal dilemma

How to negotiate, and when not to Negotiations are not easy. There are some ways, methods and tactics that are used in game theory. What does a Prisoner’s Dilemma teach you? Here is some food for thought for negotiations- 1. You lose a negotiation when you are in a very defensive mode- Never be very defensive while negotiating. Either you will display an array of emotions or lose it totally. 2. Be tough to an objective, kind to people- Always remember that you are working with a set of people who are a bag of their own personality, bias, culture…

Thank you for raising the question Dear Facebook

Indian Statistical Institute and an inherant problem in hashing This is an interesting question formed in Indian Statistical Institute. Let us take it at a different angle. 26 letters of an alphabet from A to Z can have 26^7 combinations, including repeatations. Now, number of combinations that COVFEFE can form is atmost  Factorial (7) / (Factorial (2) * Factorial(2)). Of all the occurances out of these 7 possible combinations of the 7-letter digit COVFEFE, COVFEFE occurs at a particular permutation. Now, alphabetically, C comes before E, and E comes before F. Now, the number of occurances of the word COVFEFE…

Can this end please?

  The Ukranian Conflict Recent developments in the Ukraine need an attention. A few fact files have marked the calendar year full of blood-shed through unlawful militia in some parts of Ukraine. This has been a great concern for both the Western and Russian Allies. Here are a few dates to remember. April 10, 2016 – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announces he will resign. September 28, 2016 – The Joint Investigation Team, a Dutch-led group of prosecutors gathering evidence for a potential criminal trial, says that it has concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought…

The Day Of The Rouble

The Russian Rouble and the story of the rock drill The oil price needs to attain a new height in the context of any recession that might happen in non-OPEC countries like Kenya, Libya, Ukraine and Russia. A price of 53-65 USD per barrel for Brent Crude would be good enough to sustain an economy without any kind of fiscal slippage. Other non-oil producing countries are in a dilemma as to what would be a good importing price for a barrel of Brent Crude. Russian economy depends largely on oil and upstream. There are some oil fields in Siberia, which…

Prisoner’s Dilemma to avoid an India-Pakistan conflict

Mutual Dialogue or Mutual Cooperation India/ Pakistan Compromise/ Cooperate Defect/ Confront Compromise/ Cooperate Reward for mutual cooperation, when different options work out     (P=3, I=3) Kashmir is in conflict zone, if India compromises with a stand   (P=5, I =0) Defect/ Confront   Insurgency problems needs attention from only one of the sides    (P=0, I=5)   India resolves Kashmir amicably by resolving through internal dialogues  Nash-Equilibirum (P=1, I=1)   This can be the perfect Nash-Equilibrium for resolving the India-Pakistan Conflict. It is imminent for both India and Pakistan to resolve the internal differences amicably. A negative component from…

Can the UN resolve this?

The Story of Bio-Agents A bio agent, also known as biological threat agent, biological warfare agent, biological weapon, or bio weapon is a kind of bacterium, virus, protozoan, parasite or a fungi group can be used in bio terrorism or biological warfare. Pathogens and bio-toxins can also be included as bio-agents. Biological agents can also affect the human health in a variety of ways, by creating allergic reactions to serious medical conditions, including death. Many organisms are ubiquitous in the natural environment, and can be traced in water, soil, plants, or animals as well. Bio-agents can be used to deploy…

Am I from the 11th generation?

Bionic Chip   Ever wondered what can happen when the chips in a mobile or a laptop can evolve? A chip is basically a circuit, which can be used to run the whole machine. Bionic chips are 11th generation chips that can handle a neural engine. Let us name one engine as A11. The A11 is a dedicated neural network hardware that the industry calls a “Neural engine”. A11 can perform up to 600 billion operations per second used for recognize facial recognitions, upload and stream data in real time, run heuristic algorithms, perform machine learning tasks, in a more…

The Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century. The origins to the conflict can be traced back to Jewish immigration, and sectarian conflict in Mandatory Palestine between the Jews and Arabs. Here are a few proposals for the ongoing conflict. Proposal number 1: Three proposals for the post World War I administration of Palestine. The red line is the “International Administration” proposed in the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement, the dashed blue line is the 1919 Zionist Organization proposal at the Paris Peace Conference, and the thin blue line refers to the final borders of the 1923–48 Mandatory Palestine. Proposal number 2: The first official proposal for partition,…

The power of two

Dual Credit System and the not-so conscious mind Imagine this in an university. An Australian university attaches the same grade to a group of homogenous students. Imagine this is happening to two students. A dual credit system is the one where two students get the same grade in a class for working on the same tutorials, projects and assignments. It is similar to dual programming as well. Many software companies code with architects to work on similar issues while solving. Two persons at the same post can have the same emotional gradient, so that they form a homogenuos team. I…

If I could break even at a given price

Saddle Point versus Equilibrium Point with respect to marginal utility curve There is an interesting theory in calculus. It is the saddle point and equilibrium point. There is a concept of local and global minima. Lets us take an example of a function. f(x) = x^3 – 2x^2 – 3x + 5 In this case, the curve has a non-linear function which can fall and rise in the Y-Value versus the X-base. There can be more than two places where the curve dips than any other place- this is termed as local minimum. If the curve dips at a greater…

Nano particles and electromagnetic ink

If this was the future This is an interesting concept. You enter your bank passbook inside an electronic kiosk for fulfilling the requirement of updating the ledger balance. You have language options, and at the end you get a printed version of the ledger on the passbook. Here are a few business and technical options- You use an electromagnetic ink- This consists of special particles in make. A basic nutrient is ferrous oxide. This can be read through special electromagnetic rays. You use a card puncher- This is similar to the punching machine where the characters to be printed or…

Associated memory and memory maps

On neuro-plastcity & the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease  There are certain images stored in the part of the brain as a disjoint memory. Once that part of the brain gets excited, the images can come forward and create an associated memory map that can draw information from itself. This concept can be used in advanced AI networks, where we can draw information from the images and connect them unconditionally. Let us take an example on a tour to Paris. We store images in our mind like Eiffel Tower and Rhine in our brain. Once this memory slots are used in…

And my subscription charges are …

Subscription Model for subscribers There can be various types of subscription models based on intellectual assets. Some of them are- Free Subscription Model– Everything is free in this subscription. No charges are levied. Freemium Model– Only basic charges are done, and higher pricing is kept for premium assets. Pay-as-you-go Model– The subscriber pays in the run, for selective assets. Secured Model– Certain time sensitive and data sensitive intellectual assets can be a secured model. Such assets can be of digital value. Premium Model– The charges are on the higher side, with a higher subscription fee. Pay-Block Model– An initial payment…

How to tame the dragon?

Prisoner’s Dilemma applied to the subscription of JIO  Let us take this imaginary case. Let us consider an adult who needs medical attention. When the adult has elevated blood pressure and elevated cholesterol due to obesity, and the patient visits a doctor, the doctor has two choices. How can the prisoner’s dilemma be applied to the medical consultation? The doctor diagnoses obesity as a big factor. The patient takes medicine for a few days and suffers from a sudden vomiting from the medicine. He revisits the doctor, and requests for a change of medicine. The doctor realizes the importance of…

The Boolean behind the Boolean

Algorithmic Training Let us assume that a stock is trading at 232.74 INR in the SENSEX. What could be various parameters that can cause a stock sell? Let us have a look at this Boolean logic. IF Share Volume Trading > 5,000 IF Share Volume Trading < 10,000,000 IF Share Price Increase > 1 % of Early Start Price IF Share Price Increase < 3 % of Early Start Price IF Minimum Fluctuation of Price > 0.1 % of Early Start Price IF Maximum Fluctuation of Price < 2 % of Early Start Price IF Industry Index of Clubbed Stocks…