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Forum: Rantidote 26 May 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,481
Posted By ganzfeld
I love Cakewrecks too but I feel the premise of...

I love Cakewrecks too but I feel the premise of 'Engrish.com' (and similar sites) is extremely chauvinist. I mean, even putting aside the imperialist and cultural imperialist history of the language,...
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By ganzfeld
I'm afraid all these puns are turning us into...

I'm afraid all these puns are turning us into boring company.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 May 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By ganzfeld
They may have. That would have made little...

They may have. That would have made little difference. Once they got a place at the table with no concessions whatsoever, they already had everything they wanted from a confidence game they've been...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 May 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By ganzfeld
I've never read the Art of the Deal. I'm assuming...

I've never read the Art of the Deal. I'm assuming it advises to start fights you have no reason to start and no way to win (you can always quit and claim you did), give your adversaries everything...
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By ganzfeld
Wow, is Cakewrecks.com only 10 years old. It...

Wow, is Cakewrecks.com only 10 years old. It feels like it's been around at least since the last century. Maybe it's the wrecked webpage design. :lol: Long live Cakewrecks! Funniest damned site on...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By ganzfeld
I had heard of this Isle of Dogs movie and I kind...

I had heard of this Isle of Dogs movie and I kind of knew it was supposed to be set in Japan but now I just saw some clips. It doesn't look anything like an "homage" to me at all. It just looks like...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By ganzfeld
Cowboy Hm. Not that I can say you're wrong (and I don't...

Hm. Not that I can say you're wrong (and I don't think I've travelled as much as you) but my experience has been that I've gotten great connectivity in rural parts of several countries.
Forum: Science 18 May 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By ganzfeld
Also, the Ice Ages were caused by too many people...

Also, the Ice Ages were caused by too many people leaving refrigerators open.
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,182
Posted By ganzfeld
Coulrophobia is (most probably) a word made-up on...

Coulrophobia is (most probably) a word made-up on the 21st century Internet, with no obvious or probable roots in Greek or Latin or any other language. (Well, OK, except the 'phobia' part.)
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 92,510
Posted By ganzfeld
Airplane According to the theory, AIUI, the cabin was...

According to the theory, AIUI, the cabin was depressurised so there would have been no survivors in the cabin after the first few minutes. (The evidence being that no one inside the cabin, including...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Unless there are robots out there making their...

Unless there are robots out there making their own contracts without some company or person behind them, again, your question is moot.

AI aside, whether a person can enter a contract or agreement...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
It really isn't at all for the vast majority of...

It really isn't at all for the vast majority of agreements. Probably one of the oldest legal precedents in history is that a person can make an agreement with others based on an interaction with a...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,481
Posted By ganzfeld
Gee, how was that legal?

Gee, how was that legal?
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 May 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, exactly. Now we can add to that growing...

Well, exactly. Now we can add to that growing list "making agreements with humans on the phone". (Actually, despite the OP hype, I'm pretty sure that line was crossed at least five if not ten years...
Forum: Police Blotter 12 May 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ganzfeld
You're right, erwins. That was an unfounded...

You're right, erwins. That was an unfounded assertion.
Forum: SLC 12 May 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 63,378
Posted By ganzfeld
Can you disable the keyboard and trackpad you...

Can you disable the keyboard and trackpad you aren't using? In device management
Forum: Police Blotter 12 May 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ganzfeld
Well Yale desegregated in the 1850s to 1870s and...

Well Yale desegregated in the 1850s to 1870s and I don't think you'd find any students there in the 1960's or 1970's calling the police on anyone for sleeping in the commons. We've come far but in...
Forum: Techno-Babble 12 May 2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Finally something it's really useful for! ...

Finally something it's really useful for!

The scope of AI is kind of a 50 year running joke in computer science, as described in the second paragraph of the Wikipedia article, which begins "The...
Forum: Police Blotter 12 May 2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon02 Stay safe EQT. If they don't have beards,...

Stay safe EQT. If they don't have beards, hoodies, or unusual names you're probably OK. :rolleyes: (Sarcasm, of course. I wish it were obvious.)

I think it's both. It definitely has always...
Forum: Rantidote 12 May 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,367
Posted By ganzfeld
It's just unbelievable to me that the right so...

It's just unbelievable to me that the right so quickly and easily threw away their most cherished principles. I guess somehow I believed that while we didn't see eye to eye on many things, well, at...
Forum: Techno-Babble 11 May 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Spit Take :lol: yomank! Anyway, by that definition,...

:lol: yomank!

Anyway, by that definition, servers and services have employed AI for many years. So, outrage delayed, I suppose.

ETA By the way, where did you get that particular definition?...
Forum: Techno-Babble 11 May 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Of course, I meant Turing Complete. Anyway, all...

Of course, I meant Turing Complete. Anyway, all it really needs in to jump or branch based on some condition in any given data. Every decision higher than that (including, presumably, ones made by...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 May 2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By ganzfeld
When I say that to the conservative I know they...

When I say that to the conservative I know they often just lie or fool themselves or whatever: "It was wrong when they did it too." or "I don't like them either." or "Reagan wasn't part of Hollywood...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ganzfeld
This happens every day and it's not all people...

This happens every day and it's not all people who have 'problematic ideological positions' calling the police. Also, she was just one of many people involved. I'm pretty sure they all don't have...
Forum: Techno-Babble 11 May 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ganzfeld
Agreed. And I think the same goes for the...

Agreed.

And I think the same goes for the "Turing test" Richard W. It was just a literary or argumentative device, a point which seems to have lost in silly contests. The actual paper is a...
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