Nov 21, 2017

Movies

  1. Godfather I
  2. Godfather II
  3. Godfather III
  4. Scarface
  5. Interstellar
  6. Amadeus
  7. Dark Knight
  8. Titanic
  9. Django Unchained
  10. Gangs of Newyork
  11. Transformers I
  12. Iron Man I
  13. Gravity
  14. Upside Down
  15. Avatar
  16. Clash of the Titans
  17. Beloved (Oprah)
  18. Terminator II
  19. Comando
  20. 2001 A Space Odyssey
  21. Rambo II
  22. Rocky II
  23. Rocky III
  24. Rocky IV
  25. Rocky V
  26. Assassin
  27. Riddick
  28. Pitch Black
  29. Terminal
  30. Cast Away
  31. Forest Gump
  32. The Contact
  33. Bourne Identity
  34. Bourne Supremacy
  35. Bourne Ultimatum
  36. The planet of the Apes (2001)
  37. The Illusionist
  38. The Prestige
  39. 12 Years a Slave
  40. Apocalypto
  41. Brave Heart
  42. Passion of the Christ
  43. Mad Max
  44. Signs
  45. Spider man I
  46. Spider man II
  47. The Gladiator
  48. The master and the commander
  49. Scent of a Woman
  50. The Emperor's Club
  51. Good Will Hunting
  52. The Talented Mr Ripley
  53. Behind Enemy Lines
  54. The Road to Perdition
  55. The American Beauty
  56. The Usual Suspects
  57. Bruce Almighty
  58. Troy
  59. Seven
  60. Babel
  61. Phone Booth
  62. Minority Report
  63. Vanilla Sky
  64. Magnolia
  65. Mission Impossible V
  66. Rain man
  67. Eyes Wide Shut
  68. The Last Samurai
  69. Silence of the Lamb
  70. The Red Dragon
  71. Hannibal
  72. Tears of the Sun
  73. Fifth Element
  74. Pulp Fiction
  75. Kill Bill I,II
  76. Sin City
  77. The Untouchables
  78. Goodfellas
  79. Limitless
  80. Man of Steel
  81. Arrival
  82. Pearl Harbor
  83. Sherlock Holmes
  84. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  85. Jurassic World I
  86. Jurassic World II
  87. Jurassic World III
  88.  Devil's Advocate
  89. The Matrix
  90. A Walk in the Cloud
  91. Gran Torino
  92. Million Dollar Baby
  93. No Country for Old Man
  94. Goya's Ghost
  95. The Perfume
  96. Noah
  97. Joseph
  98. Exodus
  99. Son of God
  100. Risen
  101. Searching for Bobby Fisher
  102. Spy Game
  103. Devil's Wear Prada
  104. Cold Mountain
  105. Australia
  106. X-Men I
  107. X-Men II
  108. X-Men First Class
  109. X-Men Days of Future Past
  110. Wolverine
  111. Thor
  112. Van Helsing
  113. Sense and Sensibility
  114. True Lies
  115. Saving Private Ryan
  116. Catch Me If You Can
  117. War of World
  118. Memories of a Geisha
  119. The Pianist
  120. Inception
  121. Underworld
  122. 50 First Date
  123. Click
  124. Animal
  125. Dr. Dolittle
  126. Training Day
  127. Man on Fire
  128. Remember the Titans
  129. The Pursuit of Happyness
  130. Independence Day
  131. Ali
  132. Enemy of the State
  133. Man in Black
  134. Shawshank Redemption
  135. Deep Impact
  136. Face Off
  137. Gone in 60 Seconds
  138. National Treassure I
  139. Kick-Ass
  140. The Rock
  141. City of Angels
  142. Swordfish
  143. Children of Men
  144. Closer
  145. Gandhi
  146. The Jungle Book
  147. The Dictator
  148. The Physician (*Ibn Sina role)
  149. Black Swan
  150. Wanted 
  151. Salt
  152. Ghost
  153. The Imitation Game
  154. Fantastic Four
  155. Constantine
  156. Malena
  157. Basic Instinct
  158. Lucy
  159. Fighter
  160. Mean Girls
  161. The Cell
  162. Speed
  163. Diana
  164. Quantum of Solace
  165. Noting Hill
  166. Mona Lisa Smile
  167. Hancock
  168. Cider House Rules
  169. Life of Pi
  170. The Seven Year Itch
  171. Bus Stop
  172. Don't Bother to Knock
  173. River of No Return
  174. Lord of the Rings I
  175. Lord of the Rings II
  176. Chronicles of Narnia
  177. The Thing
  178. Tango and Cash
  179. Star gate
  180. Soldier
  181. 300
  182. The Kingdom of Heaven
  183. Rush Hour
  184. Kiss of the Dragon
  185. Enter the Dragon
  186. Mummy I,II
  187. Bedazled
  188. Austin Powers I, II
  189. Sphere
  190. Omen
  191. The Grudge
  192. Paranormal Activity IV
  193. Paranormal Activity III
  194. Paranormal Activity II
  195. Djinn
  196. The Ring 
  197. The Moth-man Prophecy
  198. The Vinci Code
  199. Angels and Demons
  200. Edward Scissor-head
  201. Sleepy Hollow
  202. Pirates of the Caribbean I 
  203. Big Fish
  204. The Butterfly Effect
  205. God Must be Crazy
  206. Little Miss Sunshine
  207. Bram Stocker's Draculla
  208. Alien
  209. Prometheus
  210. The Girl With Dragon Tattoos

Nov 15, 2017

image write MATLAB without border

imwrite(a, 'a.png')
f = figure; imagesc(predDepth); axis off
[a,b] = export_fig(f);
imwrite(a, 'a.png')

Nov 9, 2017

Nov 3, 2017

BAVM17 talks






Nov 1, 2017

The awesome 7-year-postdoc

the-awesomest-7-year-postdoc-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-tenure-track-faculty-life-Radhika Nagpal:
  • I decided that this is a 7-year postdoc.

  • I stopped taking advice.

  • I created a "feelgood" email folder.

  • I work fixed hours and in fixed amounts

  • I try to be the best "whole" person I can.

  • I found real friends.

  • I have fun "now".

Oct 27, 2017

Charisma and Charismatic

What is Charisma:
Includes traits that successfully convey emotions that back up your message while displaying confidence, among other traits. Includes body language as well when delivered the message.

-How it is different than Charm:

"Charm involves making eye contact with individuals and flashing them a smile, getting people to talk about themselves, asking personal questions and making emphatic statements, whereas charismatic leaders don’t necessarily have to interact directly with the people they influence at all – they can do it from afar. So, while charmers are popular, charismatic people don’t have to be."

"You can be charismatic without being likeable" eg, Steve Jobs

Types of Charisma:
  • Star-power charisma: difficult to attain eg, Marylin Monroe
  • Kindness charisma: attainable eg, Dalai Lama
  • Focus charisma: attainable 
  • Authority charisma: attainable

How to gain it: 
Although at first glance it may seem that gaining charisma is magical. Most of it stems from the way we use words and how points are conveyed. 9 core verbal tactics:
  • metaphors, 
  • stories and anecdotes, 
  • contrasts,
  • lists,
  • rhetorical questions,
  • four mores traits
Margaret Thatcher was unbelievably charismatic because of her rhetoric and use of these tactics.
MBA students who analyzed recordings of themselves giving speeches, with these tactics in mind, ultimately gave new speeches that were rated as more charismatic. The message should be complemented by: