Cross The River

Came across the following flash logical problem. For crossing river/bridge type of problems, this one is one of the hardest. If you cannot read Chinese, here are the rules and instructions: There are a family of six: Dad, Mom, two sons, and two daughters. There is a policeman and a thief. 1. The objective of the game is to get everyone across the river in a boat. 2. The boat can take a maximum of two persons. 3. Only the […]

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Notes on the Black Swan

Just finished reading the book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.   Several important points to take away:       1.  A black swan is a random and yet highly improbable, highly impactful event that exists in reality.       2.  Black swans are produced in the platonic fold, in which the gap between what you know and what you think you know becomes is dangerously wide.  This often happens in areas where the unknown unknowns plays a huge role […]

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Difference between genius and stupidity

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. By Albert Einstein

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Inner Working of a Cell

http://multimedia.mcb.harvard.edu/media.html Very amazing video. In a way, a human being is just a compilation of individual automatons, with each automaton has its own biological function. Together, the automatons make up a complex system which we define as one human being. If you think of a human being as a cell, with its designated functions, we can imagine any organizations to have its own consciousness and spirit, just like a biological being. Therefore, it does not surprise me that an army, […]

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