16 April 2010

Some little nothings

  • To explain the principle of relativity – that, time is subjective –  a friend gave this example. Relativity can be explained by the way two people perceive time – two people standing on both the sides of a toilet door – one waiting for the toilet, one using the toilet.  [thanks to Vivek]
    (When I was very young, my mom had told me that time flies when you speak to a lovely person, and time drags when the conversation is boring – and that is the crux of the thing. And I seem to like the toilet example now) 
  • If I were a chemistry teacher at high school, I would teach “irreversible process” with an example of toothpaste. Once you squeeze it out, there is no way to get it back – that is an (almost) irreversible process. Right?
  • If I am were math/computer-science teacher, I’d use the same example to explain One-way functions which are easy to do one side, the other way around is not so easy! :)
  • I recently read a small passage in a (malayalam) blog where the author says he envies some groups of people. So do I, envy such people …
    • who can sleep when mosquitoes are attacking
    • who can talk while watching TV
    • who can work[@computer] while listening to songs
    • who can read while having lunch/dinner/food
    • who can telephone while driving
  • The Easter/Vishu celebration is on this Sunday and as usual I’ve invited 4 friends – Jo, GrübMäd, Lud and a MuggleGirl. But this time I’ll be busy compering and I hope they’ll take care of themselves. I’ve always wanted to take RG for this function, but never could make it. Anyway, I am looking forward to Sunday.
  • My apartment mate from Greece: I like that chap. He’s intelligent, knowledgeable, arrogant and aggressive. If I look at him and say “if you’re looking for trouble, you’ve come to the right place”, he’d easily say - “oh yes, I am looking for trouble”. Nice confident chap… but I cannot help foreseeing the chances of we having clash of titans. :)

Well, that’s all for now. And I’ll get back to my work.

You all have a wonderful time, a great weekend.

Signing off, Sands.


Smita said...

Hope you have a great Sunday :)

You know when am trying to concentrate on work I plug in music but when it comes to doing TP on comp music disturbs me :D Strange na?? :D

And I can read while I eat or walk or am standing etc. :D

Anonymous said...


Never thought of using the toothpaste example in such scenarios..

About the enviable things.. Surprisingly, I can do all other than the second one!! :-O