bkdevart

494 Flips | 22 Magazines | 730 Likes | 1 Following | 12 Followers | @bkdevart | Keep up with bkdevart on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bkdevart”

How They Made Music for the Super Nintendo

While the Super Nintendo system provided us with countless hours of memorable gaming, it turns out that making music for its games was extremely …

Retrogaming

Wanna Save Democracy? Read a Novel

When CEOs and business leaders talk about books they’re reading, the lists tend to have one thing in common: little or no fiction. Sure, they’re …

Books

How a Hacker Used Python to Extract the Source Code for ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Hacker Matthew Earl used Python to extract raw visual data from Nintendo’s code.<p>Programmer Matthew Earl needed level data from the original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> for an upcoming project, so he decided to get that data the hard way. Earl wanted the background imagery for each distinct level—everything …

Retrogaming

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle beginner’s guide

<i>BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle</i>, the new fighting game from <i>Dragon Ball FighterZ</i> developer Arc System Works, combines elements of the developer’s past work on the BlazBlue and Persona Arena series with guests from French Bread’s <i>Under Night In-Birth</i> and the popular <i>RWBY</i> web series. All these characters from …

Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.July 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 1,000 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (1% chance).<p>Topics in this …

Top 10

Apple’s Job Candidates Share Some Of Its Most Mind-Boggling Interview Questions

Image via Art Silpakorn / Shutterstock.com<br>Apple’s employees might have walked right into the glass walls of its headquarters, but best believe that …

Employment

Game of Thrones Composer Plays the Theme on a Nintendo Labo - IGN Video

Ramin Djawadi composed the awesome Game of Thrones theme but can he play it on a Nintendo Labo? You can see this live with the Game of Thrones …

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Python plotting a scatter plot

Here is my code:<p>I want to animate the graph so that you can see the movement of the masses. I tried following How to animate a scatter plot? but it …

Python Programming

Analysing 1.4 billion rows with python

Using pytubes, numpy and matplotlib<p>The Google Ngram viewer is a fun/useful tool that uses Google’s vast trove of data scanned from books to plot word …

Data Science and Python

What is this post about ? When I google "Data Science", 8/10 results are of Data Science Courses. When I open these courses, I see some common …

Data Science

5 Quick and Easy Data Visualizations in Python with Code

Data Visualization is a big part of a data scientist’s jobs. In the early stages of a project, you’ll often be doing an Exploratory Data Analysis …

How Nintendo Did The Water Effects In Super Mario Sunshine

While Morrowind easily took the crown of "prettiest water" in 2002, Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube was good too, considering the more limited …

How the Nintendo Switch finally turned me into a gamer

Imagination on tap<p>I think the first time that I ever used a Nintendo game console was an SNES plugged into a TV parked on the sidewalk outside an electronics shop in Ginza, Tokyo in the spring of 1991. In fact, I think this may have been the first time I had ever used a video game console of any …

Reweaving the Web

The movement to decentralize the Internet<p>Last spring, the government of <b>Turkey</b> did a terrible thing: It blocked its citizens’ access to <b>Wikipedia</b> on national security grounds. But then, one of the more amazing and wonderful things in Internet history happened: Activists, using a new open-source …

I was a video game sceptic, but now I'm a fan

After spending most of her life bouncing off video games, Jessica Furseth finally discovers the joy and practical benefits of play<p>‘Luke, how do I get this power moon? Luke!” I’m playing Super Mario Odyssey while my partner, Luke, is trying to work. “You’ll figure it out,” he says patiently. Luke …

Nintendo is making a bunch of weird, awesome DIY cardboard toys for the Switch

Build your own fishing rod, piano, or... robot suit<p>Nintendo has long been the quirkiest major video game publisher, a company eager to buck industry trends in pursuit of fun. Last year, as competitors at Sony and Microsoft continued to turn consoles into living room PCs, Nintendo released a …

Gaming

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

The games we play: Trivia, a convenient console, and a closer look at a classic

<i>Three staffers, three unabashed recommendations.</i><p>Ever since I read this article on <i>The Verge</i>, I’ve been obsessed with HQ Trivia, a new twice-daily “how …

Retrogaming

CryptoHist: Python Scraper for Cryptocurrencies - Data Blogger

Blockchain based coins like Bitcoin and bitcoin based technology as Ethereum are becoming more and more important. In this blog post, I will showcase …

Python Programming

U.S. officials are having a ‘Sputnik moment’ over AI innovation in China

The phrase “Sputnik moment” refers to the October 4, 1957, launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, by Sergei Korolyov for the Soviet Union. It was this American fear of the technological gap between the United States and the U.S.S.R. that ignited the space race to put a man on …

Artificial Intelligence

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game I never knew I needed

I’m not much of a gamer. I love playing video games, but I’m generally terrible at first-person shooters, which are the bulk of games coming out …

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

19 Things You Never Knew About 'Starship Troopers'

"Starship Troopers" may be the most misunderstood Hollywood action epic of the last two decades.<p>When the adaptation of Robert Heinlein's beloved sci-fi novel was released 20 years ago this week, on November 7, 1997, it did just so-so at the box office -- since it looked like just a dumb, …

Still Trying To Demystify AI? Here's A Simple Analogy That Even A 10-Year-Old Can Follow.

The buzz about AI is everywhere, but most of us still think of AI as a black box. It isn't.<p>Look Ma...No Hands!<p>In the first column of this two-part series I talked about how leading-edge AI, such as DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero, can train itself without human intervention. In this second column I'll …

What Is Karma?

The Law of Cause & Effect<p><i>The self-controlled person, moving among objects, with his senses free from attachment and malevolence and brought under his</i> …

Photographer captures cats in their ultimate ninja state

Cats are incredibly graceful beings.*<p>*Just ignore all the times you’ve spotted them walking into doors, falling off the bed, or getting tangled in a …

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

Apple Explains How 'Hey Siri' Actually Works

Apple launched its official Machine Learning Journal earlier this year, which was designed as a blog-type forum for sharing the latest developments …