‘Ride Block’. The Evolutionary Skateboard

‘Ride Block’. The Evolutionary Skateboard

Ever wonder a skateboard that calculates the statics of your performance. In this age of IoT Flip technologies has come up with the idea of Ride Block which is the first skateboard that has motion tracker. You will get the live reports of distance, speed, rotation, jump height and angle etc. Ride Block can withstand shock and is water resistant. Ride Block uses magnetic charging so you can just tap to charge. You can get more info in: http://www.rideblock.com .

The product will be launched soon in Los Angles.

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Pareto’s Principle. How effective?

Pareto’s Principle. How effective?

Pareto’s principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. It is also known as 80–20 rule. Italian economist Wilfred Pareto created a mathematical formula in 1906 to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country. He observed that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. Dr. Joseph M. Juran called the 80/20 Rule to Pareto, calling it Pareto’s Principle. Pareto’s Principle or Pareto’s Law as it is sometimes referred can be an effective tool to help you manage effectively. It is a common rule of thumb in business, for example “80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients.” In business 20 percent of your staff will cause 80 percent of your problems, but another 20 percent of your staff will provide 80 percent of your production. It reminds you to focus on the 20 percent that matters. Of the things you do during your day, the only 20 percent really matters. Those 20 percent produce 80 percent of your results.
Pareto’s principle is also applicable in science, math, software, sports, health etc.

Why Big Data? An Overview

Why Big Data? An Overview

Big data is a term used to describe ever increasing huge data in the world. Let us analyze some reports. Worldwide, there are over 1.71 billion monthly active Facebook users which is a 15 percent increase year over year. YouTube will likely realize around 500 hours of video content being uploaded to the site every minute. In every 40 months since the 1980 as of 2012, every day 2.5 Exabytes (2.5×1018) of data is created. Every minute we send over 204 million emails and about 3.5 billion searches a day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide in Google alone. In fact almost 90% of data was created in the past couple of years.

This huge amount of data can be collected and analyzed. Speed size and structure are the important factors in Big data.

Almost everything about Big data: http://www.ap-institute.com/big-data-possibilities.aspx

Google is implementing HSTS

Google is implementing HSTS

Majority of Google’s connections are encrypted. But in order to strengthen security and enhance encryption level Google has introduced HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) encryption. HSTS encryption mechanism prevents users from jumping into harmful HTTP URLs which are typed incorrect. HSTS can transfer the direction to safe direction in internet from insecure URLs. This tells the browser to detach from all unsafe HTTP protocols since it is an IETF protocol. Thus prevents from session hijacking and protocol downgrade attacks. It can also prevent from MIMT and prevent attackers with invalid digital certificates.  Google has turned on HSTS for www.google.com but it will take time for further implementation.

99% Complete Syndrome

99% Complete Syndrome

Last 1% takes longer than the completed 99%. There are many examples to support this statement. For example progress bars we see on computers, the last period last minute, last minute of a match etc. The 90+ percent it runs fast and rest is sluggish.

In software development if you do not follow SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) 99% complete syndrome happens. If you ask developer about the progress he/she may say development is in final stage of just 1% is left .Most probably, this last 1% will drag on to days, weeks, and even few months. Either something was wrong in the SDLC or they failed to follow up. Developers should evaluate the amount of effort needed to complete remaining tasks in hour. Usually instead of this people tend to consider the amount of work gone through against the original estimate.

If you hear someone saying that they are 99% complete. It indicates that they still have much to complete and the person has no idea when it will be completed.

 

Google Allo. A Smart app

Google Allo. A Smart app

Allo is a smart messaging app by Google with which you can connect all people in your phone-book like Whatsapp messenger. Allo is a messaging application that makes chats easier, more productive, and more expressive. It is available for Android and iOS. But it is a smart application. Allo can learn over time. Allo’s “Smart reply” feature can make responses to a message and it can analyze the images received. It uses Google’s machine-learning and natural language processing to suggest the replies. The more we use Allo, the more it learns. Allo is an application that could do all stuff including web search, sharing, communicate etc. Allo is also supported by Google Assistant so you can make searches without leaving Allo.  You can get Google Assistant at any time just by typing “@google” in Allo and do the search. Google Assistant can remember your searches and give you suggestions. “Whisper Shout” feature will allow the users to increase or decrease the size of a message. The feature called Ink lets you get creative with photos so you can edit or doodle on them. Allo also gives you the incognito mode and have end-to-end encryption. Chats and functioning layout in Allo is similar to Whatsapp or Hangouts .

 

Stage Fear. But he made it

Stage Fear. But he made it

If you have landed in this page or any page regarding the above subject it is a good sign of your NEED to change provided if you have the problem of speaking publicly. Today I’m writing a different subject. I could never resist the pressure to write this. What happened is one of my colleagues Dufresne has given a speech today. You might be thinking what is forte in his speech so as to mention it to public. I knew him since his childhood and dear reader I have never seen such an introvert like him. He never goes to a function or speaks anything publicly. He usually stayed away from crowd. Whenever he was asked to do something on stage he used to flee from that occasion. But today he has done the incredible hulk thing. He broke the barrier of facing a crowd and done the job exceptionally well. After class I asked him “How did you do that man”. He told me some amazing facts.

First thing is that he ‘NEED’ to change. He then realized the intensity of his social phobia. He told himself that he will change. Every day since then he wished people whom he never used to acquntaince with. That gave him an idea about how society ‘VIEW’ the society. Secondly he started setting goals. He set short term goals with a deadline and accomplished them. This process increased his ‘WILL POWER’ in the backend. This also helped him in developing good habits. From short term goals to long term goals it went. Thirdly he used his ‘CHANCE’. When he got the assignment of a speech he prepared well in depth, done it in front of mirror, done it during shower adopted his own way of speaking and so on. He prepared so well in a manner that he has the immense understanding about the topic than the audience. This boosted his ‘CONFIDENCE LEVEL’. He also visualized his class in mind told himself that all are alike and told himself ‘yes I can do’. This routine for 10 to 15 days pulled the stage fear from him. This deserves a token of appreciation for him. He is a changed man today.

This is an actual experience and may this help you.