Avik Sarker

University Park, PA, United States

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Avik Sarker
Posted almost 2 years ago
Daylight Savings Time
I'm not sure if these were the only purposes, as this wiki image seems to bring up a good reason to keep it: attempting to normalize sleep schedules: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SpringFwd-FallBack.jpg Actually I'm pretty sure this was not the main intention but it still seems reasonable for those of us who live far from the equator to attempt to normalize sleep cycles.
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Avik Sarker
Posted almost 2 years ago
Are smart devices too smart for our good? Smartphones and tablets are rapidly becoming the universal remote controls for everyday life.
The possibilities seem limitless with regards to what can be done as more and more information and types of information become digitized into the cloud, and frankly it does excite me. What worries me is the security of it; I feel as if there's always some way for the system to be breached. As long as the security risks outweigh the benefits they reap I think adoption will continue to rise. I wonder though, is there a limit to how integrated they can become? I already feel some of the integration is too much, like the car integration as I said earlier.
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Avik Sarker
Posted almost 2 years ago
Has the Internet aided your interactions with other people?
That's nice to hear the forums have been fruitful for you. Have the forums allow you to cultivate interpersonal relationships with other people as other forms of face-to-face communication settings, like conferences, meetings, etc. with various groups of peoples (like this forum but in real life)? I haven't really had many experiences on forums so I'm curious to hear how effective they are compared to physical places to talk.
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Avik Sarker
Posted almost 2 years ago
Are smart devices too smart for our good? Smartphones and tablets are rapidly becoming the universal remote controls for everyday life.
I'm pretty sure there isn't a need for smartphones; they just allow people to do things on the Internet that they would otherwise do on a computer but in more places. I must say that I'm guilty of being a bit dependent on my iPhone; I use it about every hour or so to do some non-phone related function (I'm pretty sure I use it more often for calls and texts). I think it's too far when they're used to manage cars for some reason. I feel like it would be too easy to be distracted by that sort of tactile technology while behind the wheel. Yet at the same time I'm also letting these companies with my information in my email... It will be interesting to what other sort of out-of-the-ordinary applications there will be in the future. However, I don't completely agree with having everything on one device.
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Avik Sarker
Posted almost 2 years ago
Daylight Savings Time
I thought for a long time that its purpose was to try to reduce crime in the later hours of the day, but I know that even this statement is contested. DST I believe tries to normalize sunrise times but I'm not sure if that was the problem to begin with. I like george's comment; at this point in time, it doesn't seem to serve much of a beneficial purpose.