Kalev Leetaru programatically recovered all the images that were discarded by the OCR program that digitizes the millions of public domain books scanned by the Archive; these were cropped, cleaned up, and uploaded to Flickr with the text that appears before and after them, and links to see their whole scanned page.
There have been increasingly vocal calls for Twitter, Facebook and other Silicon Valley corporations to more aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and read. Last month in The Washington Post, for instance, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow demanded that social media companies ban the accounts of “terrorists” who issue “direct calls” for violence. Read more
This has been a big year for Google Summer of Code, our program designed to introduce university students from around the world to open source development. In celebration of our 10th instance of the program we made a lot of changes.
Attention evil geniuses! Mind-controlled robots aren’t that expensive. Chip Audette just built one by attaching his laptop to less than $500 in specialized equipment and writing a little custom software code. The robot—really a Hexbug Spider—is connected to some nifty brain-wave-reading hardware called OpenBCI. WIRED wrote about this open source project back in January as…
O Governo pretende avançar ainda este mês com a aprovação da chamada Lei da Cópia. Uma iniciativa que é a recuperação de um projecto de Lei apresentado em finais de 2012 pelo PS e que acabou por ser retirado.
Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.
Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Ares Galaxy Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network.