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8 Excellent C++ Natural Language Processing Tools

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 07:15:38 AM

Natural language processing (NLP) is an exciting field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. It includes word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering.

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7 Excellent Free Books to Learn Julia

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 01:06:18 PM

Julia is a high-level, high-performance, homoiconic and functional dynamic programming language for technical computing. Its roots are in Lisp.

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cmus – free terminal-based audio player

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:11:32 PM

This review looks at an alternative to musikcube. It's called cmus. It shares many similarities with musikcube. Both are designed to run on a text-only user interface, reducing the resources required to run the application.

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Sayonara Player – small, clear and fast audio player

Friday 13th of September 2019 06:48:17 AM

Sayonara is a small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, supported by the Qt framework. It uses GStreamer as audio backend.

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7 Excellent Free Books to Learn Logo

Thursday 12th of September 2019 06:21:50 AM

The Logo Programming Language, a dialect of Lisp, was designed as a tool for learning. It features interactivity, modularity, extensibility, with flexibility of data types.

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10 Best Free Linux GPS Tools

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 06:42:58 AM

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation satellite system consisting of a network of satellites which provide positioning, navigation, and timing services in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth.

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8 Excellent Free Books to Learn Fortran

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 06:57:46 AM

Fortran (Formula translation) is a multi-paradigm programming language invented by John Backus of IBM in the 1950s. Here's our recommended free books.

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Musicalypse – audio player and server built with Web technologies

Monday 9th of September 2019 07:08:57 AM

Musicalypse is cross-platform software that offers both an audio player and server functionality. It's built with web technologies.

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Hyper – terminal emulator built with web technologies

Friday 6th of September 2019 07:30:47 AM

Hyper is one of the newer terminal emulators available. It's built with web technologies – JavaScript, HTML, CSS. The goal of the project is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards

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11 Excellent Free Books to Learn Scala

Thursday 5th of September 2019 07:52:26 AM

Scala is a modern, object-functional, multi-paradigm, Java-based programming and scripting language that’s released under the Apache License 2.0. It blends functional and object-oriented programming models.

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14 Best Free Linux Earth Science Software

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 06:35:30 AM

Earth science (also known as geoscience) is the focus of understanding the sciences related to the planet Earth. Here's our recommended open source software.

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3 Excellent Free Books to Learn COBOL

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 07:09:06 AM

COBOL is an acronym which stands for Common Business-Oriented Language. The US Department of Defense, in a conference, formed CODASYL (Conference on Data Systems Language) to develop a language for meeting business data processing needs which is now known as

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Manage your Photos: JPEG Photo Compression

Monday 2nd of September 2019 05:55:53 AM

JPEG is an image file format that’s been around since the early 1990s, and it uses lossy compression. We compare and contrast Guetzli, MozJPEG, and Lepton. They are all open source tools that run from the command-line.

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Essential System Tools: hyperfine – command-line benchmarking tool

Friday 30th of August 2019 06:50:33 AM

hyperfine is a command-line benchmarking tool. It's designed to measure the full execution time of a program. This open source tool is written in Rust.

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20 Excellent Free Books to Learn Perl

Thursday 29th of August 2019 06:35:48 AM

The popularity of a book is influenced by personal feelings, tastes, and opinions. Programming books accord to this general rule. There is a wide range of Perl books. Here's our recommended free Perl books.

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9 Best Free Linux Geometry Software

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 05:21:04 AM

Typically geometry software covers a wide range of application areas, including pure Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, computer-aided design, and computational kinematics. It is often found being used for learning and teaching mathematics in schools and colleges and for research purposes.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Pascal

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 06:21:57 AM

Pascal is an imperative and procedural programming language designed in the late 1960s by Niklaus Wirth to teach structured programming using subprograms called procedures and functions.

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Linux Candy: ASCIIQuarium – embrace marine life from the terminal

Monday 26th of August 2019 06:40:09 AM

ASCIIQuarium is a short Perl script that lets you embrace aquatic nature from your terminal. It's an aquarium/sea animation in ASCII art.

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7 Excellent R Natural Language Processing Tools

Friday 23rd of August 2019 07:10:29 AM

Natural language processing (NLP) is an exciting field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. It includes word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Go

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 09:12:27 AM

Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. This article selects the best open source books that will give readers a firm foundation in developing Go applications.

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Android Document Scanning and Developer-Focused TV Box

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    It doesn’t matter whether you are an Office job holder, a businessman, or a student; you will face a situation where scanning some papers or documents seem to be essential. But finding a scanner is tough in many places nowadays. You can deal with such a problem if you have installed any document scanner apps on your Android device. In PlayStore, some scanner apps can turn your mobile phone into a tiny scanner. So, just by installing a useful document scanner App, you can scan notes and documents anytime, anywhere.

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Improving the security model of the LVFS

There are lots of layers of security in the LVFS and fwupd design, including restricted account modes, 2FA, and server side AppStream namespaces. The most powerful one is the so-called vendor-id that the vendors cannot assign themselves, and is assigned by me when creating the vendor account on the LVFS. The way this works is that all firmware from the vendor is tagged with a vendor-id string like USB:0x056A which in this case matches the USB consortium vendor assigned ID. Client side, the vendor-id from the signed metadata is checked against the physical device and the firmware is updated only if the ID matches. This ensures that malicious or careless users on the LVFS can never ship firmware updates for other vendors hardware. About 90% of the vendors on the LVFS are locked down with this mechanism. Some vendors have to have IDs that they don’t actually own, a good example here is for a DFU device like the 8bitdo controllers. In runtime mode they use the USB-assigned 8bitdo VID, but in bootloader mode they use a generic VID which is assigned to the chip supplier as they are using the reference bootloader. This is obviously fine, and both vendor IDs are assigned to 8bitdo on the LVFS for this reason. Another example is where Lenovo is responsible for updating Lenovo-specific NVMe firmware, but where the NVMe vendor isn’t always Lenovo’s PCI ID. Read more

Programming: Vim, Qt Shader and Python

  • Vim Text Editor for Beginners Part 1 - Introduction

    In my newly refreshed Vim series, you'll learn all the things you'll need to know in order to use this text editor in your daily workflow. In this first video, we'll get Vim installed take an initial look.

  • Vim Text Editor for Beginners Part 2 - Combining Files

    In my newly refreshed Vim series, you'll learn all the things you'll need to know in order to use this text editor in your daily workflow.

  • Qt Shader Tools Looks To Become Official Qt6 Module

    The currently-experimental Qt Shader Tools allows for graphics/compute shader conditioning and used by the in-development Qt graphics abstraction layer for supporting Vulkan / Metal / Direct3D / OpenGL APIs. Qt Shader Tools offers various shader features in preparing them for consumption by different graphics APIs. Qt Shader Tools is currently used ahead of time for QtGUI with Qt 5.14+. But for Qt 6.0, Qt Shader Tools is going through the appropriate steps for becoming a formal Qt 6 module for compiling and translating shaders between interfaces.

  • Python Positional-only parameters

    I have downloaded Python 3.8 and start to play around with those latest python functions. In this article, we will look at the Positional-only parameter syntax which is a function parameter syntax / to indicate that some function parameters must be specified positionally and cannot be used as keyword arguments which means after the / syntax we may specify a value for each parameter within that function.

  • For Loop in Python Explained With Practical Examples

    If you are just getting started to learn Python, you must be in search of something to explore for loop in Python. Of course, our list of free python resources should help you learn about it quickly. In either case, we shall help you learn more about the ‘for‘ loop in python using a couple of important examples.

Games: Pygame, The Long Dark, DXVK and Shovel Knight

  • Enable your Python game player to run forward and backward

    In previous entries in this series about creating video games in Python 3 using the Pygame module, you designed your level-design layout, but some portion of your level probably extended past your viewable screen. The ubiquitous solution to that problem in platformer games is, as the term "side-scroller" suggests, scrolling. The key to scrolling is to make the platforms around the player sprite move when the player sprite gets close to the edge of the screen. This provides the illusion that the screen is a "camera" panning across the game world. This scrolling trick requires two dead zones at either edge of the screen, at which point your avatar stands still while the world scrolls by.

  • Survival Mode in The Long Dark just got a lot bigger with the ERRANT PILGRIM update

    As promised, Hinterland Studio have released a huge update to the Survival Mode side of The Long Dark named ERRANT PILGRIM. It brings in a whole new region to explore, Bleak Inlet. Once a home to a thriving industrial Cannery, seismic activity cut-off Bleak Inlet from the rest of the Great Bear mainland. Exploring is not for the faint of heart, being Timberwolf territory but the treasures contained in the industrial complex may just be enough to warrant the journey.

  • DXVK Reportedly Going Into "Maintenance Mode" Due To State Of Code-Base

    While DXVK tends to be much-loved by Linux gamers for allowing more Direct3D 10/11 Windows games to run nicely on Linux with Wine or Proton (Steam Play) thanks to its fairly complete translation of D3D10/D3D11 API calls to Vulkan, it looks like Philip Rebohle is at least contemplating shifting it just into maintenance-mode. The DXVK lead developer recently commented that DXVK is "entering maintenance mode" and he doesn't want to make any significant changes or additions to the code.

  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown are out, completing the series

    Starting off with a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2013 and growing into a massive multi-part 8-bit inspired world, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove now finally finished. Note: Keys provided by GOG.com to us. Originally having a goal of $75,000 and a Linux/macOS stretch goal at $130,000 it proved to be popular ending on $311,491. It's taken six years for Yacht Club Games to get here starting with Shovel of Hope, followed by Plague of Shadows in 2015, Specter of Torment in 2017, and now King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown in 2019.