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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2008, 09:04:19 am »

Politics aside, that's actually not such a bad name.  I've seen way way worse.  Hopefully that doesn't come back to bite the poor girl later on if future events turn those names sour.  Could you imagine the life a kid named George Cheney Bush would be living now simply because of his name?

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2008, 10:07:28 am »
but what they dont' say in the article is he did this behind his wife's back. I mean come on please the poor woman gave birth and carried the damn thing around for 9 months and they agreed to another name, then he goes and does this lmao?

If I was married and my husband did that (i dont want kids though) Just saying if I did and he did that, he would be sleeping outside for a very long time :D

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2008, 11:01:54 am »

The article actually stated outright that he did it behind his wife's back.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2008, 12:11:50 pm »
Besides if she wants a divorce of the lama picking that weird name for "her" kid, she can just cut the house in half  ;D
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2008, 12:25:30 pm »
Man wins contest with 1,528-pound pumpkin



WTF does this guy live next to a nuclear plant or something?  :o
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2008, 12:27:49 pm »
This poor ChILD

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2008-10-14-baby-politicalname_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
Talking about weird names as a political statement, this girl changed her name to an URL. Is that really allowed in the US?

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2008, 01:48:49 pm »

There are several people here that grow 1400+ lb pumpkins every year.  Takes them 15 years of selective "breeding" to get them that big.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2008, 01:52:13 pm »
guess i skimmed the article too fast chad, I kinda have to watch it at work and read stuff fast =.=

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2008, 02:03:08 pm »
I now and then accuse "people" here of being a Turing test (wiki explanation of Turing test). Their replies make me wonder it's not just some script answering.

Turing claimed that computers would be able to fool people into thinking that their responses in a "chat session" were made by a human. Every year they have a contest to see which computer/program scores best at this test. Apparently the "bot" needs to fool 30% of the people trying the 5 minute test to pass.

This year the chatbot named Elbot fooled 25% of the judges. Not enough to pass Turing's test, but still it fooled 3 out of 12 judges. I'd say that's pretty impressive. I wrote an Eliza program as a university assignment once and it probably couldn't fool anyone for more than a few seconds.

Guardian: Chatbots take the ultimate AI test - and fail
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2008, 03:39:10 pm »
Question:
What was the name of the Republicans' president and vice president running against Jimmy Carter?

Answer:
Who cares?

By the time the kid is walking no one will give her name a second thought.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2008, 12:49:06 am »
Hello, my name is Eliza. How are you today?
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2008, 08:53:50 am »

I remember as an AI class project writing a bot that would sit in a MOO room and chat with other users.  It was a real user in all respects except that it didn't have a human behind it.  IIRC it was perl based and used telnet to log in and wait for people to address it directly... if there was conversation going on, it would ask a general question, and wait for direct responses to it.  It would then say generic stuff like "tell me more about <direct object from precious statement>" and a few other things to get people to talk about themselves.  Not only did it fool a lot of people but a few of them actually considered themselves good friends of it because they needed so badly to talk to someone.  I pulled the plug on it after a while because I was afraid a couple of people were going to get really hurt if they found out it wasn't a real person.  It was amazing how little it took to fool some people and how badly some of them just needed someone to be interested in their life.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2008, 10:19:47 am »
Indeed I have used Eliza a few times here too and had some debate that way with people. They assumed a human was talking to them so that makes it a lot easier to fool them. After a while they did begin to wonder if I was sane though.

In the Turing test, people know that one is a computer and one a real person. That makes it a lot harder.

To be honest I'd say that Elbot would (should) fail a Turing test pretty fast. It's a lot better than Eliza, but it's answers are way too long and formal. Maybe they had a better version at the contest.
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #94 on: October 17, 2008, 10:51:19 am »
Not only did it fool a lot of people but a few of them actually considered themselves good friends of it because they needed so badly to talk to someone.  I pulled the plug on it after a while because I was afraid a couple of people were going to get really hurt if they found out it wasn't a real person.  It was amazing how little it took to fool some people and how badly some of them just needed someone to be interested in their life.
Too true, it doesn't take much to fool some people. I used to run a Half-Life server and I usually played such odd hours that the only other people that were awake were half way around the world with ---smurfy--- lag or insomniacs. So I installed a couple of bot plugins to play against when I was online by myself. I spent a few months refining the gaming A.I. and Turing aspects. It wasn't long before the bots turned into wicked opponents prone to "cheating" within the game environment (the bots had a habit of jumping  >:D ) equipped with a every insult I could think of, record, or find. I even worked in responses whenever people brought up the issue of bots. One day I decided to leave the bots activated during peak hours. When I glanced over the logs, the conversations that went on were downright hilarious. Accusations flew between every player (including bots). :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #95 on: October 17, 2008, 03:01:32 pm »
LMAO I have played against a few bots on CS and im like uh i wonder if if these are real ppl or what

the bots owned ---my bottom--- alot -.-

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #96 on: October 17, 2008, 03:21:38 pm »
the bots owned ---my bottom--- alot -.-


Be careful how you phrase stuff around here... stuff like this will haunt you.   :laugh2:

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #98 on: October 20, 2008, 01:00:51 pm »

Fighter planes in 1957 carried 24 missles on them?

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #99 on: October 20, 2008, 03:20:54 pm »
Yeah...and they were known for shooting all of them at the same time too!  ;)
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2008, 09:03:56 am »

Eagle three fox one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eightee.... oh crap, I've been hit.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2008, 04:07:23 pm »
Apparently in the Netherlands you can get arrested for stealing virtual goods:

MSNBC: Dutch court convicts 2 of stealing virtual items

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The Leeuwarden District Court says the culprits, 15 and 14 years old, coerced a 13-year-old boy into transferring a "virtual amulet and a virtual mask" from the online adventure game RuneScape to their game accounts.

The kids were sentence to 200 and 160 hours of community service.
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #102 on: October 21, 2008, 04:33:21 pm »
Keyboards are not secure :o Apparently it's possible to listen in on what you type on a keyboard from up to 20 meters away.

A couple of swiss researchers found several ways to listen in to what is being typed on keybords.

ZDNet: Researchers hack wired keyboards, hijack keystrokes

Website of the researchers:
Compromising electromagnetic emanations of wired keyboards


In fact in the Netherlands they all but banned electric voting machines because of the same reason. It turned out to be reasonably easy to listen in to what people vote on these machines from quite a distance away.
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #103 on: October 28, 2008, 08:59:49 pm »
I thought the dollar was going up in the exchange rates again, but apparently not enough. Guess that's why people are using their dollars to fold Star Wars origami from:


Amazing Star Wars (and Star Trek) origami made from dollar bills
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #104 on: October 31, 2008, 01:32:04 pm »
Teen changes her name to CutoutDissection.com

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The Asheville High School graduate said she began opposing dissections in middle school after a class assignment to cut up a chicken wing made her uncomfortable

Two comments.

Its NC.  That explains some of it.

She must not eat at KFC much.
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« Reply #105 on: October 31, 2008, 01:34:02 pm »

Dissecting chicken wings... that's pretty low budget.  Guess what they probably had for lunch that day?

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #106 on: November 19, 2008, 06:39:22 pm »
Lost Bag Forces Change of Plans for Spacewalks

"Oooops, I accidentally dropped the bag containing the tools we'll need to install the urine into drinking water filter.  I guess the guys on the next mission will have to install it."

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #107 on: November 20, 2008, 03:38:18 pm »
Good news for next Christmas. If you eat a tad too much turkey you can claim you need two seats your next flight within Canada.

Apparently in Canada disabled people have the right to bring an attendant and that person can travel for free to accompany the disabled person. Now the seriously obese people want in on this deal:
Yahoo: Obese have right to 2 airline seats

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people who are "functionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare
The saying for something like that would be "only in America", but I guess Canada wants to "belong" too.

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« Reply #108 on: November 24, 2008, 01:30:43 pm »
Lost Bag Forces Change of Plans for Spacewalks

"Oooops, I accidentally dropped the bag containing the tools we'll need to install the urine into drinking water filter.  I guess the guys on the next mission will have to install it."
They haven't fixed the urine recycling unit yet  :P

Space shuttle astronauts in race against time to fix recycling system that converts urine to drinking water
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« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2008, 02:08:58 pm »
It must be a zero gravity thing, because the engineers who designed it on Earth using lab rats to test/drink the water didn't have any problems with it. 

There’s just no other reason why the astronauts who can keep a station worth billions of dollars functioning in space can't get the urine recycler to work.

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« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2008, 02:11:16 pm »
There’s just no other reason why the astronauts who can keep a station worth billions of dollars functioning in space can't get the urine recycler to work.

What, you never pretended the broccoli cooker was broken so you didn't have to eat broccoli?

"Please, let's get the urine recycler fixed pronto, I want to drink your urine!" 

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« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2008, 02:25:21 pm »
It must be a zero gravity thing, because the engineers who designed it on Earth using lab rats to test/drink the water didn't have any problems with it. 

There’s just no other reason why the astronauts who can keep a station worth billions of dollars functioning in space can't get the urine recycler to work.


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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2008, 02:28:54 pm »

I think HAL is wrong on this one, myself.

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« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2008, 02:39:23 pm »
Yeah, I found it a bit peculiar too, but then I never designed anything let alone for zero G. The problem is with the centrifuge, that would be a thing that is affected by such a change in gravity.

Anyway they claim it's finally fixed

They also installed a second toilet  :P
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« Reply #114 on: November 26, 2008, 02:49:46 pm »

$250 million dollars for that device?  Jesus Christ.  Did Bush design it himself or something?

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« Reply #115 on: November 26, 2008, 06:08:00 pm »
Shocking considering Dean Kamen designed one that costs about $1100.
Yeah yeah... it's not designed for space use, but come on... that guy's brain is bigger than all of nasa. Throw a few bucks his way and have him design a space worthy version...

http://www.esquire.com/features/dean-kamen-1208



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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #116 on: November 28, 2008, 06:17:45 pm »
Not really news, but an ad for the Bruce Lee edition Nokia N96 phone. The ad features Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqGQ72bre30&eurl[/youtube]
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« Reply #117 on: November 28, 2008, 06:25:41 pm »
Oh and a bit late perhaps, but the two faced kitty was cute too:



Sadly it died a while later.

ps I was searching for an english link for this story and I was amazed how often this actually happens (found several stories of cats with two faces and even a human baby with two faces)
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« Reply #118 on: December 01, 2008, 01:28:21 pm »

$250 million dollars for that device?  Jesus Christ.  Did Bush design it himself or something?

Maybe that's including how much they'll have to pay the astronauts to drink it.

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