So what's everybody's favorite alternative, since SwiftKey is owned by a company that is nowadays renowned for its spyware and keylogging?
The Google keyboard (comes with google apps) now does swype-type input.
Why is it bad when Microsoft does this?
It is bad when Linux does it -- sometimes. Remember the backlash against Gnome 3 and Unity? This is why we have mate and Cinnamon desktops.
But, that being said, it's worse in this case with Windows for a variety of reasons:
* It's almost compulsory.
* Windows 10 comes with a lot of privacy concerns
* Windows 10 does not work on all systems it wants to install itself on (google "Something happened" for more info)
Additionally, I HATE Microsoft and this is easy bash fodder. So, there's that.
But even discounting the sand storms angle, you've got a hundred little, impoverished, unstable countries in the area.
If you think the scrappers in your suburban neighborhood are aggressive... just wait until the starving ones from the Sudan show up.
If you want to do good in the part of the world, put your money into deposing despots, ending corruption, defeating terrorists, and building solid educational systems in this area.
With all the inhumanity we see in africa, don't you think it's the slightest bit condescending to address this issue... before the litany of others?
Yes. We'd gone through this a billion times already. Every couple years someone decides they can tell who a programmer is through the binaries except they forget about how much code is little more than snippets of other code or the like.
Even so. All of this assumed that the blackhat coder is sharing his code or contributing to the open source community to begin with.
Github and repositories like it are a not a panacea of coding styles from every coder on earth. The total number of people that contribute is actually very small when you consider the size and scope of the overall community. Furthermore, I've intentionally changed my coding style a dozen times.
I would challenge these Princeton researchers to make heads or tails of me, honestly.
I don't think they could do it.
Not with the technique outlined in this whitepaper.
The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge