Khoi Vinh was pleasantly surprised when he received his Virgin America boarding pass after checking in for a flight online. The new design recognizes that people mostly fold their boarding passes and the readability is improved significantly over usual boarding passes with text and numbers all over.
If there’s one thing Arsenal fans dislike this season, it’s the fact that Cesc Fàbregas did not return to their club. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said he was unable to accommodate both him and Mesut Özil, therefore not using the €32m buy-back clause in Fàbregas’ contract.
What’s causing even more despair, is the fact that Chelsea then convinced Fàbregas to make the switch to the Premier League, where he’s more successful than ever. Over at Reddit, a tweet was posted stating Fàbregas has now more assists than Arsenal in total. But, according to my counts, that’s not correct, as both “parties” are responsible for 7 assists right now.
Mackevision - Making of Game of Thrones: VFX in Season 4
Most people have heard of special effects used in movies and television series, but haven’t heard of so-called visual effects (VFX), which is the art of adding computer-generated imagery to live-action scenes. German VFX studio Mackevision has been among the few who made the world of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones so lively. This video shows some of their techniques. A recommended watch for Game of Thrones fans!
When you want to get started in data analytics, you will eventually have to learn some kind of statistical language. You might have come across SAS or its open-source counterpart R. But also Python is a language that’s used more and more for statistical analysis.
Python is great to start out with, as it’s quite easy to get a grasp on. Where R is more limited to statistical analysis, Python is also used as the underlying framework for web applications Dropbox and Pinterest, and many software applications.
So how do I get started?
Luckily, there are many websites teaching specific languages in a fun and addicting way. I’ve list some of them below.
Advanced Coding: Once you’re getting the hang of coding at codecademy, try some exercises at Programmr.