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Algebra for Wealth and Success

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Source: "forwarded mail" by a friend...

     Knowledge is Power
     Time is Money and as every engineer knows,
     Power is Work over Time.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of
wisdom, we get:
     K = P    (1)
     T = M    (2)
     P = W/T  (3)

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

     Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:
     K = W/T  (4)

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

     K = W/M  (5).

Now we've got something.  Expanding back into English, we get:

    Knowledge equals Work over Money.

What this MEANS is that:

    1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
    2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

    M = W/K  (6)
    Money equals Work Over Knowledge.

>From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge
approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.


    The More you Make, the Less you Know.

Solving for Work, we get

    W = M x K  (7)
    Work equals Money times Knowledge

>From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge
approaches 0.


     The stupid rich do little or no work.

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Nanotechnology for windshield defogging

Wednesday, August 31, 2005
In the Nanotechnology news section of azonano.com, it is reported that MIT scientists have developed a unique polymer coating made of silica nanoparticles which eleminates fogging on glas surfaces. It will be great permanent solution to automobile windshield and spectacle fogging problem.

Foggy windows and lenses are a nuisance, and in the case of automobile windows, can pose a driving hazard. Now, a group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have found a permanent solution to the problem. The team has developed a unique polymer coating - made of silica nanoparticles - that they say can create surfaces that never fog. More

Engagement rings: Diamond or simple Gold, Silver, Platinum rings?

Thursday, August 11, 2005
I got an interesting article about Engagement rings through email from one of my friends. I am posting it here. May be it will be helpful for those who are shopping for Engagement rings. Same article can be found in many places in the internet.

Keyword: Engagement ring, Diamond, gold, Silver, platinum, ring

Here we go...
Does the size of an engagement ring matter? The answer to this question is yes. Of course the size of an engagement ring matters. But size is not the only thing you...

Does the size of an engagement ring matter?

The answer to this question is yes. Of course the size of an engagement ring matters. But size is not the only thing you need to consider when you're shopping for a ring.

Obviously, a 2 carat diamond is going to be more valuable than a 0.25 carat diamond, but this is an extreme example. Just because a diamond is big, does not mean that it's always the better or more expensive diamond.

The clarity, color, and cut of a diamond are additional factors that affect its value. Together with the number of carats in a diamond, these four factors are known as the 4Cs. If you're seriously shopping for an engagement ring, you have to know what the 4Cs are and how they affect a diamond's value.

A carat is a measure of the weight of a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams. A carat can also be divided into points. One carat is equal to 100 points. So, a 0.5 carat diamond is equal to 50 points and a 2.0 carat diamond is equal to 200 points. Generally, the more carats a diamond has, the more expensive it is.

Clarity refers to how pure a diamond is on the inside. A diamond may have inclusions on the inside, such as mineral deposits, irregular crystals, flaws or cracks. Clarity is graded on a scale ranging from Flawless(FL-IF) to Very Very Slight Inclusions (VVS1-2) to Very Slight Inclusions (VS1-2) to Slight Inclusions (SI1-2) to Included (I1-3). A Flawless diamond has no inclusions at all while an Included diamond has inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. A Flawless diamond is the most expensive.

Color refers to the internal color of a diamond. Color is graded from Colorless (D-F) to Near Colorless (G-J) to Faint Yellow (K-M) to Very Light Yellow (N-R) to Light Yellow (S-Z). A Colorless diamond is rare and considered the most valuable.

The cut of a diamond is the arrangement of its facets, its finish and proportions. The cut of a diamond is what gives a diamond its sparkle and brilliance. Determining an ideal cut involves complex mathematics. In general, you should know that an ideal cut diamond is worth more than a diamond that is cut too deep or too shallow.

As you can see, since the number of carats a diamond has is just one of the factors that determines its price, a smaller diamond (one with fewer carats) with excellent clarity, color and cut can be more valuable than a larger diamond with poorer clarity, color and cut.

When you're shopping for an engagement ring, you have to keep your girlfriend's likes and dislikes in mind. If size is most important, then go for a biggest stone you can afford. However, if overall quality is important to her, then a smaller stone, with better clarity, color and cut may be the way to go.



My first Block!

Monday, August 08, 2005
Hello! world...
This is my first block. Planning to share my thoughts in this space...
Come back often for new posts