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Atanu Dey
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in San Jose, CA 95131
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Human nature is comprehensible and universal. Consequently human behavior is to a large extent predictable but you need to know the circumstances. Differences in behavior is partly due to differences in circumstances. Circumstances are beyond the control of individuals, and even groups. (In economics, the term is exogenous — things that are external and that have to be taken as given and unalterable from within.) How people behave is not a reflection of their intrinsic nature but what any other human would do under similar circumstances. That’s the point of this little post. 
It is very satisfying when research corroborates naive intuition. We expect water to flow downhill and when research after much painstaking data analysis concludes that indeed water flows downhill, it is a valuable addition to human knowledge and understanding. Switching off sarcasm mode now.
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Arresting Amos Yee for his video rant about Lee Kuan Yew is deplorable. Speech should be protected in any civilized society -- especially speech that does not advocate violence. Besides, he's just a kid.
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According to most reports, he was arrested because of his derogatory comments to Christianity, not Lee Kuan Yew.
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Goodbye, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I mourn your passing. Never had tears at the death of any leader. You're the 1st & probably the last.
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I understand your sentiments Atanu!
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Night takeoff from San Diego CA. Headed to San Jose CA. 
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The Loch Ness monster, according to Google. :)
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Explanation: Shadows play on the water and in the sky in this panoramic view of the April 4 total lunar eclipse over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Just within planet Earth's shadow the Full Moon's disk is still easy to spot at its brief total phase. The urban night skyscape was composed to cover the wide range of brightness visible to the eye. The shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, this eclipse was also the third in a string of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, a series known as a tetrad. Coming in nearly six month intervals, the previous two were last April 15 and October 8. The next and final eclipse in the tetrad will be on September 28. This 2014-2015 tetrad is one of 8 total lunar eclipse tetrads in the 21st century.
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Walked outside to watch the total lunar eclipse going on right now. It's 4:48 AM in San Jose, CA. If you click on the link below, you can see the footage from Los Angeles’s Griffith Observatory.
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Impressively articulate teenager, Amos Yee, rants about Lee Kuan Yew. This kid will go far but for now, he's arrested. In my opinion, free speech is a non-negotiable right. I am opposed to any restrictions on expression and speech.
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+Seamus Light Well said. Kudos to you.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Economics
  • Rutgers University
    Computer Science
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    Computer Science
  • Nagpur University
    Mechanical Engineering
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I think about India's economic development. I wrote a book on "Transforming India." For more on my ideas, see my blog on India's Development.
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