• Law of Domicile?

    * Every person can't live everywhere (due to political animosities etc.) * Some persons can live everywhere (Warren Buffet can create a safe haven for himself anywhere by brute force (cash injection)) * Every person can live somewhere (barring nomads and refugees) * Some persons can't live anywhere (international criminals) Do you agree... show more
    * Every person can't live everywhere (due to political animosities etc.) * Some persons can live everywhere (Warren Buffet can create a safe haven for himself anywhere by brute force (cash injection)) * Every person can live somewhere (barring nomads and refugees) * Some persons can't live anywhere (international criminals) Do you agree that the above argument enunciates some norms or conventions that govern domicile, and are often overlooked ?
    Politics · 2 days ago
  • Perceptual differences between kids and adults?

    Kids and adults see the world differently - 1.Kids have an objective view of things, adults subjective. - When a 2 year old sees a car, he sees something that moves on 4 wheels. An adult, who is aware of branding, sees a Ford or a Ferrari. In other words, an adult's perception is more subjective. 2.Kids enjoy more sociological freedom than... show more
    Kids and adults see the world differently - 1.Kids have an objective view of things, adults subjective. - When a 2 year old sees a car, he sees something that moves on 4 wheels. An adult, who is aware of branding, sees a Ford or a Ferrari. In other words, an adult's perception is more subjective. 2.Kids enjoy more sociological freedom than adults. - Kids enjoy playing with other kids. Period. Adults adopt filters like ethnicity, religion and nationality, to constrain their sociological interactions. These things mean nothing at all to kids, as they are beyond their comprehension. Do you agree ?
    1 answer · Psychology · 3 days ago
  • 20 Questions for my customized Image processing algorithm?

    20 Questions for my customized Image processing algorithm 1. Is it a kid or an adult ? 2. Is it a man or woman or transgender ? 3. Is the hair color black, brown, blonde or white ? 4. If man, then does he sport a moustache ? 5. If man, then does he sport a beard ? 6. If man, then does he sport a moustache and a beard ? 7. Is the man or woman bald... show more
    20 Questions for my customized Image processing algorithm 1. Is it a kid or an adult ? 2. Is it a man or woman or transgender ? 3. Is the hair color black, brown, blonde or white ? 4. If man, then does he sport a moustache ? 5. If man, then does he sport a beard ? 6. If man, then does he sport a moustache and a beard ? 7. Is the man or woman bald ? 8. Does the person have a mole or birthmark on his face ? 9. Does the person have a tattoo on his face ? 10.Does the person have nose piercing ? 11.Does the person have ear piercing ? 12.Does the person have lip piercing ? 13.Does the person have a cleft-lip ? 14.Does the person have buck teeth ? 15.What color are the eyes ? 16.Does the person wear spectacles ? 17.Does the person color their hair ? 18.Does the person have sideburns ? 19.Does the person have thin lips ? 20.Does the person have albinism ? By using filters, rather than brute force search, the dataset can be made smaller, providing for faster searches.(for face recognition). Do you think the list is good enough, or can you suggest some improvements ?
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 5 days ago
  • Is play in kids a paradox ?

    Normally, the mind and body are said to work in tandem. However, in kids play, there is physical (hyper - ) activity working in tandem with mental equanimity. Is this a contradiction of sorts ?
    Normally, the mind and body are said to work in tandem. However, in kids play, there is physical (hyper - ) activity working in tandem with mental equanimity. Is this a contradiction of sorts ?
    2 answers · Psychology · 1 week ago
  • Can there be a realistic snapshot of the Universe ?

    Postulate - There can never be a realistic snapshot of the Universe Assumption - Collapse of the Universal wave-function results in as-is, where-is, perception of the Universe. Proof - Consider 2 scenarios - 1. A person views the Universe - This is highly subjective and influenced by cultural, socio-economic and religious factors. It is like... show more
    Postulate - There can never be a realistic snapshot of the Universe Assumption - Collapse of the Universal wave-function results in as-is, where-is, perception of the Universe. Proof - Consider 2 scenarios - 1. A person views the Universe - This is highly subjective and influenced by cultural, socio-economic and religious factors. It is like watching the Universe through rose-tinted glasses. Even in ancient civilizations this tendency persisted. The Egyptians were besotted by Sirius (Dog Star), the Indians by Dhruv Tara (Pole Star) and so on. These all point to a biased view of the Universe. (like a loaded dice). 2. The Universe looks at itself - Theoretically this is possible if we assume that the Universe has a sentient intelligence, a selfie taken of the Universe, by the Universe. However, given the transient nature of the Universe, it would never be perfect. Conclusion - A snapshot of the Universe, taken either by a person, or the Universe itself, can only approximate reality, never quite get it perfect. Do you agree ?
    4 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 weeks ago
  • How would you rearrange the Iron Lady, the Iron Chancellor and the Iron Man in terms of their public appeal ?

    How would you rearrange the Iron Lady, the Iron Chancellor and the Iron Man in terms of their public appeal ? Here is the list - * Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher * Iron Chancellor - Otto Von Bismarck * Iron Man - ask Marvel Inc. :-) Who is your 1, 2 and 3 ?
    How would you rearrange the Iron Lady, the Iron Chancellor and the Iron Man in terms of their public appeal ? Here is the list - * Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher * Iron Chancellor - Otto Von Bismarck * Iron Man - ask Marvel Inc. :-) Who is your 1, 2 and 3 ?
    1 answer · Polls & Surveys · 3 weeks ago
  • What's in a name ?

    If I change my name, will it affect - A) The way others see me B) The way I see myself A or B ?
    If I change my name, will it affect - A) The way others see me B) The way I see myself A or B ?
    4 answers · Baby Names · 3 weeks ago
  • Build vertical or build lateral?

    A) Today's global cityscapes are dictated by tall skyscrapers, of great heights. If we continue like this, helipads and helicopters might increase in demand. Also density of population / sq.km will increase, leading to an increase in centralization. B)Expanding settlements laterally will make dwellings of greater width than height. (maybe... show more
    A) Today's global cityscapes are dictated by tall skyscrapers, of great heights. If we continue like this, helipads and helicopters might increase in demand. Also density of population / sq.km will increase, leading to an increase in centralization. B)Expanding settlements laterally will make dwellings of greater width than height. (maybe palatial single storied estates might make their entry). This will lead to an increase in demand for automobiles and other forms of surface transport. This would lead to an increase in decentralization. Of the two models I prefer the latter. Do you ?
    5 answers · Engineering · 3 weeks ago
  • Is the amplitude of sound emitted by an animal (mainly mammals) related to it's size, diet and habitat ?

    Is the amplitude of sound emitted by an animal (mainly mammals) related to it's size, diet and habitat ? * Lion - loud and fierce * Frog - pleasant yet purposeful * Crocodile - a stealth sub !? * Elephant - wake up call ? Do you agree ?
    Is the amplitude of sound emitted by an animal (mainly mammals) related to it's size, diet and habitat ? * Lion - loud and fierce * Frog - pleasant yet purposeful * Crocodile - a stealth sub !? * Elephant - wake up call ? Do you agree ?
    4 answers · Zoology · 3 weeks ago
  • Think before walking out of the shower - Chaos Theory?

    Chaos theory stress on 2 things - initial conditions and the butterfly effect. It is extended in scale by fractal geometry, so as to apply changes in the micro-environment to the macro-environment. Consider the following thought experiment. An absent-minded professor lives on the 5th floor of an apartment block. There lives a rather attractive lady... show more
    Chaos theory stress on 2 things - initial conditions and the butterfly effect. It is extended in scale by fractal geometry, so as to apply changes in the micro-environment to the macro-environment. Consider the following thought experiment. An absent-minded professor lives on the 5th floor of an apartment block. There lives a rather attractive lady in the adjacent apartment block, on the same floor, with an open window facing the professor's apartment block. One fine day, when the aforementioned lady is standing near her window, the nutty professor emerges from his bathroom butt-naked. The lady near the window takes offense to this, not knowing that our professor in question, innocuosly forgot to put on his bathrobe (just like Achimedes did) ! The lady gets hysterical and launches a hashtag on Twitter #dontdropyourpants which goes viral. The issue gets escalated to Parliament. A law is passed that flashing is a cardinal sin, and the Professor has to serve time in prison. This leads to "a spike in the sale of BATH TOWELS !" :-) Do you agree that this is one of the rauchy aspects of chaos theory ?
    2 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 weeks ago