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Unread 01-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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Eliza was a standard issue Rogerian therapist funneled through a thing that made her seem like a computer.

Rogerian therapy is one of the more effective approaches. Why?

Aha!
Largely, it is theorized, because it makes you actually listen to what you say and mull it over a few times. As a part of that, the nonverbalizing parts of your various hemispheres (wherever they are - right or left, up or down) are exposed to you as as outsider blabbering your highly sincere rubbish.

Then these nonverbal wigadoons of yours start firing their messages through your nervous wires to modify (maybe) that sincere blather and sincere behavior.

That's also why talking aloud to yourself isn't crazy. Unless, of course, there's a wire or a bug around.

Go, Turing, talk to Carl Rogers!

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Turing Test

Can you do Q & A in rhyme?
I can. I do it all the time.

Tell me all about your life.
Trouble and strife, man. Trouble and strife.

Are you married? Yes I am.
Marriage isn't worth a damn.

Have you had sex with penguins? No.
It might be good to try it though.


Can Ed Miliband succeed
In leading Labour? Yes indeed.

He's the man I love to like.

You can't be serious. On yer bike.

Gotcha! You are a machine.
So are you. Know what I mean?
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Turing Test

"How was your day?"
It wouldn't say.

"So what comes next?"
No lines of text.

"Is this a game?"
No answer came.

"Or just some prank?"
The screen stayed blank.

"Are you still there?"
It didn't share.

"Am I not linked?"
The cursor blinked.

"Enough! I'm through."
My words rang true.

"A man?" it guessed.
I passed their test.

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Subroutine //sullensilence [GOTO ESHAUNRUSSELL]// Exit with string "Human?"

Call //sullensilence// when pseudorandomcycletruncated=11412.

Exit program.
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Turing Test

This is a theoretical device
For sorting sheep from goats. Ticks will suffice.
What is your first impression of a cactus?
Prickly or Fibonacci phyllotaxis?
What would you use on an Entscheidungsproblem?
A dictionary or an algorithm?
What do you think a Banburismus is?
A cake? A tool for cryptanalysis?
Do you align yourself with Normal Types
Or chain your tea-mug to the water pipes?
Did you do you-know-what with you-know-who?
How should Society respond to you?
Will you take girlie-pills or rot in jail?
You may tick one box only. Pass or Fail.
CAPTCHA and Gotcher. Then Delilah’s voice
Proposes a subsidiary choice:
The Poisoned Apple or the Wicked Queen?
Which is the man and which is the machine?
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I was wondering when someone was going to mention the apple.
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Well, Orwn - somebody had to. I tried to do a funny but somehow it kept making me get angry and cry. Strange things, apples...
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Ann, you got very nearly my full attention with that. Charming!

PS: John's is good fun too!

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Are you a person or a machine?

I'm laughing because I get that a lot. If a corporation can be a person, why not a mannequin? I happen to be both both corporate and plastic, which makes me doubly human.
Romney is a person and a mannequin. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Very affecting, Ann. Too good for this - hope it finds a nice home.
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