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by dalehileman
Fri May 16, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ..or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 9117

Re: ..or no?

I am an American and so can you
by dalehileman
Mon May 12, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Libertarian
Replies: 8
Views: 6569

Libertarian

Thanks to hs for opening the thread Right versus Left . In this connection Libertarian was supposed to represent a kind of amalgam leaning to the left on social matters and the right on fiscal (wondering, however, if there isn't implied a hidden conflict). But this term may be undergoing a semantic ...
by dalehileman
Sun May 11, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Say it ain't so
Replies: 32
Views: 18208

Re: Say it ain't so

Ken as I felt you were being ignored I was compelled to comment on this subject, dear to my heart. Where deists gain comfort from their faith, the atheists, agnostics, and many pantheists are denied it So the trick is to be able to entertain conflicting ideas, a rare quality and, I believe, one of t...
by dalehileman
Thu May 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Proud People
Replies: 2
Views: 3193

Re: A Proud People

Bob, hilarious

This is slightly OT but I've always considered circumcision barbarous although reluctant to say so because it would be Politically Incorrect

See third post down from top:

http://wordsmith.org/board/ubbthreads.p ... ber=166189
by dalehileman
Tue May 06, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hand in Marriage
Replies: 17
Views: 7546

Re: Hand in Marriage

hs: Probably you've already been there, but if not,

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ha ... gle+Search

One might try adding OR intitle:idioms
or the like
by dalehileman
Tue May 06, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: From the playground
Replies: 17
Views: 9606

Re: From the playground

Really belted me
by dalehileman
Mon May 05, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hello Hullo allò
Replies: 17
Views: 11226

Re: Hello Hullo allò

Hi Phil, don't guarantee this will be of any help and maybe you've even been there, but

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=he ... gle+Search
by dalehileman
Sun May 04, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: a proud pop
Replies: 21
Views: 13948

Re: a proud pop

Ken thank you for that as I just became a proud grandpop
by dalehileman
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 8673

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

Thanks to Erik for the expr. Now I know I'm a chatterbot as well as a troll
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 8673

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

gd sorry as I assumed ALICE might contian such a program but if I find one in the meantime I'll provide a link
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 8673

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

MITA is one of the chat-bots in your link. *****Aha now I understand. While composing my post I had inadvertently selected the MITA link, but then very shortly corrected it to ALICE. But you had read my post in the meantime and thus the confusion Alice is better, but hardly fit for any contest. ****...
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 8673

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

gdwdwrkr wrote:MITA is really unintelligent. Which did you recommend ?
Sorry gd I'm not up on these things. I don't know who MITA is and can't specifically remember recommending anything
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 11116

Re: purchase

Phil, gd is absolutely on the mark, to get a purchase on something is to get beside it as he has gained a firm purchase upon the subject, while I can hardly be described as a well-educated, professional linguist
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 8673

Truly Artificial Intelligence

It's my impression that AI isn't a topic daily on everyone's mind and so I am wondering 1) If that's because a) Almost everyone subconsciously feels threatened by it and therefore avoids discussion and participation, or b) I'm wrong and it's everywhere 2) Some AI programs act so genuinely human that...
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sivvy / sivvied
Replies: 6
Views: 4207

Re: sivvy / sivvied

For the ignorant such as I

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=si ... gle+Search

so in Tongan it apparently means having held one's breath for a specified interval