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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Infogalactic: Forkbot is go!

Rifleman and the Techstars are very pleased to report that the much-awaited dynamic forking tool is not only complete, not only tested, but is now operational. You can see the results here.

What this means is that Infogalactic will always be entirely up-to-date with Wikipedia across all five million+ pages, including the newest ones, except for those where the Infogalactic editors have improved upon specific pages.

This is probably the most significant step for The Planetary Knowledge Core since we first turned it on.

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Avalanche May 04, 2017 6:40 PM  

BRAVAE to you all!

Blogger Jack Vibe May 04, 2017 6:41 PM  

This is a huge step, congratulations!

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable May 04, 2017 6:47 PM  

Brilliant. Gonna go play with it now ...

Blogger #7139 May 04, 2017 6:50 PM  

Excellent! Excellent!

Blogger jaericho May 04, 2017 6:53 PM  

Brilliant!

Blogger John Williams May 04, 2017 7:03 PM  

Outstanding! My Burn Unit Shirt shines brighter every day and yours can too! Join the Burn Unit.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker May 04, 2017 7:04 PM  

So, when does Wikipedia hit the panic button?

Anonymous VFM #6306 May 04, 2017 7:05 PM  

Fantastic timing.

Blogger Elocutioner May 04, 2017 7:06 PM  

On May the fourth Forkbot went online and fully operational.

Blogger Matamoros May 04, 2017 7:09 PM  

Off topic:

Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose Zero Risk

http://www.healthnutnews.com/harvard-immunologist-unvaccinated-children-pose-zero-risk/

Anonymous Ain May 04, 2017 7:14 PM  

This Forking Bot is great

Blogger Dave May 04, 2017 7:20 PM  

Congratulations, gentlemen.

Blogger Beau May 04, 2017 7:31 PM  

On May the fourth Forkbot went online and fully operational.

Chuckled I did. Congratulations team!

Blogger Benjamin Kraft May 04, 2017 7:37 PM  

@7. Longtime, Wikipedia already hit the panic button when they revealed their "innovative and game changing Wikipedia News" about a month after Infogalactic created News.Infogalactic.

Innovative and game changing my tushie.

Blogger dienw May 04, 2017 7:37 PM  

Excellent!

Blogger Benjamin Kraft May 04, 2017 7:42 PM  

In other news, https://makeameme.org/meme/fork-all-the

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) May 04, 2017 8:02 PM  

Outstanding work

Blogger newanubis May 04, 2017 8:12 PM  

Great news indeed.

As a thought regarding the other converged behemoths i see fb on a date with irrelevancy not due to a fork or filtering but rather the model. What is of concern is Youtube.

As most readers here know, the Orwellian incursions have already occurred and will continue in the tried and true incrementalism.

If there is a viable alternative or one in the works, pkease advise.

Blogger Were-Puppy May 04, 2017 8:18 PM  

Congrats on the forkbot, this is great.

For youtube, I mostly see people either use vidme or vimeo. There might be some others.

Blogger Nate May 04, 2017 8:29 PM  

IG's facebook page:

Now Witness the Power Of This Fully Armed and Operational Forkbot!

Blogger Nate May 04, 2017 8:30 PM  

Also.... Spacemagic Technomancer > techstar

brevity is totally over-rated.

OpenID randkoch May 04, 2017 8:45 PM  

Astounding.

Blogger Drew May 04, 2017 8:55 PM  

This. . .is. . .glorious!
I no longer have any reason whatsoever to use Wikipedia ever again!!

Blogger Whisker biscuit May 04, 2017 8:57 PM  

OT, but a eerie glimpse into a sick story involving a mudshark.

http://www.newschannel5.com/longform/exclusive-surveillance-footage-captures-last-days-of-tortured-kck-boys-life

Anonymous Gen. Kong May 04, 2017 8:57 PM  

That's very, very good.

Anonymous Simplytimothy May 04, 2017 8:58 PM  

Great work folks. Thank you.

Blogger midwestisbest May 04, 2017 9:04 PM  

Huzzah!

Anonymous CitizenOutkast May 04, 2017 9:15 PM  

Congrats! I'll spread the word where I can. Wikipedia is history now as far as I'm concerned.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit May 04, 2017 9:36 PM  

Bravo!

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass May 04, 2017 10:06 PM  

This is forking awesome! Congrats guys!

Blogger praetorian May 04, 2017 10:19 PM  

Congrats, guys.

Anonymous Just another commenter May 04, 2017 10:25 PM  

Excellent! Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "stick a fork in it," because robofork gives a licking and keeps on sticking, just to kick 'em when they are down.

What's the over-under on how long it is before they start doing something to try and break it?

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass May 04, 2017 10:44 PM  

Looks like she's full of it: http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/appeal-to-false-authority-who-is-tetyana-obukhanych/

Granted that site is pro-vac.

Per my brother, an ophthalmologist (eye doc) "Certain statements are true but not vaccinating yourself or your kids is retarded. Vaccines are one of the most important medical discoveries ever behind hygiene/sanitation and antibiotics. [that study on anti vaccing] was bullshit and retracted." He also pointed out that autism risk is zero.

He reiterated that certain points are true but his wife has a friend, who I've met personally, who is in pediatrics. Their practice will not see any unvaccinated children.

Blogger Adam Smith May 04, 2017 10:48 PM  

Awesome!

Blogger Student in Blue May 04, 2017 11:19 PM  

Congratulations. Forkbot was probably the reason I was most interested in Infogalactic in the first place.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 04, 2017 11:59 PM  

Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass wrote:Per my brother, an ophthalmologist (eye doc) "Certain statements are true but not vaccinating yourself or your kids is retarded. Vaccines are one of the most important medical discoveries ever behind hygiene/sanitation and antibiotics. [that study on anti vaccing] was bullshit and retracted." He also pointed out that autism risk is zero.
So Opthalmologists are now the go-to authorities on vaccination? Good to know.
Or maybe he's regurgitating his medschool training and has no actual knowledge. Ask him opinion on low-carb diets and statins.

I love the "Certain statements are true, but...." That translates to "She's correct."

She's right, about the specific vaccines she's talking about. There's no argument, except "AAAAAAA!!!! DON'T LISTEN TO THE WITCH!!!"

Blogger Troy Lee Messer May 04, 2017 11:59 PM  

I have no idea what this means, but grats are in order.

Any good news from france?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 05, 2017 12:08 AM  

Troy Lee Messer wrote:Any good news from France?
Evidently at last night's televised debate, LePen said;
"Whoever wins, a woman will be ruling France, either me, or Angela Merkel."

Linguistic killshot.

Blogger Weouro May 05, 2017 1:33 AM  

I always KNEW there was a big toggle switch somewhere.

Blogger JP May 05, 2017 3:12 AM  

John C Wright wanted to know why your planetary knowledge core was not called Pellucid

Blogger VD May 05, 2017 4:47 AM  

What's the over-under on how long it is before they start doing something to try and break it?

They might, but that would be a) difficult, b) easy to circumvent, and c) contrary to their principles and license.

As long as they make the data available to the public, we can access it. And under the terms of their license, we have every bit as much right to the data as they do.

Anonymous Darth Dharmakīrti May 05, 2017 5:57 AM  

As long as they make the data available to the public, we can access it. And under the terms of their license, we have every bit as much right to the data as they do.

Do you think there's a realistic threat that they might change their licensing terms? Or would that be too much of a headache, and/or largely ineffective considering it (presumably) couldn't be made retroactively effective?

Blogger JACIII May 05, 2017 6:04 AM  

Excellent work, Gentlemen. There will be SJW panties bunched all over the world.

Blogger VD May 05, 2017 6:28 AM  

Do you think there's a realistic threat that they might change their licensing terms?

Well, they just changed them recently because they were in rampant violation of their own terms in one particular regard. But no, they can't change them in this regard because they don't own the content themselves. As long as we are as willing to make the data available to the public as they are, they can't keep it from us.

That doesn't mean they can't try to lock down a few things on the back end here and there, but that would disrupt their own internal operations and wouldn't stop us from simply taking a different approach. So, it's highly unlikely that they'll bother, especially because what we're doing is not only expressly permitted, but actually encouraged.

Anonymous Random #57 May 05, 2017 9:05 AM  

"So, when does Wikipedia hit the panic button?"

Uncached page loads have sped up from twenty seconds to starting in under ten, searches still take more than a minute, so probably not yet.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass May 05, 2017 9:33 AM  

I'm not saying he's the go end all be all . The reason I asked him is he's only been an attending for about a year. Therefore his knowledge on things such as immunology is still somewhat there.

If I had to guess, what he was referring to when he said about somethings she said were true with most likely regarding tetanus and hep B.

Personal anecdote: when I was a freshman in high school and walking around the woods behind my parents' houseI stuck my foot on the head of a rusty nail. There was a national shortage in tennis vaccinations and my dad was able to bring one home that night (he's an ortho trauma surgeon).

Blogger VD May 05, 2017 9:36 AM  

searches still take more than a minute, so probably not yet.

That's one of our future priorities. One thing at a time.

Blogger Dirk Manly May 05, 2017 4:29 PM  

No chance of making the license more restrictive. The Creative Commons license is bssed on Richard Stallman's license for open software, which wad mafe SPECIFICALLY to prevent people from privatizing publicly-built projects (after someone did exactly that with EMACS). They cannot prevent forking of the data. Likewise, neither cann Infogalactic, but that's not a concern.

Blogger Dirk Manly May 05, 2017 4:33 PM  

One thing the dynamic importer will need is a BCE/CE to BC/AD date converter that runs automatically on every page as it is dynamically forked.

Blogger Dave May 05, 2017 5:26 PM  

There was a national shortage in tennis vaccinations

Ah yes, the tennis vaccine shortage...it was impossible to schedule court time that summer.

Anonymous WaterBoy May 05, 2017 6:34 PM  

Tennis vaccine...is that the disease that manifests in the form of yellow-green fuzzy balls?

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass May 05, 2017 8:02 PM  

Frickin Apple. Should've read tetanus.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass May 05, 2017 8:04 PM  

Well played btw making fun of me for that screwup

Anonymous WaterBoy May 06, 2017 1:50 AM  

Weave awl bin their.

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