Huge, Overdue, and Stuffed With Random: Morning Buzz, October 7th, 2014

FamilySearch and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania are teaming up to publish historical documents online. “The initiative will digitally preserve and publish online the society’s many genealogies and local histories, family trees, and related family documents and manuscripts that contribute to the understanding of many family histories. Collections of particular interest might be those of Pennsylvania’s founding families, including William Penn and others.”

EBSCO has launched a new database of American doctoral dissertations (PRESS RELEASE.) “American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 includes nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 through 1955. This print index was compiled annually by the H.W. Wilson Company for the National Research Council and The American Council of Learned Societies by the Association of Research Libraries. ”

Speaking of academic endeavors, Princeton is now is now making 2013 and 2014 senior theses available online.

Interesting roundup from Hongkiat: 20 alternative browsers for Windows. Wow. I had not heard of most of these.

Google and Microsoft patents may be invalid? Do what now? “Over the last few months, since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, we’ve been noting the good news that the courts seem to be interpreting the ruling to invalidate a ton of software patents. Even some trolls have decided to just give up after seeing how the Alice ruling is being interpreted. A new analytical study of patents held by big tech companies, done by ktMINE, suggests that more than half of Google and Microsoft’s patents are invalid under Alice.”

Possibly useful: Three online translation tools for genealogists.

The National Library of Medicine is now in the Flickr Commons.

Arnold IT has an article on searching through the Internet of Things.

Yahoo is going to livestream its 3rd quarter results.

Google has been asked to remove half a BILLION allegedly pirate search results.

Relationship breakups shown via Twitter data mining. “Garimella and co also found evidence for post-break up depression by analysing the language used in tweets. However, it is not clear whether the depression is the result of the break up or the cause of it. They also say that the person who initiated the end of the relationship, feels less depressed than the person who is rejected. In other words, being dumped hurts more than dumping.” Well, duh.

An Ebola genome browser is now online. “UC Santa Cruz has established the UCSC Ebola Genome Portal, with links to the new Ebola genome browser as well as links to all the relevant scientific literature on the virus.”

The 1885 New Mexico Territorial Census is now online for free.

From the ever-awesome Amit – 10 Tips for Evernote Users.

Facebook is suing fake “Like” scammers. Good morning, Internet…

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