Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

I had bought a Goqii Tracker and it was lying for a while unused. I had lost the charger somewhere. So I opened it today and here is a teardown analysis with pictures. I bought it for 2000 rupees and it looks like this   The rubber band sits the mechanical in pouch sort of thing. The mechanical casing houses the all the electronics and rechargeable battery. There are two pins exposed that are used for charging the battery. Internal…

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The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

I used to own a Maruti Alto and few years back while it was in the basement parking of my flat, there was a adventurous rat who got inside the my hood with something to eat. There is a hole that  rat ventured into and unfortunately it got stuck and met its end. The rat started to decompose in some time and there was strong smell in the car. I searched all over my car but couldn’t find one. I…

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Twisted world of Colors for Color Blinds

Twisted world of Colors for Color Blinds

Color blindness is widespread but the awareness around it isn’t that great. In India color blindness leads to rejection in any defence related jobs be it Army, Air Force or Navy. A color blind is disqualified in mining related jobs as well. Just until last year people with Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) were not allowed to be doctors as per MCI rules. There has been some hearing in Supreme Court to pave the way for students with CVD not to…

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Rise of the Attention Merchants

Rise of the Attention Merchants

Attention Merchants is a book written by Tin Wu, haven’t read the book but liked the idea so much that I was convinced there is something I wanted to write about it. This is my take on the ever growing debate of technology and human lives. The amount of money and time spent of today’s world to gain “Human Attention” is so huge that companies like Google, Facebook and others have become in 10-15 years the huge corporations  creating monopolies…

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How to Make Use of Time While Driving in Bangalore !!

How to Make Use of Time While Driving in Bangalore !!

I am a reluctant car driver living in Bangalore, India. Never loved driving or going on a long drive, prefer if it being driven by a friend and me enjoying the ride looking out, probably helping with directions (very bad at it though :-)). I have been driving on and off from 2009 and in these years I would not have clocked more than 15K KMs mileage. That makes it an average of under 2K/year which is not a lot….

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Bigbasket – What are you smoking?

Bigbasket – What are you smoking?

I had ordered groceries from Bigbasket sometime last week. The total bill was around 1500 INR. Unfortunately I was away during the scheduled delivery window and was not picking up call of my apartment security thinking a spam call. Bigbasket calls me in and puts the delivery guy on conference call. I requested him to ask the security person if they can leave stuff with him. The security guy agreed and maybe the delivery guy was not very happy and…

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The Nuking Orders and chain of command

The Nuking Orders and chain of command

The world has not seen a lot of nuclear attack except the one’s at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan near the end of Second World War. Harry S Truman was the President of United States of America at that point of time. After billions of dollar of investment and thousands of hours of research and development, USA had a bomb that was not merely a bomb but weapon of mass destruction which can lead to complete annihilation. The call of…

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Trolley Problem and Autonomous Vehicles

Trolley Problem and Autonomous Vehicles

Trolley Problem is a famous thought experiment in Ethics and behavioral economics and psychology have been using this for a while. There are many versions of the problem but lets take few examples. There is a trolley barreling down on the railway track and there are five workers busy working on the track. The trolley is moving towards them. You are standing near to a lever and if you pull this lever the trolley switches to different track but that…

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What is the truth of India’s Partition?

What is the truth of India’s Partition?

There are three players on the Indian side Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah who played deciding role in the partition of India, all of them studied law in Britain and came back to serve India. Gandhi left his suits and became Mahatma preaching his non-violent method for fighting British rule, Nehru was the charming man close to Gandhi and Jinnah a rational and intellectual man. Important actors on the British side were Churchill, Atlee, Wavell and Mountbatten. The clamor to  independent…

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Trek to Kudremukh Peak

Trek to Kudremukh Peak

Last trek that I had been to was to Nagalapuram in 2013 and it been sort of long hiatus. Back then when I was young and free I used to figure out some time and indulge in nature’s bounty. Its been more that three and half years I got married and to make matters a little complicated my wife does not share similar interests as mine. I think this feeling as mutual as she would also say the same thing….

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