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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)

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Workswell

Posted in Annoyance, Rant with tags , , , on February 5, 2010 by Rohit

You know how people say that you should do what you most love doing, for a living? I say fail. You should never try to make a living off something you truly love doing. That way you will never have to bastardize it for money or for the Man. Get a job you can live with, but not love too much. You can walk away easier in the evenings and secretly feel warm in your underpants because you’re the smart sonofabitch who can make a living out of even something you don’t really care about.
The only real goal should be to be good at what you do for a living and find time for what you really love doing.

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.

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