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Dude.  DUDE.  Installing this NOW.
 
S.Somasegar, "Soma" Announces Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta - http://spr.ly/62699p8B

"...offers a great IDE experience for general scripting, web programming and technical computing. With integrated IPython REPL support for smart history, shell commands and inline images, these tools provide a great exploratory coding environment. And with unique features like mixed mode debugging of Python with C++ and remote debugging of Linux servers in Azure, Visual Studio provides a great development environment for Python developers..."
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Coffee time!
 
COFFEE!!!!!!!!


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"The worst programs are the ones where the programmers doing the original work don’t lay a solid foundation, and then they’re not involved in the program in the future." Compared with the best, which are usually written by a few key people who really knew what they were doing.
 
"GATES: We’re no longer in the days where every program is super well crafted. But at the heart of the programs that make it to the top, you’ll find that the key internal code was done by a few people who really knew what they were doing.

It’s not quite as important now to squeeze things down into a 4K memory area. You’re seeing a lot more cases where people can afford to use C, instead of using assembly language. Unfortunately, many programs are so big that there is no one individual who really knows all the pieces, and so the amount of code sharing you get isn’t as great. Also, the opportunity to go back and really rewrite something isn’t quite as great, because there’s always a new set of features that you’re adding on to the same program.

The worst programs are the ones where the programmers doing the original work don’t lay a solid foundation, and then they’re not involved in the program in the future. Working with those programs gets to the point that I call “experimental programming.” The programmers understand so little about those programs that they can’t understand how changes might affect speed, for instance. They might use code that already exists, or they might not understand what dependencies will break if they change something. So they add new code, and then they run it and they say, “Oh look, it doesn’t work that way.” That’s a very, very inefficient way to deal with a program, but a lot of projects end up exactly like that."

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This is great... The disambiguation of our field.
 
A Coder, a Programmer, a Hacker, a Developer, and a Computer Scientist walk into a Venn Diagram
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Great Scott!  Great shot.
 
Beautiful View of Eiffel Tower, Paris
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Boo.  Cassini whips the llamas butt.  How much (on a national scale) can this possibly cost???
 
As is the case with most exploratory spaceflight missions, Cassini, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has entered the point in its voyage where it must pass Senior Review to continue to receive funding. 

All current extended missions, including Cassini, are fully funded through the end of FY14. The worrisome issue, however, is that in FY15, a scheduled budget cut will coincide with Curiosity also needing funding to begin its extended missions on Mars.

“We have two very expensive flagship missions, Cassini and Curiosity,” said NASA’s planetary science director Jim Green. “So, this particular competition we’ll have to do very carefully.”

+The Planetary Society recently outlined the proposed extended mission of Cassini.
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/van-kane/20131112_Cassini_extended_mission.html

Up until November 2016, Cassini will have stayed well away from Saturn's rings (except during orbit insertion in 2004) because the risk of catastrophic collision with an ice particle or boulder would be too high. With the fuel almost exhausted, though, Cassini's managers want to bring it in close to the rings and Saturn itself. Twenty orbits would carry the spacecraft just outside the rings for close up observations of their structure and mass. (The latter measurements, for example, would help scientists determine how old the rings are.)

Following these orbits, the spacecraft would slip into the gap between the inner most ring and the top of Saturn's atmosphere. From these 22 close-in orbits, the Cassini mission would essentially replicate the measurements that will be made at the same time by the Juno mission to Jupiter: detailed measurements of the interior of Saturn and of its atmosphere. As a bonus, scientists can make more detailed measurements of the rings. And for all of us who vicariously explore the solar system through these missions, think of how beautiful the images would be looking out at the rings and Saturn from just above the clouds.

At the end of the mission, its fuel gone, Cassini would enter and burn up in Saturn's atmosphere, an end that would prevent it from accidentally impacting and contaminating Enceladus or Titan with micro-organisms from Earth.

In a relatively short time, Cassini has been greatly beneficial towards our understanding of Saturn, its moons, and its magnificent ring system. Express your desire to see Cassini complete the final legs of its journey to study the atmosphere of Saturn with a Penny4NASA.
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action

#NASA   #Penny4NASA   #Cassini   #Saturn  
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The only thing better than a selfie with Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a Selfie with Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Shades.

The Student Center Programs Council brought Dr. Tyson, the host of Cosmos, to campus for an incredible night of science. #neildegrassetyson #awesome  
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Glad to see my favs C# and Python representing well.  A bit surprised PHP isn't angrier though :)
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"The quantified self," they said.  It's the hot new thing, they said.
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Way ahead of the curve there Puma. We all wear our Nike Fuel Bands and Fitbits now but Puma wanted to do it nearly 30 years ago
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Beautiful bookshelf.
 
Be a polyglot learner before being a polyglot programmer...
How dabbling in a new language now can lead to innovation later. http://oreil.ly/1kAj2of
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Voraciously interested in almost anything I can get my hands on.  I enjoy building things, both hardware and software, and writing & recording music.
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