Monday, October 24, 2016

New Perspectives and Pigs

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." 
- George Bernard Shaw

It's important to keep and open mind, and expose oneself to new perspectives.

But it's also important to understand when a certain perspective is simply wrong. Or in other words, at some point, you just have to stop wrestling with pigs.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Indian American Hypocrisy

I see the same Indian Americans who wholeheartedly support Hillary and abhor Trump express horror when their kids — who they've spent 100s of thousands of dollars educating — turn into gay hippies.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Why Avoid Political Arguments

Different degrees of knowledge, confidence, and no clear results.
Somewhat similar to why involvement in politics itself can be fruitless.

Only have political discussions, not arguments.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Why HR Has No Place In A Tech Organization

Here's another typical tech interview, which seems like any other interview I've faced.

The recruiter knows so little that there isn't even any point to the conversation.

This is why I believe that HR — which has its roots in the manufacturing industry — has no place in an innovation focused tech organization. HR is obviously a natural fit for software services.

But you can't replace a race horse with two cart horses.

Then there's the whole issue of legislation driven employment, which is probably on its last legs anyway.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jobs Are For Women

Men have a genetic predisposition for risk taking, and are inherently better suited for Entrepreneurship than for jobs.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Birthdays and Behavior

How could anyone be ignorant enough to dismiss new information, without actually having no personal knowledge of the subject?

That has to take a special level of ignorance and arrogance.

Incidentally, the only two people I know who do so on a regular basis were born on the exact same day (different years).

Indian Genetics

No arguing with the fact that most Indians and Pakistanis share the same genes.

Except for one particular part of the sub continent that was never ruled by one particular dynasty.

Put that and the fact that most Indians bear such a striking resemblance to one particular international race, and the whole story becomes ridiculously obvious.

At least to anyone who has traveled to any multi cultural country abroad.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Psychological Sexual Dimorphism

Why would Sexual Dimorphism be restricted to physical attributes alone?

The exhibition of genetic patterns in psychological traits across species and communities is already quite well known.

When two sexes of the same species can exhibit such stark differences in physical characteristics, it's only logical that there would be pronounced psychological differences too.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dorian Yates - 45 minutes thrice a week

Or in my case, an hour twice a week.
If you're doing it right, that's all you need.

Quality over quantity, whether it's work or working out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
― Dante Alighieri

Friday, September 30, 2016


Once computers start doing all our work, computer programming will be the only remaining occupation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


In one line:
Hurt those who care for you, and go after those who don't.

PS: When you're being difficult, the only ones who'll make the effort to connect are the losers and the players. You're just making it harder for great people to connect with you. Should be obvious, but guess it's not.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Libertarian Views

Free Markets and True Capitalism
Not socialism or crony capitalism

Open immigration (efficient markets > job opportunities)
But no welfare

Self defense / Gun ownership
(But to what extent? Automatics? Bombs?)

Voluntary transactions / No victim-less crimes
Drugs, Prostitution and Gambling

Abortions / Personal Choice.
But no forceful child support. Choice for both parties.

But what of sanctity of life?
For embryos? For animals? For plants?
Where does the state's authority begin?

Note: Subjective moral views cannot be used to curb objective freedom. The state exists to protect entities from coercion by other entities, not from their own choices. Freedom and Free Markets are the most efficient, and the highest ideals.

The Software Industry and Computer Programmers

A google employee once wrote an article in which he said something like:

"Often we would interview a programmer who had an incredible amount of knowledge on a wide range of subjects, but couldn't program Hello World in any language."

It's really amazing how many people in the software industry simply know nothing about programming computers.

We're talking about core technical people such as Product Managers - not people in unrelated departments such as marketing - who have big plans and strong opinions on everything related to technology, but lack basic technical skills.

To put it in perspective, imagine an entire department of road planning where no one really knows to drive.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Akhand Bharat

Putin with his nationalistic and strongly anti-communist stance. Modi in 2014. Now Trump with his strong anti-Pak and pro-India / pro-Putin stance.
The real battle is going to be in international relations, exposing the Pak and Kashmir ideology for what it is. Look at the newly started debate about Balochistan.

We're talking about Akhand Bharat here, not just Kashmir. Talk about missing the bigger picture!