Dennis Ritchie RIP

After a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011), father of Unix and an esteemed computer scientist, died last weekend at the age of 70.

Ritchie, also known as “dmr”, is best known for creating the C programming language as well as being instrumental in the development of UNIX along with Ken Thompson.

All of us Linux/Unix lovers owe a lot to this genius who gave us so much.

His death follows that of another prominent figure :: Steve Jobs of Apple computers fame. Perhaps the best tribute to Dennis and Steve is the one which says :: Dennis Ritchie: The shoulders Steve Jobs stood on.

May their souls rest in peace and guide us.



A lovely quote

A lovely quote I found on the maths blog I mentined a few minutes ago ::


Dream on. I wished that I could travel back in time. To the year 1914 for example. I would go to Cambridge, England. I would take Number Theory lectures from G.H. Hardy and would make friends with Srinivasa Ramanujan. On the way back to 2011 I would stop the clock somewhere in the midst of World War II, to meet Alan Turing to watch him cracking the Enigma code.


Another matho clock

Thank GOD, they don't make clocks like this.

Maths lovers will love this clock

I found this clock on the web, while I was looking for material for my course on cryptography. How many of the numbers on the clock can you recognise and explain ? Have fun.

The clock was found in a graetly interesting maths blog ::