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by Mr. Timms
Wed May 02, 2012 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Re: Potential Consequences of AGI

So, there are many ways this sort of scenario could play out. Here's a handful: 1. FOOM. The AI applies its intelligence to becoming more intelligent- designing better circuits, better software, better fab labs. It takes up more and more volume and energy. At some point, it becomes intelligent ...
by Mr. Timms
Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Re: Potential Consequences of AGI

I think this topic lacks something very basic, but the absence makes the topic nonsensical. Namely, please define what an AI is. Because from the description you give, it seems to be "a set of algorithms" for each possible circumstances - if it doesn't possess free will (the capability of...
by Mr. Timms
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Re: Potential Consequences of AGI

Well, I approached it trying to think in terms of limitations that would best aid its acceptance by as many people who counted as possible. Philosophers, laypeople with a lay explanation of its limitations, business, law, government, and of course the AI theorists and hackers.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Re: Potential Consequences of AGI

Well, I suppose the major difference would be that it is a virtual insead of organic structure. Without requiring sleep or rest, nutrition, and being made to work around the clock with only the cost of computer maintenance and power, I believe that companies and governments would try to exploit it f...
by Mr. Timms
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Re: Potential Consequences of AGI

Why do you think that? That seems very closeminded.

And that was not the point of the question anyway. I guess I should have phrased it better. I was talking about what the world would do, seeing as the AI does what it's told to do. It has no agency on its own.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Potential Consequences of AGI
Replies: 17
Views: 5209

Potential Consequences of AGI

Specifically dealing with the idea of an AI able to think as intelligently and creatively as a human, capable of generating media systematically, and guaranteed not to destroy or dominate humanity, what do you believe the consequences of its release to the Internet would be? Assume that it is not ab...
by Mr. Timms
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 21860

Re: 1004: "Batman"

Sorry I'm late to the party.

I'll just leave this here...

TheGoddamnManDressedLikeABat3.jpg
Looks pretty amateurish, I know. Is it reddit-worthy?
by Mr. Timms
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2011
Replies: 115
Views: 25953

Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

It's a common illusion for writers to require writing sequentially. If you can't get a good part out of your mind, WRITE IT DOWN.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2011
Replies: 115
Views: 25953

Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

I just reached 3300 after two Word Wars, but the site went down before the second contest ended. :( I need closure, dammit! And to get back to writing! Maybe I can reach 10,000 before Saturday ends, if I keep at it.
by Mr. Timms
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2011
Replies: 115
Views: 25953

Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

I'm off to a bad start. Right before I was going to take a break, the computer shut down. I had not saved. I will be saving more diligently in the future. Anyway, I changed my mind again to return to my original NaNo idea, Queen of Bells. I've written less than 500 words so far, mostly because I too...
by Mr. Timms
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2011
Replies: 115
Views: 25953

Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

1650 words. Slow-going, still trying to suppress editor. I should probably write one of the stories first, instead of switching back and forth. I'm also taking time to think out the one fighting scene I have so far, so that may also be affecting it. I'm going to reach 2500, maybe 3000 or over depend...
by Mr. Timms
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2011
Replies: 115
Views: 25953

Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

I'm doing Suzumiyaharuhific. Sci-Fi Fantasy Action/Suspense. 473 words so far, but I just started typing. No plan except the main characters' roles and overarching plot. I'm trying seat-of-the-pants, people. It's exciting. Anyone doing the Killer Shovel thing? I will have Nagato wielding the shovel ...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 43141

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

I'm kind of disappointed that he did a memorial comic for Steve Jobs and not for Dennis Ritchie. Now there was an indisputable pioneer.
by Mr. Timms
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 57954

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

So Randall does comics for free? Well, people criticise it for free too! If one is invalid, the other is too. Nobody asked Randall to make comics, and he is damn well aware that what he puts on "his corner on the Internet" is viewed and talked about by thousands. He makes a living out of ...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 57954

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

How often the commenters miss the point, and by how large a margin, is often appalling. I would list specific examples but I don't want to start an argument here with those people. Here I suppose is understandable to some degree, as not everyone has yet heard that Steve Jobs died, though most peopl...
by Mr. Timms
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 34381

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

You mean this isn't what people normally see? I'm confused, what's all this about an arrow?

</sleep deprived>
by Mr. Timms
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Feedback on my programming tutorial
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Feedback on my programming tutorial

I started thinking, "bc has all that and it's the lamest non-esoteric language I know." I started wondering if people don't realize how little they actually need from a programming language. I then went and solved the first 200 Project Euler problems in bc, to prove to myself that it coul...
by Mr. Timms
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fun with Unconventionality
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Fun with Unconventionality

I'm not exactly looking for related, but okay. 10gui was one of the things I looked at, and then there was a 3d physics-based program called BumpTop that was acquired by Google, then wiped from the face of the Internet. You could probably still find it pirated, though. And on YouTube. Then when I he...
by Mr. Timms
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fun with Unconventionality
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Fun with Unconventionality

I've been looking at alternative desktops, and some of it gets really weird. Most operating systems are about the same, but there are really original ideas for desktop environments and user interfaces. We can't really predict that the future will be like we expect, and it's likely that there's going...
by Mr. Timms
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Feedback on my programming tutorial
Replies: 13
Views: 2723

Re: Feedback on my programming tutorial

Sorry, (ignoring previous aside) but this isn't programming. It's programmatic calculation, kind of like programming a TI-83, but easier, faster, and using a Linux tool, except you can't do any fun graphs with it. It's seems more like a tutorial for math, using a "programmable" calculator....
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Execution Flow w/ Pointers
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Execution Flow w/ Pointers

But I do want to mess around with low-level stuff.

Just not machine code. Even though I might have to for some stuff. I was planning on using the gcc backend.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Execution Flow w/ Pointers
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Execution Flow w/ Pointers

I'm sorry, I think I forgot everything I learned about registers.

...

Sooooooo... I feel really stupid right now.

Thanks for reminding me.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Execution Flow w/ Pointers
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Execution Flow w/ Pointers

I was asking for an answer to a specific question, not commentary on the project. Even if it never gets recognized, used, or even finished, I'll most likely use this information in the future. And it isn't as if I haven't spent months studying language design and working on this particular one befor...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Execution Flow w/ Pointers
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Execution Flow w/ Pointers

I'm working on the design aspects of a new lisp-like language. It's been pretty cool, but there's one thing I'm having trouble with. In the lang's design, funcions (and everything else) are first-class objects, but everything is either compiled OR interpreted, and it stays in a standalone executable...
by Mr. Timms
Thu May 05, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [ArchBang] CPU is limited unless the mouse is moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 929

[ArchBang] CPU is limited unless the mouse is moving.

So, new story now. I moved to ArchBang a few days ago from the live CD, and I just got around to putting a few games on it, when I noticed something. The work the processor is made to do is almost always cut to 5% or less unless I am moving the mouse. I didn't actually notice this until I started pl...
by Mr. Timms
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35490

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

A penny saved is another penny going in the sack. If the shoe fits, you'd better find the other shoe. Education costs money, but so does being mugged in a back alleyway. -Sir Claus Moser I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I got a nice angelskin coat. -Michelangelo The only constant is my...
by Mr. Timms
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 162440

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

Big Brother
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You get ahold of Aperture's portal gun. Now what?
Replies: 77
Views: 9317

Re: You get ahold of Aperture's portal gun. Now what?

Place a portal on a (moving) wall mounted sheet of metal that leads to a corner and another on the opposite wall. O = Portal -/| = wall ¬ = Sheet of metal -----¬O¬ O | | Put my right foot through a portal, and using my left hand grab it. Then, activate the sheet of metal and make it slide along the...
by Mr. Timms
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Proving" someone wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: "Proving" someone wrong?

I'm in class with him right now. He says he looked it up but this is his response, approximately: Him: "I looked it up, and you were right... partially. The stuff it was written in was C, but [Linux] was written in Python." Me: " What was written in Python?" (I didn't know exactl...
by Mr. Timms
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Proving" someone wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: "Proving" someone wrong?

My reasoning was that it had more to do with the people at school than with the actual code, but I guess it could have gone there.
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Proving" someone wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

"Proving" someone wrong?

I'm in high school, taking Introduction to Computer Science, and the language is Python, much to my dismay. I settled down eventually, and now I've started having fun. There's a kid in my class who's maybe a year older than me, and he likes Linux, specifically Ubuntu. I prefer Debian, so before long...
by Mr. Timms
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: WPA2 password stored in plain/ciphertext
Replies: 13
Views: 3457

Re: WPA2 password stored in plain/ciphertext

This may be what your looking for http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/WPA_supplicant#Classic_method:_wpa_supplicant.conf Also why not just make your wpa_supplicant.conf to root-only reading? (As it should be) Thirdly why not rotate the password every month or so, and make sure it is unique. That's ...
by Mr. Timms
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: WPA2 password stored in plain/ciphertext
Replies: 13
Views: 3457

WPA2 password stored in plain/ciphertext

Hi, I'm running XFCE on Salix OS, and I'm trying to get the wireless to work on my laptop. The problem is, WPA2 passwords are stored in plaintext, and my dad is being a tyrant with the password (as he should be). He won't let me store it on the laptop in plaintext (even though he was perfectly happy...
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3407
Views: 784719

Re: What were your dreams last night?

In one dream, I was peeping through my front door that for some reason was 3-inch thick steel with a reinforced peeping-slit, and I saw a group of TERRORISTS who drove up in a car and threw some sort of gigantic mushy bomb onto the front lawn. I stood up from the door and told my dad and brother, bu...
by Mr. Timms
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15674

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

You mean cold or calculating? The worst dream I can remember was years ago. I had just gotten a new friend (re: only friend), and my mom was driving me to his house. The only thing wrong about that was that the highway was like a gigantic roller coaster. I really hated roller coasters. As for other ...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What will be the next step of the internet?
Replies: 36
Views: 12156

Re: What will be the next step of the internet?

I think that the big areas of technology that will be incorporated into the Internet next will be cloud computing, AI, quantum computing, and cybernetic augmentation, in that order, on a logarithmic scale of time. The recent incursion of cloud computing is, actually, most of the problem in a free In...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bump-o-rama
Replies: 22
Views: 6167

Bump-o-rama

This game is like the Thread Necromancy Thread, except the point of it is to gain months and weeks. Every time someone makes a post, the timer starts over. The minimum amount of time for point-gaining posts is one month, and after that, you gain points by rounding it down to the last week. When you ...
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Further Meaning Of Liff
Replies: 90
Views: 13626

Re: The Further Meaning Of Liff

Sueatca (conj.): A slightly indefinite conjunction used when joining a hyperbolic past-presentist gerund and a subatomic pastist-present phrase, and vice-versa.

Traalism:
by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 95201
Views: 7518554

Re: Count to a Million

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by Mr. Timms
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A kind of "The Lady or the tiger" puzzle machine.
Replies: 63
Views: 13447

Re: A kind of "The Lady or the tiger" puzzle machine.

My Speculations: http://rooms.jmpup.com/room.php?seed=1276842559&level=100&rcnt=10001&rank=100 I found easy ways to hack the game by copy+pasting the same seed, boosting the level, rcnt, rank, and even more simply clicking back when I fell into a trap. If you wanted to put in endings, us...

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