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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Avoid both very long andvery short paragraphs: the length should usually vary from150 to 860 words. Attend carefully to the unity and correctstructure of the paragraph.

      His description of paragraphs from 150 to 350 words is interesting with respect to the amount of material that will fit on a 3x5" inch card during the note taking process.

  2. Dec 2022
    1. PageRank handles both these cases and everything in between by recursively propagating weightsthrough the link structure of the web

      Another justification of the PageRank algorithm is that hyperlinks influence the index of a page. For example, if a page is referred to by multiple other pages (well cited), then it's deemed important and will have a higher PageRank.

    2. One important variation is to only add the damping factor d to a single page, or agroup of pages. This allows for personalization and can make it nearly impossible to deliberatelymislead the system in order to get a higher ranking.

      It assumes there's a random user click on pages at random and not backtracking. The probability in the randomness is the PageRank.

      The damping factor is the probability that the "random surfer" will get bored and move on to another page. The damping factor can personalize search results, making it difficult for people to manipulate the system in order to get a higher ranking.

    3. 1.3.2 Academic Search Engine Research

      Another goal of Google is a specification of the previous goal (improved search quality), as they want to create an improved searching experience for students.

      The World Wide Web was originally created to facilitate academic research, and Google plans on creating a system that can support research activities as mentioned.

    4. 1.1 Web Search Engines

      The biggest issue with previous Web Search engines, like the World Wide Web Worm and later Altavista was that they handled very limited queries per day. They ranged in the millions, starting from 2, 20, to 100m, which was expected because of the technology, but not the most efficient manner.

    5. 1.2. Google: Scaling with the Web

      What Google proposes is the challenge of a search engine with efficient crawling technology, able to use storage efficiently, fast queries and sorting, etc. It's inevitable that the tasks will become harder as the demand for the Web increases, but Google is designed to be scaled to large data sets.

    6. 1.3.1 Improved Search Quality

      Improved search quality means that users searching can find exactly what it is they want. At the time, search engines weren't reliable and it was more than a myth for a search engine to find "almost anything on the Web".

  3. Sep 2022
    1. Now, the progression of NLP, as discussed, tells a story. We begin with tokens and then build representations of these tokens. We use these representations to find similarities between tokens and embed them in a high-dimensional space. The same embeddings are also passed into sequential models that can process sequential data. Those models are used to build context and, through an ingenious way, attend to parts of the input sentence that are useful to the output sentence in translation.
  4. Jul 2022
  5. May 2022
    1. "I didn't fully understand it at the time, but throughout my time as a freshman at Boston College I've realized that I have the power to alter myself for the better and broaden my perspective on life. For most of my high school experience, I was holding to antiquated thoughts that had an impact on the majority of my daily interactions. Throughout my life, growing up as a single child has affected the way am in social interactions. This was evident in high school class discussions, as I did not yet have the confidence to be talkative and participate even up until the spring term of my senior year."

    2. "Specifically, when one of my classmates stated how he was struggling with the concept and another one of my classmates took the initiative to clarify it, I realized that that individual possibilities vary greatly among students."

    3. "The need to engage with people in terms of evaluating them for the aim of acquiring a different point of view was one occasion this semester where the knowledge I received in class positively changed the way I approached an issue. I was patient enough to explore other perspectives, some of which disagreed with mine, so that I might learn about their opinions without bias or prejudice."

  6. Nov 2021
  7. Oct 2021
    1. The breakdown of water involves a rearrangement of the atoms in water molecules into different molecules,

      Why would hydrogen and oxygen need to be separated for?

  8. Sep 2021
    1. My only comfort was the knowledge that I was not alone. Huddled in the smoky hallways and making the mostof our pathetic French, my fellow students and I engaged in the sort of conversation commonly overheard inrefugee camps

      atleast he isnt alone . seems like there is noone competing against eachother the teacher basically has it out for everyone

    2. Refusing to stand convicted on the teacher's charges of laziness, I'd spend four hours a night on my homework,working even longer whenever we were assigned an essay. I suppose I could have gotten by with less, but I wasdetermined to create some sort of an identity for myself. We'd have one of those "complete the sentence"exercises, and I'd fool with the thing for hours, invariably settling on something like, "A quick run around thelake? I'd love to. Just give me a minute to strap on my wooden leg." The teacher, through word and action,conveyed the message that, if this was my idea of an identity, she wanted nothing to do with it.

      trying really hard to make himself stand out. spending alot of time on his work maybe going above and beyond. its all for nothing though teacher doesn't seem amused

    3. he teacher proceeded to belittle everyone from German Eva, who hated laziness, to Japanese Yukari, who lovedpaintbrushes and soap. Italian, Thai, Dutch, Korean, Chinese--we all left class foolishly believing that the worstwas over. We didn't know it then, but the coming months would teach us what it is like to spend time in thepresence of a wild animal. We soon learned to dodge chalk and to cover our heads and stomachs whenever sheapproached us with a question. She hadn't yet punched anyone, but it seemed wise to prepare ourselves againstthe inevitable.

      he is transitioning from what he is going through to what he went through through the class. teacher seems pretty mean towards the students and a little bit aggressive

    4. When called upon, I delivered an effortless list of things I detest: blood sausage, intestinal pâté, brain pudding.I'd learned these words the hard way. Having given it some thought, I then declared my love for IBM typewriters,the French word for "bruise," and my electric oor waxer. It was a short list, but still I managed to mispronounceIBM and afford the wrong gender to both the oor waxer and the typewriter. Her reaction led me to believe thatthese mistakes were capital crimes in the country of France.

      he thought he was doing well until he mispronounced ibm and learns that it was a mistake he shouldn't of made because of how the teacher was ridiculing every single student he was confused as to why the teacher was referring to objects as genders it just didn't make sense to him

    5. I remind myself that I am now a full-grown man. No one will ever again card me for a drink or demand that Iweave a oor mat out of newspapers. At my age, a reasonable person should have completed his sentence in theprison of the nervous and the insecure--isn't that the great promise of adulthood? I can't help but think that,somewhere along the way, I made a wrong turn. My fears have not vanished. Rather, they have seasoned andmultiplied with age. I am now twice as frightened as I was when, at the age of twenty, I allowed a failed nursingstudent to inject me with a horse tranquilizer, and eight times more anxious than I was the day my kindergartenteacher pried my ngers off my mother's ankle and led me screaming toward my desk. "You'll get used to it," thewoman had said.

      feeling very scared. seems like he is regretting it a little bit?

    6. At the age of forty-one, I am returning to school and having to think of myself as what my French textbook calls"a true debutant." After paying my tuition, I was issued a student ID, which allows me a discounted entry fee atmovie theaters, puppet shows, and Festyland, a far-ung amusement park that advertises with billboardspicturing a cartoon stegosaurus sitting in a canoe and eating what appears to be a ham sandwich

      going back to school at an old age just to learn french

    7. While the optimist struggled to defend herself, I scrambled to think of an answer to what had obviously becomea trick question. How often are you asked what you love in this world? More important, how often are you askedand then publicly ridiculed for your answer? I recalled my mother, ushed with wine, pounding the table lateone night, saying, "Love? I love a good steak cooked rare. I love my cat, and I love . . ." My sisters and I leanedforward, waiting to hear our names. "Tums," our mother said. "I love Tums.

      he realized at this moment he was screwed becasue of the teachers attitude towards everyone. he was reminded of his childhood and how he felt towards his mother.

    8. Oh, really," the teacher said. "How very interesting. I thought that everyone loved the mosquito, but here, infront of all the world, you claim to detest him. How is it that we've been blessed with someone as unique andoriginal as you? Tell us, please."

      very sarcastic towards the student

    9. 've moved to Paris in order to learn the language. My school is the Alliance Française, and on the rst day ofclass, I arrived early, watching as the returning students greeted one another in the school lobby. Vacations wererecounted, and questions were raised concerning mutual friends with names like Kang and Vlatnya. Regardlessof their nationalities, everyone spoke what sounded to me like excellent French. Some accents were better thanothers, but the students exhibited an ease and condence I found intimidating. As an added discomfort, theywere all young, attractive, and well dressed, causing me to feel not unlike Pa Kettle trapped backstage after afashion show

      hes feeling nervous apparently and is aware of his surroundings and kind of feels out of place.

  9. Sep 2020
  10. Feb 2019
    1. <p>This paragraphcontains a lot of linesin the source code,but the browser ignores it.</p><p>This paragraphcontains         a lot of spacesin the source         code,but the        browser ignores it.</p>

      Paragraph

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      Paragraph Tag

  11. Sep 2017
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    1. I do Drawing, Gaming, Woodworking, Jewelry Making, and Storytelling.

      You have a lot of hobbies.

    1. Homely and 27

      This is an odd way to begin a sentence, paragraph, and new section. I'm also pretty sure she should write out "twenty seven," rather than "27."

  13. Mar 2016
    1. “Beer.” He drew that beer and cut it off

      "Beer", Tom said. I was unsure whether the bartender truly noticed our appearance. Without further notice, he reacted on Tom's inquiry, drew the beer and cut it off. He seemed oddly absent, as if his mind where somewhere far away.

    2. Every one was very respectful to the peroxide blonde, who said all this in a high stagey way, but Alice was beginning to shake again. I felt it sitting by her.

      Everyone of teen titans was fighting the evil, but yet very respectful old blonde enemy called The Peroxide Blonde, who said: "jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way", in a high pitched and powerfull voice, but big fat Alice, which was the greatest superhero of them all, was beginning to shake her milkshake to gain street credit to obtain the blue diamond's powers. I could feel the power increasing jumping on the trampolin next to her.

    3. “Did you know him?” one of the men asked.

      "Did you know him?" one of the men asked, more out of naked curiosity than of an actual interest in the emotional relations of a whore.

    4. The bartender didn’t answer him. He just looked over our heads and said, “What’s yours?” to a man who’d come in. “Rye,” the man said. The bartender put out the bottle and glass and a glass of water. Tom reached over and took the glass off the free-lunch bowl. It was a bowl of pickled pig’s feet and there was a wooden thing that worked like a scissors, with two wooden forks at the end to pick them up with. “No,” said the bartender and put the glass cover back on the bowl. Tom held the wooden scissors fork in his hand. “Put it back,” said the bartender.

      The bartender didn't answer him even though Tom asked very directly with a potent tone. He just looked absent-minded over our heads and spitted, "What's yours?" to a tall stranger who'd come in. "Rye," the funny looking tall fellow said. The bartender scooped the bottle and glass over the bar counter, and poured a glass of ice cold water.

    5. “I’m ninety-six and he’s sixty-nine,” Tommy said. “Ho! Ho! Ho!” the big whore shook with laughing. She had a really pretty voice. The other whores didn’t smile.

      "I'm ninety-six and he's sixty-nine," Tommy said in a joking tone.

      "Ho! Ho! Ho!", the big whore were almost shaking of laughter. "She has a really pretty voice" I thought to myself. The other whores sat with blank stares and didn't seem find Tommy's joke funny at all.

    6. “It’s a lie,” Peroxide said proudly.

      "It's a lie", the peroxide blonde repeated, refusing to let Alice get away with accusing her of such a thing. She was proud of what she had said.

    7. “It’s true,” said Alice in her nice voice. “And it doesn’t make any difference to me whether you believe it or not.” She wasn’t crying any more and she was calm.

      "It's true" said Alice in her nice voice which was the only thing nice about her. "And it doesn't make any difference to me whether you believe it or not because it's my belief and that is individual." She wasn't crying anymore because she just realized this herself while saying it out loud. She was calm because she had found comfort in the truth of her own words.

    8. “The other way from you,” Tom told him.

      Tom was rude, and said: "The other way from you", in an arrogant voice. He walked away without looking back, annoyed with everyone at the station.

    9. “You can interfere with this one,” he looked at the cook. “He likes it.”

      "You can interfere with this one," said the man and turned his eyes towards the cook. "He likes it," he said, obviously indicating that the cook was sexually disoriented.