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  • Chinese Names - Unreal Blog
    missed it here is the video the fake names are around the 43rd second mark http youtu be wFA7t1sHxBI In light of this TV report I thought I would post a bunch of fake names that I got through email a while ago It definitely seems timely if not appropriate That s not right Sum Ting Wong Are you harboring a fugitive Hu Yu Hai Ding See me ASAP Kum Hia Nao Stupid Man Dum Fuk Small Horse Tai Ni Po Ni Did you go to the beach Wai Yu So Tan I bumped into a coffee table Ai Bang Mai Fu Kin Ni I think you need a face lift Chin Tu Fat It s very dark in here Wai So Dim I thought you were on a diet Wai Yu Mun Ching This is a tow away zone No Pah King Our meeting is scheduled for next week Wai Yu Kum Nao Staying out of sight Lei Ying Lo He s cleaning his automobile Wa Shing Ka Your body odor is offensive Yu Stin Ki Pu Great Fa Kin Su Pa Apologies if you find this post offensive only trying to be funny here Share this Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Voat Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Related Comments asiana crash chinese names Post navigation Previous Post Seeing and

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  • How to Live Your Life - Unreal Blog
    wealth because this view enjoys a certain currency in these troubled times that we live in This view it must be said is only a passing fad no matter how entrenched it looks right now It was only about fifty years ago that a whole hippie generation rebelled against another entrenched drive for material comforts of the previous generation In the hazy years that followed the materialistic view bounced back with a vengeance and took us all hostage After its culmination in the obscenities of the Madoffs and the Stanfords and the countless less harmful parasites of their kind we are perhaps at the beginning stages of another pendulum swing This post is perhaps a reflection of this swing The trouble with a race like competitive or combative view of life is that the victory always seems empty to the victors and bitter to the vanquished It really is not about winning at all which is why the Olympian sprinter who busted up his knee halfway through the race hobbled on with his dad s help and why it moved those who watched the race The same reason why we read and quote the Charge of the Light Brigade It was never about winning And there is a deep reason behind why a fitting paradigm of life cannot be that a race which is that life is ultimately an unwinnable race If the purpose of life is to live a little longer as evolutionary biology teaches us we will all fail when we die With the trials and tribulations of life volleying and thundering all around us we still ride on without reasoning why on to our certain end Faced with such a complete and inevitable defeat our life just cannot be about winning We might then think that it is some kind of glory that we are or should be after If a life leads to glory during or after death it perhaps is or was a good life Glory doesn t have to be a public popular glory as that of a politician or a celebrity it could be a small personal glory as in the good memories we leave behind in those dear to us What will make a life worthy of being remembered Where does the glory come from For wherever it is that is what would make a life a good life I think the answer lies in the quality with which we do the little things in life The perfection in big things will then follow How do you paint a perfect picture Easy just be perfect first and then paint anything And how do you live a perfect life Easy again Just be perfect in everything especially the little things that you do For life is nothing but the series of little things that you do now now and now Image By Richard Caton Woodville Jr Transferred from en wikipedia to Commons by Melesse using CommonsHelper Public Domain Share this Click to share

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  • The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil - Unreal Blog
    needs to do is to ask a question like What is My 4 calculator takes practically no time to answer it to better than one part in a million precision A super intelligent human being might take about a minute before venturing a first guess But the Turing Test does not define intelligence as arithmetic muscle Intelligence is composed of higher cognitive abilities After beating around the bush for a while one comes to the conclusion that intelligence is the presence of consciousness And the Turing Test essentially examines a computer to see if it can fake consciousness well enough to fool a trained evaluator It would have you believe that consciousness is nothing more than answering some clever questions satisfactorily Is it true Once we restate the test and redefine intelligence this way our analysis can bifurcate into an inward journey or an outward one we can ask ourselves questions like what if everybody is an automaton except us you and me of course successfully faking intelligence Are we faking it and freewill to ourselves as well We would think perhaps not or who are these ourselves that we are faking it to The inevitable conclusion to this inward journey is that we can be sure of the presence of consciousness only in ourselves The outward analysis of the emergence of intelligence a la Turing Test brings about a whole host of interesting questions which occupy a significant part of the book I m referring to the audio abridgment edition although a bit obsessed with virtual sex at times One of the thought provoking questions when machines claim that they are sentient is this Would it be murder to kill one of them Before you suggest that I or rather Kurzweil stop acting crazy consider this What if the computer is a digital backup of a real person A backup that thinks and acts like the original Still no What if it is the only backup and the person is dead Wouldn t killing the machine be tantamount to killing the person If you grudgingly said yes to the last question then all hell breaks loose What if there are multiple identical backups What if you create your own backup Would deleting a backup capable of spiritual experiences amount to murder When he talks about the progression of machine intelligence Kurzweil demonstrates his inherent optimism He posits that ultimate intelligence yearn for nothing but knowledge I don t know if I accept that To what end then is knowledge I think an ultimate intelligence would crave continuity or immortality Kurzweil assumes that all technology and intelligence would have all our material needs met at some point Looking at our efforts so far I have my doubts We have developed no boon so far without an associated bane or two Think of the seemingly unlimited nuclear energy and you also see the bombs and radioactive waste management issues Think of fossil fuel and the scourge of global warming shows itself

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  • Quant Talent Management - Unreal Blog
    presentations You don t have to look beyond Bill Gates to appreciate the heights to which technical expertise can take you in the West Of course Gates is more than an expert he is a leader of great vision as well Leaders are different from people managers Leaders provide inspiration and direction They are sorely needed in all organizations big and small Unlike people mangers quants and technical experts are smart cookies They can easily see that if they want to be people managers they can get started with a tie and a good haircut If the pickings are rich why wouldn t they This Asian differentiation between quants and managers therefore makes for a strong push factor for some quants who find it worthwhile to hide their technical skills get that haircut grab that tie and become a people manager Of course it comes down to your personal choice between fulfilment and satisfaction originating from technical authority on the one hand and convenience and promotions arising from people skills on the other I wonder whether we have already made our choices even in our personal lives We find fathers who cannot get the hang of changing diapers household chores Is it likely that men cannot figure out washing machines and microwaves although they can operate complicated machinery at work We also find ladies who cannot balance their accounts and estimate their spending Is it really a mathematical impairment or a matter of convenience At times the lack of knowledge is as potent a weapon as its abundance How Much is Talent Worth Banks deal in money Our profession in finance teaches us that we can put a dollar value to everything in life Talent retention is no different After taking care of as much of the push factors as we can the next question is fairly simple How much does it take to retain talent My city state of Singapore suffers from a special disadvantage when it comes to talent management We need foreign talent It is nothing to feel bad about It is a statistical fact of life For every top Singaporean in any field be it finance science medicine sports or whatever we will find about 500 professionals of equal calibre in China and India Not because we are 500 times less talented just that they have 500 times more people Coupled with overwhelming statistical supremacy certain countries have special superiority in their chosen or accidental specializations We expect to find more hardware experts in China more software gurus in India more badminton players in Indonesia more entrepreneurial spirit and managerial expertise in the west We need such experts so we hire them But how much should we pay them That s where economics comes in demand and supply We offer attractive expatriate packages that the talents would bite I was on an expatriate package when I came to Singapore as a foreign talent It was a fairly generous package but cleverly worded so that if I

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  • Unreal Blog - Life, Work and Money. Perception, Physics and Philosophy
    one person in the whole world holding all the wealth in the world That brings me to the topic of this post what is the most likely wealth distribution Continue reading income inequality wealth distribution Corporate Life Life and Death Quantitative Finance Income Inequality January 19 2016 manoj I read on BBC yesterday that the richest 62 people in the world now earn as much as the poorest half which would be about 3 5 billion people Although there is some confusion about the methodology it is clear that the wealth and income have been getting more and more polarized The rich are certainly getting richer Income inequality is more acute than ever Continue reading capitalism economy financial meltdown income inequality money Philosophy Do You Have a Soul January 14 2016 manoj Most religions believe that we have a soul They don t quite define what it is but they are all quite sure that we have it A bit of reading in philosophy will lead us to the notion that the soul holds the key to our personal identity In other words if I put your soul in my body then you would find yourself trapped in my body My body would not be going around feeling that there is a strange something inside me So your soul is expected to be the key to your personal identity Continue reading personal identity personality religions soul Books Humor 2001 A Space Odyssey January 11 2016 manoj 2001 A Space Odyssey is one of the iconic movies that figures in all the must see and best movies lists I watched it in 1981 because a friend of mine recommended it It turned that this friend was pulling a fast one on me and I was the only person in the whole movie theater So I sat alone at the center of the hall to enjoy the movie I could barely follow spoken English then especially when spoken with a non Indian accent Or I should say when spoken without an Indian accent The lack of English didn t matter in the beginning part of the movie of course But then I got progressively and completely baffled by the dancing colors and stuff Continue reading 2001 A Space Odyssey Philosophy I Think Therefore I am January 7 2016 manoj I read somewhere that what Descartes really said was I think therefor I am French Or may be I think in French therefore I am Ok that was in a phrasebook called Wicked French In reality the phrase was originally written in Latin I believe Cogito Ergo Sum It introduced us to the beautiful geeky word Ergo But what does the statement really mean Continue reading descartes dualism Life and Death Arguments Against 9 11 Conspiracy January 4 2016 manoj I haven t heard many concrete arguments against the conspiracy theories except those based on the belief that the government wouldn t do it and some emotional ones The latter boils down to

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