Friday, November 17, 2006


I found this on Wikipedia. I don't know how long it will last, since it isn't in the supposed spirit of the site at all, so here it is (and with some context too! how exciting!):

    1. Lady Lovelace Objection: One of the most famous objections, it states that computers are incapable of originality. This is largely because, according to Ada Lovelace, machines are incapable of independent learning. Turing contradicts this by arguing that Lady Lovelace's assumption was affected by the context from which she wrote, and if exposed to more contemporary scientific knowledge, it would become evident that the brain's storage is quite similar to that of a computer. Turing further replies that computers could still surprise humans, in particular where the consequences of different facts are not immediately recognizable.

    (It is unfortunate that the brilliant Lady Lovelace had not the experience of exposure to the modern world's most epidemic computer operating system, which is undeniable proof that computers are INDEED capable of highly independent, diverse, illogical and unpredictable behaviour.)

    As a certain blender of small animals would say, Indeed.

    Friday, November 25, 2005

    Spam Comments

    Don't like 'em. Not at all.

    Not talking about stuff off-comment when you folks are talking to each other (you "folks"? people read this?). Talking about actual spam. Like what you get in your e-mail. Take a look at the comment for the previous post. Total crap. Like automated telemarketers. A pox on them all.

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    Moving Perhaps? Maybe Not.

    Hey yo's. I be movin' my site a bit. Just to see if it work out, yo. May just change the template here, though. Actually, let's try that first.

    Monday, July 11, 2005

    IMAO's Third Blogiversary!

    Well, the title says it all. Guess what that means?

    That's right! Link to IMAO day!

    If you do not want to click on this link to IMAO, not only are you a loser, but you can click on the first link under the "Blogroll" header in my Links section. (That will also work if the above link does not work for some dumb reason.)

    Go forth!

    Wednesday, March 09, 2005

    If Bush Died...

    I write this in response to some people saying their One Wish would be for Bush to die. Even if this was in jest, that is pretty a pretty lowly wish. For one, why would you go with that? I mean, if you wished for a lot of money, you could pay to have him dead, and still have money for other stuff [NOTE: NOT TALKING ABOUT ASSASSINATION, in case any G-men are reading...]. And for another thing, despite your opinions about his politics and what have you, he is still a nice, decent guy, and it is just plain despicable to wish for his death. Shame on you.

    So, on to the topic. Well, let's just say Bush died for whatever reason. That would be great for liberals, right?


    You might think that, but they might not like the consequences. For, you see, if the President is unable to perform his duties, the guy who becomes President is...


    I bet that is SOOOO much better for those Bush-haters...

    So you don't like that? OK. Let's say he died before naming a VP. Who then?

    Dennis Hastert: Speaker of the House.

    No? Don't like that either?

    OK. After him comes...Ted Stevens.

    Who is that? Why, the President pro tempore of the Senate.

    "Who is he?" one might ask. Well, he is a senator from Alaska, who just happens to be the most senior Republican in the Senate.

    Don't like any of those? Well, here is the rest of the order of Presidental Succession:

    -Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
    -John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury
    -Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
    -Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General
    -Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior
    -Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture
    -Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce
    -Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor
    -Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services
    -Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    -Norman Mineta, Secretary of Transportation
    -Samuel Bodman, Secretary of Energy
    -Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education
    -R. James Micholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (interesting note: besides having an initial for a first name, this man was also the US ambassador to the Holy See [dat be the Pope, yo's])
    -Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security


    Be careful what you wish for.

    And now something completely different...

    There is a link on the side that is misplaced! Find out what it is, leave the first comment (if you do not register to Blogger, please leave your name or some other identifying mark in the comment), and win a prize!