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Comment My exact request is.. (Score 1) 3

Ok, what I really want is a way to get all the history behind a decision when this decision lays in a bunch of papers stored in a (physical) file, given that the documents can be stored in digital form as an image PDF (no searchables internally) For instance, I was requested to get all the paperwork that relates to an acquisition, it stared with a technical meeting almost a year ago when some office decide to acquire a given equipment, this decision was wrote down in a meeting summary (official paperwork), then that office made an official request to an other office to evaluate the decision (by an other paper), that second office answer its decision (on a third paper) an so on, the final list runs from June last year to today and it is good inch of sheets of paper in my desk. I am asking help in order to know is there exists a software where I can archive those papers (with meta-data) so the software can dig for the whole story of a given document, for instance to get to the first meeting summary given a paper related to the topic but dated today. THX
Education

Submission + - Cognitive Software Identifies America's Brainiest Cities

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "We are often told that the smartest cities and nations do the best and economists typically measure smart cities by education level, calculating the cities or metros with the largest percentage of college grads or the largest shares of adults with advanced degrees. Now Richard Florida writes that a new metric developed by Lumos Labs based on their cognitive training and tracking software Lumosity seeks to track "brain performance" or cognitive capacity of cities in a more direct way by measuring the cognitive performance of more than one million users in the United States who use their games against their location using IP geolocation software. Lumosity’s website offers forty games designed to sharpen a wide range of cognitive skills. Individual scores were recorded in five key cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving.The data was normalized into a basic brain performance index controlling for age and gender. The results are shown on a map from Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute that shows the brainy metro index across US metro areas with the top five brainy clusters in Charlottesville Virginia, Lafayette Indiana, Anchorage Alaska, Madison Wisconsin, and the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area. The result is not driven principally by college students, according to Daniel Sternberg, the Lumosity data scientist who developed the metro brain performance measure. "Since our analysis controlled for age, the reason they score well is not simply that they have a lot of young people," says Sternberg. "Instead, our analysis seems to show that users living in university communities tend to perform better than users of the same age in other locations.""
Software

Submission + - How do you manage document relationship? 3

movesguy writes: "I work in a small government office that develops tech projects, as any government facility we do more paper than work (or code in this case).

Yesterday my boss ask me to rebuild the history of some material we asked but never got, I proceeded to check a bunch of paper (yes, cellulose from dead trees) from several files.

Five hours later I filled a 5 meters table with paper, highlighting the relationship among them so we can know exactly where the process of acquisition was. (The process takes place in several offices outside my own, with committee approval required and several information meetings going back and forth)

I thought it has to be a better way to get the relationship among documents, a better way to construct the way one document generates two more and these two are related to several more from different offices from different dates.

In the pass we tried to use the software from http://www.knowledgetree.org/ but it just work as a repository and as a workflow tool, it doesn't provide the relationship between documents.

Documents are in general, dead-tree paper ones which are scanned without been OCRed.

How do you manage huge amount of paperwork in order to get the relationship among them in order to reconstruct one process captured in that form?

Is there a software (FLOSS preferable) that do this?

Thanks (Sorry about my English, not my native language)"
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - Apple kills Ipad Widget after releasing their owns

movesguy writes: I'm the wbe master of www.aulati.net, as any other blogger I was following Apple's presentation about the Ipad, I did a google search and I found that there exists a Dashboard widget called just like that, but just a few minutes after the presentation the is not more widget called Ipad, just check out the Google cache of the widget in Apple Store http://74.125.153.132/search?q=cache:hL8_w89ZrekJ:www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/business/ipad.html+ipad+widget&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=firefox-a.

I got screencaptures before and after that will be summiting in my site.

I looks like than Apple didn't look in their very own yard before naming its new device.
Communications

Submission + - Mexico Government will extra Tax communications->

movesguy writes: While some contries had turn Internet a Constitucional Right http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/15/finland.internet.rights/index.html
Yesterday Mexican Congress approved the Income/Expenses Law for next year, which include a 3% extra tax (besides the 16% almost-universal tax to consume)
The tax will up the total tax to Cable TV, Land Telephony, Cellular Telephony (prepaid and postpaid) and Internet.
Mexican people and several other from other countries had take Twitter action under the #internetnecesario tag. http://twitter.com/#search?q=internetnecesario
Reuters had covered the issue previously (there's not news matter in English yet, but all major mexican newspaper had cover it) http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIntegratedTelecommunicationsServices/idUSN2045404920091020
(Source in Spanish)

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Biotech

Submission + - Stephen Hawking: "Humans Have Entered a New St->

movesguy writes: "Stephen Hawking said in his lecture: Life in the Universe that "Humans Have Entered a New Stage of Evolution" From the article: "At first, evolution proceeded by natural selection, from random mutations. This Darwinian phase, lasted about three and a half billion years, and produced us, beings who developed language, to exchange information." "I think it is legitimate to take a broader view, and include externally transmitted information, as well as DNA, in the evolution of the human race," Hawking said. In the last ten thousand years the human species has been in what Hawking calls, "an external transmission phase," where the internal record of information, handed down to succeeding generations in DNA, has not changed significantly. "But the external record, in books, and other long lasting forms of storage," Hawking says, "has grown enormously. Some people would use the term, evolution, only for the internally transmitted genetic material, and would object to it being applied to information handed down externally. But I think that is too narrow a view. We are more than just our genes." http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/07/stephen-hawking-the-planet-has-entered-a-new-phase-of-evolution.html"
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