After experiencing an awesome Shaastra 2010, I am back with a new post. More on Shaastra stuff later, but something that happened today made me immediately login to my blogger account and scribble this thing.
I did not really care about the psychic viva for the roundness error experiment until I really experienced it today. Well, I guess that is more than enough an introduction, this is how it went...
ME 21 to 25 are our team members, with 21 being myself.
23 had the first session. Next, it was 24`s turn to get raped.
Then, I went in.
Thinking that I am 25 while the actual 25 is "Rakesh Reddy",
Prof invited me in saying, "Reddy?" which I heard as "ready?"
"Yes, sir." I said with a confusion.
"oops. no sir, I am raviteja, 21."
"Ok. Sit down." He sounded crisp.
Reading the conclusion in my report, his first question was "is that all you concluded?"
I did not know what to reply. Yeah, that was all I concluded; Is there anything else in that shit?? I dont know. I dont care.
After a few normal questions which I was able to answer peacefully and when I started thinking that everything was going well, he started the great psychic show.
"Show this in the graph." He asked, pointing at a value in the table in my report. I took the graph and showed the difference between the 2 plots at that value, which is exactly what he was asking.
"Measure it." he ordered.
I took a scale and found it to be some 7.6 mm.
"It is 7.6mm sir and since in this graph, 5 microns is equal to 9 mm.."
I was about to scale the measured value and tell him, but he interrupted.
"is equal to?????" he asked.
"err.. i mean.. scale.. equivalent"
"Equivalent??? You and this guy have a head, 2 eyes etc.,. Both of you are equivalent?" He asked pointing at one of the TAs. All of us smiled including the embarrassed TA.
After a minute of silence,
"Ok. Since you used the word equivalent, what are equivalent traingles?"
Is there anything called equivalent triangles? I dont know.
"Sir, if the angles in 2 triangles are same, they are called as equivalent triangles."
"Oh! then what are similar triangles?"
Shit. "Sir, similar triangles are the ones with equal angles. I do not know what are equivalent triangles."
May be he also did not know. He changed the question.
"What is the distance between the cylindrical part and the probe just before the start of the experiment?"
"That is the stupidest question I have ever heard" I wanted to say. All we know is that it is kept at a certain distance before we start measuring the roundness.
After another moment of silence and a blank face that I put,
"It will be shown in the screen at that time." He gave a supposed-to-be-hint-for-him while it was pure-bull-shit for me.
"Sorry sir. I did not see." I tried to be as polite as possible.
"You did not see??" He was surprised as if I did not see Rehman receiving Oscar.
"I mean.. I saw.. but I did not observe sir."
This is the moment I was caught! Folding his hands, adjusting his spectacles close to his nose and leaning back a bit, "Ok. What is the difference between seeing and observing?"
How the hell is it related to roundness measurement? Anyways,
"Seeing is just looking at things and observation is understanding what you see, sir" I replied smartly. Smart enough that he gave this comment which I am currently trying to interpret -
"As your age increases, your knowledge should increase but it is currently decreasing for us."
Lastly, he asked me if I participated for Shaastra. I wanted to boast that I am the design core but then imagining the consequent questions that may follow, I packed.
That`s it for the day. One hell of psychic melodrama in MSB.
Catch you later guys.