Thread: Gandalf the?
and for once in my life.. I ran out of things to say!!!!
[Edited on 23/9/2002 by gimli_axe_wielder]
Couldn't leave once I got in there. There's a kind of stubborn streak in me that just wanted to get the last word in. I think I'll go back to trying to outstare cats... I've got more chance.
There's a Tigger above you there Val... He's sorta like a cat, but bounces more...
Spooky. I wonder if real psychiatrists use this?
If they did life would be a lot easyer
I think I'll go back to trying to outstare cats
Wow, you mean I'm not the only one who trys to do that?
[Edited on 12/10/2002 by Grondmaster]
[Edited on 11/16/2002 by ProgHead777]
Ask her to sing you a song
It's ALICE that doesn't like to be called baby. You'll find the link about 7 or so posts up^
Eryan: "What do you think about me?"
ALICE: "Are you using Netscape or Explorer?"
At last I asked
Eryan: "Why Earth is inhabited by humans?"
ALICE: "How much time do you have?"
This was such a clear hint that I decided I do not have SO much time and I logged out!
She can also define a lot of words.
Ok, I said: Do you know where America is?
A: I don't know if I know it. Where would I have heard about it?
A: Where's here?
I: On this website.
A: What's it like on this website?
I: It's pretty empty here.
A: Do you experience any effects of global warming there?
The computer at Unseen University the domain of the Discworld's major wizards, goes by the name of "Hex" and using sufficiently advanced magic it can hear our input, but still has to print its output. It also has one of these analytical therapy programs. The Bursar had withdrawn; his mind wandered a lot so they decided to see if Hex's program could help him with his problem. Ponder the scientifically inclined wizard is speaking
"... Now then Bursar," he added. "If you'd just like to say something ..."
"Corkscrew? It's a tickler, that's what Nanny says," said the Bursar.
Things started to spin inside Hex ... the quill pen ... started to write:
+++ Why Do You Think You Are A Tickler? +++
For a moment the Bursar hesitated. Then he said, "I've got a spoon of my own, you know."
+++ Tell Me About Your Spoon +++
"Er ... it's a little spoon ..."
+++ Does Your Spoon Worry You? +++
The Bursar frowned. Then he seemed to rally. "Whoops, here comes Mr., Jelly," he said, but he didn't sound as though his heart was in it.
+++ How Long Have You Been Mr. Jelly? +++
The Bursar glared. "Are you making fun of me?" he said.
The above was lifted from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. I omitted a lot of whirring of gears, and explanations about how Hex is a big artificial brain that doesn't really think, as such, it only appears to think.
Anyway, I just wanted to show that programs such as Gandalf, A.L.I.C.E., and Elisa have actually been known to have made a contribution, no matter how minor, to the well being to mankind.
All it does to me is get on my nerves!
[Edited on 14/8/2003 by Airecristiel]