Soma's Blog

March 7, 2011

Still alive..

Filed under: Life the Universe and Everything,Python — somanov @ 23:23

just a quick update to prove I have not gone the way of the dodo just yet.

But admittedly I had little time and motivation for updates in the last few months, mostly due to work overload and a complete lack of something interesting to blog about.

To make this blog entry a little less meaningless let me share a little gem of free software:

Spyder

“Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available for Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and MacOS X.”

http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/

This amazing IDE combines the power of the IPython shell with a variety of features I love in the Matlab GUI. Among many other cool features it contains a rather powerful source code editor with occurence highlighting, class/function browser, code completion and calltips. So if you love Python but are still looking for the perfect IDE, check out Spyder. You wont regret it.

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July 5, 2010

Military Intelligence?

Filed under: Life the Universe and Everything — somanov @ 17:42

Need another reason why the military should be kept away from science? Take a look at the experiments planned by the US during the cold war. Basically it boils down to a simple formula: Find something interesting and Nuke it

Some examples:

I mean whats the worst thing that could happen, right? Right? *facepalms*

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