Thinking Questions

What is the connection between POTUS & the Presidents of the United States?

posted May 24, 2016, 3:23 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:35 PM ]

POTUS

The answer is simple. 

Note: There is no connection between POT, legalization of marijuana, and POTUS. While discussing the topic of legalization of marijuana, it becomes essential to look at the following data pertaining to economic and treatment impact coming out of various addictions.


2001 DATA

SubstanceTotal Number

Of Discharges

Mean Length of Stay

In Days

Mean Charges

In Dollars

Marijuana5,392         16.4$12,447
Alcohol168,4725.4$6,706
Heroin55,6424.5$5,734
Cocaine21,1346.2$6,667
Data downloaded from http://www.ahcpr.gov/data/hcup/

By the way, which word would you like to be connected to, "Heroine" or "Heroin"?

Internet Archive & Wayback Machine

posted May 11, 2016, 3:05 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:46 PM ]

WAYBACK MACHINE

How effective is Wayback machine with respect to copyright protection? What are the other ways to potentially protect your work over the internet? Would it be possible in the first place to protect an individual's work in this "flat" digital world?

Outsourcing Congress & Under-performing Organizations

posted Apr 23, 2016, 9:14 AM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:48 PM ]

COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE & OUTSOURCING

What is comparative advantage? Answer this question

Going by comparative advantage, can a country outsource the congress/parliament etc to another performing country? By the way, it makes me wonder whether that would be possible in the first place, as I am wondering whether there is any performing government that cares about the welfare of their people. May be, the only country that is carbon negative, promotes democracy in the real sense, and takes care of environment while having monarch at the helm could be the country that potentially fits in this list? Can you name this country? Can you suggest other countries?

How can you build/start your own community Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

posted Apr 5, 2016, 11:45 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:50 PM ]

DIY ISP

With privacy and security becoming a major global concern, I asked to myself how can I start/build my own community Internet Service Provider (ISP), and I found out from the web (obviously) that many others have had asked the same question long time before I asked the same question, found answers, and even effectively implemented the technology in their community around the world. - It is your research question.

I will share the link soon.

One of the best tributes

posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:38 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:51 PM ]

Albert Einstein's tribute to Max Planck: What was that? Clue: This tribute was presented in New York Times dating back to 1940's. - By the way, Max Planck believed in god. - Wait for an interesting article titled, "Is there a god?"

In the introduction to Dr. Planck's book, "Where Is Science Going?" published in 1932, Albert Einstein paid him the following tribute:

"One of those few worshipers in the Temple of Science who would still remain should an angel of God descend and drive out of the temple all those lesser scientists, who under different circumstances might become politicians or captains of industry."


It is ironic and funny that this tribute is still applicable even in the 21st century, though the field of political science has evolved significantly since then.

Data Scraping/Web Scraping/DMCA Protection

posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:29 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 1:42 PM ]

DATA/WEB SCRAPING QUESTIONS

1. What is data scraping and web scraping? 

Working on a research article, and will be presented soon.

2. Can Search engines, and Data aggregators (as Nieman lab points out) be considered as web scrapers? 


3. If a website gets DMCA protection, can that website then be seen in search engine results? 

BUILDING OWN SEARCH ENGINE

By the way, if someone were to be interested to develop one's own search engine, what should this person know about DMCA protection? If every website is DMCA protected, can search engine work in the first place?

SHINE THE LIGHT LAW & DMCA COMBO

Would Shine the Light law along with DMCA help in making the playing field leveled for everyone going back to the roots of liberty and equality - Government of the people, by the people, and for the people (By the way, who came up with this slogan popularized by President Abraham Lincoln)

California's Shine the Light Law

posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:20 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 11:51 PM ]

Let us shine some light on California's Shine the Light law -

1. What is California's Shine the Light law? How is it related to Privacy? 

2. Can reciprocity in law in combination with common law, and international treaties make "Shine the light" law effective throughout the world? 

Relationship between Financial Stability & Decision-making

posted Mar 5, 2016, 6:05 AM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 10:17 PM ]

What was Mr. Winston Churchill's net worth prior to WWII & after WWII? What is Mr. Churchill's net worth now? Where is he in this planet now?

How is Financial Stability related to Decision-making? 


This question, and these links are connected to leadership, and the need for humble, generous leaders, who believe in equity, and equality for coming up with level-headed global solutions. In the same way, these links further suggest egos, and personal wealth comes in the way of decision-making. At the same time, the communication system, level of trust, and presence of other dictatorial leaders irrespective of whether the governance was democratic or not also played an important role in many of the historical wars.

What is the etymology of the word, Radical?

posted Mar 4, 2016, 10:32 AM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Mar 4, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

What is the etymology of the word, "Radical"? What needs to be done to bring the best in the society, and limit the negative connotations that comes with the word, "Radical"? Is there a connection between this word, and the areas of Chemistry & Epidemiology?

Dual Citizenship

posted Mar 3, 2016, 12:38 PM by VAL-U-PRO CONSULTING GROUP, LLC - SRIKANTH KIDAMBI   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 7:50 AM ]

In a democratic society, if someone either running for presidency or other senior leadership role, and is connected to more than one country either through his/her spouse(s) or through son-in-law/father-in-law or through other relationships, can that person become the president/prime minister/premier of multiple countries at the same time or after serving the leadership role in the first country of citizenship? I don't know how I come up with these questions. 

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