Thinking and having fun at the same time!

  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where’s the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
  • If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him…is he still wrong?
  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  • Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?"
  • What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
  • Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
  • Why do they lock those bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  • If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
  • If the police arrest a mute, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
  • Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
  • Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
  • Women like silent men, they think they’re listening.
  • Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.
  • Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  • If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
  • If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?
  • If you ate pasta and anti-pasta, would you still be hungry?
  • If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
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Abstraction

Finding common properties among set of objects so as to differentiate identified set of objects from other sets of objects.

Example:

  • Classification of anything e.g. taxonomy in biology.
  • Defining classes in source code with defined characteristics.
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Temperature of Heaven

The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed.  Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days."  Thus Heaven receives from the Moon as much radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition 7*7 (49) times as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or 50 times in all.  The light we receive from the Moon is one 1/10,000 of the light we receive from the Sun, so we can ignore that….  The radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation, i.e., Heaven loses 50 times as much heat as the Earth by radiation.  Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E) temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C).  The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed….  [However] Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving…shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone."  A lake of molten brimstone means that its temperature must be at or below the boiling point, 444.6C.  We have, then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C. 

-From Applied Optics, vol. 11, A14, 1972

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Hierarchy

Tree like structure

Examples:

  • Inheritance tree of classes.
  • ‘Part of’ relationship among parts of composite object.
  • ‘Reports to’ relations among employees in a company.
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Modularity

Degree to which system is capable of being disassembled or assembled into/with many parts at a reasonable cost

Example:

  • Cup is not very modular as if you ‘disassemble’ it by breaking, putting it back together, exactly as it was like before, will be tough.
  • Laptop is more modular as you can disassemble it with screw driver.
  • Modular software system is made up of many components which are very independent and replaceable.
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