AI3 Goals

Jan 2, 2013

AltSci will soon have a proper server with a lot of bandwidth. I just bought a $1000 server off Newegg and it's going to be fast. Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 8 threads, 16 GB ECC RAM, 240GB SSD. I'm going to send it to a datacenter with a lot of bandwidth to do some fun projects.

As I spend less and less time working on my new website AI3, I have to choose the most important features that I want to work on. Completeness is important (the page on Emma Goldman is missing everything after the header), social features are important (users aren't implemented yet), UI is important, and adding more data sources is important to my users (Creative Commons blogs will be added as time goes on), but more important to me is functionality.

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Dec 24, 2012

AI3 is officially in beta. Hooray! Start testing when you get a free minute. Send any bug reports to me. I am so excited to work on them and respond to you.

What is AI3? The way that I usually describe it is like an inverse thesaurus. Instead of finding a synonym or antonym for a word, you find the most likely word to put afterward and the context of that word. You can also find sentences that use two words. If you're stuck on a word, check out a few hundred uses of that word. Unlike Google, most of the results are not sorted by popularity. They're sorted by position in the database.

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Dec 13, 2012

Some of you may be excited to hear that I am finally on the brink of releasing a very interesting website. How interesting? It has kept my interest for weeks even though some of it is hard and some of it is annoying.

gzip -l ~/ai3_db_backup_20121211_ram2.gz
         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
         1137167097           403791553 -181.6% /home/jvoss/ai3_db_backup_20121211_ram2

zcat ~/ai3_db_backup_20121211_ram2.gz | grep -e ^INSERT -e ^LOCK -e ^UNLOCK |wc
   4716  642299 4698740275

It's alright if you don't understand what the above means. The first one shows a bug I found in gzip where when you try to find out how large something is when it's bigger than 4GB uncompressed, it wraps and gives you a small number and a negative compression ratio. It's not a vulnerability so don't worry about it. The second one shows that there is about 4.7 GB of interesting data in that file.

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