We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. - Carl Sagan

The internet is a great way to get on the net. - Bob Dole

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. - B. F. Skinner

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.- Elbert Hubbard

Friday, August 23, 2013

Understanding Asymptotic Notations

As we are very well aware that the analysis of the algorithms is done by the calculating its time complexity and space complexity. Talking about the time complexity which is represented by asymptotic notations such as Big-Oh, Theta and Omega notations. This is kind of analysis of algorithms is often called as asymptotic analysis of algorithms. Basically using these notations we try to find the rate of growth of algorithms when the input size n increases say to infinity. We try to find how the time complexity will behave when the input to an algorithm increases. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8 in UEFI enabled system

I got a Dell Inspiron few days back with Windows 8 installed on it. Its pretty cool but needed a Linux OS along with it so installed Ubuntu 13.04. It was easy setting up a PC on dual boot (Windows and Linux) back when legacy BIOS were in picture. But lately it has been replaced by its successor UEFI (Unified extensible firmware interface) and nowadays Windows 8 machines are coming with UEFI. Because of it, installing any Linux OS along with Windows 8 gives a hard time.