[CentralOH] Screen Scraping Presentation

Thomas Winningham winningham at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 00:25:51 CET 2013

I would check out Sikuli for that, very interesting Jython thing where you
put little clips of the screen as parameters to functions.

But couldn't they eventually tell by the too precise timing? Then maybe you
could come up with a bunch of fake human things like triple thinking,
making occasional dumb mistakes, maybe record your nervous mouse habits and
replay them... hrmm!  I'm too busy gambling with my career and
inter-personal relationships which is enough money down the drain as it is
:P Could be fun to play with!! What about short of full automation some
kind of tooling to let you play like hundreds of hands simultaneously
somehow better? Or some such assistance that is still technically not a

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM, R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Dec 2013, jep200404 at columbus.rr.com wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:09:26 -0500, Thomas Winningham <
> winningham at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Is lxml or pyquery what should be talked about instead of beautiful
> soup? i
> > > know lxml has a beautiful soup mode, but CSS3 selectors are so very
> nice.
> >
> > Please give a presentation on other ways of screen scraping
> > (that might even be better).
> I was thinking that an optically based OpenCV and the
> online-poker venues seemed like a natural fit (compared to the
> bloodless Soduku).  The operators of those sites use clients
> that try to keep away robo-players ... but ... if one can work
> across an air-gap, they wil not be able to stop that
> -- Russ herrold
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