Diminishing Tolerance - The rise of cults

Introduction In today’s era of social media, where we come across hate comments every single day, it’s quite evident that intolerance is a matter of concern in today’s generation. One of the primary reason behind this attitude of getting affected at the smallest of things is because of the insecurity and vulnerability inside us. The current generation tends to easily idolize people and things and follow them blindly (so called “Bhakts”)....

August 8, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Are humans Turing Complete?

What are Turing Machines? A Turing machine, developed by Alan Turing, is considered the most basic form of Computer which can be simulated to replicate any logic. In theory, a Turing machine consists of an infinite tape and a tape head. The tape consists of infinitely many squares, where every square is either empty or can store a symbol. The tape head is an active component that: reads the symbol on the square, follows a set of rules to determine whether to change the symbol on the square, determines whether to move left or right and repeats this procedure until the outcome of the rules says it should halt....

August 3, 2021 · 5 min · Vimarsh

The Ethics of AI

The Growth of AI in the past decade or so has given us the hope to be able to solve some of the most challenging problems the world is facing today - be it from solving climate change to even cancer and other diseases. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are having and will have a significant impact on humanity in the near future. It has raised fundamental questions about what we should do with these systems, what the systems themselves should do, what risks they involve, and how we can control these....

May 20, 2021 · 9 min · Vimarsh

Nextcloud - Gaining back control of digital life

What is Nextcloud? Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services . It is enterprise-ready with comprehensive support options. Being free and open-source software, anyone is allowed to install and operate it on their own private server devices. Nextcloud is functionally similar to Dropbox , Office 365 or Google Drive when used with its integrated office suite solutions Collabora Online or OnlyOffice . It can be hosted in the cloud or on-premise....

May 16, 2021 · 3 min · Vimarsh

Exceeding Expectations - Self Expectations the driving factor

Self-expectation is a strong internal belief that something should happen or be the case. It is the targets we set for ourselves, the ideal self we want ourselves to be. I was expecting to be done writing and publishing this exact blog you are reading by yesterday (14th) to stick to my blog post a day challenge. The expectation is setting goals that need to be completed - like publishing this blog, or doing the HW, or completing some pending work....

May 15, 2021 · 4 min · Vimarsh

Hypothetical Decentralised stock exchange

What is Decentralisation? Decentralization or decentralisation is the process by which the activities of an organisation, particularly those regarding planning and decision making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group. What is an Exchange? An exchange is a marketplace where cryptocurrency, securities, commodities, derivatives, bonds and other financial instruments are traded. The core function of an exchange is to ensure fair and orderly trading and the efficient dissemination of price information for any securities trading on that exchange....

May 14, 2021 · 5 min · Vimarsh

Simplest way to create a website

If you are one like me, you often wonder about the complexity of all of these website frameworks. It always seems like a new framework or SaaS is coming. The web world evolves very quickly, and to be up to date, one needs to constantly be researching. Still, it often becomes difficult to select and choose the perfect one for you. According to me for any framework to be good it should have these basic characteristics -...

May 13, 2021 · 3 min · Vimarsh

How to access your local server without port forwarding

Sometimes due to several reasons as mentioned above along with some firewall restrictions, you cannot directly port forward your application. There are several tools like ngrok , Cloudflare Argo Tunnel that try to do similar things. But either its setup requires a lot of setup or it is that I wanted to not rely on any such service. In this instance, I had a windows server at home which I wanted to be accessible from anywhere so that I could access it....

May 12, 2021 · 4 min · Vimarsh

What i learnt from my Quarantine

I have been staying at my home since over a year at this point. The official lockdown was announced a few days after cancellation of our board exams on 18th March, 2020. I have not been to school other than some rare occasions and to give exams. Most children alike me have very rarely met their friends in real life. Playing and going outdoors has reduced drastically. As soon as it was considered all over, India got hit with the second wave of COVID-19....

May 11, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh

Why being Orthodox is probably good

What does it mean to be Orthodox? Simply put it, it means to resist change. Most often, we are kind of brainwashed or taught that some things happen because they do, and you should always do it, because it is the right thing to do. When we become too engrossed in such thoughts that the other point of view or any changes in the surrounding make no difference to you, it is called being orthodox....

May 10, 2021 · 5 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas