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Ethereum Project: The New Skynet

Decentralized technologies have made a huge progress in the last decade. The first major decentralized application to go viral was BitTorrent in early 2000. It was a file sharing network that allowed its users to share files across the globe. Five years later, Satoshi Nakamoto came out with the idea…

SQL Database Joins

If you work with multiple tables at the same time, there is a high chance you will need to join then through queries. In relational databases, we do this by using Left Joins, Right Joins, Outer Joins and  Inner Joins. Since there are so many options, the question is, which…

When is Cheryl’s birthday?

You may have seen the math question that appeared in a high school quiz in Singapore and went viral on the internet. It stumped many because it was more of a logical puzzle than a math problem. The answer to the conundrum lies in the conversation between Albert and Bernard.…

What the heck is Population Health Management?

Looking at the name “Population Health Management”, we can at least tell that it has something to do with the overall health of a population. But the questions that still linger in the mind are what kind of population we are talking about? how does this model work? what are…

Important initiatives for CIOs in 2015

The focus of healthcare accountability, quality outcomes and cost of care is driving a major shift in the healthcare industry. Whilst CIOs have always had their plate full, this year specifically will be a busier one. Each of the agenda items this year ties back to the transition from “Fee…

2015 The year of Analytics

It was 2001 when I read “The Age of Spiritual Machines” written by Ray Kurzweil and subsequently fell in love with his exponential growth and coming age of singularity ideas. Back then, I thought of Ray’s predictions more so as herculean if not utterly impossible; but now, looking at the…

Big Data as the New Currency

The holy grail of Big Data lies in the ability of identifying the right set of data and thereupon properly using it for greater insights. Asking for such capabilities may have been difficult in the past years, but the recent flood of applications and softwares have made such tasks much…

Healthcare Cost Transparency is inevitable

Historically the healthcare model in the United States has been such that the total cost of care is generally not known until after the medical services have been rendered. Aside from having no knowledge of the cost, the insurance plans are looked upon as a primary source responsible for paying…

How to become a Freemason

Freemasonry, just like any other institution, has its laws, rules and regulations. While it is open to all men, irregardless of their race or religion, certain restrictions do apply. And since I am frequently asked about the process of getting into Masonry I decided to write a post about it.…

HBO’s Silicon Valley Episode 1 is out

When Ludicorp launched the game Neverending, they had no idea that it would turn into the image app giant today known as “Flickr”. All they wanted was to build a massive multiplayer game on a web platform which never took off (in a viral sense). Eventually they spotted this “image…