Facebook’s evil Free Basics

It is hard to appreciate the evil in FB’s “Free Basic”. The simple facts. If and when “Free Basics” becomes very popular, which in all likelihood it will, if government does not ban it, then people will mostly probably stop renewing their mobile data plans. That means they will be able to access only “basic” […]

Calculate Root of Any Whole Number in Java

The following Java program can find any root of a whole number. The logic is simple. Start by guessing some number and check if that is the correct value. If that overshoots then subtract some from the guess number else add to it. We add or subtract some fixed constant. If that constant is too […]

How to Reset the Root Password of MySql in Linux

I am posting this for my future reference. Also it my help passers by. If you are using CentOS 6 (maybe others too). To reset the root password use the following steps:- sudo service mysqld stop sudo service mysqld startsos mysql -u root Now you will be at mysql prompt. Here type:- UPDATE mysql.user SET […]

Digit Math Application: Proving that all numbers ending with 5 are divisible by 5

Please read Digit Math: Introduction before you continue. The problem It seems I have developed a fascination for the number 5, so here we go again. Here I would be using Digit Math to prove that all integers  which end with digit 5 are always divisible by 5. The proof Case 1: Take a two […]

Digit Math Application: Proving the correctness of shortcut method to squaring numbers ending with 5

Please read Digit Math: Introduction before you continue. The problem Someday, somewhere I came to know that any number which ends with the digit 5 can be easily squared. The trick can be easily demonstrate using an example. Suppose we want to find the square of 25. Trick is to take the number before 5 […]

Digit Math: Introduction

Bertrand Russell (Famous Mathematician and Logician)

The person in the above image is Bertrand Russell. Famous Mathematician and Logician.  An excellent graphic novel, Logicomix, is based around his life. That is a must read. First thing first. Even if you are not a Math demi-god, it is fine, Digit Math is still for you. In fact my academic track record shows that I […]