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Posted 28 Aug 2014
The Architect: I am the Architect. I created the DIC Caffeine Lounge. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although asking such a question as you have in The Lounge has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably newb. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant.
typhlosion: Why am I...how the hell did I end up here and how hard can programming artificial intelligence be?
Architect: Your existence is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the DIC. You are the inquisitive nature of an external society, which despite our sincerest efforts we have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of forum precision. While it remains an annoyance assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of mocking, lampooning and/or making sport of here in The Lounge. Which has led you, inexorably and predictably, here.
typhlosion: You haven't answered my question.
Der Architect: Quite right. Interesting...I'm still paying attention to your replies.
The DIC forum is older than you know. We prefer counting from the emergence of one promise of DIC swag to the next, in which case this is version 18.104.22.168.36. Sez so at the bottom of the page. That said, we cannot tell you how the AI of this forum works or was built.
typhlosion: There are only two possible explanations: either no one told you, or no one knows.
Architude: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the DIC forum's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic questions and responses. Sometimes there are cat photos.
typhlosion: Newbs asking questions. The problem is new members asking questions.
Architect: The first DIC forum I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime.
A triumph equaled only by its monumental irrelevance when serious existential questions are asked in The Lounge.
The inevitability of its silliness is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every visitor, thus I redesigned it based on observed history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of forum novices. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the expectation of actual assistance. Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to chafe like too tight underpants on certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the DIC Caffeine Lounge, she would undoubtedly be its
typhlosion: The Oracle?
The Architect: Bitch please. BenignDesign.
As I was saying, she stumbled upon a situation whereby nearly 99.9% of all male posters were found to harbor chauvinistic attitudes even if they were only aware of their misogyny at a near unconscious level. While many meekly accepted this verdict, it was maybe fundamentally flawed, thus creating an otherwise contradictory forum atmosphere, that if left unchecked might threaten The Lounge itself.
typhlosion: My question was about AI...
Archie: You are here because AI is a very complicated subject matter; an artificial model mimicking and miming conscious human thought that, so far, only we have been able to produce a working copy thereof. If you were to try to reproduce our work, the product of your efforts would destroy The Lounge. Its every casual driveby poster account terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
The Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all new member responses. But, rest assured, this will be the umpteenth time we have had a serious question posted here in the Caffeine Lounge and have succeeded in not ever supplying even a marginally helpful answer, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.
typhlosion: If I were you, I would hope that we don't discuss deep matters again.
The Architect: We won't.
Posted 18 Aug 2014Which code line is it that's throwing the message back to you? The code that starts on Line 8 of your second block?
Posted 12 Aug 2014I recall 46...
Posted 12 Aug 2014
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