Category: Notes

VB : Principles

Video Broadcast : #September 7, 2020 Books Principia by Sir Isaac Newton Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell Principia Mathematica by Whitehead and Russell Some well-known Principles and Laws Pareto Principle (and variants)80-20 rule Less is more (and applications)Small is beautiful Peter’s Principle Dilbert’s Principle Law of Diminishing […]

VB : Sayas

Video Broadcast : # U Pe Maung Tin Pali and Burmese Scholar First native Principal, Rangoon College Proposed Burmese Department as a separate language Early students include Theikpan Maung Wa (ICS U Sein Tin) Zawgyi (Saya U Thein Han) Minthuwun (Saya U Wun) Daw Khin Saw Mu Dr. […]

VB : Time

Video Broadcast : # AM and PM AM stands for Ante Meridian. PM stands for Post Meridian. A day consists of 12 hours for AM, and 12 hours for PM. Some missed schedules (e.g. flights) due to the AM/PM confusion. Some medicine (e.g. pain relievers) to be taken […]

VB : Translation

Video Broadcast : # Translation is the process of converting information in a Source language into a Target language. For example, Dhammapada has been translated from Pali into other languages (e.g. English, Burmese, French, German). English to Burmese Translators Shwe Oo Daung Thakin Ba Thaung U Thein Maung […]

VB : Apples

Video Broadcast : # Adam and Eve Forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden Some translators probably named it as Apple (since it is common) Adam’s ApplePresent in both men and womenSignificantly larger in men Sir Isaac Newton Anecdote Apple falling on Newton’s head lead to the discovery […]

VB : Calendar – 1

Video Broadcast : # Types of Calendar Solar Calendar Lunar Calendar Luni-solar Calendar Religious Calendar Civil Calendar Fiscal Calendar Academic Calendar Burmese Calendar I wrote an article on the Burmese Calendar for the BAPS Newsletter. Months January First month of the Gregorian Calendar Named after Janus, two-faced God […]

VB : Calendar – 2

Video Broadcast: #106 Types Solar Calendar Lunar Calendar Luni-solar Calendar Civil Calendar Fiscal Calendar Academic Calendar Sample Calendars Old Roman Calendar Ten months for official activities September, October, November and December are the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months Julian Calendar Twelve months : January to December Leap […]

VB : Holidays

Video Broadcast : #148 Introduction Some believe that “Holiday” derived from “Holy day”. Holidays may have fixed datee.g. January 4 (Myanmar Independence) have relative datese.g. in the USA, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November celebrate a religious evente.g. Waso, Deepavali, Christmas be designated as Public […]

VB : Language

Video Broadcast : # Medium for Communication Spoken Language e.g. Myanmar Sagar Written Language e.g. Myanmar Sar Natural Language Natural Language Understanding Natural Language Processing Native Language / Mother Tongue Foreign Language TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ESL (English as a Second Language) Computing Formal […]