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Old 12-28-2018, 10:21 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I was talking with my neighbor and we agreed that the first conquest of the autonomous vehicle will probably be the autonomous race car. Two examples:


https://jalopnik.com/why-driverless-...t-s-1784844768


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Old 12-30-2018, 03:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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In one of my classes we had a visitor speaker talk about independent vehicles, he said at first there would likely be self-ruling just segments of interstate amid specific hours of the night. This would gradually grow until sooner or later in the far off future it would be basically all auto, constantly.
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This sounds fairly realistic, unlike much of the hype that's been pushed of late.

I remember my son telling me "this is probably the last gasoline powered car I will ever buy; the next time I'm ready to purchase there will be so many electric choices." That was 10 years ago.
Here's an interesting feature of this thread: you're responding to a bot. davis54 is the result of running M_a_t_t's post (#4) through a madlibs-style program and spitting it back out. Coming to an American interstate near you!
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Here's an interesting feature of this thread: you're responding to a bot. davis54 is the result of running M_a_t_t's post (#4) through a madlibs-style program and spitting it back out. Coming to an American interstate near you!
Very interesting indeed. It didn't trigger my botdar at all, though it's clearly a bot. I think I just passed it off as being the same post I had read previously.

freebeard gave a thanks to the bot, perhaps as a gesture of being very sophisticated.

I've still never understood the point of bots (shills) on a forum though, other than as an academic test.
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I did? Not in this thread.


https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post587183

Are you saying this didn't go to auction this year?
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I've still never understood the point of bots (shills) on a forum though, other than as an academic test.
Its subsequent posts have a signature link to some moon lamp site or something. But who actually clicks on those? I can't imagine this actually being profitable for whoever's behind it.
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I did? Not in this thread.
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I'm going to have to stop caring about this. Currently the last post I see in that thread is https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post587191. And a search for davis54 returns three results not including a Profile page.

Not so much as a 'User Removed'.

What's worrisome is that one of my posts is gone. Maybe it's the bug where vBulletin won't display the last pages of a thread, but it says I'm on the last page.

Will autonomous cars share this 'feature' from web pages?
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I'm going to have to stop caring about this. Currently the last post I see in that thread is https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post587191. And a search for davis54 returns three results not including a Profile page.

Not so much as a 'User Removed'.

What's worrisome is that one of my posts is gone. Maybe it's the bug where vBulletin won't display the last pages of a thread, but it says I'm on the last page.

Will autonomous cars share this 'feature' from web pages?
I sent a mod alert to axe that account. Looks like they did, along with all of the posts, so my permalink no longer points to the correct message.

The message you thanked said something about attending some show. Towards the top of the thread, another member had mentioned attending that show.

... I'm going to have to rewatch "Her". We're probably not too many years out before AI and humans will be indistinguishable, especially in written form. My assumption when I see odd word usage is that the poster is not a native English speaker. AllDark uses the word "polemic" frequently, yet I've never seen or heard it used before then. AllDark is a bot!
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AllDark uses the word "polemic" frequently, yet I've never seen or heard it used before then.
I'm sure he means "controversial". It's so easy for someone who speaks Portuguese to make a lot of mistakes and get lost in the translations while not being so used to write in English.
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I though he meant a Simple Desultory Phillipic.

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