Friday, September 30, 2016

Python Scripting Language for Linux, Mac, and Windows Operating Systems



Python for Linux:


Python comes pre-installed on most Linux distributions, and is available as a package on all others. However there are certain features you might want to use that are not available on your distro’s package. You can easily compile the latest version of Python from source.

In the event that Python doesn’t come pre-installed and isn’t in the repositories as well,

you can easily make packages for your own distro.
































































https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/first.en.html

for Debian users https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Packaging

for OpenSuse users https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Draft_Documentation/0.1/html/RPM_Guide/ch-creating-rpms.html

for Fedora users http://www.slackbook.org/html/package-management-making-packages.html

for Slackware users
A new all sky star catalog of our very own favorite galaxy is being released 2016.
Launched 1000 days ago, Gaia started its scientific work in July 2014. This first release is based on data collected during its first 14 months of scanning the sky, up to September 2015.

"Today's release gives us a first impression of the extraordinary data that awaits us and how that will revolutionize our understanding of how stars are distributed and move across our galaxy."

"The beautiful map we are publishing today shows the density of stars measured by Gaia across the entire sky, and confirms that it collected superb data during its first year of operations” 
says Timo Prusti, Gaia project scientist at ESA.




The September 2016 release

Will have information about positions (α, δ) and G  magnitudes for all stars with acceptable formal standard errors on positions. Positions and individual uncertainties are computed using a generic prior and bayes' rule detailed in the "Gaia astrometry for stars with too few observations. A Bayesian approach"  For this release approximately 90% of the sky will be covered. At the beginning of the routine phase, a special scanning mode repeatedly covering the ecliptic poles on every spin was executed for calibration purposes. Photometric data of RR lyrae and Cepheid Variable Stars including these high-cadence measurements will be released. The five parameter astrometric solution  positions, parallaxes, and proper motions for stars in common between the Tycho 2 Catalog and Gaia will be released. The catalog is based on the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution. (Image of the Week with short TGAS descriptionpaper with a more detailed description; paper describing theory and backgroundpaper describing quasar extension)

Future releases may Include: 

Five parameter astrometric solution of objects with single star behavior will be released under the assumption that at least 90% of the sky can be covered. Integrated BP/RP photometry, with appropriate standard errors for sources where basic astrophysical parameter estimation has been verified. Mean radial velocities for objects showing no radial velocity variation and for which an adequate synthetic template could be selected, under the assumption that this can be done for 90% of the bright stars on the sky.

Orbital solutions, together with the system radial velocity and five parameter astrometric solutions, for binary having periods between 2 months and 75% of the observing time will be released. Object classification and astrophysical parameters, together with BP/RP spectra and/or RVS spectra they are based on, will be released for spectroscopically and photometrically well behaved objects. Mean radial velocities will be released for those stars not showing variability and with available atmospheric parameter estimates.

Variable star classification will be released together with the epoch photometry used for the stars. Solar system results will be released with preliminary orbital solutions and individual epoch observations. Non single star catalogs will be released.Full astrometris, photometric and radial velocity catalogs will alse be released. All available variable star and non single star solutions. Source classification plus multiple asrtophysical parameters for stars, unresolved binaries, galaxues, and quasars. Some parameters may not be available for fainter stars.


Also to be released!

An Exo Planet List
All Epoch and transit data for these planets.
All ground based observations made for data processing. 

We look forward to the full data releases coming and upcoming discoveries.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NASA Amazing Views In Space: NGC 2903 and Omega Nebula as never seen before

NGC 2903 is a beautiful spiral galaxy. Yellowish stars are older, the spiral arms have younger stars that are blue and star forming regions have red-light emissions

Credit: Canada France Hawaii Telescope Coelum 











A colorful collection of 100,000 stars are displayed in this small region inside the Omega Centauri globular cluster, a dense group of nearly 10 million stars. Omega Centauri is one of the biggest star clusters in the Milky Way.


Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team








Globular cluster Messier 70 experienced a cor collapse in the past meaning that even more stars squeeze into the object's core than usual. The brightness of the cluster increases steadily towards it\s center. Messier 70 orbits close to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, about 30,000 light years away from the solar system. 

Credit: ESA HUBBLE NASA





Mysteriously Bright Black Holes Revealed by NASA Telescope
Snapped a new view of two oddball black holes shining ultra-bright in X-ray light in a distant spiral galaxy. NASA’s NuSTAR X-ray observatory spotted the bright black holes while observing the galaxy Caldwell 5.


Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ DSSA NASA












Messier 83 of NGC 5236 located in the southern constellation Hydra. This is a beautiful photo of the central region taken by La Silla Observatory, Chile. About 15 million light-years away this spiral structure resembles that of the Milky Way Galaxy in which we live, but Messier 83 also has a bar like center.

Credit: ESO






Neat Light Casting Pic

IRAS 05437+2502, has a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by IRAS satellite in infra-red light in 1983. This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows many new details, but has not uncovered a clear cause of the bright sharp arc.

Credit: NASA ESA JPL







NGC 5189

The remains of a dying star are seem creating a dramatic work of art.

Credit: NASA ESA JPL




Stuck inside a cloud

A pre-stellar cloud found to contain water vapor in an amount 2000 times larger than all the earths oceans.
ESA's Herschel space observatory detected water vapor in a molecular cloud on the verge of star formation for the first time in this image of Lynds 1544, lower left. 450 Light-Years from earth lying in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, one of our nearest areas of mass star formation.

Credit: ESA HERSCHEL SPIRE






NGC 7008

Found by the Fera's at the Eagle Ridge Observatory California







NGC 1569
A Black hole is spotted in the middle of this cosmic storm.









Thursday, May 3, 2012

Video How Linux is Built - Linux Distributors 2012



Short Video on how Linux is Built: for everyone
TechWave by Fusion





There are many options for your linex distributor.
Some of these distros can come in 3d and others can be run by cd
or even off your keychain.
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Best Linux Desktop Distribution
Linux Mint 12   "Lisa"



 One of the most contended categories is for general desktop use. This year, the pick is back in the Ubuntu genus, though it's not something directly from Canonical.
Linux Mint is a downstream derivation of Ubuntu, which means that the code for Linux Mint is based on that found in Ubuntu. Linux Mint developers then add their own take to the distribution.

              Linux Mint Screenshots






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Best Linux Laptop Distribution

 Not all laptops are the same, some laptops are taking cues from Apple Macbook Air line and are starting to conform to a sleeker aesthetic. Suited for the Linux distro with an interface that matches it: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu has a superior laptop toolset, with excellent power management and drivers. Ubuntu's Unity interface is perfect for a mobile device that needs more streamlined usability.
As a laptop distribution, Ubuntu still reigns supreme.


                Ubuntu Screenshots

























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Best Linux Enterprise Desktop







Red Hat is  pushing into new territory within the virtualization and cloud spaces.
 It seems that the SUSE Enterprise Linux line is starting to fall behind for a minute.






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Best Linux LiveCD

 Really today every Linux distro is really a LiveCD that you can put a  physical CD or DVD into your optical drive, boot the system, and run a full Linux distribution without actually installing it.
One class of distros specializes in LiveCD only. These distributions offer users utilities and tools for repairing existing Linux and Windows installations. These distros are very useful to have regardless of what primary Linux distribution you like to use.

 Recommended KNOPPIX. This Debian based LiveCD uses a lightweight LXDE interface to
 deliver.


KNOPPIX  and Debian ScreenShots







Friday, April 6, 2012

Awesome PC Games- Civilization5 - Mech Warrior - SkyRim - Halo 4 - Armada Online - The Gathering


The Gathering Norway 2012 -Fastest Internet Speed Ever




TechWave by Fusion

In cooperation with Altibox, The Gathering set an awesome goal to have the universes fastest Internet access in 2012.


Last year’s world record was110Gbit/s, the Swedes at Dreamhack answered with 120 Gbit/s on their event.
“We have a long tradition of breaking records. With this internet access we write history again”, says head of information at The Gathering, Simon Eriksen Valvik.

“This year surpasses every previous record. This is just the reason we’re focusing on broadband trough fiber. It has nearly no limits and we know that we will be setting new records in the future too”, says Per-Andre Rykhus, vice president, marketing, sales & products, Altibox.

The Gathering in Norway is now sold out, but there are still tickets available with app for creative and pro gamer tickets still available. Unused tickets will also be put up for resale.

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6000 young people filled Hamar’s Viking Ship Hall for this year’s big event, “The Gathering 2012”. People come here for great competitions, lectures, seminars, work shops and social events. What an awesome idea to bring people and friends together that all love the same, technology, our web, pc games, communications, and our world today.



For those who don't know, The Gathering is a massive 5-day long gaming tournament held every year at Hamar, Norway. KANDU’s Chillout is a special section at the event which is intended as a way to get gamers away from their PCs for a while, so that they can join in on fun games, competitions or just to chill out.

'The Gathering' (TG) is the years biggest group event for young people that started in 1992 with 1.200 people at Skedsmo Hall, near Oslo. Now it's getting huge, More than 13km of cables have been rolled out and 7568 connecting points have been installed.
This five day event gets eveyone pumped, here everyone is so concentrated on data and pcs, they sleep very little apart from short naps. Hundreds of people fly from over sees to take part in this event.

The Gathering attracts growing interest, both nationally and internationally. TG is organized by the nonprofit organization KANDU (Kreativ Aktiv Norsk DataUngdom/Creative Active Norwegian Computer Youth).

Tagline Most of the years, The Gathering has had a tagline. The tagline has often reflected onto the logo and certain other materials.

2000: "The Gathering 1900 - Follow the Flow". Inspired by Millennium Bug
2001: "A Cyberspace Odyssey". Inspired by the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
2002: "The Gathering: Reloaded". Inspired by the movie "The Matrix Reloaded" and a reference to the endless reloading on PTN’s website, in search for a ticket
2004: "Rescue of Fractalus" Inspired by the Lucasfilm Games’ game Rescue on Fractalus!
2005: "We are the robots" inspired by Kraftwerk’s song "The robots"
2006: "The Darks Side of Pluto" inspired by NASA’s first probe to Pluto
2007: "Still Puzzled?" inspired by the famous fifteen puzzle
2008: "Optimus Prime" inspired by the numbers 16 and 17
2009: "Fire and Ice"
2010: "Submerged"
2011: "Partly cloudy", inspired by cloud computing.
2012: "At the End of the Universe"








Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Apple iPad and Best Apps 2016

TechWave by Fusion

The New Apple iPad 2016


Apple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 


4th Generation



Apple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 4th Generation


  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 6; Dual-Core A6X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 MP iSight Camera; 1080p HD Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs
  • Product does not have holes in the back for a VESA mount. Customer will need to use a third party bracket mount.
                           

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Like a step to the future, these apps make anything possible.
Star Walk $5
If you look to the heavens at night Star Walk is for you. Star Walk is a great app for identifying and learning more about objects in the night sky. 
See the best ipad apps of 2012. Make web shopping a breeze with Amazon.







PushBI Mobile Business Intelligence
Mobile business intelligence helps business people manage their business from anywhere. 
PushBI Mobile is an intelligence tool that delivers key performance indicators directly your mobile phone. Whether you are across town or half way around the world you can monitor key business metrics that are available so you can make decisions faster and drive business performance.
$Free App










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Awesome ipad Apps 2016
GarageBand $5
With GarageBand 1.2, your music's better, Jam Sesson even lets four play and record remotely to make a song together.  Additionally, the latest version of GarageBand adds a new Smart Strings instrument, track merging, a broader variety of sharing option via iCloud song sync. With GarageBand 1.2, awesome gets kicked up!


iWork Suite Apps $16
Premiuim Documents to Go is an office suite app where you can create and edit word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents in standard Microsoft
(.doc, .docx, .ppt, .xls) formats for your iPad.

You can sync them with your computer via
Wi-Fi by using a simple program, either for the Mac or Windows. You can sync using cloud-based storage services such as

Dropbox, iDisk, and Google Docs. You can easily e-mail documents and share them to other iPhone and iPad apps.
(The standard version of Documents To Go only lets you view PowerPoint files, not edit and create them, and the cloud storage syncing capabilities are also limited to the Premium edition of the app.)



iMovie $5
The new app is a full-service viewing, editing, and sharing tool for both the iPad and the iPhone.With amazing interactivity you can make video editing more engaging. You get a better sense of assembling the movie using your hands as apossed to a mouse.
This update runs on iPad2, but not the original iPad, the iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch, giving millions of iOS device owners opportunity to a top-notch video editor. iMovie for iOS 1.2 may be the friendliest version.

iPhoto $5
iPhoto for iOS offers many great features for amateur and hobbyist photographers. The mobile version is not a professional program, it;s perfect for consumers who shoot photos and want simple editing tools to improve those photos. The app also appeals to users who want to organize their images into enticing collections and share photos, be it through prints, digital albums, or social media.
There are tools and controls for non-destructive cropping and straightening, fixing exposure and color, and for applying special effects. An Auto-Enhance button, just like the one in the desktop version, is a one-stop-shop. It also has maintenance tasks like flag, favorite, and hide photo.

Keynote $10
The simplicity of Apple’s presentation app show outstanding power. Not only can you present right from your iOS device, but it’s easy to create and edit your slideshows, complete with animations, multimedia, and transitions. Plus, iCloud keeps those files synced across all your iOS devices


Pages $10Apple-designed templates and easy to use formatting tools let you create letters, flyers, reports, invitations, and more. Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to                                                                         date on all your iOS devices


Numbers $10
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes with tables, charts, photos, and graphics using just your fingers.





Dropbox
Dropbox, a free Web service, lets you create a folder on your Mac that syncs automatically with whatever other computers you tell it to.
The free iPad app isn't beautiful, but it does afford you access to all the files and folders you store in your computer's Dropbox folder. You can upload your saved photos and videos to your Dropbox folder, or open saved files in compatible apps on your iPad--including word processing documents, PDFs, images, and MP3s.
$Free App













Navigon USA You'll never need another GPS unit. Navigon offers excellently rendered 3-D maps, text-to-speech for pronouncing street names, and all the other niceties you’d expect from a full-featured navigation system
$30












FlightTrack Pro Have a flight to catch? Picking up someone at the airport? FlightTrack Pro offers detailed information about flights, airports, and planes, giving you everything you need to know. You can even share flight details via email, text message, Twitter, or Facebook
$3









Pear Note Perfect for students, Pear Note records audio while you type, then syncs your document to the recording. Click on a word later and you can hear what was being said at that precise moment, letting you ensure the accuracy of your notes.
$5


Reeder for iPad $5
Available in both iPad and iPhone versions, Reeder offer very similar features. The iPad version has some better interface abilities due to the device’s increased screen space.
The app, which syncs via Google Reader is a wonderfull interface for reading the latest articles from your favorite Websites.
Tap on a headline, and the article slides into view. If the feed in question shows only a summary, Reeder's built-in Readability will show you the rest of the article conviently. Reeder quickly loads the rest of the article automatically. Tap and hold on links to bring up a sharing window; Reeder makes it easy to email links, save them to Instapaper and post them to various social networks, and more. You'll never want to catch up on your feed subscriptions with anything else.

Tweetbot $3
This app has interface and gesture support, making it not just a powerful app for reading and posting tweets and it's fun. Swipe to the right on a tweet to see the full conversation surrounding it; swipe to the left to see replies sent to it. Tap and hold--on a tweet, a hashtag, a username, or a link--to expose contextual options related to that element. With support for services like Tweet Marker for keeping you in sync with your device or desktop Twitter client, Instapaper, and more, it's a full-featured Twitter app that's a delight to use.

Flipboard $3
Takes content you're interested in and presents it in an impressive magazine-inspired layout. The free app connects to your Facebook, Twitter, and Google Reader feeds, and also offers a variety of curated feeds in various categories like politics, technology, and entertainment. Whether you're browsing stories from social networks or the curated feeds, Flipboard moves photos wherever, it's easy to swipe through story after story. The app offers easy ways to share interesting articles via Twitter, Facebook, and email, and to save them to Instapaper.


Air Video $3
Install Air Video on your iOS device, set up the simple Air Video Server on your Mac or Windows machine, and then stream any video you want over your Wi-Fi network. If the video isn’t iOS-compatible, Air Video will convert it for you.



PCalc Lite Calculator for iPad.
Though the iPhone's Calculator app works fine, such an app simply insn't on the iPad. This free app works on all iOS devices and looks great on iPad.
Beyond that, it has tons of functionality beyond simple arithmetic: a scientific calculator, unit conversions, constants, multiple undo and redo, and themes.
$10



Toontastic
If you have kids downloading a free copy of this app is an awesome idea. The app lets kids create their own cartoons, helping them through the process of picking out scenery and characters or designing their own, adding background music, and recording narration.
You can save and rewatch your kids creations, and optionally share them online, too. The app is adorably designed, and simple enough for a four-year-old.