Being forced to work overtimes and had many working nights I found out that my body totally messed by some kind of jet lag. Even without a need to travel. Jet lag is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms caused by rapid long-distance trans-meridian travel.
Do you remember that internet meme “laurel or yanny”? It’s a nice illustration of the fact how inaccurate actually our organs of perceptions. Whatever sensor it relates: to ears, to eyes, to nose, our organs send a pretty sloppy picture of signals into the brain. But the brain itself is
The term “cargo cult,” as an idiom, originally referred to aboriginal religions that grew up in the South Pacific after World War II. The practices of these groups centered on building elaborate mock-ups of airplanes and military landing strips in the hope of summoning the god-like airplanes that had brought
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
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
In my opinion, any language is a living tool that reflects the current culture and mindset of its native speakers. There is a well-known anecdote about 50 words to describe snow in Aleuts language, which is actually a myth. But anyway any language follow the society needs and adapts in
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
What Happened is a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. I can’t bear reading the whole book, but some passages are quite interesting. For instance: “To make sure
I got a new project recently that related to money transaction and conversions. And of course during the first week of working I already made a lot mistakes. What is new in those mistakes for me is that because we don’t have “staging” environment and I have to work with
When I was In Vietnam once in the restaurant I saw ridiculously high price for a cup of coffee. I was surprised, and asked a waiter why is so. She answered me it’s “Kopi Luwak”. At that moment this explanation didn’t help me much, but a few days after I
On the night to Jan 14 we have the celebration Old New Year in Russia. How New Year can be old? It’s simple if you are in Russia. The trick is that before 1918 in Russia we had Gregorian calendar, which differ from Julian calendar. It shifted by two weeks.
With my family I live for a while in a new place, in a new country as well. Everything is different, and there are so many things to notice. So does my older son. He has thousand questions every minute and I can’t answer many of them. Near to our