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Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.Dec 2017)

<b>For the past month,</b> we ranked nearly 1,100 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (0.9% chance).<p>Topics in this …

Parsing Config Files The Right Way

<i>First published on my blog</i><p>Parsing configuration files is something we programmers do everyday.<br>But are you sure you're doing it the proper way?<p>Let's …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Gold Prices Might Soar to $10,000 Because a War Is Coming, Top Expert Warns

After hitting its highest level this year, gold has fallen back on profit taking,<p>But, best-selling author of <i>Currency Wars</i> Jim Rickards isn't giving …

Investing

Dijkstra’s Algorithm In Swift

A Dive into Graph Theory and Swift<p><b>Update</b>: I’ve written a follow up of this article <b>here</b>.<p>If you’ve ever heard of the term Graph Theory, surely you’re …

Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found

<i>If you like this article, check out another by Robbie:</i> <i><br>The AI Entrepreneur’s Moral Dilemma</i><p>While <b>machine learning</b> has a rich history dating back to …

Machine Learning

Classes, Complexity, and Functional Programming

<i>When I use classes, when I don’t, what I do instead, and why</i><p>When it comes to applications intended to last, I think we all want to have simple code …

Free software is suffering because coders don't know how to write documentation

GitHub just published its 2017 Open Source Survey. The popular social coding service surveyed over 5,500 members of its community, from over 3,800 projects on github.com. It also spoke to 500 coders working on projects from outside the GitHub ecosystem.<p>The Open Source Survey asked a broad array of …

Software Development

CodeCorrect

Inspiration<p>Developers sometimes spend a significant amount of time searching StackOverflow to find a fix for a code error that turned out to be a …

JavaScript

A New Device Could Utterly Transform How We Produce Energy

Renewable Energy Technologies<p>Much of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels — for now. More people are becoming aware of the damaging …

The Great AI Recruitment War: Amazon Is On Top, And Apple Is Almost Nowhere To Be Seen

When Matt Zeiler finished his PhD in machine learning from New York University in 2013, the tech giants came scrambling.<p>While he was graduating, the young artificial intelligence researcher won the ImageNet competition, which pits teams against each other for who can get the best image recognition. …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, Python is Slow, and I Don’t Care

A rant on sacrificing performance for productivity.<p>I’m taking a break from my discussion on asyncio in Python to talk about something that has been …

Programming

Grandmother who let toddler's deadly burns go untreated gets 57 years in prison

<i>Updated at 2:35 p.m. Thursday: Revised to include a statement from a Tarrant County prosecutor.</i><p>A Haltom City grandmother was sentenced on Thursday to …

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

Singularity

How to Day Trade the Dead Cat Bounce Strategy

A stock just gapped down more than 5% on the open, relative to the prior closing price, and is continuing to fall. Soon the stock is down 8%, but …

Trading

Code Your Own AI Assistant Using Python

<b>Code Your Own AI Assistant Using Python Language with Easy Steps, An AI Like JARVIS</b><p>As his 2016’s challenge, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark …

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

The technology giants of Silicon Valley have long predicted that all our fridges, ovens and light bulbs will soon be connected to the internet. But British households have yet to embrace the so-called “internet of things”, according to new research showing that sales are flatlining.<p>Figures from …

Internet of Things

The Problem with Programming - MIT Technology Review

In the 1980s and 90s, Bjarne Stroustrup designed and implemented the C++ programming language, which popularized object-oriented programming and …

Smart sensor fusion: Analog Devices and Linear Technology

I had intended to look at the latest in sensor fusion algorithms this week, but the purchase of Linear Technology by Analog Devices is so logical …

Internet of Things

Benchmarking correctly is hard (and techniques for doing it better)

This post is about the paper Rigorous benchmarking in reasonable time.A few months ago Julian told me about a paper called Printing Floating-Point …

Deep Learning

ESP8266 IoT Energy Monitor

Things used in this project<p><b>Hardware components:</b><p>2.1mm Barrel Jack<p>×<p>1<p>Adafruit ADS1115 Breakout<p>×<p>1<p>Rectifier Diodes<p>×<p>1<p>2.5mm Stereo Jack<p>×<p>1<p>SeeedStudio Basic …

Arduino

How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

The MegaFace dataset contains 1 million images representing more than 690,000 unique people. It is the first benchmark that tests facial recognition …

Operations analytics case study (level : hard)

In previous few articles (beginner, intermediate and queuing theory), we have completed a variety of case studies used in operation analytics. One of …

Algorithms

5 Common Problems Faced by Python Beginners — SitePoint

Are you in the process of learning Python? It’s a fantastic language to learn, but as with any language, it does present challenges that can seem …

Inside the world of 'white hat' hackers as they test the limits of the US power grid

A power company in the Midwest hired a group of white hat hackers known as RedTeam Security to test its defenses. We followed them around for 3 days, as they attempted to break into buildings and hack into its network, with the goal of gaining full access. And it was all much easier than you might …

Cybersecurity

Use Bluetooth to Control Your Light Switch from Your Smartphone

Learn to use Bluetooth wireless to control all kinds of AC devices from your smartphone<p>One big problem with smart light bulbs is that the smarts are in the bulb. They don’t play nice with the light switch on the wall. In fact, you can make most smart light bulb systems unresponsive just by using …

Arduino

Multiple cameras with the Raspberry Pi and OpenCV

By onJanuary 18, 2016 in Raspberry Pi, Tutorials<p>I’ll keep the introduction to today’s post short, since I think the title of this post and GIF …

Transparent overlays with OpenCV

One of my favorite aspects of running the PyImageSearch blog is sharing <i>little bitesize OpenCV tips and tricks</i> that I’ve learned after nearly <i>7 years</i> …