Monday, 21 August 2017

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This offer expires Sunday, August 28 at 11:59PM PST.

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone

Microsoft has announced that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times.

Microsoft’s speech recognition system is used in services like Cortana, Presentation Translator and Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Reading for Today: On Love (not hate)

The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less. There is, indeed, one exception. If you do him a good turn, not to please God and obey the law of charity, but to show him what a fine forgiving chap you are, and to put him in your debt, and then sit down to wait for his ‘gratitude’, you will probably be disappointed. (People are not fools: they have a very quick eye for anything like showing off, or patronage.) But whenever we do good to another self, just because it is a self, made (like us) by God, and desiring its own happiness as we desire ours, we shall have learned to love it a little more or, at least, to dislike it less.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Waterlooville Fete: 11am-3pm Sunday 20th Aug. Calli can't wait for the dog show!

Why not bring your dog along to the Dog show at 
Waterlooville Summer fete on Sunday 20 August in Jubilee Park.  
This event has been organised by Downland Veterinary Group, Denmead.
This is a fun event and the classes reflect this!

For more information on coming events in Waterlooville, be sure to follow:

Dust if you must...

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Tidy is good, but life is full of chores.
Don't get consumed by them...
Life is more than existence: enjoy & cherish life!

Poem by Rose Milligan

Monday, 14 August 2017

At first I did not speak out...

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

Don't Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and re-released in 1947. The film depicts the rise of Nazism in Germany and warns Americans against repeating the mistakes of intolerance made in Nazi Germany. It emphasizes that Americans will lose their country if they let themselves be turned into "suckers" by the forces of fanaticism and hatred. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces by simply revealing the connection between prejudice and fascism.

Denmead Activities and Bible School - it's this week!

What is DABS? Denmead Activities and Bible School - organised by the three Church communities of Denmead - has been running every summer for over 30 years.

Faith and Fun for children aged 5 to 11

Four days of fun for children of all ages - with games, craft, singing, Bible stories and much more - every August. There are crèche facilities for young children of helpers.