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Dilbert

Posted in Pointer with tags on August 6, 2012 by Rohit

Dilbert

Bacon lovers found this.

Equations

Posted in Pointer with tags on October 20, 2011 by Rohit

So I have returned to college and it’s been fun so far. More on that later, but what I’d like to share quickly is this nifty tool for inserting equations into most editors. You can drag equations created on this page into almost anything on most browsers*. I used to have a tough time with this earlier. (I wonder if this is common knowledge, and I’ve been living under a rock)

So if you’re really itching to insert beautifully formatted equations, as I am sure most of you are, try this out.

(Site claim, I have only tested on Friefox 7.0.1)

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Posted in Pointer with tags , , on July 30, 2011 by Rohit

Original comic can be found at : http://www.smbc-comics.com/

Elementary

Posted in Pointer with tags , , on February 17, 2011 by Rohit

Joel Watson has a subtle point.

For more : http://hijinksensue.com/

Edit (12/12/2011): It’s months later, but I got to see Watson in action at our University! Unfortunately though, some of the joy was dampened by Cal beating us quite convincingly (Watson beat everyone with twice the points).

Ok Cupid?

Posted in Pointer with tags , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Rohit

I am a bit of a statistics enthusiast who often wonders about the difficulties in conducting very large experiments. Therefore, what the folks at OkCupid are doing is very interesting to me. This illuminating insight is a must read. While the article is brilliant, here are a couple of points not specifically noted there.

Here are the reply rates on OKCupid for men of different races:

And here are the reply rates for women:

  • Indian Males are the least replied to racial subgroup on OKCupid. If I make a disputable correlation with attractiveness, in an as widely represented pool as OKCupid’s, Indian Males are the least attractive racial group.
  • While Indian Males are the highest replying recipients for messages from Indian Females, the group that responds most poorly to Indian Males is – Indian Females.

Daimmn.

(Images from okcupid.com)

Nut Butterscotch

Posted in Annoyance, Pointer with tags , , , on December 17, 2009 by Rohit

Renowned pillar of brotherhood and equality, Haagen Dasz, has confirmed what I long suspected : Indians will spontaneously combust upon eating ice-cream.

I am sure both King and Gandhi busted a nut in their graves.

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Update

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Turns out Haagen Dazs has a convincing and well thought out reply :

Excerpts :

“If people were refused entry momentarily, it was only due to overcrowding as there was a rush.”

“it emerged that what Haagen-Dazs really wanted to convey was ‘Now get a taste of abroad right here in India’.”

“An error was made in the creative execution”

Right after making bambi eyes like that, Haagen Dasz is rumoured to have farted and loudly proclaimed “It wasn’t me!”

Two words : Lame Ass.

Flaubert again

Posted in Pointer with tags on November 15, 2008 by Rohit

To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness; though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.” – Gustave Flaubert

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