Professor writes a paper using apple’s autocorrect and he is asked to speak

A professor wrote a paper about Nuclear Physics, something he has no knowledge of so, he asked apple to help him.
He received an invitation to a confrence and chose to write the paper, thinking that he would not get in but he did.
“Christopher Bartneck, an associate professor at the University of Canterbury’s Human Interface Technology laboratory in New Zealand, was stunned to discover he had been successful in securing a place at the conference, which takes place in America next month.

‘I started a sentence with ‘Atomic’ or ‘Nuclear’ and then randomly hit the autocomplete suggestions,’ wrote Bartneck in a blog post on Thursday. ‘The text really does not make any sense.

Bartneck’s mischievous side was fired up after receiving an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics, which will be held in Atlanta in November” (daily mail, 2016.) So, what did the paper say?
The Daily mail has some parts of the winning paper.

‘Nuclear weapons will not have to come out the same day after a long time of the year,’ it states.

‘The atoms of a better universe will have the right for the same as you,’ it adds, before continuing: ‘Physics are great but the way it does it makes you want a good book.

In case that hasn’t baffled readers enough, the paper concludes: ‘Power is not a great place for a good time.

The paper’s title is also the brainchild of Apple iOS, with the incomprehensible: ‘Atomic Energy will have been made available to a single source. Besides the text of the paper he did the following.
“Bartneck added the first picture he came across on Wikipedia to illustrate nuclear physics and created a not-so-subtle fake name, Iris Pear – a play on Siri Apple.

Not thinking anyone could possibly take him seriously, he even made up ‘Umbria Polytech University’ located in ‘Infinite Loop’ in Cupertino, California.

But within just three hours he received an acceptance email in his inbox” (daily mail, 2016.) He told the media that he’s not going to go to the confrence.
Speaking to The Guardian Australia, he said: ‘My university would certainly object to me wasting money this way. My impression is that this is not a particularly good conference. I would tend to agree. It sounds like they would let anyone in.

Cubs fans party after Saturday’s big win

Fans of the cursed Chicago Cubs are waking up feeling like this year will be their year. It is not just today that they are feeling good about their team.
“This year, Chicagoans held their collective breath as their beloved team won game after game. Saturday night, they breathed out a sigh of relief, and cheers rang out throughout the city” (afp, 2016.)
After the win the streets quickly filled up with fans waving the Cubs flag (a white flag with a big blue W which stands for Wrigley Field, The Cubs’ home.
“My grandpa’s been alive for so long, and he’s never experienced this,” said Adam Lewickas to afp, a 31-year-old Chicagoan.
“You’ve seen tears here tonight. You’ve seen people just so emotional about it,” said Anthony Madrano to AFP, 43, also a lifelong Chicagoan.
“I’ve been waiting for this all my life,” he said. “Here in Chicago, it’s just something special. You can’t describe it. Why do cubs fans blame a goat named Billy?
Per afp: “The legend goes that in 1945, Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, was kicked out of a game because of the foul odor of his pet goat. Outraged, he then cursed the club and declared it would not win another World Series.
The tension in Chicago over the last few days has been palpable, as the city waited to see if the team could finally shrug off its losing streak – curse or no curse” (2016.) Now we know.

tv tonight for me

A look at what I plan on watching tonight.
at 5:20 pm on NBC is NFL Football, Cardinals running back David Johnson seems to flourish under the bright lights of prime time but this time he’ll be facing the third ranked rushing defense in the league when they host the Seattle Seahawks. duration 3 hours 10 minutes. at 8:30 pm is to be tweeted.
at 9:00 pm on CBSis Madam Secretary, Elizabeth is in a stalemate with the Chinese foreign minister as she lobbies for the release of U.S. environmental activists; Henry thinks a former student of Elizabeth’s is his family’s cyber stalker; Dalton’s visit to Vietnam stirs up war memories. duration One hour.

housework helps women live longer while men it doesn’t help – study

This sounds insane. A new study from the Dutch University Medical Centre Rotterdam found that housework helps women more than it helps men in terms of living longer.
“a 55-year-old woman who does little around the house is likely to live to see her 83rd birthday but that those who keep on top of the housework should live on to the age of 86.

The benefit for men is much less marked. Their efforts with the loo brush will only buy them an extra year.

But men who do the gardening live 2.7 years longer, while working outside the home has little effect on women” (daily mail, 2016.) The Daily Mail article doesn’t say why this is but the article does say:
“Dr Klodian Dhana, who led the research team, said the differences ‘may partly be explained by the fact that men engaged in more gardening and women in domestic work’. What do you think?

cfb. is college football a cash cow for colleges?

A chart from Business Insider shows that College football is a cash cow for colleges. If you would like numbers this line from the Business Insider puts it all in perspective”the average school generates nearly $30 million in football revenue, the next 25 sports combined” (min. 10 schools with that sport) generate less than $25 million combined (2016.) That is insane!

MLB. The Cubs are heading back to the world series

The Chicago Cubs are on their way to the world series for the first time since 1945.
“Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early, and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series” (newser, 2016.) The cool thing is this happened at home.
“The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field. Seeking their first title since 1908, the Cubs open the World Series at Cleveland on Tuesday night. It should be noted that “The Indians haven’t won since 1948” (Newser, 2016.)