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Easy ways to irritate me on StackExchange sites (whether my own question or someone else's): 1. Downvote without a comment (N/A/ if someone already left a comment and you just agree with it, of course); 2. Answer in comments. Other than that I'm a really easy-going pragmatic guy :-)

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comment Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?
Thanks, that is helpful to know.
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comment Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?
Thanks for the detailed explanation!
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comment Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?
@StephenKitt It only mentions Ubuntu; however there are some apt-cache policy lines that mention Mint, see update to question. Thanks.
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More info, as requested in comments
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comment Getting 502 error with servicestack memory server events (IIS 8)
@Vinu SSE holds open a socket, which are a limited resource on servers. (There is also more memory being used.) So it is quite possible that some server-side configuration, such as MaxConnections, is causing the issue, but is only seen when you run with SSE on. (I don't know IIS/Azure well enough to be sure, I'm just saying it fits the evidence so far.)
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comment Getting 502 error with servicestack memory server events (IIS 8)
@Vinu, by "add the IIS tag" I mean I edited your question to add "IIS-8" as a tag. This increases the chance that someone who specializes in IIS questions might get to see your question.
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Add iis-8 tag, and a link to the information on error sub-types
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comment Getting 502 error with servicestack memory server events (IIS 8)
Ultimately the 5xx errors are server errors, so I'd point the finger at either IIS or Azure configuration. (I will add the IIS tag.)
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comment measure of semantic similarity of 2 sentence
In wordnet 3.1, nice#1 and good#6 are directly connected with "similar to". Does wup_similarity take that into account and consider it worth 0.4, whereas path_similarity does not use the similar-to relation? wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/…
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comment measure of semantic similarity of 2 sentence
I think your question is "why are nice and good not being recognized as synonyms?". Perhaps you could rephrase it like that, and show us the real python code you are using that gives you the 0.09 number.
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comment Instruction for training model in Stanford Core NLP
I think it'd help if you showed what you had already found out, using google and the docs, and what more specifically you don't understand. E.g. There is a bit of explanation here: mailman.stanford.edu/pipermail/java-nlp-user/2013-November/…
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