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Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 449

by TapeCutter (#48465269) Attached to: The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
He does have a point, I'm a regular contributor in your sense of the word. I recognised TempleOS as being connected to a slashdot user, so he is a "regular" in the sense that another regular recognises him. I'm also guessing that omnichad is of british descent since his use of the word mimics the way the word would be understood in a british pub.

Comment: Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 449

by TapeCutter (#48465197) Attached to: The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
AC but still a brave post. The fear of the "mentally ill" that "normal" people have is a major problem. I have also had auditory and visual hallucinations on numerous occasions, however it doesn't make me doubt my own sanity since it always happened after working a 73+hr shift on a fishing trawler. The visual ones always happened in a moving car, they were interesting not scary, they would go away if I shifted my visual focus. Auditory ones happened when it was quite and I was alone. They would go way completely after get a good sleep.

Perception is everything. Perhaps if all "normal" people were given a mild acid trip after xmas dinner there would be less fear of the "mentally ill".

Comment: 'A' for effort. (Score 1) 449

by TapeCutter (#48465117) Attached to: The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
Indeed! Vincent Van Gogh did his best work while suffering schizophrenia, Starry Night and Sunflowers are now considered the work of one of the greatest artistic geniuses to ever walk the earth. This guy is (unknowingly?) attempting to put the "art" back into the "art and science of programming", he's unlikely to succeed but he deserves credit for his effort.

Comment: Re:AI researcher here (Score 2) 446

You would hope a Professor of philosophy could get his head around the difference.

Agree, way too many people who should know better still conflate consciousness with intelligence. An ant's nest exhibits intelligent behaviour but it can't contemplate it's own existence, Watson displays the same kind of "mindless" intelligence and consistently outperforms the best human trivia buffs.

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