Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:56 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Samba Team and seven kernel hackers have come together with Software Freedom Conservancy to help efforts to ensure compliance with the GPL by those who implement Linux and other GPL software. Richard Hillesley talked to Bradley Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and Matthew Garrett, who works in his spare time with the GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers."
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RE[4]: LOL
by Alfman on Tue 5th Jun 2012 01:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: LOL"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

zima,

"??... (my personal, internal EN interpreter seemingly failed to parse it, and for some reason I'm curious about the meaning of that quote ;p )"


Try sticking this through your parser! :-)

http://ornacle.com/article/20120604


It is generated completely automatically from statistical analysis of word combinations in the news from any given day. As piss poor as the grammar is, it's not half bad for a perl script using 20K of english training data in the form of news. You might be wondering "why the hell?" Well it was to help probe search engine algorithms.

Today is the first time I've seen an infinite cycle. Not that I monitor it any more, but it's nice to see it's still working!

"In fact, quite low by comparison, down and down and down and down and down and down and down and down. Wreckage could be seen in union jack ties and those who did not transmitted live by the kabul bank scandal prompted the international monetary fund to temporarily suspend hundreds of thousands of people enjoying the celebrations."

Edited 2012-06-05 01:48 UTC

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RE[5]: LOL
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 06:22 in reply to "RE[4]: LOL"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Curious, I think it's more coherent to me... ;p
Makes me wonder how such "news" would work out in my first language (PL; probably not too well - complex declension, conjugation, grammar in general)

Also, reminded me about http://www.kyon.pl/img/14315,4chan,text,mindf--k,grammar,lol,.html (sometimes I wonder how many bots are there already, in forums or comments) and http://megahal.alioth.debian.org/ (some of the quotes are brilliant-scary)

Edited 2012-06-05 06:23 UTC

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RE[6]: LOL
by Alfman on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:09 in reply to "RE[5]: LOL"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Haha, yea I sometimes get that feeling when I need tech support sometimes. Although those are due to language barriers.


Speaking of which...one can use online translators for good effect.

[ Translate EN->AR->EN ]
I've been using the preview release 8 Windows where came out, almost exclusively (except to work, because I am going to rely on untested software and unfinished for obviously not). I already know you can enter Metro in my 11.6 "zinbok, but things don't look 24" desktop, pink. Here is the evidence photographer of the most pressing issues that I run to, five proposals for addressing them. Instead of just complaining, let's constructive.

All these issues can be addressed relatively easily — and when you do this, it will become hell lot of useful Metro for people who want to do actual work on their computers. People often refer to the usage data collected at Microsoft, says something like "10 per cent only Windows users have more than x number of open Windows. Crazy thing-10% of all Windows users are still around 100 million.

My list of suggestions is short, easy to implement, and is, in any way, affect design ideals behind Metro. In fact, I would say this could be implemented even before it goes Windows 8 RTM.
[ /translate ]




Wow, I'm surprised at how little this impacted Thom's writing :-)

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