August 14, 2008
“Cel care, toata ziua
Este activ ca o albina,
E puternic ca un taur,
Munceste precum un cal,
Si care seara se-ntoarce rupt de oboseala precum un caine,
Ar trebui sa consulte un veterinar,
caci este foarte probabil sa fie un bou!” — Chang Ying Yue
(Coudn’t find this quote in English, help translating the original quote would be welcome.)
(I’m currently in holiday, but otherwise the quote applies very well to me.)
December 10, 2007
A test for artificial intelligence suggested by the mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing. The gist of it is that a computer can be considered intelligent when it can hold a sustained conversation with a computer scientist without him being able to distinguish that he is talking with a computer rather than a human being.
Some critics suggest this is unreasonably difficult since most human beings are incapable of holding a sustained conversation with a computer scientist.
After a moments thought they usually add that most computer scientists aren’t capable of distinguishing humans from computers anyway.
Source: The Guide to Life, The Universe and Everything.
[Edited 2007-12-29: Replaced picture of HAL 9000 with xkcd comic after watching Blade Runner the Final Cut]
December 9, 2007
Step 1. Stalk the rabbit
Step 2. Chase the rabbit
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November 24, 2007
If you’re feeling undermotivated, this should light the fire under your butt…
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