Holy shit! Kirk Douglas is still alive?!
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Apparently, the UK submarine was carrying red paint, and the French sub was carrying blue paint.
All the sailors are marooned.
Before you say how silly this PR is, consider that it's made it to frontpage of slashdot (yeah, yeah, idle I know, but it still counts)...
A virus that can propagate through an entire enterprise's array of servers, and then wipe out all data?
Most enterprises comprise a heterogeneous mix of servers of differing breeds. Getting a program to run on all of them, and then to gain access to data and transform it all in a single virus would be a great piece of programming, and any enterprise looking to hire an efficient data migration specialist or integration architect should consider hiring...
By the arc of the sun, by the phases of the moon, by the passing of the seasons.
And by the growth of my memories, and by the height of my children and by the colour of my hair.
Beowulf imagined a cluster of one of these!
The full transcript of the interaction with the bot (called 'asterix') is here : http://ww.com/asterixbot.html , the really interesting breakthrough I think is the fact that the bot uses 'broken english' to masquerade its lack of genuine understanding, but we have become so accustomed to that because of the outsourcing of jobs that it is no longer politically correct to accept nothing less than passable english. This psychological loophole has been used to great profit by the team involved.
It's only a matter of time before you'll have to administer Turing Tests to your chat room friends to see if they are not too tired of communicating with you face to face and have replaced their online identities with bots to keep up appearances."
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