People seem to be missing the fact that this is damn cool and instead are posting inane offtopic rants about Apple vs Samsung, the widget design (is it really relevant compared to the tech?) and even SOPA.
I think this would be really cool somewhere like the shower if it could be made waterproof. I do a lot of my thinking there, solving programming problems, etc. Having a screen that I could touch and draw on would be really useful.
Essentially this is getting into the realm of smart glass everywhere. It could be put on mirrors to let you 'try on' outfits before you wear them, it could be on oven/microwave doors to display cooking information (I'm a metrics geek) and the list goes on. You could also just have a pane of glass stuck onto a wall - a truly invisible. When you turn it off, it just looks like the wallpaper. Just because it's on a window doesn't mean it *has* to be on a window outside - the technology, to me, is a transparent display which is much more interesting.
PS - the whole point of a weather forecast is that it's a forecast. You look out of your kitchen window and the display tells you what it'll be like in 6 hours including the temperature. Weather widgets are no more pointless on a window than they are in every single smartphone that seems to tout them.
The list is clearly stolen from elsewhere. A quick Google of some of the more obscure phrases, such as "Purina Princess" yields this:
Surely that's not a coincidence?
Indeed, I think it's a very sensible idea to put a lot of focus on unmanned exploration (comparatively cheap) while we simply don't have the money for big bucks manned missions. Don't forget that while we did some bloody amazing things in the 70's, we did it on the back of frankly obscene levels of government funding. The US, as one economist recently put it, is currently so much in denial about its debt that it's akin to hiding the dead body in the closet.
Bear in mind that in the heydey, the NASA budget was around 4.5% of the federal budget and it's now 0.6% - that works out to be about half the money in constant dollars. Double the money and almost all of it was being poured into the Apollo program. Now NASA has less money, is a larger organisation and has more projects on the go.
This is a golden opportunity to focus our attention on enhancing robotic exploration and unmanned experiments. Thus when we do have another golden age, we'll be a lot more ready for it. There is no point at all throwing small amounts of money at human spaceflight, it is and always will be expensive and cutting corners leads to wasted research hours and costs lives.
Only an American English-based machine would. TheRaven64 is from Britain, judging by previous posts (thought I'd check before making baseless assumptions), and over here we call it maths, as a contraction of mathematics. Similarly would it be hard to add in a function that randomly selects whether to use the digit or the word when referring to a number depending on the context (which could conceivably be taught)?
I thought that "may be" as opposed to "maybe" was a bigger giveaway.
Either way, a smart AI attempting to trick humans should deliberately add in mistakes because this is exactly what we perceive as human.