How to find a robot (or a learner)?

There is an old fear if robots are exactly like humans and it would be impossible to distinguish them from us. There are a lot of ideas, books, and movies about that. “Blade Runner” is a good one if you are looking for the film. In literature and sci-fi, there

Digital Resistance

Prologue: The beginning of the story We should never underestimate the stupidity of governmental institutes. The Russian government is not an exemption of this rule. Some time ago they started (and lost) the battle with internet messenger Telegram. If you don’t know what Telegram is, it is just another messaging

Paretto principle

The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, is a theory maintaining that 80 percent of the output from a given situation or system is determined by 20 percent of the input. Take a look on this picture, looks fun isn’t it? The Pareto Principle is very simple, yet

Greenhouses

Russian climate isn’t good enough for gardening. We have a few warm zones, but in general we are pretty Northern Country.  Many regions are not suitable for agriculture at all, the rest we call “risky for agricultural”. Risky means you can’t predict the harvest. Sometimes it’s good but often it

Hidden threat

Happily, we don’t have too many menacing animals in our place. There are no poisoned scorpions, blood-thirsty crocodiles, no noiseless panthers and even birds are peaceful. The only candidates to scare people are wolves, bears, and tigers. Most of them are tired of Russians and that’s why they avoid calm

Movie posters

We have a lot of cinemas in my town, and in Russia in general. Сinematography used to be extremely popular art here since USSR. I’ve heard that all the old movies were really profitable because hundred million people went to cinemas to watch them. Now with DVD, tv, the internet,

Birch sap

Russia has a lot of forests, and the most common type of trees here is birch. Birches are very common all over the world but nevertheless, we call it “our” tree. We even have a joke about it, usually, we say to anyone who is going abroad “how would you

Managing ice bridges

Roads in Russia is the typical subject for jokes. Since the country is big and the population is spread unequally there are many white spaces between cities and villages, hundreds and thousands kilometers of roads without anyone living around.  Add to that our climate and puzzle will be solved. That’s

Scuba diving lake

I live in industrial area and we have a lot of quarries here. When the mining is done usually they got flooded by water. Sometimes because of type of that mine those hand-made lakes are interesting. For instance: this one on the picture above is flooded nickel quarry, and it