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Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 43,276
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: 579
Views: 43,276
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: 689
Views: 47,653
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: 780
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: 26,961
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: 92,266
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: 1,717
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: 1,717
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: 485
Views: 34,297
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: 1,717
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: 1,040
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: 62,431
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: 1,040
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: 1,717
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: 1,040
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: 2,214
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: 1,717
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: 1,717
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: 1,382
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: 1,040
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: 1,717
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...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 May 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,009
Posted By ganzfeld
We don't know because they aren't giving nearly...

We don't know because they aren't giving nearly enough details about what they're doing. The statistical evidence is poor, sparse, and inconclusive.
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,717
Posted By ganzfeld
In my experience, human agents on the phone...

In my experience, human agents on the phone typically go through a checklist and I just answer yes or no. One of the questions may be 'Do you agree to the TOS?'. Similarly, online contracts with...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,717
Posted By ganzfeld
AI is just a machine because there isn't any...

AI is just a machine because there isn't any definition of what constitutes intelligence. If an agreement between a human and a machine is binding then so is one between a human and AI. (In fact, if...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,717
Posted By ganzfeld
I would think the Big Five really really hope so....

I would think the Big Five really really hope so. I mean, aren't the vast majority of agreements in the 21st century made between a human and a server? (I mean, I guess there are exponentially more...
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