July 21st, 2004

Acadia

.Wharton | Day 12

Wow, this was a full day! Started the day at 6am; gym (I am finally starting to get some pleasure out of going to the gym); Economics midterm at 8am (managed to get over my anxiety and do OK, although, not as well as I expected; got last weekend's Accounting midterms back. Wow, it turned out I did quite well, despite all of my complaining - still managed to ick out an A (it's graded on a curve, so an A is top 15%).

On to the Economics lecture - yep, a 2.5 hour lecture 15 minutes after an hour and a half exam, that's drinking right out of the fire hose for you. We were all fried toward the end of it, but it was one of the best lectures, nonetheless. We discussed monopolies, deregulation, and price discrimination.
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Acadia

.Wharton | Day 12 - the people stories

I won't waste any space talking about me here. Just the stories of my classmates.

Ulf, chief scientist at a small start-up that is building the future of personal identification - through iris scanning. Fingerprinting is yesterday's technology, because it has a high error rate due to the human involved in making the prints. Iris scanning is unique and extremely accurate. Ulf's claim to fame - the identification of the afgan girl, the one with the green eyes on the National Geographic cover. The photos taken have very high resolution of the eyes, and he was able to prove that the woman they found ten years later was the same one by comparing her irisis. Other than that, his technology is used for security purposes in some airports and by arab governments.

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