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 (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.”

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.


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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