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Politics / Re: AI?
September 11, 2010, 10:07:30 PM
Kitty over there is just trying to point out that we let the mechanical comforts in our lives "take control" of us in the sense that we rely on them so deeply. Hundreds of times a day we bet our very lives on the assumption that a machine will function properly. Of course, these machines never "decide" anything on their own. They are little more than complex physical configurations, and at their most complex they are little more than an assorments of "if/if not" reactionary devices. But then there are those out there that would say that the human mind isn't much more than that either. The question then, is where you draw the proverbial line.

I believe that in our modern world it is man using a tool and not a tool using the man. A computer doesn't want to manipulate data anymore than a hammer wants to hit a nail, the only difference is the complexity of the machine.

But I digress...
Is that all? And your talking about banning gif's all together? I had assumed there was something more to this. If that's it then I stand by my original statement. It's just kinda pointless, in my opinion. Like banning a condiment from your kitchen because you once tasted a bad meal with that condiment in it. Seems like an overreaction. But then it wouldn't really HURT anything. So... I mean... you could. If its really that important to you.
Forum Games / Re: King of the hill
May 17, 2010, 03:47:48 PM
I am a necromancer! YOU CAN'T TRAP ME! Oh wait... I guess you can. Damn. But I still have my magic! You have angered the master of the damned! YOU SHALL KNOW FEAR! I conjure the forces of death and decay to rain over the universe. Dismay and doom are the only future this world shall ever know! You are incapable of stopping me, as your invincible trap is also an invincible fortress! As sorrow and pain overcomes the universe, a loyal following begins to form. In return for mercy from my unending rage they have agree'd to aid me in taking the ever important hill. One of my minions, disguised as a mail man, manages to procure your signatures. Afterward another of my minions, a lawyer of great reknown, writes up a contract. And finally a con man of amazing prowess, uses his masterful signature forging abilities to copy your signatures. I have several teams of servants acting as witnesses, forging videos, and bribing necessary officials. All courts recognize this contract, and while I may be physically imprisoned, legally, the hill is MINE! MWHAHAHAHAHA! .... I'll give it back if you get me out of here. Please? ... Its so lonely.
Ronald's renegade roid's really ravage Ronald's rocks rather rightfully.
Forum Games / Re: Corrupt a Wish Foundation
May 17, 2010, 03:22:57 PM
Granted, but due to the fact that we are all related very distantly, your wish does absolutely nothing.

I wish that I was Aquaman. He's so cool.
Forum Games / Re: To Heaven or Hell
May 17, 2010, 03:18:30 PM
+5 In return for you worship he aids Craig in finishing TSoG. Everyone agrees that the means justify the ends.


I inadvertently anger Mike again with my clumsy humor.
Forum Games / Re: Corrupt a Wish Foundation
May 15, 2010, 10:13:08 AM
Granted, but since bad is a subjective term and has no universally definitive qualities, events still occur in the natural order of the universe. You lead an interesting life in moderate poverty, which in the eyes of a starving third world child, is still quite a good thing.

I wish to play the alternate adventures of Guye.
Forum Games / Re: To Heaven or Hell
May 15, 2010, 09:57:18 AM
+5 The worlds religions are finally united in something. Mostly the common cause of finding and murdering you. Which, by itself, is probably a good thing too.

New total: 65 (mostly due to sombody's math being off)

I wish good will to my fellow man.
Forum Games / Re: Fazan game
May 15, 2010, 09:43:55 AM
Forum Games / Re: King of the hill
May 15, 2010, 09:42:02 AM
Well unfortunately the gods rarely do anything outside their own self-interest. Upon realization that you have nothing to offer that is worthy of such efforts to beings of their stature they soon desert you. I then bring my undead ferret (who I sat down with and had a heart to heart with about just running off) and command it to feast upon your eyes. While admittedly not very powerful (or fast, considering the multiple gunshot wounds) it does manage to distract long enough for me to put the hill in my pocket and run off. My (apparently miniature) hill. I consider raising an undead army to fend off attackers, but decide it would be too much effort. Instead I merely put on a pair of glasses. After all, no one would attack a man wearing glasses. Right?
Forum Games / Re: Corrupt a Wish Foundation
May 15, 2010, 09:22:41 AM
Granted, but one day in the far off future your wife leaves you and takes your kids. In a moment of depression and anger, you decide to permanently kill her. The next day you realize the awful implications of what you have done and kill yourself.

I wish I could repeat any event of my life, to try to get better results.
TSoG / Re: Chances for the Peoples' Resistance
May 15, 2010, 08:57:37 AM
By new leader I meant Griffin, or possibly the main character...
Forum Games / Re: King of the hill
May 14, 2010, 01:38:05 AM
I spend weeks devising an intricate and overcomplicated super secret plan to take the hill using fourteen different assorted lengths of wire, a recording of "Rocketman", and an angry ferret. It takes nearly a fortnight to train the ferret not to eat the assorted lengths of wire, or yelp angrily at the sound of "Rocketman". Unfortunately after training the ferret, it is no longer angry. Realizing the fatal flaw in my super secret plan, I decide to simply take a pistol and shoot Rainen in the head. Then I shoot the ferret. Then I shoot the recording of rocketman. Then I shoot the ferret, again. Then the assorted lengths of wire. Then the ferret one more time, just for good measure. Then I use necromancing to raise the ferret from the great beyond and order it to guard the hill. Lets see you try to get through an undead ferret! My hill.
Politics / AI?
May 13, 2010, 12:31:36 AM
Lets say that some developer creates an evolving and highly intelligent AI (probably part of Craig's ever continuing trek to make TSoG more challenging). Now lets say that this AI becomes self aware and decides, for whatever reason, to take over a foreign country (lets say Canada, unless of course your from Canada. In which case, the arbitrary country is Finland). The worlds first response is the obvious "Oh my god, the horror", but the new robot dictator turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to that nation. Its technology and overall standard of living quickly flourishes and its people have never been happier or more productive. This robot dictator then shows an interest in ruling over YOUR country.

What do you think the proper course of action for your country should be? What do you think the actual response from your country would be?

PS: Is this topic based off a fever pitched delusion after reading the "Gaps and bugs in enemy AI" TSoG thread? Probably. Should that matter?
Those are some pretty loaded questions there. Not to mention, some pretty bold accusations, seemingly based solely on your opinion of what you think other people think (which is, as I said, quite bold). Honestly, I do think that any bill that attempts to deal with immigration is a step in the right direction (regardless of which direction you decide to go in). I think the law will likely be used by some to harass those of certain races. That's the world that we live in. I also think that it would help with getting people off their collective arses on the immigration issue (and hopefully not drive people further into an angry standoff). I can see the positives of deportation and amnesty. Surely either would have a better effect than staying forever deadlocked in indecision on the issue. I'm not a big fan of the ability to sue police officers for using their own judgment, when it is a bit too forgiving for another citizens taste. There are already too many frivolous law suits in this country. Some of the ones this will allow may be well founded, but for each of them there are likely to be two that are brought about by greedy or lazy pricks.

Of course that's just my personal feeling on a cursory glance of an old-ish issue.