Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Common Mistakes in English: Text Lecture 1


Oh, we are so dumb and sometimes we don't even know it. We act like smart using wrong information or facts. Am I being too offensive? Well, answer me, how often do you say "It's me! It's me!!"? And you know what, it's wrong.

There are a lot more. Here I have made a collection of the most common ones. More to come. So keep on looking.

Wrong: It's me who did it.
Right: It's I who did it.

Wrong: I like playing guitar.
Right: I like playing the guitar.
# musical instruments always preceded by 'the'

Wrong: Once upon a time Titanic was the largest ship.
Right: Once upon a time the Titanic was the largest ship.
#the name of a ship is preceded by 'the'

Wrong: I waited for her for one and a half hour.
Right: I waited for her for one and a half hours.

Wrong: A boy's hat is different from a girl.
Right: A boy's hat is different from a girl's.

Wrong: Don't make noise when I sleep.
Right: Don't make a noise when I sleep.

Wrong: It was him.
Right: It was he.

Wrong: Jack has not come also (or too).
Right: Jack has not come either.

Wrong: It's me.
Right: It's I.

Well, here were few examples. I suggest you do your own research. I just wanted to give you the heads up.

More text lectures like that are about to come. So stay tuned.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Announcement On Blogging Workshop

Dear Viewer,

I am going to host a workshop titled "A to Z of Blogging and Online Earning".

The workshop will take place at 6 PM on March 17, 2011 at room A203 of the E&TC Department of MAEER's MIT.

If you are one of those people who have a lot to say and have a lot of new ideas, but don't find a place to express them, consider attending this workshop.

I will share all my experience I have learnt in last 5 years and help you to create your own blog and thereby create your own personal space on the Web.

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This is the next revolution of online journalism.

See you on March 17, 6 PM at room A203.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

Friday, March 04, 2011

Exploring a parallel universe!

My friend asked me, "Why don't you publish it on your blog?"

"I don't want people to think I am crazy", I replied.

"If it sounded crazy, I would tell you so. But it seems very logical to me".

"Well then, I will publish it someday".

That was the conversation I had with one of my closest friends. Apparently when I proposed him the idea, being a huge cricket fan, he wanted to play cricket with his other self from the parallel universe immediately. He wanted to bowl to his other self, and knowing that the other him would be thinking the same way, would he be able to guess his bowling trick and defend the ball accordingly?

Nice idea, but I couldn't comment on the plausibility of the situation.

Can I make a tunnel between the parallel universe's' (note universeS: many of them)? I don't know the answer, Stephen Hawking will answer you that.

Let's  make things simple.

How the hell it is possible that a parallel universe exists?

Before I answer this, I will give you a scenario.

Human ears can hear sounds which have a frequency range between 20 Hz to 20000 Hz. Any sound below 20 or beyond 20000 is not audible for the human ears. But dogs can hear sounds which have frequencies more than 20K. So the concept that humans cannot hear anything more than 20K doesn't mean that sounds beyond 20K don't exist. Human senses just cannot feel them.

So far we know of only 4 dimensions. Initially we knew only 3 dimensions. That were height, width and depth. Later Einstein brought in the idea of a 4th dimension and that is time. In recent times 6 more dimensions have been discovered but human senses cannot feel (check this link) them. So the inability of human senses to detect them does not prove that things beyond these 4 dimensions cannot exist. If things go on according to the properties of the other six dimensions, events will take place, but humans will not be able to sense them. So even if a parallel universe exists in those dimensions, we won't feel a thing (but here a paradox occurs, if two objects can simultaneously occupy one single space; answer is NO; they need to have different space-TIME coordinates). But that in no way proves that a parallel universe cannot exist.

The things that we can observe depend a lot on the sense of our time. If you take the speed of electrons revolving inside an atom, that will serve as the base of all our observation with respect to time. All the things that we see around us have shapes and meanings to us because our senses have grown to understand things which have properties co-related to the speed of electrons.

If in another universe, the quark (the building block of electrons) have different properties (I cannot explain what), that will affect the speed to electrons, therefore the whole universe will have a different sense of time. And all the creations in that universe will be defined by that. The molecular structure, the speed of light (isn't it highly ambitious?), the sense of time will be different there. I believe even Einstein's famous equation of mass-energy will be multiplied by some deviation factor to be accurate or will have a totally different form.

Hence, we cannot ever reject the idea of a parallel universe. May be we are too dumb to sense it.

Is it possible to exchange things between universes?

May be. But if that happens I believe that will have to follow the law of conservation of energy. The total energy (hence mass) in an universe should be unaltered.

Stephen Hawking once said, if you see a stranger through your door hole, let him in. He might be your great great great grandson traveling back in time.

I say the same thing adding a few more words inside parenthesis (at your own risk!).

However, many scientists oppose the idea of traveling back in time because of the feedback problem. More on that in another post. Till then keep on thinking about this post.

Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. The ideas proposed above are purely mine and shouldn't be taken as references. They might be totally wrong. Accepting them or rejecting them depends totally on you. I suggest you not to accept them; instead, think about them. If you find anything different, let me know and let the world know so that everyone can learn something new.