State Considered Harmful

I recently studied a paper that described how states on computers are a big security issues and proposes a laptop which holds no system at all, requiring all the components of a computer system including disk controllers, network controllers, microprocessor management engines stateless and hence increasing the security of our systems. References "State considered harmful A proposal for a stateless laptop", Joanna Rutkowska, December 2015. ↵

Structure of A Conference Paper

Structure of A Conference Paper Title Identify study variables and the relationship between them Don't include words "method and results" Remove redundancies Avoid yes-no question as title. All nouns capitalized Title is centered Author names and date below title Abstract: 4 sentences brief background/context one paragraph aim of study question investigated methods used principal results conclusions active voice concise sentences past tense Introduction: 1 page problem your …

How To Choose a Good Scientific Problem

Choosing a problem is an act of nurturing. Problems can be easy/hard and can have small or large gain in knowledge. Easy/small knowledge gain: to get started Easy/large gain: postdoc or 2-5 year project Hard/large gain: long term (10 years or more) If you were the only person on earth, which of these problems would you work on? Take enough time to choose a right project. Work Breakdown Structure because the Work remaining will grow until you have a Breakdown, unless you enforce som…

Theism is irrefutable

Initially, god was behind every action, every step and everything. He was everywhere, knew everything and was all-powerful. Then he was behind every scientific discovery, everything science discovers is due to god and it brings us towards god's existence. Now, every unanswered aspect of scientific discovery is god. Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, Multiverse Theory, Big Bang, you name it. One day, god had no role in anything else, he created some rules and conditions, created big ba…

Murphy is a badass.

Anything that can go wrong, will. -- Murphy's Law I had a demo session scheduled with my boss (Shankar Uprety, CEO, Hamropatro) during his one month visit in Nepal on last Monday. I was going to demo radiomonitor, a status tracker for radio servers under Hamro Radio project. When I reached office and started typing my password, it did not accept my password. I tried few times but no success. I restarted it. This time, it accepted but within few minutes, it showed low battery notification. I ha…

The Scientific Calendar

After watching this, I am going to adopt a perennial calendar based on International Fixed Calendar. I will start converting all my systems to this date system to bring coherence, monotonicity and boringness into the system. In other word, simplicity. Details Each year will contain 13 months. Each year contains 4 quarters with 13 weeks each. Year counting is based on Halocene calendar i.e it adds 10000 years to Gregorian Calendar. Each year contains unassociated New Year day and Lea…

Boring News Inittiative

Boring News aims to make news boring again, removing any biases, disproportionate emphasis and checking the facts for accuracy and truth. It aims to educate people with accurate news. Introduction News is information about current events. Most of the news is meaningless individually. They lose value as time goes. After a year, most of the news become completely irrelevant. However, history is about understanding the past, finding a pattern and avoiding past mistakes. News is a kind of historical…