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Power over USB

By Mike Loukides
October 25, 2013

I’ve been reading about enhancements to the USB 3.0 standard that would allow a USB cable to provide up to 100 watts of power, nicely summarized in The Economist. 100 watts is more than enough to charge a laptop, and certainly …

Natural language annotation for machine learning

By Meghan Blanchette
March 4, 2013

James Pustejovsky (@jamespusto) is an O’Reilly author and professor of computer science at Brandeis. Amber Stubbs (@amber_stubbs) is an O’Reilly author and post doc at SUNY Albany. We sat down to talk about natural language annotation as it relates to …

libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo

libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo
By Andy Oram
February 21, 2009

Application support for proxies is inconsistent. Nathaniel McCallum and his colleagues have done a pretty exhaustive study of application support for proxies. This is a classic problem crying out for standardization, and libproxy tries to fill that gap. Existing applications would have to be rewritten, but for an interface that provides only three calls, how much trouble can that be?


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