If there is one thing an artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t get, it’s sarcasm. I can understand that it’s very hard trying to make a computer understand our sarcasm. But when that happens, it would be fun to have a chat with whatever AI you have at hand.

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Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born. – Alan Kay (Computer Scientist)

That would apply only to the current generation, don’t you think? I came across this quote and thought what if I re-quote this to the next generation, they will just say, “Now stop kidding me. Didn’t you click a selfie the moment I was born?”

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All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.– Mark Kennedy (Author)


Highs and Lows of the Windows Phone OS

Lumia 1520
An AT&T Lumia 1520 (white). The best Windows Phone there is.

Windows Phones have gone through a lot of ups and downs. Sometimes the users loved it and sometimes they didn’t. I recently read an article on Windows Central by Jason Ward where he explained about the struggles of Windows Phones in the past and also shed light on the the future plans of Microsoft regarding Windows Phones. All those Windows Phone fans out there, you’ll like the article. It is a bit long but explains a lot.

The article is divided into two parts:
Part 1
Part 2

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New Internet Order

Daily Prompt – All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?

Behold all you internet users. This is the Prime Minister speaking (or I think writing). It is a great honour for me to become the prime minister of the internet and I’m here to listen to all your complaints (and praises).

That’s enough bragging. Being at such a high post is not as easy a task as it seems. And handling the whole internet. Woah! Exabytes of data is transmitted everyday or maybe every hour too. And then there is this net neutrality thing at large. Many countries are formulating new and new laws regarding net neutrality and honestly, I don’t know anything about them.

To say the truth, I’m happy with the internet as it is now and don’t need any changes and maybe you don’t too. I can’t imagine how people would live without internet. It has been deeply rooted in our lives. We can even say that it has now become a basic necessity of all humans.

One thing I can do as a prime minister is that I would establish free Wi-Fi in every city. But that is hard to do if corruption enters in the government. Then it would be just a matter of time when those politicians will get unlimited high speed internet and we’ll be left with slow speeds (maybe dial-up, only 56kbps). Haha!

Time to come back to reality. There’s not going to be a government and even if there is, my chance of becoming the prime minister is almost nil.


Is The Keyboard Dying?

Smartphones, smartwatches and many other smart devices are spreading all across the world. The decline of the PC-era is happening very gradually. And it may happen that the messaging apps that we use in our day to day life will finally eat our keyboards.

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The Skill of Coding

If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?

Just a few minutes ago I read The Daily Post’s post explaining the repetition of the prompts. They say that they have already published almost 800 prompts over two years and now prompts would be published less often. More and more older prompts will be resurfaced now and then. And this is one of them. The repetition of these prompts does not affect me because not even a year has passed of my blogging.

I love programming and I choose to master the skill of programming (in any language, of course). Since the start of computers, programming languages were created, used, modified and then became obsolete (like COBOL). But every language played an important role in the computer revolution. Knowing how to code is a privilege and I believe that everyone must know basic coding, if not advanced. When I program something I feel like a wizard. I just write some lines of code and the computer does some work. It is similar to a magic wand. To use it and perform a magic. And technology is really magic.

If I become a master in coding, I would be able to anything I want without even moving from my seat. Computers will do everything. We are already in the automatic era and I wonder how it will be in the coming years.


Year 2014 in Speculations

Speculations on science and technology of 2014. The thing about Facebook is a lot true, I think.

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