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Ask Slashdot: What Happened To Semantic Publishing?

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-03-24 13:11
An anonymous reader writes There has always been a demand for semantically enriched content, even long before the digital era. Take a look at the New York Times Index, which has been continuously published since 1913. Nowadays, technology can meet the high demands for "clever" content, and big publishers like the BBC and the NY Times are opening their data and also making a good use of it. In this post, the author argues that Semantic Publishing is the future and talks about articles enriched with relevant facts and infoboxes with related content. Yet his example dates back to 2010, and today arguably every news website suggests related articles and provides links to external sources. This raises several questions: Why is there not much noise on this topic lately? Does this mean that we are already in the future of Online (Semantic) Publishing? Do we have all the tools now (e.g. Linked Data, fast NoSQL/Graph/RDF datastores, etc.) and what remains to be done is simply refinement and evolution? What is the difference in "cleverness" of content from different providers?

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Cleversafe attempts to infiltrate the storage laws of power

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 13:04
Cunning object storage doesn't RAID the electricity budget

Cleversafe CEO Chris Gladwin says his company's software is much more power-efficient than other scale-out disk drive array software or all-flash arrays. Object erasure coding can stop RAID crippling the power budget.…

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How to install and access CentOS remote desktop on VPS

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-03-24 13:00

 xmodulo: Your desktop environment is in the cloud, and you can access the remote desktop anywhere you go, either from home or at your workplace.

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<i>El Reg</i> reforms the Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:38
Fancy tackling the Live Below the Line charity challenge?

We're pleased to announce that we've reformed the El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse to tackle the 2015 Live Below the Line challenge to exist for five days on just £1 per day for food.…

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A Bechdel Test For Programmers?

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:29
Nerval's Lobster writes In order for a movie or television show to pass the Bechdel Test (named after cartoonist and MacArthur genius Alison Bechdel), it must feature two female characters, have those two characters talk to one another, and have those characters talk to one another about something other than a man. A lot of movies and shows don't pass. How would programming culture fare if subjected to a similar test? One tech firm, 18F, decided to find out after seeing a tweet from Laurie Voss, CTO of npm, which explained the parameters of a modified Bechdel Test. According to Voss, a project that passes the test must feature at least one function written by a woman developer, that calls a function written by another woman developer. 'The conversation started with us quickly listing the projects that passed the Bechdel coding test, but then shifted after one of our devs then raised a good point,' read 18F's blog posting on the experiment. 'She said some of our projects had lots of female devs, but did not pass the test as defined.' For example, some custom languages don't have functions, which means a project built using those languages would fail even if written by women. Nonetheless, both startups and larger companies could find the modified Bechdel Test a useful tool for opening up a discussion about gender balance within engineering and development teams.

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SGI sales mushroom with Atomic Weapons Establishment deal

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:17
Atomic boffins line up Intel-powered supers for virtual nuke testing duties

A new range of SGI supercomputers will be used in nuclear weapons research at the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment.…

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EMC grabs tutu, slips on ballet shoes, performs Tchaikovsky's SAN Lake

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:04
When you need to soak up petabytes of data, maybe you should splash out on this kit

EMC is getting into big data hydraulic engineering with its Federation Business Data Lake, calling it an engineered system integrating components from EMC II, Pivotal, VCE and VMware.…

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How to Install Telegram Messenger Application on Linux

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-03-24 12:00

 tecmint: Telegram is an Instant Messaging (IM) application similar to whatsapp.

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Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:48
quax writes Steve Wozniak maintained for a long time that true AI is relegated to the realm of science fiction. But recent advances in quantum computing have him reconsidering his stance. Just like Elon Musk, he is now worried about what this development will mean for humanity. Will this kind of fear actually engender the dangers that these titans of industry fear? Will Steve Wozniak draw the same conclusion and invest in quantum comuting to keep an eye on the development? One of the bloggers in the field thinks that would be a logical step to take. If you can't beat'em, and the quantum AI is coming, you should at least try to steer the outcome. Woz actually seems more ambivalent than afraid, though: in the interview linked, he says "I hope [AI-enabling quantum computing] does come, and we should pursue it because it is about scientific exploring." "But in the end we just may have created the species that is above us."

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Ex-Google &amp; Facebook bods are on a Quest for the Enterprise

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:39
Big Data compute meets Java culture with Metanautix

“Enterprise” and “Java” aren’t things you’d expect from Google — and certainly not Facebook.…

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Debian: 3204-1: python-django: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:31
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
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NCC bags security services outfit Accumuli for £55m

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:21
UK firm's 'business of three halves' may soon have four halves?

Managed security services outfit Accumuli has been snapped up by rival NCC for a sum of £55m.…

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Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:08
reifman writes The CDC reports that 69% of adult Americans are overweight or obese. Techies like us are at increased risk because of our sedentary lifestyles. Perhaps you even scoffed at Neilsen's recent finding that some Americans spend only 11 hours daily of screen time. Over the last nine months, I've lost 30 pounds and learned a lot about hacking weight loss and I did it without fad diets, step trackers, running or going paleo. No such discussion is complete without a link to the Hacker Diet.

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Euro zone and U.S. manufacturing expand, China struggles

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:04
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Euro zone businesses ramped up activity this month as the European Central Bank started printing money to spur economic growth, while a slowdown among Chinese factories fueled expectations of more monetary stimulus.






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Linux Top 3: Oracle Linux 7.1, pfSense 2.2.1 and Untangle 11.1

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:00

LinuxPlanet: Network router/firewall distro get an update

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Assange™ lawyers demand Swedish prosecution files or no London interview

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:56
Our client is happy to stew in his own juice some more

Lawyers for Julian Assange™ have said they want access to all files held by Swedish prosecutors on their client before they can grant an interview with him.…

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:33
We're ignoring you. What do you think of this, peons?

The government has opened a consultation on its proposals not to extend the deadline for businesses to opt out of the hated smart meter programme – despite hitting major delays with the programme itself.…

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Elon Musk's SolarCity Offering To Build Cities, Businesses Their Own Grids

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:15
Lucas123 writes Rooftop solar distributor SolarCity announced a new service where it will build a centrally-controllable power grid for cities, business campuses and even islands. Marketing its GridLogic service by calling attention to the recent uptick in natural disasters and the extended power outages that resulted from them, SolarCity said its "microgrids" are fully independent power infrastructures fed by solar panels with lithium-ion backup batteries (courtesy of Tesla). SolarCity claims its GridLogic program can provide electricity to communities and businesses for less than they pay for utility power and the facilities can still be connected to their area's utility power grid as an added backup.

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Reforming the FISA Court

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:04
The Brennan Center has a long report on what's wrong with the FISA Court and how to fix it. At the time of its creation, many lawmakers saw constitutional problems in a court that operated in total secrecy and outside the normal "adversarial" process.... But the majority of Congress was reassured by similarities between FISA Court proceedings and the hearings...
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Caught on camera: ICANN CEO slams team probing who will hold internet's keys of power

The Register - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:04
They don't know what they're talking about, says Fadi

Video footage of ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade slagging off an independent team investigating how the internet will be governed in future has surfaced online.…

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