Anyone know of any public domain "very large" data sets? I want to do some demos with Hadoop and processing large data sets but it's hard to find anything free out there that is sufficiently large to warrant a big data cluster.
I know about data.gov and freebase.com but the largest datasets I can find there are about 250GB. I was hoping for something in the 1 Terabyte+ range. The best would be sensor or high volume transactional data but I think finding these in public domain/free may be hard. The other option is to generate the data but that's not as fun.
Wish Google would announce more info besides a date for IO 2014. Some of us have training budgets and what not and shorter notice means higher costs with hotels and plane tickets. With a lottery system in place that process is going to need to be announced quickly and resolved for a lot of us to have a shot at going.
So I currently use MyFitnessPal.com to track my calories in/burned and it works but is definitely a chore to track. I want to believe that technology like this is real but I remain skeptical. That may sound odd being a Glass explorer and overall gadget guy but doing some preliminary research a similar device was crowdfunded previously but had to issue refunds when it couldn't deliver on it's claims. The company also has stated to press that it has only tested in-house and hasn't done independent third party testing yet.
On the other hand lots of rumors that Apple has been acquiring non-invasive Glucose testing personnel/resources so the technology may be right around the corner and Healbe just beat everyone to to the punch.
Watching Legend of Korra Season 1 again with my kids since Season 2 is out on Amazon now (not yet on Prime though). Makes me want to create a hack for it in some system and debating on the best system.
I want the bending to be pretty "loose" and not a ton of rules around it so it lends me towards something like *World or FATE but up for other suggestions.
Ideas I am tossing around: • Set a little after the original Avatar so the war is over but conflicts could still be flaring up, maybe a 1-2 Airbenders have been taught at this point (although that doesn't really match current lore of Tenzin being the only one who can teach it). • Base classes for each bending type with a relatively free-form move/ability specific to the theme of the bending type. I think this will be the hardest thing to get right. Enough structure to make the bending styles feel different but not too much that I need pages of rules or "power" lists. • More advanced moves/abilities for unlocking things like metal-bending, healing, etc. • Base class for a martial character type as well as a skilled type (to represent inventors/politicians/other archetypes seen in the show). • I think I want to keep the martial arts as a definite flavor of each class but don't want anything too complicated as far as trying to setup some kind of rock-paper-scissors system between all the styles. Mostly the default melee assumption for most characters will be martial arts with the occasional exception from martial characters wielding weapons.
I have seen a couple of hacks out there but don't have links to them so if you know of any that could serve as inspiration I would appreciate it.