We've been in a constant argument as to why I did not place the the famous, prominent and well known Mr. Einstein in the top of my people-i-love list. Why Feynman? A question usually delivered in an high pitch by no other than Mr. Panda. Yes, yes, he is in love with Albert. At some … Continue reading Such a Fine Man Mr. Feynman
Since I am writing from the rainy land of the Philippines, I was waiting till all part of the world finished the countdown and has hit the year 2017. So to all Science and Tech lovers... Happy New.. Oh wait, not yet. Phil and Baker Island has 20hours difference so basically they haven't even started … Continue reading Happy New Year
As much as we love Science and Technology, we also like taking day off and relax. Although some of us do not celebrate Christmas we are still very much thankful for the No-Work Day! So let me greet all of you Merry Christmas or Happy No-Work Day! whichever is applicable! Also Sir Isaac Newton … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
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In debates, I often ask people what it would take to convince them that they were wrong, and, much to my amazement, they frequently tell me that nothing will ever make them change their minds. What’s even more astounding is that they often seem proud of this fact as if it somehow shows the strength of their position. The reality is that anytime that someone proclaims this, they have just made it clear that they are not following the laws of logic and are actually basing their views on biases, not evidence. In fact, refusing to consider contrary evidence is the very definition of close-mindedness.
There is an old story that when Galileo was arguing for heliocentrism, he took one of his opponents onto his roof and offered him a telescope so that…
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My first introduction to programming was back in 2005 when I was in grade 5. We were introduced to this new course in our school curriculum called Computer Science. The only useful aspect of that course that I still remember is the Turtle Graphics program. It uses a very unpopular programming language called Logo. The … Continue reading Turtle Graphics! (Logo Programming)
Libraries and Programming Concepts The plethora of libraries available for Python is one of its very big advantage. You can find a library for almost anything that you want to do with Python, be it reading an excel file to extract data or plotting your data on a 3d animated graph. This extensive list of … Continue reading Where to Start? (C vs Python) Part 2
In this day and age, if you are not a native English speaker (which is a majority of us considering world demographics), to be able to communicate in English is a skill that is almost a necessity for any job. You might not need to use it on a daily basis, but every so often you face … Continue reading Where to start? (C vs Python) Part 1
Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of understanding Maxwell's equations knows it quite well that the magnetic fields are not very different from the electric fields. This approach although very elegant, requires a very deep understanding of the fundamentals in a mathematical sense. Here is another approach using special relativity and in the form … Continue reading Magnetic Fields aka Electric Fields
The semiconductor packaging world has yet again to gather in the 13th IWLPC - International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference which will be held in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA this coming October 18-20, 2016. This conference allows packaging companies commonly known as OSATs (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) to discuss and present the latest trend … Continue reading Upcoming IWLPC 2016
If you are an engineer, a physicist, or even a mathematician, you would have at some point in your life tried to "print" these two words on a computer screen. This is programming in a nutshell, it a way of manipulating our machines (computers) to do what we want. There is however a language barrier … Continue reading Hello, World!