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    http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/08/spa...20140416_elist



    This thing has so much potential, it's incredible. A couple of hardware items caught my eye, in particular:

    HP CM6040 Booklet Maker CC516A $1,500 Refurb.
    http://www.valstarprinters.com/HP-CM...FSqXOgodoxAA8Q

    Save time and money by producing more complex marketing material in-house with the HP booklet maker/finisher which has a capacity of up to 2000 sheets and 25 saddle-stitched booklets. Work more efficiently and without interruptions as the HP booklet maker/finisher enables you to create multi-page documents and to print long runs, using two 1,000-sheet stacker bins and a 25 saddle-stitched booklet bin. Create different types of documents using various finishing options including corner and side stapling, saddle-stitching, and v-folding capabilities
    The other was that they are doing bindery work with a sewing machine!!! Pretty flippin cool!



    Milan 2014: Dezeen has teamed up with design research collaborative Space Caviar to distribute a free publication generated by an algorithmic journalism machine which will trawl content from social media and talks in Milan this week.

    Led by former Domus editor Joseph Grima, Space Caviar has developed a real-time publishing algorithm called Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) a piece of software that will automatically create written articles from live speech and social media streams during a three-day programme of talks held in the Nike Aero-static Dome at Palazzo Clerici this week.

    The FOMO publications will be printed and handed out for free from a travelling press room, but will be available to download from Dezeen.

    "Inspired by the idea - as Bruce Sterling said - that "events are the new magazines", FOMO asks whether there is a remedy for the syndrome of missing out," said Space Caviar co-founder Joseph Grima. "Can the seemingly dead medium of print publishing adapt to the electronic age’s demand for instant gratification by embracing the speed of Twitter streams, Storify and various other social media?"

    ...

    FOMO will use voice recognition software, combined with information scraped from online data including tweets and instagram activity using the hashtag #OnTheFlyMilan, to automatically generate a PDF document.

    This is will then be published on the FOMObile – a roving publishing press with its own built-in power generator and solar-powered wi-fi hotspot. The press will print each PDF, which will be saddle stitched on the spot before being distributed for free. The PDF will also be available to download from Dezeen.



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    Looks like a versificator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Looks like a versificator.
    algorithms only pertain to machine logic dude.
    get with the program.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

    "for I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson.

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    http://www.newsfiber.com/p/s/h?v=EHf...Za0tTPdY9JY%3D

    http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/12/fom...four-to-eight/



    That this is real time documentation and distribution of events makes it interesting. Imagine going to a rally and having a transcript of what you just heard handed to you on your way out.

    But lets take that a step further. What if you set up one of these, and individualized it's content? Normally if you hand someone a flier, they politely take it and discard it about 5 seconds later. Consider if we set one of these up and let the flyer recipient select what they cared about, then harvest content from our candidates position page, quotes from previous interviews and speeches, their voting record, and so on. They should also be directly asked about what issues effect them and their local community. Then print and give them an individualized publication written just for them.

    What just happened?
    We just set up a people magnet. It's unusual and you are asking what people think. people are also curious, so it effectively draws people to it.
    We just did a local survey of what locals care about, and information collected could alter on the fly, what the candidate is about to say at a rally or a debate.
    We just got their name and e-mail address, so helped build a mailing list and printed that on their personal newspaper.
    We just gave them a unique experience, so they are likely to retain the information and take it home and show it to friends and family.

    Pretty good, hu?

    For a debate, we could compare the candidates positions and record as it relates to issues that voter cares about.

    I've been thinking about that standoff in UT a lot lately. The US Gvmt driving ranchers out of business via messed up regulations and a corrupt agenda and that is a real hot topic issue for that area. Looking for things like that from a distance ahead of time is problematic. If something isn't going on now, it's not going to be in the local papers. There are services that archive news articles, but they are expensive. The same thing if we tabled a fair or something. It would probably never be picked up and reported. But the ability to find such an issue and have our guy directly address it and propose solutions. It just doesn't get any better than that.

    How else can we use this type of tech?

    Brainstorm peeps!

    -t

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    Computational Journalism Server
    https://susestudio.com/a/RQrRBY/comp...rnalism-server

    What?
    The Computational Journalism Server is an appliance composed of bleeding edge open source technologies. The base is a SUSE Studio appliance, built on 64-bit openSUSE 12.1. It starts with the Server template and adds

    Complete Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP stack including phpMyAdmin,
    PostgreSQL, phpPgAdmin, PostgreSQL contributed packages, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Tcl and PL/R,
    The AppArmor application security framework,
    SQLite3, CouchDB, MongoDB and Redis data persistence packages,
    RabbitMQ message queueing,
    GCC and OpenJDK development tools,
    The Pandoc universal document converter,
    The Tesseract Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine,
    The ImageMagick suite of command-line image processing utilities,
    Perl Redis and Twitter API libraries,
    Redland, Rasqal, Raptor, 4Store and Virtuoso RDF / SPARQL tools,
    R 2.15, and
    The Armadillo high-performance linear algebra libraries.
    After downloading and booting up the appliance, the appliance administrator runs scripts to install

    R library packages for mapping, Twitter data collection, text mining, graphics, animation, audio analysis, election audits, weather, and sports analytics,
    R library packages for test-driven development, package management and database interface,
    R web server construction tools, including rApache,
    The RStudio™ Server Integrated Development Environment, and
    Optional selected packages from the R CRAN task views for High Performance Computing, Graphics, Reproducible Research, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Spatial, Econometrics, Time Series and Finance.
    Why?
    The problem domain of computational journalism is dominated by three main application areas:

    Geospatial processing / mapping (GIS),
    Data science
    Natural language processing,
    Text mining,
    Machine learning,
    Social network analysis, and
    Finance, time series and econometrics.
    The R language and Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) libraries provide robust open source solutions for all of these.

    There are three goals for the Computational Journalism Server:

    Provide an Integrated Development Environment and a platform for computational journalism web server applications written in R,
    Provide a computational journalism server optimizable to native hardware on a physical machine, and
    Provide a computational journalism compute node capable of running as a node in a cluster, grid or cloud infrastructure.
    The long-term goal of this project is to provide a fully-open-source computational journalism Platform as a Service (PaaS). The current bill of materials is inspired by the Red Hat / Fedora OpenShift Origin project and the CloudFreeStyle project.
    (cont)

    Git yers here:

    CompJournoStick 2.2.0 Released - Yeppers, it comes as an image to put on a thumb drive. Lets get some of our peeps up to speed with this stuff. Who knows R?

    I’ve just pushed the latest release of Computational Journalism on a Stick to Github. As always, you can file issues on Github here.

    What’s new?

    This release (v2.2.0) has a single major enhancement: RStudio Preview Release 0.98b. See the RStudio Preview release notes for more details.

    http://znmeb.github.io/
    http://znmeb.github.io/CompJournoStick/

    CompJournoStick

    Computational Journalism on a Stick - a Fedora Remix for computational journalists
    Get the latest release
    Open an issue on Github
    What you need to tell your lawyer
    Road map
    Slideshows

    Overview
    Creating a Virtual Machine
    Installing Fedora
    Updating Fedora
    Installing the Linux and R Packages
    Installing VMware Tools
    Making an ISO File
    Creating a Persistent Live USB Stick
    Initializing the USB Stick

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    Last edited by tangent4ronpaul; 04-16-2014 at 10:21 PM.

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    Reminds me of the Memex:


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    Quote Originally Posted by HVACTech View Post
    algorithms only pertain to machine logic dude.
    get with the program.
    As the resident Luddite, I care not for any of that gibberish.






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