Author Archives: raghu

Aspects of Task Completion

What are the aspects of a task that make it more likely to be completed? Effort involved: An easy task is more likely to be completed. Make tasks as easy as possible. Uncertainty: Tasks whose progress is predictable are more … Continue reading

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Search Autocomplete Analysis

When people want to know about something, they often turn to web search engines. These engines have an “autocomplete” feature, which attempts to complete a partial query. Using this, we can get some insight into what people are searching and … Continue reading

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Quotes on Life

  The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.  – Václav Havel As I grow to understand … Continue reading

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Choosing a Route for Commuting

Let’s say you travel to office by a flexible means of transport, that lets you choose the route on a daily basis. The simplest example is you drive your own car. Assume there are three routes for you to take: … Continue reading

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Gains and Losses

Let’s say that on a particular day, you are in a calm state of mind. Neither too happy, nor sad. Suddenly you are notified that you have been selected for an award of Rs. 10,000. The award is genuine, there … Continue reading

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Meteor Strikes the Earth

   

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Key Events in the History of the Universe and Man

  From the Big Bang to the Birth of Civilization   13.8 Billion Years Ago (BYA) –  Big Bang, and birth of the Universe. 4.5 BYA – Birth of the Sun, Earth and Moon 3.8 BYA – Life begins on … Continue reading

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