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Poll: When nature inspired or helped you........ (3 member(s) have cast votes)

Did nature ever inspires/helped you ever in your project

  1. Yes (2 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. NO (1 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 Devl0n  Icon User is offline

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When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

In everybody's life nature inspired or helped him/her...share your moment when nature inspired/helped you when you are fuzzing your mind to solve some programing problems....
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Define "nature". Human nature? Our surroundings in said time of need? Trees and shit?
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Well, it was a very bad day at work where nothing seemed to work at all...there were a bunch of errors which were not willing to get resolved...I was so damn frustrated that I shut down my computer and had a walk in the premises. I seemed to note that there was a very different feel listening to the chirping birds, the leaves rustling in the wind and I felt somewhat energized.

So, I went back to my computer with a new hope of solving the errors...and lo and behold...it seemed like a miracle when I started going through the program and I found some very silly errors that I had overlooked and began resolving them. Before I knew it, I had solved all the errors.

All thanks to mother nature :)

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Raghav
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

This end-of-piracy thing is modeled after two things in nature: flocking (and bickering) in birds, and the schooling behavior of Piranha. The first has all the social elements you probably know about, but the second is really cool: Piranha don't form large schools unless there is a common interest. There are lots of deadlier fish in the Amazon, not to mention dolphins and predatory birds and so on that will eat them without hesitation- so they tend to stick in small groups of 3-5 fish until they encounter, say, a cow.

So the self-organizing behavior that is completely motivated by self-interest but which is altruistic in spite of that (because they all get a cow as a result) is really a good model for what I'm doing- there are other bits, but that's the basis for why decisions are made and how the social behavior from birds is assessed.
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

I have all my best ideas while on the crapper. That's nature, right?
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

For real? Me too! I sometimes go crazy trying to solve a problem and then the answer just comes to me in the crapper.
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Re: When nature inspired or helped you........

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

One time out in nature I fell on my but. That inspired me to never try skateboarding again.
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