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I am a legend 4: Pricing cards with unique effects

Delving further into game analysis, Elie Bursztein provides some results of modeling cards with special effects to see if they are overpriced or undervalued. So, how do you take it to the next level? Well, it’s really...

I am a legend 3: Looking for undervalued cards in Hearthstone

What Elie Bursztein now looks into is the process of modeling cards by attributes to determine their real values and then compare those to the face values. Okay, so how do we scale that to hundreds of cards? More...

I am a legend 2: Card attributes and basic game assumptions

Elie Bursztein now looks into the attributes for each card in Hearthstone, providing a few simple examples of value discrepancy for some of the common ones. What makes this game so interesting is the cards. Everything...

I am a legend: Hacking Hearthstone with machine learning

At Defcon 22, Elie Bursztein and his wife Celine present their research about finding undervalued cards in Hearthstone and predicting the opponent’s actions. Hi everyone! My name is Elie. Today Celine and I are going...

Weaponizing Your Pets 8: The Conclusions

The closing part of Mr. Bransfield’s presentation highlights the key takeaways from his research and some extracurricular activities for the Defcon community. So, what have we learned overall? A tech hobbyist with no...

Weaponizing Your Pets 7: The Denial of Service Dog in Action

Gene Bransfield moves on to describe further experiments with weaponizing pets, now covering the deployment of the Denial of Service Dog project. Now I’ll move on to the Denial of Service Dog. So, the Denial of...

Weaponizing Your Pets 6: The War Kitteh Success

The cat collar assembly being finally completed, the War Kitteh goes for a walkabout to do some wardriving in the neighborhood while staying tracked via GPS. So, now we’re back to our volunteer cat (see right-hand...

Weaponizing Your Pets 5: The Final Collar Assembly

This part of Gene Bransfield’s talk covers the final troubleshooting and gear preparation before the volunteer pets are good to go with the collar. So, when I was working with the Arduino stuff I had the TinyGPS++...
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