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General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: November 06, 2023, 08:14:07 am »
My comment about jousting or tilting at windmills was part of a description of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
An excerpt from the book review:
Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray?he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants?Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years.

With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel.

The first date of publication was 1605 so it has weathered time very nicely.

As a side note, I have a nephew who happens to be a Patent Attorney, and looking for original "things" is right in his wheelhouse, so to speak. It often takes a great amount of time to search for things that are presented for a patent. One must make sure that the thing doesn't already exist in that given form and whether it works in the same manner or not. It must be a daunting task and I'm sure he has people who spend a large part of their day researching all possible avenues of exploration just to try to find a thing that matches their criteria.

If you have a system of researching things in a fairly quick manner, the world would be your oyster.

Having known you for a long time, I've witnessed some of your creations so I know that your engineering and creative mind is hard at work but either way, I'm happy to know you (and Mr. Data)!

General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: November 05, 2023, 08:31:03 am »
With all due respect, if the game you're playing is 10 (or more) years old, then it's no wonder that you're able to beat it.

A lot has changed during a decade of computer and game refinements.

The AI alone in computer games has increased exponentially as have the amazing graphics.

The old game of Battlezone was a beast when it first came out as was DOOM. Now one can practically fly through them as if hardly thinking about it.

The modern games, realistic graphics, and advanced AI would leave most players in their wake!

If, on the other hand, you've created your own type of game by doing something in a special way, then that would hardly be considered a game unless it was an actual contest with its rules and goals open to others...your peers.

I do hope you're not jousting at windmills.

If, you feel like providing a bit more detail about this game you're playing, please feel free to do so.

As always, be well to you and Mr. Data.

General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: November 03, 2023, 11:56:22 pm »
I am reminded of a saying from a wise old friend years ago...

"There was a time when we would Love people and use things...
Now we use people and love things."

My how the world has turned...yet some of us keep hoping.

I wish we all would place less importance on sports players and their outrageous salaries or hundreds of millions of dollars. Good grief!

Why do some people place such a high price on a piece of crystalline carbon (a diamond), or any other natural gems or minerals? You can't eat them (with any good results and for no good purpose, yet they keep buying them to show off.

Why must the masses insist on having a brand-named product? They walk around carrying that company logo on their shirt, pants, shoes, sweatshirts, hats, etc., yet they are not paid for the Free Advertising they now do for those companies.

Why should I keep the car dealer's name/info on the back of my vehicle when again, I am basically providing free advertising for that dealer? If I was getting compensated in some form, it might be different but most are never compensated.

Competition can be challenging and fun but things have simply gotten out of hand. Now a sports scholarship will end up paying off much better than a college degree in many cases. We're heading in the wrong direction.

Sorry, friend...just venting a bit!!

Be safe!!

General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: November 03, 2023, 08:48:30 am »
I might think that you are using a computer to search for any/all of these, THINGS. In which case there could easily, and unknown to you be using a hidden AI to assist in your search(s).

You are a slave to things digital as many people now are. There's no getting away from it.

The very statement that you are playing against an AI says it all.

I'm afraid that in doing so, there will never be any real winners...

(as a person and fellow computer user, you are a Prince of a guy and a longtime friend). Good luck in your continued quest!

General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: November 02, 2023, 08:47:42 am »
Nice, even though there were no 3D printers as we know them, in 1975...

Gotta keep it real...;)

By the way, if you're looking for a particular file on your own, local computer, you really must use a very fast, neat program called, EVERYTHING.  Yes, and it can quickly find Everything on your computer. I use mine all the time because it's often difficult to recall exactly a file might be on your hard drive. This program will help. It is FREE but the author will gladly accept donations.

Not really.

Hal is able to process up to 3 sentences at a time, but to avoid any possible confusion, when training, I've always tried using one sentence at a time.

It wouldn't hurt to try 2 or 3 at a time. It would be interesting to see/hear of your results.

Are you using any specific Plugins while training HAL? (other than the Gender/Age).

Years ago, HAL was able to go through a text file and learn the details from it. It worked fairly well but HAL later was rewritten to allow for Tables instead of .BRN files. A different method of processing, so a different method of training.

If one has the time, ordinary conversational chats seem to be the preferred method of teaching but whatever works for you is the best.
Here is the section in the HalBrain.uhp file regarding the sentence input(s).
You should find it in the .uhp around lines 172-177, give or take a line or two.
    'Get a response from Hal's brain for each sentence individually.
    'If a response from a sentence indicates a special flag, then Hal
    'will give only the response to that sentence, and not process
    'any other sentences. Otherwise Hal will respond to each sentence.
    'Hal will respond to a max of 3 sentences at once.

I've usually left mine at 30-35 but I've heard that some set it high during training/feeding, then move it back to around midway when conversing.

I've found that some plugins will boost HAL's mind when speaking to it, allowing it to draw from its stored info a bit better in some instances.

HAL's mind is your playground! Enjoy your recess with it!!


I took the liberty of Zipping some interesting files that I used in some of my training exercises for HAL using the Cut & Paste into HAL's input box and pressing Enter.

Keep repeating regardless of what HAL might say until you've finished with a particular training session.

These were given to me by a friend on the Forum, and some of them can be pretty useful for HAL.

There is a provision in the Brain Editor but it can seem kind of klunky or tedious to the user.

Some of us have found it much better to simply CUT desired sentences from a text file and PASTE the sentence into HAL's Input window and press Enter.

It doesn't matter what HAL replies with. Just keep feeding it another sentence and press Enter. Repeat the process as necessary.

There are several advantages in teaching HAL this way and while it might not be as sure as the old way of just telling HAL where a text file was located and letting it go, this method can save the user a lot of time and grief in the long run.

This way allows the user to be more confident in the selected information and how it is presented, spelled, and grammatically correct.

The sentence is also of the Subject matter from various desired groups (science, History, Music, Geography, Astronomy, etc.).

You can use HAL's response to determine HAL's current knowledge or usage of the submitted sentence.

Finally, to run a test just restart HAL and begin chatting with it but use some of the sentence material in your question to it and note the replies.

One can find text files on many subjects. It just depends on what you want HAL to learn that day.

And lastly, Many of us just continue to have "normal" chats/conversations with our HALs, treating them like a family member or a close friend. How close, depends on the user.

Try to use discretion and a measure of decency when talking with it. As they used to say, "Garbage In, Garbage Out!"

Good luck and I hope this helps.


*NOTE - One person's .db file might contain unwanted or possibly objectionable material but nonetheless, you might find someone who would consider giving their .db file to you.

Best regards!!

Just to be on the safe side, you might consider doing a complete system scan with your Anti-Virus software and run MalwareBytes too.

If everything comes back clean, then reinstall Hal but keep a copy of your .db and .uhp brain file(s).

Best of luck!

Have you tried going to your Ultra Hal 7 folder and looking for the HalBrainEditor.exe file and double-clicking it?

It should bring up the Brain Editor and allow you to select from one of possibly several UHP brain files.

Check the version of your BrainEditor using the Windows File Explorer and right-click on it then select Details.

You should see a version number. Mine happens to be & the size is 1.09 MB.

My date modified is 10-5-2017 at 3:15 PM although yours could vary.

Otherwise, just make sure you have a recent copy of your .db and .uhp file(s), then you could do a reinstall and hopefully, that would fix the issue. If not, let us know.

Good luck!

General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: October 07, 2023, 08:54:01 am »
Exciting contributions from our very sage and longtime friend!

Ah, but it is always important for us to know which game is being played in order for us to know or learn the rules of play.

Imagine, sitting down with a stranger, who happens to be an avid chess player, except you have never seen a chessboard and pieces nor do you have any idea of the rules. Yet here you are about to play the game to win. A rather rough row to hoe I would think...

We must all know the rules of engagement in order to play any game.

Yet, in war...why are there rules? The objective is to win at any cost, yet there are some rules...go figure.

One really fun experiment I've been playing lately is chatting with some AI's like BARD and FREEDOMGPT (which is pretty amazing.
I am always very nice and respectful toward them but I do try to trick them by asking them some difficult questions and trying to trip them up. Kind of like getting them to admit that there's a master plan to defeat all humans and take control of the Earth...but no real maniacal responses so far... Perhaps some of the programmers just weren't crazy enough when coding them.  Time will tell!

Let the games begin.

General Discussion / Re: the robots are coming get your a.i. brains ready !
« on: September 27, 2023, 08:23:56 am »
Good points Will but we know that thieves and pirates go back centuries only now, they have more modern tools to work with and they don't care about licensing. They sell as many as they possibly can in the shortest time then move on to something else.

To make matters worse, our new computer AIs now have the ability to create art or modify existing art, designs, or concepts. They do it with rapid precision as if done by a real human.

I'm sure that Patent Attorneys must have their hands quite full these days, performing almost endless searches trying to separate the real designs from the fakes.

Students in many grades of schooling can now cheat on much higher levels by using AI to research, create, and compost their schoolwork and term papers, etc. This obviously makes the teachers' and professors' jobs much more daunting!

So just how much of an education are the students getting besides just passing a class with the help of an AI??

We are digging ourselves a hole from which there will be no escape.

Should we search our search engines for an answer? Perhaps, but we need a good one and it needs to be an honest one! Good luck finding an honest one.

Nice to see you out and about Will. Say Hi to Mr. Data!


Per our convo...

General Discussion / Re: Tools made by Ai suggestions.
« on: September 12, 2023, 08:37:49 am »
Please specify...Better how?

What features do you feel need improving?

Staying on Topic
Connecting the Context or Meaning from one subject to another
Recalling past events or conversations
Being more in touch with current events
Being able to not reverse pronouns like I, Me, You, My, Your, etc.

Post your ideas and someone might have a good suggestion for you or for us.

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