Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/24/2017

How AI will teach us to have more empathy | VentureBeat | Business | by John Brandon “This message did not appear in my inbox and Alexa didn’t say it aloud the other day. I do have reminders on Facebook , of course. Yet there isn’t an AI powering my…

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What I’m Reading on 05/03/2015

Pruning Clematis | Fine Gardening “When confronted with a tangle of spindly clematis vines to prune, many gardeners get no further than scratching their heads and wondering where to begin. The confusion is most likely caused by the specific pruning needs of the many species and varieties. Some clematis vines…

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What I’m Reading on 01/20/2015

Open source Ubuntu Core connects robots, drones and smart homes – CNET “The smallest version of the Ubuntu operating system, Snappy Ubuntu Core, is now opening up to smart devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Builders of drones, robots and smart-home kit will be able to develop, simulate…

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Ubuntu 14.04, a Samsumg TV monitor, and fixing ugly fonts

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot on an Acer machine that came preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8.0 but has been upgraded to Windows 8.1. It’s slightly trickier to do this on modern machines, but there are good instructions available on the web. I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick. The…

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What I’m Reading on 10/20/2014

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn’t Do in Mavericks “If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you’ve no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software,…

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What I’m Reading on 07/11/2014

How to install Virtualbox guest additions on Ubuntu 14.04 “After installing Ubuntu inside virtualbox, you need to install the guest additions to get better hardware functionality inside it. These include full screen resolution, mouse wheel and pointer integration, copy paste from host os (shared clipboard), shared folders etc.” tags: bs…

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What I’m Reading on 04/23/2014

Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a solid step forward, not a leap | Linux – InfoWorld “Ubuntu, Canonical’s edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its 14.04 release on Thursday. It’s an incremental upgrade, polishing existing features rather than introducing revolutionary new ones, but it features at least…

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 9.10 saying As a complement to my Life with Linux…

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Second Life and OpenSim revisited

Several years ago I spent quite a bit of time in Second Life when it was the hot 3D social world. The promise was that you could build and visit worlds that had been uniquely constructed by the users. As such, it was dynamic environment that tended to be slow…

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What I’m Reading on 02/21/2014

Ubuntu’s ditching Unity’s global menu, returning to in-app menus | PCWorld “There’s a major change coming to the Unity interface this April when Canonical releases Ubuntu 14.04, Trusty Tahr: Application menus are going back into their separate windows instead of existing in a global menu at the top the screen,…

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