Computer scientists answer the ultimate question: Where’s Waldo? | ExtremeTech

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The solution, as posted by Stack Overflow user Heike, makes a mockery of our poorly-outfitted visual cortex. Using Mathematica, a mathematics-oriented programming environment developed by Wolfram of Wolfram Alpha fame, Heike uses five lines of code to: 1 Filter out all non-red pixels, 2 Search what’s left for a striped pattern, and finally 3 Draw a circle around pixels that have a sufficiently high correlation. Voila, There’s Waldo.

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