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This is really is funny

Posted by nishitdesai on May 12, 2006

Poor Inzy… He was already facing some competition from Younis Khan on captaincy front, now he has competition off the field too. When you watch India-Pakistan match, above anything else, you don't want to miss Inzybhai's speech at presentation ceremony. Typical speech goes like this.

"Bismillah-e-rehman-e-rahim. First of all many thanks to Allah. We is played good cricket is today. But Indians is played more good than us…"

and thus it goes. Now why I said he was facing competition? Oh right… He is now face to face with Indian media giant Hindustan Times, when it comes to stand-up comedy.

Read this article : Wild, wetty dreams

Inzybhai start innovating, else you're out of the business.

Some more links : India Uncut, Greatbong,Goose Egg

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The One With Disappointment

Posted by nishitdesai on May 8, 2006

It happens most of the time and it has happened again. Very few have managed to make sequel bigger and better than prequel, like T-2. (History proved itself with T-3 though). And History is repeating itself with Joey, a spin-off from mega-hit sitcom Friends.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S was hugely popular through out ten years it lasted. Contrary to its popularity, its Pilot received absymal ratings and people who watched pilot rated it as hackeneyed, but it started gaining popularity because of its humourous dialogues, sharp one-liners and well-knit subplots. Chandler, Matthew Perry, quoted in one of the interviews that other comedy shows like Seinfeld were great too, but what was different about Friends was that writers were not afraid to make some emotional subplots. Very true!!! But Friends never ceased to be a good comedy show, they never overdid emotions on the show and it remained huge hit.

On the other hand, JOEY had huge audience even before pilot was aired, because fans of FRIENDS wanted to see more of friends and it did open with huge audience, but it didn't live upto reputation of FRIENDS and it's no fault of audience. People would have definitely expected it to be as humourous as FRIENDS, but leave that alone it wasn't even "good" comedy. First of all, Characters aren't defined very well. We all know that Joey is stupid, food-lover and promiscuous and that's what we like about him, but when you overdo it, it's not that funny. His sister, Gina Tribbiani, is weird and his character is very confused. His nephew, Michael Tribbiani, is a genuis rocket-scientist, exactly opposite to his uncle. Acting-wise both Gina and Michael are mediocre. His Neighbour, Alex Garrett (Andrea Anders), on the other hand is rather cute and sweet. Her fear for Gina and her love for Joey sometimes touches you in otherwise loose plot. Obviously, Joey makers have failed miserably to recreate the magic created by David Crane and Marta Cauffman. Ratings have keep falling down and NBC have decided not to continue after second season and last episode of second season will be series finale. 😦

Despite all these, being an ardent FRIENDS fan, I keep watching Joey with hope of resurrection. I want to see silver lining in the black cloud. Hope that comes soon.

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Dilbert picks IIT.. again!!

Posted by nishitdesai on November 7, 2005

I have been away from the blogging for quite sometime. Last week was quite busy with family due to Diwali and it was wonderful Diwali. (That would be next thing on the blog πŸ™‚ )

I decided to start again with some light and heartwarming. IITs are back to Dilbert once again. Last time it made Big news when Scott Adams had all praise for IITs, with a character called Asok who is IIT graduate. Here is the latest one, which appeared on 31st October :

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The Thesis

Posted by nishitdesai on October 20, 2005

Today was getting bored,and was surfing and saw the link of PhD comics on Puneet's blog. Had heard of it but didn't read it much, so thought of giving a shot and started reading from the start and man.. it rocks!!! well, I am not a PhD but atleast was a masters' student and can relate very much to it. Here is just an example through movie. Which one did you ask? What else can it be apart from THE ONE.Go through it…

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Halting Problem is solvable

Posted by nishitdesai on June 13, 2005

Sometimes you come across articles which always remain in your memory. Here is one such funny article, which says Halting Problem is Solvable πŸ™‚ (For unenlightened, Halting Problem is one of the very fundamental problem in Theoretical Computer Science). So here I go…

From rec.humor.funny archives

Recent Results in Theory of Computing – I

Halting Problem is Solvable

Bala Rajagopalan (raja@cs.uiuc.edu)

A fundamental question in the graduate computer science curriculum can be posed as follows: Given an average grad student doing a Ph.D, will the student ever complete his dissertation? This problem has been termed the "Halting Problem," and it has been an open problem thus far. In the following, we show that the halting problem is solvable. Furthermore, the problem can be solved within the time stipulated by the Graduate College for Ph.Ds or, in the worst case, with only a constant number of petitions for extensions.

The halting problem was first formulated by Alan Turing, who observed a number of his graduate students being apparently busy all the time but never graduating. Turing tried to solve the problem by first stopping all assistantships after the sixth year and then by purging all games from the research computers. Needless to say, his efforts were fruitless. Later, Church almost succeeded in solving the problem when he placed notices in grad students' mailboxes indicating attractive jobs in industry with several orders of magnitude higher remuneration. The so called Church's thesis was that the halting problem is solvable, given enough financial motivation. Church's idea backfired when grads found out that they have to actually work to earn money in the outside world. Thus, far from solving the halting problem, Church aggravated it (After this, we are not sure whether Church himself graduated). Recently, Cook et al have shown that the halting problem falls under a new complexity class, "NP Hairy." (NP hairy is the class of hopelessly complicated problems with no known solutions. The hardest problem in NP hairy has been shown to be the problem of trying to claim standard deductions in the 1040 form).

In the following, we show that the halting problem is indeed solvable. For this, we assume the existence of a "Super Grad," who is capable of working in any area in CS (except possibly numerical analysis). For notational convenience, we call this super grad, S sub G sup i,j sub * (written using a funky theoretical CS font). The property of Super grad is that, given the description of any grad (mostly in terms of the number of newsfiles he/she reads every day) and a description of his/her thesis topic, Super grad will either halt with a dissertation or keep publishing technical reports indefinitely. Now, we give Super grad a description of himself and his own thesis topic. If Super grad halts, we are done (and so is he) otherwise we get a stream of technical reports. But by the "fundamental research theorem" of CS Departments (refer to the graduate study manual) any five arbitrary technical reports on unrelated topics can be compiled into a Ph.D thesis. Thus, we are done in the second case too.

Finally, how long does it take for a dissertation to be completed? The time is either less than or equal to the duration allowed by the Grad College for the completion of a Ph.D or it is greater. In the latter case, infinite number of petitions can be filed for extensions. Since the Grad College never remembers previous petitions, the total number of petitions received by the Grad College is always one, a small constant. (QED)

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“Des-Ni Nanav” My name is…

Posted by nishitdesai on May 6, 2005

STAR WARS happens to be my latest passion. Around a month back I completed whole series.

IV – New Hope
V – Empire Strikes back
VI – Return of Jedi

I – Phantom Menace
II – Attack of the clones

and like any other STAR WARS fan, I am eagerly waiting for Episode-III : Revenge of Sith. Finally, Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side. Goerge Lucas confirms that it will be more of emotional affair. Anyways, today series of events forced me to finally write something about STAR WARS on my blog.

Today while returning for dinner, I was discussing this whole STAR WARS thing with Nitya and got in so much enthu while talking about whole series, then courtesy Slashdot, I came to know some people actually made something like lightsaber. How stuff works explains How a Lightsaber works. A LightsaberSince then I wish to own one. Trying to convince friends so that atleast of them gives me one. Puneet, Vraj has already denied 😦 . If you want to be the one who wants to have opportunity to gift me one, you can select anyone from here. While searching for all these stuff also found build-your-own-lightsaber kind of thing. Well… that didn't interest me much, but what I found more interesting was that I could actually find out my STAR WARS name. They claim that your STAR WARS name is based on your first name, last name, your birthplace and your mother's maiden name(yeah, that's right!!!!) and my name turned out to be Des-Ni Nanav. Sounds cool, isn't it? It does sound like some Obi-Wan Kenobi types. I am happy πŸ™‚ From now on thou shalt call me nothing else but Des-Ni Nanav.

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