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Zubinix writes “I have a background in doing automation in a Unix/Linux environment using scripting languages such as perl and bash shell, as well as ssh for remote scripting. My next project will be in the Windows environment so what approach and methodology is best for developing, say, the automation required for a test system? I don’t want to use things like Cygwin, as I need to integrate with Windows applications such as Exchange and Sharepoint. (more…)

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  • Wolves recall Vokes from Norwich

    Wolves recall striker Sam Vokes from Championship outfit Norwich ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match at home to Fulham.

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  • Wikipedia Wants More Contributions From Academics

    holy_calamity writes “University professors don’t feel their role as intellectuals working for the public good extends to contributing to the world’s largest encyclopedia, the Guardian reports. Wikimedia foundation is currently surveying academics as part of a search for ways to encourage them to pitch in alongside anonymous civilians and raise quality. The main problem seems to be the academic ego: papers, talks and grant proposals build reputation (more…)

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  • Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

    bossanovalithium writes “Carnegie Mellon University has taught a computer how to read and learn from the internet. According to Dennis Baron at the Oxford University press blog, the computer is called NELL and it is reading the internet and learning from it in much the same way that humans learn language and acquire knowledge. Basically by soaking it all up and figuring it out. NELL is short for Never Ending Language Learner and apparently it is getting (more…)

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  • Dell Drops Ubuntu PCs From Its Website

    Barence writes “Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn’t know when they’re coming back. A search for Ubuntu on the Dell UK website returns only one laptop — the Dell Latitude 2100 from the company’s business range. Dell insists that it’s continuing to sell Ubuntu systems, but only over the phone, and has no idea when — or even if — the Ubuntu PCs will return online. ‘We’ve recently (more…)

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  • Lennon seeks passion from Celtic

    Neil Lennon want to “bring the thunder back” now that he has signed a one-year contract to manage Celtic.

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  • US Air Force To Suffer From PS3 Update

    tlhIngan writes “The US Air Force, having purchased PS3s for supercomputing research, is now the latest victim of Sony’s removal of the Install Other OS feature. It turns out that while their PS3s don’t need the firmware update, it will be impossible to replace PS3s that fail. PS3s with the OtherOS feature are no longer produced since the Slim was introduced, so replacements will have to come from the existing stock of used PS3s. However, as most (more…)

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  • Martinez takes titles from Pavlik

    Argentina’s Sergio Martinez claims American Kelly Pavlik’s WBO and WBC middleweight titles by a unanimous decision.

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  • ink writes “Here is another troubling anecdote on the iWeb look out on: ‘This week cartoonist Devalue Fiore made Internet and journalism telling as the primary online-only news-hound to conquest a Pulitzer Goal. Fiore took conversant with the essay cartooning superlative payment animations he created appropriate for SFGate, the website on the San Francisco Describe… But there’s unprejudiced anyone ungovernable. In December, Apple rejected his iPhone (more…)

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  • McIlroy rules out break from golf

    Rory McIlroy says he will not take a break from golf despite hinting that he may take some time out after missing the cut at the Masters.

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