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Two Commits and the User Experience of Git. Akademiai. Exploring the darker side of culture hacking. I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas.

What can we learn from their experience? In a very small proportion of Apache projects, there have been issues that seem to arise from Apache's rules and culture being intentionally gamed. All rules are gameable I posit that any stable system of organizational rules creates a gaming space proportional to the number of rules and the length of time they have been in operation. Consensus can mean a blind eye A core principle of Apache is consensus. Diversity is hard to measure The expectation of diversity can be satisfied rather too readily when there's a consensus among Apache's senior members that a project deserves to exist. Lessons learned. Le7els comments on Is there a way to get genres from Rotten Tomatoes and Movie Database as opposed to just one of the other?

Stylish and Userstyles.org have a new owner. Users of Stylish who have set their styles to auto-update may have noticed that they become corrupt in the process since October 6, 2016. This is caused by an infrastructure move after ownership of the project was transferred to another party. Ownership of the Stylish web browser extension and userstyles.org website have been transferred from Jason Barnabe to Justin Hindman in the past two weeks. Details on the deal and the new owner are scare. A forum post on the official Userstyles.org forum introduces the new owner briefly. I have chosen Justin Hindman as the next leader of Stylish and userstyles.org. I'll let Justin introduce himself, but I believe Justin has the ability and desire to move the project forward.

Justin replied to that post briefly, but has not posted on the site since. According to one user post, the following happened: Some information are verifiable right away. A quick check confirms that the userstyles.org website is hosted by Amazon now. Style corruption issues Summary. Userscripts.org down for good? Here are alternatives. Userscripts.org has been down for more than three days as of today. In case you did not know, it is a popular directory for so-called userscripts which you can install in web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to add, change or remove functionality from websites. Even though its quality has deteriorated in recent time, it is still the go-to website for userscripts for many Internet users.

Especially spam and malicious script were pushed to the website regularly, and since it did not take much to get promoted on the frontpage, often ended up being installed by users who visited the website. The userscripts.org team has not posted any information why the site is not available, which means that it could be anything from a denial of service attack over successful hacks to hardware errors or the shut down of the site.

Several issues are associated with the downtime. Update: It seems possible to access the site using this address: Closing Words Summary. Distributed Proofreaders - Wikipedia. Distributed Proofreaders (commonly abbreviated as DP or PGDP) is a web-based project that supports the development of e-texts for Project Gutenberg by allowing many people to work together in proofreading drafts of e-texts for errors. By July 2015, over 30,000 texts had been digitized.[2] History[edit] Distributed Proofreaders was founded by Charles Franks in 2000 as an independent site to assist Project Gutenberg.[3] Distributed Proofreaders became an official Project Gutenberg site in 2002.

On 8 November 2002, Distributed Proofreaders was slashdotted,[4][5] and more than 4,000 new members joined in one day, causing an influx of new proofreaders and software developers, which helped to greatly increase the quantity and quality of e-text production. Proofreading process[edit] Public domain works, typically books with expired copyright, are scanned by volunteers or sourced from digitization projects and the images are run through optical character recognition (OCR) software.

DP Europe[edit] Adam Zerner. Listing | Challenge.gov. Windows RSS Platform – Microsoft RSS Blog. Hello, Walter from the land of IE Program Managers here. You might have seen or read about the RSS functionality in the user interface of IE7 Beta 2 Preview. There is a bit more to it then just letting users subscribe and read feeds from the IE7 user interface. The RSS functionality in IE7 is “powered” by the Windows RSS Platform. The Windows RSS Platform API encapsulates 3 main components: Common Feed List, Feed Synchronization Engine, and Feed Store.

The RSS functionality in IE7 is built on top of these components. While we previously announced that the Windows RSS Platform would be available for Windows Vista, we are extremely pleased to announce that the Windows RSS Platform will also be available as part of Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP 64-bit. The Windows RSS Platform is available to any application. That’s all great, but what does that mean? Let me tell you about that. But wait, there’s more! – Walter. AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated | TechCrunch. Artificial Intelligence is big. And getting bigger. Enterprises that have experience with machine learning are looking to graduate to Artificial Intelligence based technologies. Enterprises that have yet to build a machine learning expertise are scrambling to understand and devise a machine learning and AI strategy. In the midst of the hype, confusion, paranoia and the risk of left behind, the slew of open source contribution announcements from companies like Google, Facebook, Baidu, Microsoft (through projects such as Tensorflow, BigSur, Torch, SciKit, Caffe, CNTK, DMTK, Deeplearning4j, H2O, Mahout, MLLib, NuPIC, OpenNN etc.) offer an obvious approach to getting started with AI & ML especially for enterprises outside the technology industry.

Find the project, download, install…should be easy. It is not enough for the pioneers of AI and ML to share their code. AI and ML enabled and influenced systems are different from other software built using open source components. AI – AI Conflicts. Oracle Buys Apiary, a Specialist in Application Programming Interfaces. Oracle says it is buying Apiary, a company that specializes in managing and monitoring application programming interfaces, or APIs, which offer standard ways to connect software applications. Both software giants and large Fortune 500 companies are scrambling to add expertise in building, monitoring, and documenting these crucial pieces of technology.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but in a statement, Oracle (orcl, +1.68%) said Apiary, based in Prague and San Francisco, has: helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs and products that their customers and partners love to use. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards. Together, Oracle and Apiary will help companies thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing connectivity complexity and API proliferation.

Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter. Patents. Generating Virtualized APIs From Narrative API Documentation - DZone Integration. JavaScript Tutorial - Object.keys() Glossary - Learn the Language of Biology. Promises/A+ Algorithmia - Open Marketplace for Algorithms. The Writing Studies Tree. Attention Ecology: Trend Circulation and the Virality Threshold.

Abstract This article demonstrates the use of data mining methodologies for the study and research of social media in the digital humanities. Drawing from recent convergences in writing, rhetoric, and DH research, this article investigates how trends operate within complex networks. Through a study of trend data mined from Twitter, this article suggests the possibility of identifying a virality threshold for Twitter trends, and the possibility that such a threshold has broader implications for attention ecology research in the digital humanities. This article builds on the theories of Jacques Derrida, Richard Lanham, and Sidney Dobrin to suggest new theories and methodologies for understanding how attention operates within complex media ecologies at a macroscopic level. The phrase "this is trending" is so common, so deceptively innocent, that it often passes from speaker to listener without an opportunity to interrogate its validity.

In his work Postcomposition, Sidney I. Thomas H. Datasets | DBpedia. The DBpedia data set uses a large multi-domain ontology which has been derived from Wikipedia as well as localized versions of DBpedia in more than 100 languages. 1 Background Wikipedia has grown into one of the central knowledge sources of mankind and is maintained by thousands of contributors. Wikipedia articles consist mostly of free text, but also contain different types of structured information, such as infobox templates, categorisation information, images, geo-coordinates, and links to external Web pages. For instance, the figure below shows the source code and the visualisation of an infobox template containing structured information about the town of Innsbruck.

The DBpedia project extracts various kinds of structured information from Wikipedia editions in more than 100 languages and combines this information into a huge, cross-domain knowledge base. 3 Denoting or Naming "things" Starting with DBpedia release 3.8, we use IRIs for most DBpedia entity names. 4 Describing "things"

DBpedia. Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia - Wikipedia. For a quick and simple guide to using Wikipedia in Research, see WP:Research help. Wikipedia can be a great tool for learning and researching information. However, as with all reference works, not everything in Wikipedia is accurate, comprehensive, or unbiased. Many of the general rules of thumb for conducting research apply to Wikipedia, including: Always be wary of any one single source (in any medium — web, print, television or radio), or of multiple works that derive from a single source.Where articles have references to external sources (whether online or not) read the references and check whether they really do support what the article says.In most academic institutions Wikipedia, like most encyclopedias and other tertiary sources, is unacceptable as a source for facts in a research paper.

However, because of Wikipedia's unique nature, there are also some rules for conducting research that are special to Wikipedia, and some general rules that do not apply to Wikipedia. Categories. Experiment | Crowdfunding Platform for Scientific Research. Iris is an AI to help science R&D | TechCrunch. Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journal papers without having to know the right keywords for their search. But in future their big vision is their artificially intelligent baby grows up to become a scientist in her own right — capable of forming and even testing hypotheses, based on everything it’s going to learn in its science research assistant ‘first job’ role.

Such is the multi-stage, big picture promise of artificial intelligence. Yet convincing customers to buy into AI’s potential now, at what is still a pretty nascent stage in the tech’s development, remains a challenge. Evidence of superior efficacy is required. Their idea: ‘Scithons’, aka science hackathons. “AI is kind of new to people,” says co-founder and CEO Anita Schjøll Brede. Who is it targeting scithons at — and the Iris product more generally? Growing pains. How Do A Blind Person & A Deaf Person Communicate? (with Rikki Poynter) Iorad - the tutorial builder. Beginner's Guide to Jiggers, Tungiasis and Sand Fleas! Untitled. Carbonate-outcrops world - Karst - Wikipedia.

Winze - Wikipedia. Mine exploration - Wikipedia. Mine exploration is a hobby in which people visit abandoned mines, quarries, and sometimes operational mines. Enthusiasts usually engage in such activities for the purpose of exploration and documentation, sometimes through the use of surveying and photography. In this respect, mine exploration might be considered a type of amateur industrial archaeology. In many ways, however, it is closer to caving, with many participants actively interested in exploring both mines and caves.

Mine exploration typically requires equipment such as helmets, head lamps, Wellington boots, and climbing gear. Mine exploration typically involves less crawling and more walking than caving, since mines were purposefully excavated to allow human access. Some disused mines have been adapted for tourism, or use by organized outdoor recreation groups. Mine exploration shares some interests with Urban Exploration, primarily that of gaining access to abandoned or sometimes restricted locations. Rationale[edit] Caving - Wikipedia. Stephens Gap, a vertical cave in Alabama. Caving — also traditionally known as spelunking in the United States and Canada and potholing in the United Kingdom and Ireland — is the recreational pastime of exploring wild (generally non-commercial) cave systems.

In contrast, speleology is the scientific study of caves and the cave environment.[1] Sometimes categorized as an "extreme sport", it is not commonly considered as such by long-time enthusiasts, who may dislike the term for its connotation of disregard for safety.[2][5] Many caving skills overlap with those involved in canyoning, mine and urban exploration. Motivation[edit] Caving is often undertaken for the enjoyment of the outdoor activity or for physical exercise, as well as original exploration, similar to mountaineering or diving. Caving, in certain areas, has also been utilized as a form of eco and adventure tourism. Too much emphasis on the labeling of caving as a sport can narrow the goals of caving as a whole.

Etymology[edit] Best Extreme Caving Video Moments on YouTube 2014. המאמץ להפוך את ארה"ב למדינה צודקת לעתים נתקל בתבוסה בקלפי - בחירות בארה"ב 2016. Ctm. Stm. Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy | Technology. I Contributed To An Open-Source Editor, And So Can You. A few months ago, Jason Grigsby’s post about autocompletion in forms1 made the rounds.

I loved the idea of allowing users to fill in their credit card details by taking a picture of their card. What I didn’t love was learning all of the possible values for autofill by heart2. I’m getting lazy in my old age. Lately, I’ve gotten spoiled from using an editor that does intelligent autocompletion for me, something that in the past only massive complex IDEs offered.

Opening my editor of choice, I created an input element and added an autocomplete attribute, only to find that the code completion offered me the state of on or off. Disappointing. What I wanted was the following: The great thing about our development environments these days is that we build the tools we use in the technologies that we use them to write. Atom5 was the first editor to use this technology and to allow for contributions by being open source, closely followed by Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. (al) Word processing tutorial part 1. FLOSSworld: home. Evgeny Morozov. Evgeny Morozov. Why the World Is Rebelling Against ‘Experts’ Emotivism. Fad or Function? Using what you enjoy...and makes sense. — The Clicky Post. Full Moon for June 2016 | The Old Farmers Almanac. Movie recommendation site Jinni.com is shutting down, any alternatives? : movies. Cowon X7 review. Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators - Eser Kandogan.

Local Experts in the Domestication of Information and Communication Technologies - Information, Communication & Society. The Generational Basis of Historical Knowledge. Research:Characterizing Wikipedia Reader Behaviour. Online Video Tutorials & Training at Lynda.com. Interlingua.