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Comment: Re:Love KDE (Score 1) 663

by human spam filter (#40457665) Attached to: Are Open-Source Desktops Losing Competitiveness?
+1 I don't think there is any other desktop system that has something like kio_slaves.. I love how it lets me edit text files (using kate with vim mode) on remote systems, open PDFs etc. Also, KWin is great, multiple desktops with tiling support has become one of my favorite features when working on my laptop.

Comment: original paper (Score 1) 115

by human spam filter (#37915646) Attached to: New Algorithm Could Substantially Speed Up MRI Scans
Link to paper: http://www.rle.mit.edu/stir/documents/BilgicGA_MagResMed2011.pdf I guess the reason this shows up on slashdot is that it was on MITnews (and of course the work was done at MIT). It is nothing really groundbreaking (or novel for that matter). They use Compressive Sensing where they assume that the different scan types (T1, T2,etc) have a similar structure (same sparsity profile, enforced through shared precision hyperparameters in a Bayesian formulation).

Comment: Unison (Score 3, Informative) 482

by human spam filter (#36465164) Attached to: Open Source Alternative To Dropbox?
If you have Linux PC that is accessible from the internet, then just use Unison (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/). I use it all the time to synchronize my PC at work, my PC at home, and my laptop. It is quite fast, my synchronized folder is currently ~7GB and it takes maybe 10s to check for changes (not sure how Unison manages to do this).

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