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Yes, I use Anagram Solver - solves any anagram![^] when setting CCCs. I consider it cheating to use it solving them.
In this case, I picked esoterica then fed it to the solver. One of the possibilities was cateories (which I've never heard of). I think you can join the dots from there.
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012
Our next door neighbour has taken to posting chocolate bars through our letter box; about a couple of dozen so far (mainly Mars bars plus a few Crunchies, Wispas and a twix).
This is on top of bowls and pans of dhal plus other food stuffs.
They are an odd couple but she has a heart of gold. They've only been there a few months and won't be there long as the place they are renting is on the market. They don't do this for anyone else in the street.
About three years ago, Dr.Oetker tried marketing chokolate pizza. The reactions against in was even stronger than agains pineapple on pizza.
The first week, lots of people's reaction to the news was "That sounds som crazy that I must try what it tastes like", and sales were way above expectations. But to almost all buyers, that was the only chokolate pizza they bought - it simply was too crazy. Even when eaten with vanilla ice cream and fruits, as recommended... So after the first peak, sales dropped to almost noting, and it was withdrawn from the market after three months.
Surprisingly, when looking for information about this pizza variant, I also came across several web sites offering recepies for your own home made chocolate pizza. One was with strawberries an marshmallows in addition to the chocolate. The second one was with marshmallows, mango, raspberries and strawberries. The third one one called for four different kinds of chocolate, fresh chili (not too surprising), potato chips and a dressing with sour cream, fresh basil, powder sugar and fresh lemon juice. Not exactly what comes to mind when I hear "pizza"...
Been reading various books on AI. Most recent one is really a very interesting thought experiment. Our Final Invention: James Barrat [^]
Some of it may be a bit over the top, but the author does a great job of explaining why a future Artificial SuperIntelligence may off us with no malice.
from the book
You and I are hundreds of times smarter than field mice, and share about 90 percent of our DNA with them. But do we consult them before plowing under their dens for agriculture? Do we ask lab monkeys for their opinions before we crush their heads to learn about sports injuries? We don’t hate mice or monkeys, yet we treat them cruelly. Superintelligent AI won’t have to hate us to destroy us.
Also, we tend to anthropomorphize things (animals, robots, etc) and then believe "they'll think similarly to us." However, a SuperIntelligence probably will not think with the same logic as us:
from the book:
A prerequisite for having a meaningful discussion of superintelligence is the realization that superintelligence is not just another technology, another tool that will add incrementally to human capabilities. Superintelligence is radically different. This point bears emphasizing, for anthropomorphizing superintelligence is a most fecund source of misconceptions.
Therefore, anthropomorphizing about machines leads to misconceptions, and misconceptions about how to safely make dangerous machines leads to catastrophes.
The author continues, prompted by Asimov's three laws and how those laws really don't actually cover the details they need if we were to meet Artificial Intelligence.
from the book
And so it goes with every Asimov robot tale—unanticipated consequences result from contradictions inherent in the three laws. Only by working around the laws are disasters averted.
from the book
Are Asimov’s laws all we’ve got? I’m afraid it’s worse than that. Semiautonomous robotic drones already kill dozens of people each year. Fifty-six countries have or are developing battlefield robots. The race is on to make them autonomous and intelligent.
If you're interested in these types of thought experiments about where the future might lead, you will want to read this one.
NOTE: My original post fell out of redis and was lost to history so I'm reposting.
If you're interested in these types of thought experiments about where the future might lead,
I would be interested... if that future were not that fvcked up.
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