computing
Python Programming Language Ditches ‘Master-Slave’ Terms, Pissing Off Some

A quiet debate has been brewing in the coding community for years that’s forced programmers to ask if using the terms “master” and “slave” are insensitive. Now, Python, one of the most popular high-level programming languages in the world, has ditched the terminology—and not everyone is happy about it. Read More >>

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Snakes Tries to Eat a Whole Antelope, Things Go Horribly Wrong

Don’t say it. Don’t. This python did not bite off more than it could chew. Pythons don’t chew. Read More >>

gaming
This True Hero Built a VR Version of Duck Hunt

Joseph Delgado is my new hero. The 21-year-old computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, took his Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and morphed the 8-bit NES classic into a virtual reality adventure. It looks super fun. Read More >>

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I Wrote A Bot That Won Twitter Competitions

This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning an average of four contests per day, every day, for about nine months straight. Read More >>

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Video Shows 3-Metre Python Riding on an Airliner’s Wing

This 3m-long python flew from Cairns, Australia, to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, attached to the wing of a Qantas' passenger airplane. Sadly, the poor snake didn't survive the trip, which lasted about 90 minutes. Warning: the video is hard to watch. Viewer discretion is advised. Read More >>