June 2017 archive

Jun 26 2017

How to Suppress Python unittest Warnings

warning symbol

In general it’s a good idea to see warnings your code generates while you are testing, but if you are anything like me, you usually don’t need to see warnings generated by third party code. I was plagued by this today as I was testing a function that utilized NLTK, one of, if not the …

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Jun 09 2017

SoftBank Bought Boston Dynamics, Schaft from Google

Boston Dynamics Spot robot

Boston Dynamics, the MIT spin-off and self-proclaimed maker of “nightmare-inducing robots“, has been sold by its parent company Alphabet (aka Google) to the Japanese tech┬ábehemoth SoftBank. No specifics regarding the price or the terms of the sale have been announced which is not surprising given we still don’t know how much Google paid for the …

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