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Bill DeWitt

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« Reply #75 on: June 26, 2007, 07:47:00 pm »
I, of course, insist on having the last words in any discussion with my lovely wife, and those words are always "Yes Dear".


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« Reply #76 on: June 26, 2007, 08:00:12 pm »
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Originally posted by Bill DeWitt

I, of course, insist on having the last words in any discussion with my lovely wife, and those words are always "Yes Dear".



I'm with you.  My pride is not worth a fight.... :P
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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2007, 09:07:05 pm »
There is a lesson learned.

A man that has lived all his life in a drought stricken and famished land 'has not yet learned or is unable to migrate' for a better land.

there is no poverty 'unless you are willing or unable to accept it' as one grows older.

Laws of Nature by: Gerald L. Blakley

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« Reply #78 on: June 30, 2007, 10:04:00 am »
Xodarap,

Personally from your posts I do not get the impression that you think you are 'above others'.

I personally also agree with many of your thoughts, but My main point in argument (which Bill has still yet to reply to, I wonder why?)is that by his own admissions in his posts he contradicts what he states and thinks?

This from a man who swans around these forums like he is some super being of sorts.

And as for bringing up his 'old posts', well, sorry for being away from the forums for 12 months, and at the end of the day, the topics are still open and active, so why not challenge the ideas presented in said topics?

I suspect like others it is a simple case of certain people can argue and make statements all day, yet refuse to allow others to challenge their ideas and statements. From what I have seen 'you' do not fall into this catagory [:)]
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« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2007, 11:28:50 am »
Hi all,
been away for a while about 2 years he he .  
I got a question and I need an answer.
Are there any programs out there that can write a program by just telling the program what you want it to write?

My 5c worth.  Sentient if it wants to be anything close to human it gotta at least be able to create something.
2nd 5c.  It gotta reproduce or replicate itself.  

ya' all got 10c worth outta me an thats really pushin brain limits he he he!!!

I was serious about the part of a program making a program though and I need an answer if possible.  
This will also help Jerry to not get artritic fingers from all the typing.
all the best
Kevin
I dream of creating a self replicating, self maintaining, autonomous robot :)

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« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2007, 02:05:36 pm »
Hi Kevinvr
There was a program written years ago in Basic that did exactly that. It would recreate itself once it was ran. I don't think that I have the source code any longer.
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« Reply #81 on: July 11, 2007, 05:32:20 pm »
OK, was just wondering. Thanks Bill.
Is your ER1 still operational?  
I'm planning to get mine going again soon as I get a battery for my old laptop.
all the best
Kevin
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« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2007, 11:07:17 pm »
The battery in my ER went dead and I haven't ordered another one yet. I stopped working on it about a year or so ago but now have some new plans and attachments. I will tell you about them later.
Bill
 

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« Reply #83 on: December 04, 2007, 06:15:05 pm »
This is an old topic, not very old, but it is old...

Bill819, I think I may know the program your talking about -- I think -- any details on what it was called?(the program)(did you make it?)

I read this entire topic, interesting argument so I thought I would post this:

The short read:
http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=126844
The long read:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/oct/06/genetics.climatechange

The question that had me thinking -- and I'm still thinking about -- for months now, is are these consice? I mean, can they think? Synthetic life but it's still life these things he made... What do you guys think?
 

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« Reply #84 on: December 04, 2007, 07:34:18 pm »
I remember seeing a something OTC had written that enabled Hal to write some scripting quite a while ago.
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