I’ve been using SwiftKey as my default input method for some time now on my Android Nexus S. SwiftKey 3 was recently released and according to their homepage it “learns the words and phrases you use” and ”predicts your next words.” Time for a fun experiment.
This is what happens when I just use the primary prediction SwiftKey offers (in this photo, the next prediction is soon). They start with, what I presume to be, a generic happy sentence followed by what seems to be an advertisement which becomes gibberish. And then it repeats.
For researchers like myself who use Google Scholar almost everyday, the new modern look has an awesome quote at the bottom of their front page. Why is it so awesome? Well, they’ve answered what it means on their Help page.
Why are you asking us to “Stand on the shoulders of giants”? Are you really giants?
Not even close. That phrase is our acknowledgement that much of scholarly research involves building on what others have already discovered. It’s taken from Sir Isaac Newton’s famous quote, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
I’m fascinated by the discussion of how Jobs developed what became known as the Reality Distortion Field. Apparently Jobs had a lifelong battle with reality and won. — Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert.
As a scientist and educator, my goal, then, is not to become President and lead a dysfunctional electorate, but to enlighten the electorate so they might choose the right leaders in the first place. — My man, Neil deGrasse Tyson, on what he would do if he were President
Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You didn’t place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible. — Jamie Raskin, as a law professor testifying to the Maryland State Senate in 2006. He then ran for Senate, and in 2012 cast one of deciding votes for marriage equality in Maryland.
The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. — Alvin Toffler