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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:56 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Vrock wrote:
[Uh, this isn't about self control. I'm actually doing exactly what I want to do, which is not watch this garbage.


It is, in a way. That youtube video is only 5 min long. You could watch it if you had some time to kill. But telling yourself, "I will not watch garbage" without really knowing if it IS garbage takes self-control. In a typical person, the brain would be going like, "Hey. What if it isn't garbage? Maybe I'm missing something by not watching it. Oh what the heck. Let's waste just 5 min on what could be garbage".

But see, I don't want to.

I really don't understand why this is so hard for you to grasp.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:09 pm

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But see, I don't want to.

I really don't understand why this is so hard for you to grasp.


Well then I guess your mind doesn't veer outside certain boundaries in the pursuit of exploration.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:19 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Vrock wrote:
But see, I don't want to.

I really don't understand why this is so hard for you to grasp.

Well then I guess your mind doesn't veer outside certain boundaries in the pursuit of exploration.

Or, maybe he's just better than you at prioritizing what's likely to be worth his attention?
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 pm

Igor wins because hours later, you're still talking about it.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:10 pm

LOL
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:16 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Igor wins because hours later, you're still talking about it.

ow
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:32 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Igor wins because hours later, you're still talking about it.

Might as well let him win at something.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:31 pm

With people staying indoors, wildlife is moving into urban areas all over the globe.
https://www.france24.com/en/20200403-pu ... s-lockdown
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/scie ... goats.html
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:07 am

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In that case, let me present it to everyone:
Image


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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:36 am

Isn't Gmail's spam filter AI based? I just found a newsletter that I read EVERYDAY in the spam folder. WTFHFUSOAW! :x
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:42 am

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Isn't Gmail's spam filter AI based? I just found a newsletter that I read EVERYDAY in the spam folder. WTFHFUSOAW! :x

You think AI is infallible? I think there are a number of dead Tesla Autopilot (mis)users who would disagree with you.

Also, if the sort of web sites you seem to frequent is any indication, I am not at all surprised that a Google AI might think an e-mail newsletter you've subscribed to is spam.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:48 am

It's a tech website newsletter. Nothing to do with the stuff I am infamous for. The AI algorithm is crap. Their lead AI researcher should hang his head in shame.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:01 pm

Fortunes have been made by many unscrupulous people who built an entire sleazy industry around fooling Google's AIs into generating false results.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:05 am

At the end of last week I had pizza. :P

Since flour is difficult to find at the moment, I bought some whole wheat berries from Bezos and ground them up in the Vitamix. I thought it might be lumpy or something, but t worked pretty well. The flour was maybe a bit coarser than the store bought stuff, but I'm not sure I would have noticed the difference otherwise. I often use mostly whole grain flour when making pizza dough anyway, so I'm almost sure I wouldn't have noticed in the finished product if I hadn't made it myself. I still have a little bit left over, and I'm thinking whole grain cookies sound pretty good also. :P
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:09 am

I have all of the ingredients for my favorite cookies, but I wouldn't bake up five dozen cookies for myself. I usually make them for my co-workers.

Since it appears that I'll be required to quit working from home at the end of this week, maybe I'll bake a batch over the weekend and bring them in next week.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:17 am

It's kinda weird reading about techies baking and cooking stuff. Don't you lament the time lost in these activities that could otherwise be used for more tech-related hobbies? And if you are doing the kitchen stuff, what do your wives/gfs do? Wash the dishes?
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am

You're weird. :P

But maybe not that weird. The mind of a troll cannot be a happy place.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:03 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
It's kinda weird reading about techies baking and cooking stuff. Don't you lament the time lost in these activities that could otherwise be used for more tech-related hobbies? And if you are doing the kitchen stuff, what do your wives/gfs do? Wash the dishes?

Proof positive that you're an AI. You comprehend machines, but not food. Slam dunk case.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:18 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
It's kinda weird reading about techies baking and cooking stuff. Don't you lament the time lost in these activities that could otherwise be used for more tech-related hobbies?

Man does not live for tech alone. I cook (and brew beer) because I like creating things that taste good that I can shove in my face. :lol:

On a more pragmatic level, it is generally more economical and healthier than eating restaurant food or pre-packaged foods.

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And if you are doing the kitchen stuff, what do your wives/gfs do? Wash the dishes?

We trade off. If she cooks, I do the dishes. If I cook, she does the dishes.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:24 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:
And if you are doing the kitchen stuff, what do your wives/gfs do? Wash the dishes?

We trade off. If she cooks, I do the dishes. If I cook, she does the dishes.

That was the original deal. She now says "Pray I don't alter it any further".
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:26 pm

wait, your guys wives let you out of the kitchen?
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:28 pm

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just brew it! wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:
And if you are doing the kitchen stuff, what do your wives/gfs do? Wash the dishes?

We trade off. If she cooks, I do the dishes. If I cook, she does the dishes.

That was the original deal. She now says "Pray I don't alter it any further".

I suspect I would have the upper hand if faced with that situation. Waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes in the morning bugs her a lot more than it does me. :wink:
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:58 pm

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wait, your guys wives let you out of the kitchen?
Mine asked me for a new watch for Mother's Day. I told her there was no need, as there's a clock on the stove.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:11 pm

Either you're joking, or you had the foresight to stash a laptop in the doghouse. I'm not sure which one of those I want to be true.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:11 pm

Vrock wrote:
Glorious wrote:
wait, your guys wives let you out of the kitchen?
Mine asked me for a new watch for Mother's Day. I told her there was no need, as there's a clock on the stove.

What did you get her instead?
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:42 pm

I see your Turing program doesn't grok sarcasm.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:54 pm

I say we feed Igor Winograd Schema Challenges and see if it can determine the meaning of pronouns such as "it" or "they" in appropriate context. It certainly does seem to lacking common sense.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:58 pm

Redocbew wrote:
I say we feed Igor Winograd Schema Challenges and see if it can determine the meaning of pronouns such as "it" or "they" in appropriate context. It certainly does seem to lacking common sense.

No. I'm just slow to understand. Anyway, I thought maybe, maybe Vrock really has a missus and he is cruel to her like that.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:59 pm

I don't think what we've seen so far qualifies as "slow", but I suppose a troll may in fact be easier to emulate than a decent person. Some of the most successful chatbots have been a bit trollish. That's not altogether encouraging.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:04 pm

If what you say is true, I bet I'm the most advanced chatbot ever conceived, created by God Himself :D

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