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Old 06-20-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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What do you lot think of this? Interested me anyways:

"It has long been held true that the biggest problem with computers was
that, despite being able to process squillions of calculations every
second, they are just plain stupid.

But theirs is a strange kind of stupidity which is masked by apparent
intelligence. The paradox is evident in devices that can relentlessly
execute calculations at blistering speeds but which cannot
'understand' anything.

But the snappily named ISO 18629 programming language is set to change
all this. According to its developers, the language is especially
suited for the exchange of process planning, using artificial
intelligence and language analysis to represent computer commands in
the context of an understood plan.

Researchers have incorporated approximately 300 concepts, such as
'duration' and 'sequence', into its software structure.

Just 300 concepts may not sound particularly significant, but behind
its obscure name and modest positioning the language could be the
start of a revolution that sees the arrival of 'intelligent and
understanding' computers."

Its from a news letter I seem to get in my Hotmail account sometimes Interesting huh?
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If my computer could understand what i say to it, it would never turn on,lol. no it is interesting though.
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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lol thats funny Yeah, thats what I thought That newsletter sometimes comes in handy...
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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Now if we could only make people as smart!!
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People don't seem to apply their own basic intelligence to computers...

That's because computers all have a Common Sense Exclusion Field generator. Anyone coming into that field turns into a dribbling idiot. However technical type people's brainwave patterns generate electromagnetic field around them that nullifies this field. It also knocks quirky hardware and software back into order, which is why it mysteriously starts working once you show up to fix the problem.

Other computer problems are also caused by the interface between the keyboard and the chair...
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:26 PM   #6
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Yeah, great explanation Wombat...made alot of sense

I guess thats why when I go to fix a problem, its already fixed then
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:32 PM   #7
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I agree with the EMF theory but I have a problem with the keyboard to chair philosophy. If you are standing while typing does it nullify the interface? I think not. Case in point: I am standing as I type this and I am still just as stupid as when I was sitting down.
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hehe thats funny! I'm glad I've created such a humerous thread

By the way, I guess I do have a high magnetic field around me, because I only have to touch a DV camera while it is recording, honestly, and it messes up the tape (loads of lines). Happens with colleges cameras, as well as a mates DV camera with different tapes mind you... weird huh?

Thought something was seriously up, so I just avoid them now

Don't let me near any hard drives or floppy discs...hahahahaha *cough*
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Well, I had a magnetic field around me when I was younger. All I had to do was reach out and touch a girl and she fell down. As I grew older the field weakened and finally disappeared. Now they just start running and screaming.
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wow! I don't think I'd like that I'm not kidding about the cameras though... pretty freaky huh?

if that thing about the girls are true, you are in trouble huh?

Though when they fell down, wouldn't this be the same as repelling them with a field of the same type?

Now that field has gone, you should be attracting them Per, not making them run away, as that would be repelling again
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LOL, you guys crack me up.
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When I say fell down the intimation is not one I can post on the forum as it is rather pornographic.
And I have been in trouble since I was 14 years old with women. LOL!!
It all started with my girlfriends mother. :>))
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Ah...... oh dear

I guess rumours got around then, huh Per? Girls are getting scared of you stealing their virginity... opps

When you touch computer hardware then, does it fix or break with your field being the way it is?

I have no idea how this disccusion got to that though... wow... random convosations...don't you just love them? That is where I start to scare girls away...haha, though i just think its my plain weirdness to start with...

Now I'm going off convo... right... thinking computers, anyone?!
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You know funny this conversation is to read i'm not as stupid as the *cough gag splat* rest of you...to post anything haha. But good work. I'm glad we fixed this problem.
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hehe, problem?.... Its a good thread...I'm mean... I made it

"rest of you...to post anything haha"

too late for that then What do you call what you just did?
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What do you lot think of this? Interested me anyways:

"It has long been held true that the biggest problem with computers was
that, despite being able to process squillions of calculations every
second, they are just plain stupid.

But theirs is a strange kind of stupidity which is masked by apparent
intelligence. The paradox is evident in devices that can relentlessly
execute calculations at blistering speeds but which cannot
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But the snappily named ISO 18629 programming language is set to change
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Researchers have incorporated approximately 300 concepts, such as
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Just 300 concepts may not sound particularly significant, but behind
its obscure name and modest positioning the language could be the
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understanding' computers."

Its from a news letter I seem to get in my Hotmail account sometimes Interesting huh?
What do you expect from something that you must press "START" to turn it off!
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:55 AM   #17
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Where the heck does it say that?
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Go here for press the any key. http://web14.compaq.com/falco/detail.asp?FAQnum=FAQ2859
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Oh right yeah...sorry...I just thought about a button the computer to turn it off called 'Start'

Well...why not voice recognition for shutdown? I'm sure its possible

so a program that would recognise the word 'shutdown', and then run the shutdown program to start the procedure (not sure of the name in Run)
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They already have voice recognition for doing that and for typing and reading and all that. It is built in already other than the shut off proceedures
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