Movies like Nolan’s The Prestige, nowadays most coveted car company The Elon Musk’s Tesla and this comic by Oatmeal, all tell us one thing: Nikola Tesla was one of the major pioneers in modern-day science but he was, at large, underrated. He was an impactful geek who was overshadowed by flash, edgy, and publicity-hungry Thomas Alva Edison. Did you also know that Nikola Tesla was not always a humble servant of science himself, as we believe nowadays? He was indeed the inventor of the system of electricity that we use without noticing. But he was also known to sign things not with his name but with the letters “GI.” (GI here means “Great Inventor.”)Continue reading →
FU News Science Team Secret Report from NASA Laboratories ((European Alps), the Equator)
After a highly confidentially conducted experiment, lasting for 10000s of years, scientists have come to a startling conclusion. You might have to sit down for this.
“Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”
, hold your breath, is true. That’s the reason that they both are totally different species as they are from totally different planets. The differences have always been stark but there has always been a pull among the two like there is some sort of gravitational attraction. That is weird but in a way that is just simple but sometimes complex as well as are all the other attractions.
A more shocking result from the experiment was the fact that Men reached Earth earlier than Women due to planetary positions at that time. That gave Men some unfair advantage that the fairer sex didn’t get. It has also been a reason why men think that somehow they have a right to more things than women have. They think that they can write laws for people who got delayed just by mere minutes. Also, that has also been a reason behind men still not content with one piece of property they have. They still keep looking for more. Adam and Eve were indeed the first 2 people who had landed from the distant planets. Finally, we now know that their names were nothing but acronyms:
ADAM — Alpha Dwelling Association of Mars
EVE — Ex-Venus Earthlings
Did the womenfolk get delayed because they were busy doing make-up? Did the men reach earlier because they thought that if they reach early, they can spend the next few days relaxing doing nothing? Answers to these questions, we might never know.
Another revelation is that LGBTQ originated on Earth but after the surprise conquering of the earth by Men and Women. That’s the reason they are not accepted as much as they should have been. Technically all the organisms on planet earth were Hermaphrodite so the earth could’ve belonged to anyone but it won’t be wrong to blame these extra-terrestrial people for all the differences, judging and labeling others.
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The Internet is full of vast amounts of knowledge and it keeps on bloating itself. We have got access to so much data that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find quality material that you can actually use. Then there are some gems that are available that once you stumble onto, you can not get enough of it.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, created, compiled, and edited by Eric Jorgenson is one such gem. This crisp book is one of the best things I stumbled upon this year. In fact, this book is one of the most hopeful pieces of gift or advice one can give oneself in this craptastic of a year.
For the uninitiated, Naval Ravikant is an Indian American who is an investor in tech, runs a podcast, tweets about a variety of things but he focuses on his own life’s philosophies. This book is sort of an Interview in which Eric asked Naval to explain some of his best Tweets. Naval goes in detail about what the Tweet meant. There is so much to learn from this book, that I could use advice from this book again and again. This could be the go-to book whenever one doesn’t want to get trapped into fallacies of motivational speakers and life coaching. I first read about Naval Ravikant in Tim Ferris’ Tools of Titans but I didn’t go deeper then. I could have.
The book has Illustrations by Jack Butcher and each of them is so inspiring that they make great minimal posters on your wall. A Foreword by Tim Ferriss and this podcast can help you get more background by Naval Ravikant.
Ways to read this:
Some of my top clippings from this book which I found fascinating.
Basic arithmetic and numeracy are way more important in life than doing calculus. Similarly, being able to convey yourself simply using ordinary English words is far more important than being able to write poetry, having an extensive vocabulary, or speaking seven different foreign languages.
Learn to sell, learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.
Earn with your mind, not your time.
… money is not going to solve all of your problems, but it’s going to solve all of your money problems.
Figure out what you’re good at, and start helping other people with it. Give it away. Pay it forward. Karma works because people are consistent. On a long enough timescale, you will attract what you project. But don’t measure—your patience will run out if you count.
Whether in commerce, science, or politics—history remembers the artists.
If you’re evenly split on a difficult decision, take the path more painful in the short term.
We think of ourselves as fixed and the world as malleable, but it’s really we who are malleable, and the world is largely fixed.
When you’re young, you have time. You have health, but you have no money. When you’re middle-aged, you have money and you have health, but you have no time. When you’re old, you have money and you have time, but you have no health. So the trifecta is trying to get all three at once.
You’re gone in three generations, and nobody cares. Before you showed up, nobody cared. It’s all a single-player game.
Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.
Life-hack: When in bed, meditate. Either you will have a deep meditation or fall asleep. Victory either way.
Value your time. It is all you have. It’s more important than your money. It’s more important than your friends. It is more important than anything. Your time is all you have. Do not waste your time…
When I was younger … my old definition was “freedom to.” Freedom to do anything I want. Freedom to do whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like. Now, the freedom I’m looking for is internal freedom. It’s “freedom from.” Freedom from reaction. Freedom from feeling angry. Freedom from being sad. Freedom from being forced to do things.
Inspiration is perishable—act on it immediately.
Seth Godin, in his blog https://seths.blog/2018/11/one-by-one-the-urgent-goes-away/ wrote such subtle but powerful words.
Those emergencies from a year ago (and a month ago), they’re gone.
Either they were solved, or they became things to live with. But emergencies don’t last. They fade.
Time is such a strong healer.
One late afternoon in Office Cafeteria, I and some of my colleagues were discussing trivial matters during snack break (mostly Dosa for me and oily deep-fried things (as if Dosa is not) for others) while sipping on coffee and tea. I got a work-related call and while I was busy talking, the hot freshly prepared Dosa cooled down, turned soft, and lost all its charm.
One thought came into mind: So, Dosa has to be eaten immediately otherwise it just dies like a Soft-Dismissal in Cricket. Why can’t Dosa be home delivered in the 21st century? Someone might have read a Tweet about it as well which might have caused the initiation of all this conundrum.Continue reading →
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”F. Scott Fitzgerald
Some people and things do deserve the criticism. Like
- People who don’t wash their hands after using the restroom,
- Newspaper with 100 pages filled with just advertisements,
- People who drive rashly deliberately,
- People who throw garbage on road from their cars,
- Fanboys of anything,
- Motorcycles in which getting to neutral is a pain,
- People who address you as Bro without knowing you,
The list goes on.
But we should, hypothetically at least, put ourselves in others’ place just before putting them down.
Same way, if the other person has not been through what you’ve been through or have never seen loss or failure themselves, we can ignore them.
Recently, the Twitter account of India’s PM got hacked by someone who might be a Keanu Reeves fan (who isn’t?!). And, obviously, that’s not the only high profile account which has got compromised in recent history but it keeps happening once in a while. If even the most powerful person in the country is insecure online, think about yourself. Your password would be even easier to break down. It is just Password@123. Right?
Normally, Passwords are somethings we hold very dear. We can share the most personal things with others but not passwords. Some people do share passwords at work for common systems which is highly risky in itself but they will never share passwords of their bank accounts for sure.Continue reading →