Imagine the potential info-bonanza…
Mónica first ran a script to probe the restaurant’s online reservation service for new availability and noticed that space became available at 4am but would be fully booked again by 4.01am. He deduced that at this speed the reservations were being processed by bots.
He then proceeded to write his own bot to compete in what he calls a Bot War Arms Race, similar to the bot wars in High Frequency Trading. He has made the source code available and explains:
I used mechanize to create a simple ruby script that goes through the process of checking for available reservations (in a given time range) and making a reservation under your name.
With this script I was able to start getting reservations again, but I know that this bot war will continue to escalate. Expect future posts on how I will adapt my strategies as the arms race continues to heat up.
Hayao Miyazaki Week
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, 1984
Color Supervisor: Fukuo Suzuki
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
THE BOY I FELL I LOVE WITH LEFT TO TRAVEL THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 3 MONTHS. WE HAVENT SPOKEN SINCE BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT TO MAKE HIM FEEL TRAPPED TO ME AND NOT ENJOY HIS TIME SO I WAITED FOR HIM TO CONTACT ME FIRST. I SAW THIS ON A PARTICULARLY LOW DAY WHEN I WAS MISSING HIM SO MUCH I CRIED FROM THE PAIN, GUYS I REALLY LOVE HIM, SO I THOUGHT MEH WHAT THE FUCK, AND WISHED HE WOULD JUST LET ME KNOW HE WAS OKAY.
HE FUCKING CALLED ME 20 MINUTES LATER
20 FUCKNG. MINUTES. LATER.
GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN. AND ITS IN THIS POST.
I wish for someone to leave something in my ask.
OKAY SO I ASKED FOR A HEDGEHOG AND NOW GUESS WHO HAS A PET HEDGEHOG
this is my favourite thing
- Wes Anderson’s human rights violations continue with increase in public executions
- Pentagon proposes USD 10.8 billion arms deal with NBC, UAE
- 'Elon Musk' returns, with more blood, revenge and a feisty makeover
Carlos Katastrofsky - Object of Desire (2005-2008) - Shellscript on custom-made computer
G̀l͖i᷉t̤c̑h̠ ͍Ṭe᷾x͖t̀ ̳G̒e̓n᷉e͉r̓a͙t̅o̥r̅s͘
C̬r̮e̵a̫t̊e̎ ̗g̣l̡i̻t̅c̻hͅy͚ ͤṱe̒x͊ṱ ̌w̝i̱t͙h͠ ̋tͦh̽i͜s̈ ̰o̰n᷉l̉i̢n̼e̤ ̧t̚o̳oͩl̯ ̴b͜yͫ ͭS͢t̤âl̬l͔i͗o͐.͕
In recent years, artists such as Glitchr have helped popularize a certain style of “glitch text” that revolves around the use of combining diacritical marks. These marks are highly stackable, and stacking large numbers of them can lead to interesting/unexpected results.
The HTML5 glitch text generator can be used to rapidly generate this type of glitch text for copy-pasting to social media or elsewhere, and also functions as a canvas for creating text art.
There is also a version which is designed for touchscreen devices.
More can be found out here