Saturday, 27 February 2010

Big Bang Theory - Nerd Test

Baba Gyani Triviani said:
"Nerds of the same feather, flock together"

Have you ever watched the comedy series "Big Bang Theory" ? It's a story about four nerds, and a pretty girl. The nerds always talk in complex jargon, involving physics, sub-atomic particles, computers and other science and engineering concepts.

Here's a conversation that happened among a bunch of engineers, mostly from PESIT. Oh, I like to call it "Nerd Test". Here is the conversation thread. It's pretty funny if you understand it... And if you understand it, you are a nerd.

It all started with Nikhil Narayan Buzzing about the sad realities of life...

Begin Conversation
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Nikhil Narayan - Buzz - Public - Muted
Life is a vicious circle of waiting: You wait for a person who is waiting for another person who is waiting for another person (to the power n) who is waiting for another person who is inturn waiting for you.

anusha k - phew youur statement is more complex than life.......Feb 16

Ravi kiran - If you imagine an individual as (x,y,z,TIME) , so every1 is distinct point in space-time fold, its as good having n points on a 2-D XY plane, imagine, whatever figure you want to draw with those points, you can get circle, rectangle and similar equivalents in space-time fold :) !Feb 16

Nikhil Baliga - So the problem is a simple one or a complex one depending on number of people.

Swami Gulagulaananda has two simple points:
1) If number of people in this world who are in that circle is even, then we ask every alternate person to turn around :P And voila, instant happiness.

2) If number of people in this world is odd, we will ask Narayan to become Sanyasi, so that rest of them can follow point 1 :P
Feb 16

Nikhil Narayan - @ Ravi: Thanx a lot for the 4D analysis of a very linearly non linear system.... :D ...
@ Baliga : Swami Gulagulaananda awara appane irali.
@ Anusha : Sorry for making it even more complex..... :P ....
The revised status satisfying one or all the criteria of Ravi and Swami G's:

Life is a vicious "N dimensional hyperboloid with, N being odd and having a lower bound of 5 not satisying the Narayan being a sanyasi clause " where: You wait for a person who is waiting for another person who is waiting for another person (to the power n) who is waiting for another person who is inturn waiting for you.
Feb 16

Nikhil Narayan - Whats wrong with me??????????????????....... MSc is annihilating my brain............Feb 16

Nikhil Baliga - Interestingly I did a little reading on Hyperboloids :P So here is what I found.

n Dimernsional hyperboloids known as Minkowski model is a model of n-dimensional hyperbolic geometry. Hyperbolic geometry doesn't have Euclidean Geometry, which means the parallel postulate doesn't exist. So, there can be possibilities of triangles whose angles don't have to add up to 180 degrees...

Now extrapolate the same theory to love triangles at its basic level. However, though according to your postulate, since we have sides of (2*N + 1) where N>1, it will continue to work because it is apparently possible to have zero angled triangles in hyperbolic planes, as in Poincaré disk model...

In this case, in the limiting case, the vertices may even merge, tending to everyone becoming the same person and loving themselves. This gets us to the more philosophic aspect of everyone being part of the same thing, or everyone merging towards the same thing - all aatmas merging towards the paramaatma - The brahman concept.
Feb 16

Aditya Padaki - @Baliga: Maga u'll get 2 PhDs.... one in Mathematics and other in Philosophy.... its a thesis on "Mathosophy" :P :DFeb 16

Nikhil Baliga - Would that make me Dr Dr Nikhil Baliga? Like Sri Sri Ravishankar? :PEditFeb 16

Aditya Padaki - Well... Yeah... Whatever.... Bah... :P :)Feb 16

Ravi kiran - @ Baliga , pretty good analysis... i agree with the philosophic aspect of every aatma merging towards the paramaatma..Feb 17

anusha k - god....PhD or no PhD, you guys will surely earn a contract with mental hospitals for providing them many patients......
Feb 17

akhil shanbhag - zzzzzzzFeb 17

Ravi kiran - @narayan+baliga - we better stop this thread b4 people start beatin us up :) !Feb 17

Nikhil Narayan - @ Ravi: One last change and thats it..... :)......

@Baliga: Amazing analysis......
So as padaki said u'll get 2 PhD's..... The one for Mathematics will be conferred to u by Dr HNS and the philosophy one will be conferred to u by SSK along with the title 'Sri Sri'..... And guess what... He'll be mentioning ur name in each of his classes....... :P ....... :D.....

And yet again due to the most interesting analysis by Baliga, the status message is changed to:

Life is a vicious "N dimensional hyperboloid with, N being odd and having a lower bound of 5 not satisying the Narayan being a sanyasi clause " where: You wait for a person who is waiting for another person who is waiting for another person (to the power n) who is waiting for another person who is inturn waiting for you.
1). The process terminates only when one kicks the bucket and reaches the heavenly abode to atain the ultimate form of life, called the 'parmaatma' limit (for people who do not want to agree with Baliga's analysis).
2). The process terminates instantaneously if you feel one and do things the right way without waiting because ultimately its the aatma thats merging and waiting for others only means you are blocking the path to wisdom in an N - Dimensional philosophical hyperboloid.
Feb 17

Nikhil Baliga - Ummm, your first point also agrees with me, because of Gulagulaananda's first point - when one person kicks the bucket to attain paramaatma limit, we now will have even number of people and we can then reverse every alternate person to have a happy ending, thus eliminating the concept of going into n dimensional hyperboloids :P Nice discussion though Feb 17

Nikhil Narayan - Yup..... It was a nice discussion.... :)Feb 17

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End of conversation...

To summarise, using Narayan's last post - Here's his commentary on life taking all points into account.

Narayan's commentary on life (including all above bug fixes and patches)
Life is a vicious "N dimensional hyperboloid with, N being odd and having a lower bound of 5 not satisying the 'Narayan being a sanyasi' clause " where: You wait for a person who is waiting for another person who is waiting for another person (to the power n) who is waiting for another person who is inturn waiting for you.
1). The process terminates only when one kicks the bucket and reaches the heavenly abode to atain the ultimate form of life, called the 'parmaatma' limit (for people who do not want to agree with Baliga's analysis)
2). The process terminates instantaneously if you feel one and do things the right way without waiting because ultimately its the aatma thats merging and waiting for others only means you are blocking the path to wisdom in an N - Dimensional philosophical hyperboloid

3 comments:

Amool said...

Brilliant approach to solve the problem!

Sasidhar said...

nerd!

Arun said...

Good brainstorming. Btw, speaking abt brainstorming, I suppose the word originated from the storm of electrical signals that are created between the neurons during a discussion of such sorts.. :) Anyways' that another life philosophy.

@Nikhil, thanks' for pointing out this blog. Pretty interesting articles.