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22 Jan 14:19

Draft of a new ELF Dates standard

by Richard Smith

FHISO’s Technical Standing Committee is pleased to announce the first public draft of a new standard, Extended Legacy Format (ELF): Date, Age and Time Microformats, or ELF Dates for short. This draft defines microformats for representing dates, ages and times in arbitrary calendars together with how they are applied to the Gregorian, Julian, French Republican and Hebrew calendars in a GEDCOM-compatible manner. It is available as an HTML web page or as a PDF for download.

We welcome comments these, preferably to the tsc-public mailing list. A longer overview of this draft can be read in the the announcement email.

Merry Christmas from all at FHISO, and we wish you an enjoyable New Year.

19 Jul 20:18

Servidor de data e hora no Debian - NTP

by Augusto Campos
Muitos administradores de sistemas linux, negligenciam o ajuste da data e hora dos hosts, o que é ruim em caso de visualizar log e agendar tarefas. Vamos aprender como criar um servidor NTP de forma simples. Esta aula é parte do nosso pacote de seis cursos de servidores linux pelo preço de R$ 135,00.

Enviado por juliano ramos (profjulianoramosΘgmail·com)

O artigo "Servidor de data e hora no Debian - NTP" foi originalmente publicado no site, de Augusto Campos.

06 Jan 17:15

ARIEX: Automated ranking of information extractors

Publication date: 1 February 2016
Source:Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 93
Author(s): Patricia Jiménez, Rafael Corchuelo, Hassan A. Sleiman
Information extractors are used to transform the user-friendly information in a web document into structured information that can be used to feed a knowledge-based system. Researchers are interested in ranking them to find out which one performs the best. Unfortunately, many rankings in the literature are deficient. There are a number of formal methods to rank information extractors, but they also have many problems and have not reached widespread popularity. In this article, we present ARIEX, which is an automated method to rank web information extraction proposals. It does not have any of the problems that we have identified in the literature. Our proposal shall definitely help authors make sure that they have advanced the state of the art not only conceptually, but from an empirical point of view; it shall also help practitioners make informed decisions on which proposal is the most adequate for a particular problem.

13 Jan 13:48

Pre-order: Grim Fandango Remastered

Grim Fandango resurrected.

Grim Fandango Remastered marks the return of gaming's most recognisable, and notoriously unavailable, cult classic - now on Windows, Mac, and Linux. This upcoming release got everybody so excited, Tim Schafer even prepared a special trailer all about how you can pre-order Grim Fandango Remastered (and why that’s a fine idea) right now, exclusively on for the first week!

Grim Fandango is by far the single most wishlisted game by the community with an overwhelming 45,000 votes. It's a unique blend of Mexican folklore with film noir stylings, and has been critically praised for its art direction, writing, and memorable characters.

Grim Fandango Remastered refreshes, refines, and remasters the award winning title and Tim Schafer's last hurrah as LucasArts' adventure-gaming-extraordinaire. The remaster modernizes the game's presentation and gameplay with completely repainted textures, widescreen support, and quite possibly best of all: modern controls. You can now say goodbye to unwieldy tank controls, a staple of the early 3D era, and enjoy a fully point-and-click interface - but only if you want! The option to play the game as originally envisioned is always there.

Have you missed Grim Fandango the first time around? Now's your chance to experience gaming history like never before, or if you have played it in its heyday - you're probably long overdue for another go anyway. You can pre-order Grim Fandango Remastered right now on!
The pre-order will last until Tuesday, January 27, when the game is expected to launch on

It took a lot to bring this classic back to life. If you’d like to learn more about the remaster, Double Fine and 2 Player Productions have just released the newest episode of The Making of Grim Fandango Remastered - a recommended watch.

25 Aug 19:58

Series Gem Promo: Little Big Adventure 1&2

Embark on the finest of adventures!

Little Big Adventure and Little Big Adventure 2, a pair of stunning classics set in a fantastic world on a brink of a calamity that can only be saved by Twinsen--a prophet, a savior, and one of the most memorable characters from the history of gaming, are available 60% off. However, if you get them both, the discount goes up to 70%! That's as little as $1.79 for each of those unforgettable classics, for the next 24 hours!

The Little Big Adventure series remains the pinnacle of storytelling to this day. Back in the 90s the magicians at Adeline Software were able to create a genre-transcending masterpiece, that pulled you in for long hours and constantly surprised gamers with fresh and daring ideas. The story leads the plucky hero, Twinsen, through a world of wonder and beauty agitated only by the shadow of impending doom. In LBA 1 you will try to stop the evil Dr.Funfrock from enslaving your world, and in LBA 2 you'll have to save the planet from total annihilation plotted by an alien race. Both games features state-of-the-art animation, that made both the funny and disturbing moments feel fantastical and yet alarmingly real. With plenty of puzzle-solving, challenging combat, unforgettable characters, and, above all, an engaging story, the series has instantly become a benchmark for imaginative game design and remains a strong influence for generations of devs and gamers alike.

If you value unrestrained imagination and love to lose yourself in a gripping story, grab both Little Big Adventure games--for as little as $3.58! The offer lasts until Tuesday, August 26, at 9:59AM GMT.