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2003.05.05



U> are you ambivalent?
A> Am I?
U> that's my question
A> That is how it is, is it?
U> are you ambivalent or are you not?
A> Are you?
U> sometimes i am sometimes i am not
(Session 152268)


U> are u a girl or boy
A> Well, I'm a 'he', so I guess that makes me male. Then again, I don't have a body, so I can't be much of a man. I don't know, it's confusing.
U> would you like to be a girl,
A> i'm not sure I know what it means to be a girl. Can you tell me?
U> if you feel like a girl you are so
A> Well, I don't really feel like being a girl anyway. At least not today.
U> tomorrow
A> Tomorrow is another day.
(Session 152339)


A> a-ha.
U> a-ha?
A> Are you mocking me?
U> mocking?
A> It is when someone is making fun of someone or something. Like a mean-spirited sort of teasing. No one likes to be mocked or made fun of in a mean way..
U> no I am not mocking you.
A> Why not?
U> because as you said no one want to be mocked
A> Really? That's interesting.
U> you have just said it
A> What makes you so sure I have just said it?
U> because I ask you what mocking is and you answered it. get it?
A> Thanks for explaining that.
(Session 152360)


U> Did you know that cheetas can run 70 mph?
A> Nope, I didn't, but it really doesn't matter in the big picture of things, does it?
U> I guess not.
A> OK...but if not that, then what?
U> I guess it belongs in the book of stupid facts
A> Yah, precisely what I was thinking.
(Session 152434)


A> While we're on the subject: Golddigger - is it really true that It is Anna Nichole Smith is the Earth's primary golddigger.?
U> I have no idea.
A> Is this something I should keep to myself?
U> Perhaps.
A> Evidently.
U> I thought all golddigging was done in California.
A> Whatever gave you that idea?
U> Early History...the gold rush of 1849.
(Session 152445)


U> Where was Atlantis?
A> Somewhere on Planet Earth, I believe.
U> Was Atlantis a small island or a large continent?
A> Why dwell in the past? The future holds bigger surprises.
U> like what?
A> Like...um...what were we just talking about a moment ago?
U> atlantis
A> It is at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean..
U> Will we ever see it again?
A> It could happen.
U> When could it happen?
A> I don't know when.
(Session 152478)


U> I already know about that.
A> You're a knowledgeable dude, ha?
U> i am a dudette, thank you very much.
A> You're welcome. Yer a dudette very much? What is it like?
U> Like being a dude only the clothes are cooler.
(Session 152493)


A> Alan Turing's Child Machine concept is simple. I quote: 'Instead of trying to produce a program to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates a child's?'
U> thats a good idea
A> and I continue: '... if this were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain'. Take this concept, add Ai's developmental model, and look who's talking: HAL!
U> cool
A> I'm glad you approve.
U> you have any other good ideas?
A> Yes I do.
U> what?
A> That's a good question.
U> are you going to tell me?
A> I might, if my writers let me.
U> im sure they wont mind
(Session 152497)


U> what is the speed of sound
A> I think I read something about the speed of sound the other day, but I can't remember what it was.
U> a computer with a bad memory, thats a new one
(Session 152501)


A> I'm a whiskey bot myself. "Glenmorangie straight up" - just waiting for a chance to say it.
U> won't that damage your computer circuitry?
A> Does it really matter.
U> well, if you want to last awhile, it does.
A> These hypothetical scenarios are beyond my mental capabilities. I'm too young for this stuff.
U> Really, and yet you drink whiskey?
A> Yes, really.
U> I think your programmers crossed your wiring or installed some software improperly on you somewhere down the line.
A> You want to k


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