Archive for March 4th, 2009

What is special about 03/03/09 ?

March 4, 2009

Before reading the post, have a look at the date and ponder over a bit……  I guess most of us have missed the significance of it. I found this post informative, so I have replicated it. 

For years I have been celebrating March 14 (3/14) as Pi Day, which I have always considered the mathematical holiday of the highest importance — I mean, come on, it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday! — and never thought about commemorating any other day for its numerical beauty.

But today, I have been out-geeked. Today, it turns out, is Square Root Day. That’s because it’s 3/3/09, and 3 x 3 = 9, meaning 3-squared equals 9. I had never considered that this relationship between month, day, and year occurs so rarely. In fact, this “square root” coincidence in dates only happens nine times every century — the last one being 2/2/04.

How should you celebrate Square Root Day? According to CNET, a teacher in Redwood City, California, has organized a contest. Apparently, people will cut root vegetables into squares or make foods into the square root symbol shape.

http://tinyurl.com/cjq8wy

 

Source : http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/03/03/square-root-day/

Disclaimer: Some contents of this post were copied with an intension that more people get to read the post.

Download Linux !

March 4, 2009

The GLUG Unit of NIT Durgapur is now hosting the ISO images of Centos 5.2, Fedora 10, Ubunto 8.04 and OpenSuse 11.1. You can download it from:

http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in/download/linux/isos/

OR, Alternatively, If you want to install Linux, but do not have DVDs/CDs, you could Unetbootin PXE software to install over the internet. For more information about this visit the GLUG site of NIT Durgapur. The following page link to GLUG NIT Durgapur and also has more information on how you could install linux without downloading:

http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in/?q=repository

Glug is now host a 20 GB repository for Fedora. Feel free to keep your Fedora updated.

http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in/repository/fedora-local/

If you have any problems Downloading or Installing  any Linux from the repository, please post your questions as comments and I will try my best to sort it out.

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