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    i think some people at www.phpbuilder.com started a project for a mod bot

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    Thanks ken, kermi and axon. It´s a relief to know I will have some use for what I learned. I guess AI will be my best bet too.
    but to achieve anything, you need much more programming than that
    Er... don't worry, I am working on that. Maybe I'll help you with Trollynch bots someday.

    And thanks everyone else for reminding me to be weary of the Great Troll elimation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    Maybe because my screen name is the name of the Incarnation of Death in a book series?
    actually i was gonna send u a pm 1 of these days to ask u about ur name. what book is that exactly?

    Incarnation of Death = Thanatos(in greek)

    not thantos.
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    Series: Incarnations of Immortality
    Book: On a Pale Horse
    Author: Piers Anthony
    Book # in series: 1

    As for the difference in spelling it could be one of two things: 1) I remember it incorrectly (very very plausible since I last read it over 13 years ago) or 2) the author changed the spelling.
    Last edited by Thantos; 04-25-2004 at 05:03 PM.

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    hehe

    heeh
    Thanatos, in Greek mythology, the personification of Death, the son of Night, and twin brother of Sleep. Thanatos is frequently represented as a winged spirit. In the myth of Sisyphus, when Thanatos arrived to carry him off, Sisyphus bound up Thanatos so that no one could die, until Ares, the god of war in Greek mythology, freed Thanatos—and handed Sisyphus over to him.
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    Well IIRC Anthony used by Greek and Roman names for the offices' names. IIRC the Incarnation of War office name was Mars.

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    well actually the romans took the greeks god names and translate them to their own. but here the naming is irrelevant. we are talking about spelling lol and urs is clearly a misspelling of Thanatos ehehe
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    > and urs is clearly a misspelling of Thanatos ehehe
    And Prelude's is obviously a ripoff of Honda's car. As is Civix.
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    its not the same, Thantos as he said, he knows exactly who thanatos is just his memory didnt server him right at the time he thought of the name eheh
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    >>didnt server him right at

    yes his server is still running win3.1 for workgroups.....

    how the hell could we get so off topic ??

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Quite easily. It's the GD boards. Although it could be worse. It could be FD.
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    >>It could be FD.

    hey don't knock FD or Ken will take your soul

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    hey, as long as it's alive...

    aliveness:
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.metafuture.org/Articles/TheRightsofRobots.htm
    (1) "Imitate the behavior of any other machine."21

    (2) Exhibit curiosity (ie are always moving to

    investigate their environment); display self‑recognition (ie react to the sight of themselves); and manifest mutual recognition of members of their own machine species.22

    (3) Learn from their own mistakes.23

    (4) Be as "creative" and "purposive" as are humans,

    even to the extent of "look[ing] for purposes

    which they can fulfill."24

    (5) Reproduce themselves, in five fundamentally

    different modes, of which the fifth‑‑the

    "probabilistic mode of self‑reproduction"‑‑closely

    parallels biological evolution through mutations (which in the case of [machines] means random changes of elements), so that "highly efficient, complex, powerful automata can evolve from inefficient, simple, weak automata."25

    (6) "Can have an unbounded life span through self‑repairing mechanisms."26

    In short, "a generation of robots is rapidly evolving,

    a breed that can see, read, talk, learn, and even feel

    [emotions]."27
    and, don't forget about mr. Asimov's rules:

    1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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    ya all making terminator version ehheeh
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    Quote Originally Posted by whackaxe
    although it [the AI bot] could be great for analysing people on IRC and starting arguments between them

    infinate possibilities...
    It's so much more fun to do this yourself, though! There's nothing better than taking apart people's assumptions and giving them the opportunity to rethink their attitude and opinions.
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