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Ask Slashdot: Software To Organise a Heterogeneous Mix of Files?

mls Re:OP here (254 comments)

Do Evernote and thebrain/personalbrain have an "offline" mode? That is, can I keep things nicely organised locally instead of having to upload to the cloud? Evernote seems to suggest this is the case but at a very cursory perusal both seem to stop short of actually saying "you can use this to organise the files on your hard drive".

You can have local only, as well as synchronized Evernote notebooks.
The notes are search-able and files are embedded in the notes as attachments of a sort. It is not a file system organizer - it is more of a document database.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Software To Organise a Heterogeneous Mix of Files?

mls Re:Does a good one actually exist? (254 comments)

(One person has already mentioned Evernote, but that's a "cloud-based" application for some unknown reason, and I would have privacy concerns.)

Evernote notebooks don't have to be synchronized to the cloud, you can have local-only notebooks if you have sensitive data. Just make sure to back it up; I use their script engine to perform regular dumps to a network backup location.

more than 3 years ago
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SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright

mls Re:Wikipedia to the rescue (286 comments)

Actually, the cable companies do pay to rebroadcast the content of "broadcast" networks.

This has led to cable companies temporarily losing service while a new agreement is worked out.

For example Mediacom vs. Sinclair

more than 4 years ago
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Platform Independent C++ OS Library?

mls Re:Boost (310 comments)

SQLite databases are small, powerful and platform independent and might be a good choice to fit your database needs. The code is public domain.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Your Mood a Result of Where You Live?

mls Re:Hm, I dunno. (364 comments)

Where in Wisconsin did you move from? From the Time article, it looks like mood is worse in SE Wisconsin (go figure) than the rest of the state.

more than 5 years ago
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Clear Public Satellite Imagery Tantamount to Yelling Fire

mls GNIS - Freely available from the Feds (230 comments)

As I said last time, this info is available freely from our own US Government.

You can search and retrieve with Lat/Long a list of these "soft targets" using the US Governments own Geographic Names Information Services (GNIS) system.
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/

more than 5 years ago
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Calif. Politican Thinks Blurred Online Maps Would Deter Terrorists

mls GNIS (597 comments)

You can search and retrieve with Lat/Long a list of these "soft targets" using the US Governments own Geographic Names Information Services (GNIS) system.
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/

That information is in the public domain, it is not going anywhere.

more than 5 years ago
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FBI Issues Code Cracking Challenge

mls Re:Link to the 2008 challenge (222 comments)

View source, copy and paste. Isn't that part of the challenge ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Non-Profit Org Claims Rights In Library Catalog Data

mls Re:Import Library of Congress to Evergreen or Koha (152 comments)

Is LOC data accessed through Z39.50 or their MARC gateway in the Public Domain?

I know they are a Federal Government body, and their work might be public domain, but I am not entirely clear. Other Federal Agencies restrict access to their data based on privacy laws, or by working through contractors (who might not be subject to the Public Domain rule, I'm not sure).

I understand they might charge a fee for distribution of media, but I'm talking about access of the data via the Internet gateways.

more than 5 years ago

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