Creepers… they grow a long way!
But, they need a support… always!!
As soon as the support is lost, they fall to earth…
and become weak and orderless!!!
Until the next support comes!!!
PS: One of my classmates, during IISc life, used to tell this and say, “most of us are like creepers”
Love means never having to say you’re sorry! – from Erich Segal’s Love Story.
Love means always to forgive!! – from the movie Love and other disasters.
Love… so sweet a feeling, and yet so complicated!!!
A group of friends, and life-partner to smile along…
Something to work on, and ponder over…
A bunch of books, and good collection of music…
and… a camera to shoot life and mother nature…
what else can I aspire in life?
Good morning folks!
It’s raining outside… a proper hill-station weather!
I’m listening “Gimme hugs… gimme smiles”
while reading about Boltzmann Equation!!
I feel like flying… I mean flying!!!
Wow… what a life!!!!
Here is a nice puzzle.
You want to open a door, which is password protected. The password is a 4-digit numeric string. You don’t know the password. But, you are free to enter as many digits as you wish. No matter how lengthy the numeric string that you enter, if the actual password exists anywhere in the string, the door opens. For example, if the password is 1234 and you enter 12345, or 42351234, or 3423123465, the door opens! I guess, now the conditions are clear. With this set of rules, with a dump attempt, you can enter all possible 4- digit numbers (starting from 0000 to 9999) and get it open. But, the puzzle here is to obtain a string of minimum possible length, which encompasses all the possible 4-digit numeric strings.
- As you can see, the first 4-digit string needs 4 numbers. After that you find a new 4-digit string by just adding one more number at the end of it. So, in order to traverse between all the 10000 possible passwords, without repetitions, the minimum length of the string (that you are going to discover) will be 3+10*4
- Of course, that means you have to find a string of 10003 digits. But, you don’t need to write down the whole string. Once you crack the puzzle, just write down the algorithm to generate the string.
You can send your answers to me at gopoo.1981 @ gmail.com or you can post in the comment.
PS: Even I haven’t solved this puzzle completely, but I am close to it (at the cost of sleepless night yesterday). If everything goes fine, I will post a descriptive answer sometime in the next week.
…, a man is known to breathe out 400 cc of air at each breath, so that a single breath of air must contain about 1022 molecules. The whole atmosphere of the earth consists of about 1044 molecules. Thus one molecule bears the same relation to a breath of air as the latter does to the whole atmosphere of the earth. If we assume that the last breath of, say, Julius Caesar has by now become thoroughly scattered through the atmosphere, then the chances are that each of us inhales one molecule of it with every breath we take. A man’s lungs hold about 2000 cc of air, so that the chances are that in the lungs of each of us there are about five molecules from the last breath of Julius Caesar.
PS: A quotation from: Jeans. J., 1940, An Introduction to the Kinetic Theory of Gases, Cambridge University Press.
PPS: Lately, I am reading Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, by Vincenti and Kruger. I am finding it good to get back to reading (studying?).
At some or the other stage of life, everybody passes through a phase where success is just some sort of ornament and confidence is in-built. Recognition and rewards come in the way just because of that phase, as bi-products. Years just pass by and that phase goes by. But, the tag line stays back. It’s really very convenient to feel good when somebody recognizes you by that tag line. But it hurts so badly inside, because you know it’s already long gone. One way to keep the feel good factor is by recognizing those good qualities during that successful phase which made it successful, and keeping them up. Otherwise, there is no way to escape the traps of false-confidence and becoming a hollow personality!
I read somewhere that it’s never too late to start with a good beginning! I have something to add to it… that good beginning will be permanent once you see a terribly bad ending and never want to see it again!
Hi all, this is rather an informative post. We bought a SAMSUMG 32″ LCD TV . I was very much fascinated with its features like HDMI ports, and USB connectivity, and above all its full HD resolution and 70000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Like many, I and my wife did our preliminary survey before deciding on this model. We are very much happy with its performance and features but were very disappointed to see that the TV signal reception is hardly 640X480 resolution, which makes the picture look pixelated. Hence, I decided to buy VGA cable to connect to my CPU and watch HD movies to exploit the TV’s full capacity.
I bought a nice quality VGA cable from computer peripheral shop. Even though I could export my CPU’s display to TV, there is a constant display of error message “Check Signal Cable” on the screen. After a week of frustrated search, I could finally figure out that the internal wire architecture of VGA cables differ from make to make. And, these Samsung TV’s will work properly only with the ones supplied by themselves. So, guys… before expecting your new gadget to work properly, do a proper survey of its make and model.
PS: Finally, I bought the cable from the Samsung shop (at mere 110 bucks) and enjoying my movies. You can visit this link to read lots of interesting discussion about this VGA cable issues.
PPS: Thanks to Krish for bringing the cable for me 😉