Sunday, July 30, 2006

My ICQ Test

I recently took a Tickle for the classic IQ test (click here to get one) and got a grade of 113 or as they quote:
"Your Intellectual Type is Precision Processor. This means you're exceptionally good at discovering quick solutions to problems, especially ones that involve math or logic. You're also resourceful and able to think on your feet. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results."

It is interesting my result provided that some questions were guessed, what would have come about if a hard reasoning to those guessed questions would have been made, perhaps a higher grade, or lower grade. I think this is good to me.

Monday, July 03, 2006

On Asimov's rules of robotics

I have always been amazed by Issac Asimov's literacy. He coined what in scince fiction are called the three laws of robotics.
  1. A robot may not harm a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

You can find the complete explanation at the wikipedia here. He was a wise man, he wrote more than 700 books and was an encyclopedic wisdom. And after these rules some other things are patterned. This note is inspired by having read the following article posted in named What's New in Eclipse 3.2 Java Development Tools which states as in the following quote
The JDT compiler was originally written for VAME, and modified for Eclipse. It was built on what the developers call "The Three Rules of Compilation," patterned after Asimov's rules of robotics:
  1. Correctness: A compiler may not harm a source program.
  2. Efficiency: A compiler must be fast, except where speed would conflict with the first law.
  3. Friendliness: A compiler must assist the user to correct programming errors, as long as such assistance does not conflict with the first and second laws.

Thus this is to me a way to apply wisdom to extend knowledge.