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Tales of a Chef Workflow: Data Bags

One of the many features of Chef is something called a Data Bag. Simply put, this allows you to store a blob of JSON based data on a Chef server that is shared across your Chef environments. If you have organizational level data that must be shared and not unique across environments, this is a...
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AI Toolkits: A Primer

If you’re not an AI specialist, but trying to understand the area, it helps to know the major tools that data scientists use to create AI systems. I thought I would survey the common toolkits, highlight which are the most popular, and explain which ecosystems they connect to. Machine learning...
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With Version 2.0, Crate.io’s Database Tools Put an Emphasis on IoT

Crate.io, the winner of our Disrupt Europe 2014 Battlefield, is launching version 2.0 of its CrateDB database today. The tool, which is available in both an open source and enterprise version, started out as a general-purpose but highly scalable SQL database. Over time, though, the team found that...
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TensorFlow in Kubernetes in 88 MB

TensorFlow is a beast. It deals with machine learning algorithms, it uses Bazel to be built, it uses gRPC, etc., but let’s be honest, you are dying to play with machine learning. Come on, you know you want to! Especially in combination with Docker and Kubernetes. At Bitnami, we love apps, so we...
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Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Data Science

When it comes to scientific computing, few names are more well known than Stephen Wolfram. He was the creator of the Mathematica, a program that researchers have been using for decades to aid in their computations. Later Wolfram expanded Mathematica into a full multi-paradigm programming language,...
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How to Do Time Series Prediction Using RNNs, TensorFlow, and Cloud ML Engine

The Estimators API in tf.contrib.learn (See tutorial here) is a very convenient way to get started using TensorFlow. The really cool thing from my perspective about the Estimators API is that using it is a very easy way to create distributed TensorFlow models. Many of the TensorFlow samples that...
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In this interview, Pinterest's Jon Parise explains how adopting open source has helped the company's engineers design software that is more modular, reusable, and well-documented.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Pinterest

Pinterest -- “the world’s catalog of ideas” -- is built on open source, according to Jon Parise, technical architecture lead and open source program lead at the company. In this interview, Parise explains how adopting open source has changed the company and helped the company’s engineers design...
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Three Challenges for the Web, According to its Inventor

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has lived up...
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NASA Has Just Released Tons Of Free And Open Source Software, Here’s How To Get Them

As a part of its Technology Transfer program, NASA has released lots of free and open source software tools on its website. NASA says that these software are useful for professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, industry, and academia. You can visit NASA’s website to get the complete list of...
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Time is of the essence when rescuing your files from a dying hard drive.

GNU ddrescue – The Best Damaged Drive Rescue

When you rescue your data from a dying hard drive, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to copy your data, the more you risk losing. GNU ddrescue is the premium tool for copying dying hard drives, and any block device such as CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, Compact Flash, SD cards -- anything that is...
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