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Lynn McGuire

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Nov 6, 2023, 4:35:23 PM11/6/23
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“Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"

https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musks-xai-officially-announces-grok-its-answer-to-chatgpt

“After showing off a few screenshots of the chatbot on X late Saturday
night, Elon Musk’s xAI has now officially announced Grok.”

“Grok is “AI modeled after Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and is
intended to both answer questions as well as make suggestions on what to
ask, according to a blog post from xAI.”

Somebody has read Heinlein.

Lynn

Dimensional Traveler

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Nov 6, 2023, 6:26:10 PM11/6/23
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And he's likely spinning in his grave.

--
I've done good in this world. Now I'm tired and just want to be a cranky
dirty old man.

Scott Lurndal

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Nov 6, 2023, 7:19:23 PM11/6/23
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Wouldn't Mike have been a more appropriate Heinlein reference for an AI?

Lynn McGuire

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Nov 6, 2023, 7:56:24 PM11/6/23
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YES ! Or MYCROFT.

Lynn


Ted Nolan <tednolan>

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Nov 6, 2023, 10:38:23 PM11/6/23
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In article <uic1vl$mijg$1...@dont-email.me>,
OTOH, Musk is Delos D. Harriman, so he gets some slack..
--
columbiaclosings.com
What's not in Columbia anymore..

Paul S Person

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Nov 7, 2023, 12:52:11 PM11/7/23
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On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
<dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:

>On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>
>> https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musks-xai-officially-announces-grok-its-answer-to-chatgpt
>>
>> “After showing off a few screenshots of the chatbot on X late Saturday
>> night, Elon Musk’s xAI has now officially announced Grok.”
>>
>> “Grok is “AI modeled after Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and is
>> intended to both answer questions as well as make suggestions on what to
>> ask, according to a blog post from xAI.”
>>
>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>
>And he's likely spinning in his grave.

And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
out.
--
"Here lies the Tuscan poet Aretino,
Who evil spoke of everyone but God,
Giving as his excuse, 'I never knew him.'"

Paul S Person

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Nov 7, 2023, 12:54:13 PM11/7/23
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Or heard the term used at some time in the past and thought it sounded
"cool" without bothering to find out what it meant.

Dimensional Traveler

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Nov 7, 2023, 5:53:02 PM11/7/23
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On 11/7/2023 9:52 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
> <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>
>> On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>>
>>> https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musks-xai-officially-announces-grok-its-answer-to-chatgpt
>>>
>>> “After showing off a few screenshots of the chatbot on X late Saturday
>>> night, Elon Musk’s xAI has now officially announced Grok.”
>>>
>>> “Grok is “AI modeled after Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and is
>>> intended to both answer questions as well as make suggestions on what to
>>> ask, according to a blog post from xAI.”
>>>
>>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>>
>> And he's likely spinning in his grave.
>
> And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
> out.

Good point, probably with a few extra revolutions per second because
they only bought the rights so they could use the title.

Phil Culmer

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Nov 9, 2023, 11:12:12 AM11/9/23
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On 07/11/2023 17:52, Paul S Person wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
> <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>
>> On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>>
>> And he's likely spinning in his grave.
>
> And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
> out.

I recall that, back in the day somebody (A G Silver, possibly?) opined
in this froup that the sotry that Mr Verhoeven actually wanted to tell
was The Forever War.

Phil
--
"This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams
for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and
strangers you can love will move in behind our faces."
Jim Sinclair, "Don't Mourn for Us"
https://web.archive.org/web/20080606065108/http://www.edmonds-institute.org/dontmour.html

Dimensional Traveler

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Nov 9, 2023, 11:43:12 AM11/9/23
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On 11/9/2023 8:12 AM, Phil Culmer wrote:
> On 07/11/2023 17:52, Paul S Person wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
>> <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>>>
>>> And he's likely spinning in his grave.
>>
>> And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
>> out.
>
> I recall that, back in the day somebody (A G Silver, possibly?) opined
> in this froup that the sotry that Mr Verhoeven actually wanted to tell
> was The Forever War.
>
Forever War would be far too subtle and cerebral for them.

Paul S Person

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Nov 9, 2023, 12:01:28 PM11/9/23
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On Thu, 9 Nov 2023 16:12:00 +0000, Phil Culmer <use...@culmer.org.uk>
wrote:

>On 07/11/2023 17:52, Paul S Person wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
>> <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>>>
>>> And he's likely spinning in his grave.
>>
>> And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
>> out.
>
>I recall that, back in the day somebody (A G Silver, possibly?) opined
>in this froup that the sotry that Mr Verhoeven actually wanted to tell
>was The Forever War.

That would have been very interesting.

But no Bugs.

Lynn McGuire

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Nov 9, 2023, 12:31:05 PM11/9/23
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On 11/9/2023 11:01 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2023 16:12:00 +0000, Phil Culmer <use...@culmer.org.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> On 07/11/2023 17:52, Paul S Person wrote:
>>> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:26:10 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
>>> <dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 11/6/2023 1:35 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>>>> “Elon Musk's xAI Officially Announces Grok, Its Answer to ChatGPT"
>>>>> Somebody has read Heinlein.
>>>>>
>>>> And he's likely spinning in his grave.
>>>
>>> And I suspect has been since the Verhoeven /Starship Troopers/ came
>>> out.
>>
>> I recall that, back in the day somebody (A G Silver, possibly?) opined
>> in this froup that the sotry that Mr Verhoeven actually wanted to tell
>> was The Forever War.
>
> That would have been very interesting.
>
> But no Bugs.

Several scientists have theorized that some of the possible alien
societies out there will be hive minds. Many of the authors have
written such books: Alan Dean Foster, Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, etc.

Lynn

Dorothy J Heydt

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Nov 11, 2023, 12:21:24 AM11/11/23
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In article <dof2N.57553$KCJd....@fx45.iad>,
[Hal Heydt]
Or--if being formal--Mycroft.

Lynn McGuire

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Nov 11, 2023, 12:35:54 AM11/11/23
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Wasn't MYCROFT an acronym for several words ?

NO ! The acronym was "Lunar infrastructure and machinery are largely
managed and controlled by HOLMES IV ("High-Optional, Logical,
Multi-Evaluating Supervisor, Mark IV"), the Lunar Authority's master
computer, on the premise that having a single, large-capacity computer
to run everything is cheaper (though not safer) than multiple
independent systems.[5]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_Is_a_Harsh_Mistress

"The narrator is Manuel Garcia ("Mannie") O'Kelly-Davis, a computer
technician who discovers that HOLMES IV has achieved self-awareness -
and developed a sense of humor. Mannie names it "Mike" after Mycroft
Holmes, brother of fictional Sherlock Holmes, and the two become
friends.[6]"

I really need to read TMIAHM again, it is sitting in my SBR. Along with
the sequel, "The Rolling Stones", the final years of Hazel Stone.

Lynn

Jay E. Morris

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Nov 11, 2023, 11:13:16 AM11/11/23
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On occasion though, Michelle.

Lynn McGuire

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Nov 13, 2023, 5:04:37 PM11/13/23
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???

Lynn

Scott Lurndal

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Nov 13, 2023, 7:14:36 PM11/13/23
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Why not?

Lynn McGuire

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Nov 13, 2023, 7:50:09 PM11/13/23
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Oh, I forgot about that in TMIAHM. Thanks for the reminder.

Lynn

Filksinger

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Nov 14, 2023, 12:19:29 AM11/14/23
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On Friday, November 10, 2023 at 9:35:54 PM UTC-8, Lynn McGuire wrote:
<snip>
> I really need to read TMIAHM again, it is sitting in my SBR. Along with
> the sequel, "The Rolling Stones", the final years of Hazel Stone.
>
> Lynn

The Long Family rejuvenated Hazel Stone some time between the events of "The Rolling Stones" and "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls", so rather than her final years it was more a temporary senescence.

Regards,
Filksinger

Filksinger

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Nov 14, 2023, 12:24:34 AM11/14/23
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Or Adam Selene.

They might also have used Pallas Athene, Tina, or Minerva. Gay Deceiver doesn't seem to quite fit, though.

Regards,
Filksinger
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