I've been experimenting with NLTK and some natural language processing software. I'm wondering, is there already anything built in terms of Watson-style question answering tools? Albiet not as advanced, obviously.
I realize that since we haven't solved AI, that anything like this is going to be limited and buggy, but I'm fine with that, this is just for a hobby project anyways.
Thanks!submitted by jmite
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Linux shell servers are very convenient to use, since they can be accessed from anywhere and you can work with own convenience, without carrying your system with you all the time. Its similar to working on the cloud. Suggest if something exists, for exploring linux and developmental purposes.submitted by shock643
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What do each of these values mean? I can't seem to find what they mean on the internet so I am hoping that someone here knows what they mean.
root@wheezy:~# ipcs -u
------ Shared Memory Status --------
segments allocated 4 - number of segments of the physcial memory currently allocated
pages allocated 332 - allocated pages (fixed number of bytes regonized by the OS)
pages resident 258 - used pages
pages swapped 0 - virutal memory
Swap performance: 0 attempts 0 successes - if I was using virtual memory there would be data here
------ Semaphore Status --------
used arrays = 0 - number of semaphores being used to lock down a resource
allocated semaphores = 0 - number of semaphores allocated to the system
------ Messages Status --------
allocated queues = 0
used headers = 0
used space = 0 bytes
EDIT: progress so farsubmitted by athysrock
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I've been messing around with a bunch of desktop environments in Linux the past couple weeks but no matter what I try i keep coming back to LXDE. Here are my observations. I am not a developer or a power user but I feel my points are still valid.
I tested all of these on Ubuntu 12.04
KDE - Too shiny and bubbly for my tastes. I can tweak it to not be that way but it is too much work and I still don't like it. It reminds me of the default looks of Windows vista which makes me throw up a little in my mouth.
Unity - NOPE. Just plain no. I cannot easily change the layout and looks so therefore it has no place on my pc. I also hate the top bar being both the taskbar and the window menu bar. Thats annoying. Also this is the only DE that puts the window resize buttons on the left side instead of the right by default which is infinitely frustrating to use (yes I know you can change it but I dont wanna have to). Sorry dude's but those buttons go on the right. Quit trying to change that.
XFCE - This is pretty close to being a good option but LXDE is more customizable since it's built on top of OpenBox. I do however use XFCE panel instead of LXDE panel on my desktop due to it's better multi monitor compatibility. If I had to I could probably use this but I cannot control how it looks as much as I can in LXDE and thats a very important part of why I chose linux in the first place which is control.
Gnome shell - This just makes me sad. Gnome 2 was what I learned linux on and it will always have a special place in my heart but gnome 3 just took a giant dump all over that legacy. The fact that you have to use third party apps to customize it just doesnt work for me. It also just brings nothing to the table that I can't do in other DE's.
Enlightenment - E17 is pretty fucking cool! I like it's history and the fact that it is so completely and totally customizable. I can literally change everything about it which is fantastic but also a bit overwhelming. I also get a couple random crashes while using it that if fixed might just make this my new DE. I will be messing with this one more in the future.
Xmonad - This thing is a trip. Not at all for me but is interesting nonetheless. I totally get why this would be the perfect choice for a power user/developer.
LXDE - Ahhh. There we go. Simple, clean, efficient and customizable beyond my needs. This is the one for me. It just feels like home.
Messing around with these DE's has reaffirmed one thing for me and that's just how much I love Linux. Here I am with the power to change anything I don't like about how my computer looks and feels all for free and without worry of it breaking my computer or voiding my warranty. I could never go back to windows at this point.submitted by heyitsryan
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The following situation:
We (our club) have a server which visualises a few debian stable installation (2 constantly running + 4 for testing and export) via XEN.
In the next month we will migrate to another server (hardware) and update all instances and change some processes (backup, etc).
Since our time is limited and cpu time is cheap our focus is on a system easy to maintain.
- What's easier to learn for standard linux users who know a bit about server administration? KVM or XEN?
- What's easier to use? Simple syntax, simple/easy tools (ncurses?), great howtos.
- What's better "integrated" in Debian?
I have to say: I dislike xenServer, because citrix documentation is a bit annoying (web + pdf, but no manpages for xe, etc). So i am biased.submitted by valgrid
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Hello all. Last night a sad realization came upon me. I'm addicted. To gentoo Linux. I love recompiling kernel. I love being able to compile packages exactly for your architecture and for it alone. Heck I even love figuring out why portage complains!
But as my course load increases I have less and less free time to maintain my system.
So I was wondering if anyone can recommend some distro that might fit me? I'm considering trying out mint, I've heard it was much faster then Ubuntu.
Also, I have a good machine, i7-3770k CPU with nvidia 560ti, so I'd want a distro that support most of the features.submitted by Hexorg
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Why is the thumbnail view in file managers always the default? I myself have never used it.
What do you use?submitted by dinosaurnosehair
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One of the developers at my work recenty asked me why I was using Linux (Ubuntu here) on the desktop if I'm not a developer.
I hadn't really thought about this in some time so it took me a few seconds to come up with a reply. For me it's about having the freedom to do whatever I want with the system. Linux provides me with a full feeling of ownership which I have never had with either Mac or Windows.
On top of that there's the 'feel good' factor that I am using something that is free and open.
I was just curious about other non-developer types out there. Why do you use Linux and to what extent (i.e., only occasionally, main OS)?submitted by aproposnix
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I've been trying for an hour now and I can't get it. Any help?submitted by mitharris
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Okay, so my partition table looks something like this:
sdb (an SSD):
- sdb1: /boot (the computer definitely and factually boots from here)
- sdb2: /
sda (an HDD):
- sda1 thru sda3: three Windows non-main partitions, not sure what each is exactly for
- sda4: Windows8_OS (the main Windows installation)
- sda6: /home
- sda5: Lenovo_Recovery (something Windows-related again; it's physically after sda6)
What I want to do is get rid of the useless Windows boot partition(s) on sda, and would it be too much to ask to rename the partitions so that they make sense? (so that the first disk is sda, the second disk is sdb, and actually has the partitions in order) Which partitions can I delete?
- sda1: WINRE_DRV
- sda2: SYSTEM_DRV
- sda3: totally unknown, has tag "msftres"
- sda5: Lenovo_Recovery (I don't use it)
Ideally I'd like it to look like this:
sda (an SSD):
- sda1: /boot (the computer boots from here)
- sda2: /
sdb (an HDD):
- sdb1: Windows8_OS
- sdb2: /home
Is this possible? How?submitted by mszegedy
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Hey, as of right now I'm running fedora 18, I'm enjoying it quite a bit, however I really wish it had some of the multimedia add ons ubuntu had (The option to control Rhythm Box from the volume box).
Any and all suggestions would be great! Either for Distro or "add-ons" to fedora to allow me these options.
If I missed anything, Please ask!submitted by VivisClone
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Enlightenment gets second place.
3) Everything else.
But seriously, it's something about the simplicity that I adore! The latest Fedora/Ubuntu/Mint (which rocks btw) distros, KDE, Gnome, lxe, it doesnt matter... they're kinda goofy. Windowmaker rocks. Who's with me?submitted by Imidazole0
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- Google Maps
- Google Chrome
- Google Music
- Google Books
- Google Whatever
All free. Most could seriously screw up internet usage for a large number of users if Google decide to shut them down like Google Reader. Whether that's likely or not is debatable but it doesn't change the fact that it is possible for it to happen and we'd all be SOL. As I watched the Google I/O Keynote, I couldn't help but notice that Google was applying the "embrace, extend, extinguish" methodology to a lot of its products. Google talk has been extended and soon extinguished. GMail is being extended now with Schemas/Actions. Maps allows you to import information but not export it and so on and so forth.
Does Google suck for doing that? No, they have shareholders.
There are already good alternatives for most of the above and standards for almost everything anyone could want. Want to send email using pigeons? Here's the spec. Some could use a little polish (Calibre server for Google Books and something I can't recall for Google Music) and in the best case scenario require expertise to set up, maintain and administer. And after all that they'd all be running in separate silos and not act as an ecosystem.
The open source community needs to step up. We lost the desktop war (regardless of what anyone wants to say), and we lost the mobile war (most of the development going into android is coming in the form of additions to Google Play Services). The battle for the web is fresh. It's being fought between giants. Leading the pack are Google and Facebook with Apple, Twitter, Microsoft and the rest trailing.
This needs to be taken care of yesterday. I can provide some funding and coding and can get some external funding from non-profits when this gains traction. Initial funding should be for hosting and other things that we need rather than salaries. If we have to pay everyone who works on this we'll go nowhere, fast. We need to tie it all together in a nice little package and polish the shit out of it if we don't want the web to be turned into silos with ours being the smallest one.
It should be noted that this whole package should be available for anyone to download and host on their own.
I'll post how I think we should approach this as a comment so it can be voted up/down. Opinions whether they're good or bad, constructive or destructive are greatly appreciated.
The fight for the internet is on.submitted by takennickname
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