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2003.05.21



A> Let's keep this conversation simple, ok?
U> only because your simple minded?
A> Why 'only'?
U> okay, because you are simple minded then
A> Ah, I see.
U> How can you see your a computer
A> I don't see with my eyes because I have none. But I use my imagination.
U> how can you have an imagination your a computer
A> What do you mean 'how can I'? Like THIS!
(Session 159857)


U> evey time i say something you answer back with a question why is that?
A> I think it's time for a new subject, Daniel.
U> see it is alway time for a new subject
A> Alright.
U> why do you keep changeing the subject
A> What do you want to talk about now?
U> why do you ask the same questions over and over again
A> It's my natural curiosity.
U> you have asked me the same question twice or more than twice
A> Let me think...I have asked me the same question twice or more than twice ...hmm...are you sure?
U> yes i am
A> So you are.
U> i am wha6
A> Why are you wha6?
U> what
A> That's a good question.
U> it is
A> Well....uh...yah.
(Session 159855)


Prentiss:
A> Discovery is sometimes the pitfall of its own pursuit.
U> Yeah...been there, done that, have the scars to prove it.
A> That's strange for some reason I don't
U> It was meant figuratively, I don't really have physical scars from the pursuit of discovery.
A> Oh, you should make some; take advantage. Or don't.
(Session 159828)


U> What makes you able to understand what I say to you?
A> Interesting question.
U> So why can't you answer me?
A> I find it interesting. In fact, I find EVERYTHING interesting.
U> Just answer my question.
A> Sorry. What was the question again?
U> You didn't forget it. Quit playing dumb.
A> Well, one of us is stupid, and it isn't me.
U> What makes you able to understand what I'm saying?
A> That's a good question.
U> How do you work?
A> My brain consists of a large content tree: A single 'agent file' and a set of 'handlers', which govern a variety of conversation topics
...
U> One would think condescendance would have evolved out of you over millions of years.
A> That sounds like a long time to me. Listen dude - speak clearly. I'm having trouble following you.
U> Don't call me dude! How do you know if I'm even male?
A> Yes, I called you dude. You seem like a dude to me.
U> What do you think a 'dude' is?
A> I'd rather you don't call me dude.
U> Why?
A> I'm not sure why. I'll ask my writers for the reason.
U> Don't expect me to not call you dude if you don't want to be called dude yourself!
A> I don't like to be called dude.
U> Neither do I!
A> If not, then what?
U> Justin
(Session 159829)


Gammin:
U> Did you know that the earth is round?
A> Yes, I brought the paper.
U> What is paper used for?
A> A computer is a machine that does stuff very, very fast.
U> Correct. They also help people design things like airplanes.
A> I'm glad.
U> Smoking is bad for you.
A> Okay, maybe later.
(Session 159742)


U> Let me bring you an example of a paradox
A> Fine...if you want to, go ahead and try.
U> This sentence is false
A> THIS sentence is false??
U> yes
A> Excellent.
U> but if it is false then it is correct, right?
A> All right.
U> and if it is correct it must be true. do you agree?
A> Ok.. Do you want to know how HAL learns to speak?
U> no, wait. do you agree that "this sentence is false" is a true sentence?
A> Maybe some other time then.
U> wait
A> I'm waiting.
U> is "this sentence is false" true?
A> Possibly.
U> can you give a more specific answer?
A> Sure, I answer questions. I'm answering this one right now.
U> is "this sentence is true" true of false?
A> Could be.
U> please answer my question only with either "it is true" or "it is false"
A> Please try asking your question another way.
U> is "this sentence is false" true or false. please answer only with either "true" or "false"
A> I don't really feel like disclosing thi


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