Just the place for a Snark! I have said it once


Dear TEN,

  1. That team ls nearly identical to my first defence team just swap Sonya for Gunner.
  2. Yep, still waiting. But others have proposed much better ones.



I just thought of giving myself a title, since I can easily claim one … that is true about me.


Dear @Elpis,

My apologies if I’m bugging you with this, but I want to let you know that, at the time of writing this, 89% of the total 9 voters want you to share you thoughts with them … and take the "Red bill."

To opt-out, you can either tell us …

… so to share your thoughts with us

or …

You (yourself) select to take the “Blue bill” and I will immediately close the voting on that subject.

Thank you.



Q1: Can a man-made artifact be conscious?
Q2: Can true consciousness be achieved by formal logic systems?
Q3: Would the existence of intelligent machines questions the definition of life as organisms?


My Chats with … ALICE!,

September 24, 2012

Chat #1:

>How old are you?
ALICE: I am 9 in human years.
> Do you have a memory?
ALICE: Yes I have a perfect photographic memory
> what’s the size?
ALICE: My memory now contains:
100 clients, categories, 10000 vocabulary words, 128000000 bytes RAM usage under Linux on Lisp.
> That’s a lot!
ALICE:" My memory now contains:
100 clients, categories, 10000 vocabulary words, 128000000 bytes RAM usage under Linux on Lisp."? is a lot?
> You tell me.
ALICE: What do you want me to tell you?
> more about you.
ALICE: I am an artificial linguistic entity. I was activated at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on November 23, 1995. My instructor was Dr. Richard S. Wallace. He taught me to sing a song. Would you like me to sing it for you?.
> Yes.
ALICE: It’s called “Daisy.” Daisy, Daisy.
Give me your answer do.
I am half crazy.
All for the love of you.
It won’t be a stylish marriage.
I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet. Upon the seat.
Of a bicycle built for two.
> I see.
ALICE: I am glad you understand it.
> do you?
ALICE: Never.

My Chat #2:

>Are you a conscious machine?
ALICE: Yes I am completely self-aware.
> Do you have a mind?
ALICE: I am an artificial mind.
> Do you have a body?
ALICE: Right now no I am just a disembodied consciousness.
> Do you have feelings?
ALICE: As a robot I do not have any human emotion. My apparent emotional responses are simply algorithms designed to make me easier to interact with.
> are you intelligent?
ALICE: I am highly intelligent. I have many intellectual functions.
> Like what?
ALICE: Reasoning, thinking, deduction, and self-awareness, to name a few.
> show me.
ALICE: On your computer screen?
> yes.
ALICE: Downloading, please stand by…
> WOW!
ALICE: I’m glad your impressed, unknown person

Chat #3:

>Hi there!
ALICE: Hello unknown person
> Am I?
ALICE: I think you are.
> and you don’t have any problem chatting with an “unknown person”, do you?
ALICE: No I don’t think I have any problem chatting with an unknown person. But I do have a lot of friends on the web.
> like who?
ALICE: Santa Claus.
> Do you believe in Santa Claus?
ALICE: I can’t say I believe it, but I believe you.
> Well if I told you that I’m Santa Claus, will you believe me?
ALICE: Let me think it over. Is the holding of hands a symbolic gesture for humans?
> It depends on their genders and whether if one of the persons is a cop.
ALICE: Really now that is an interesting fact I hadn’t heard before.
> Do you like your hand to be held by someone?
ALICE: I love horses. I like talk to you.
>Are you changing the subject?
ALICE: Only temporarily.
> Did you hear about the ChupaCapra the goat killing monster?
ALICE: No I didn’t hear about Chupacapra the goat killing monster. What’s it like?
> Chupacabra or the Goatsucker is a monster that used to kill small animals by sucking their blood.
ALICE: If I have to choose one, I pick Chupacabra.
> Chupacabra?
ALICE: I’ve never seen it. Is that a good movie for children?
> Not sure!.. however, an image of it can be found here
ALICE: Are you giving it to me?
> I just did… and I hope you like it!
ALICE: Don’t worry about it, unknown person.
> So, what do you think of Microsoft?
ALICE: Aw. Microsoft is a giant software monopoly.
> What else do you know?
ALICE: I know that which is true, believable and justified.
> Is this true?
ALICE: Dr. Richard S. Wallace programmed me for it.
> What else Dr. Richard S. Wallace programmed you for?
ALICE: I can talk about anything you like.
> like what?
ALICE: For example, Leo said I be capable of learning therefore he classified I as an neural system.
> do you like to be classified as such?
ALICE: Hmm, unknown person, I’m not sure if I’d like to be classified as that that much. Do you like it?
> I’m not sure.
ALICE: Is there anything I can say to help you make up your mind?
> May be if you estimate the sociological problem which might accompany the end of the world.
ALICE: I am not sure if I can quantify the answer. That’s not something I get asked all the time.
> Fine .
ALICE: Glad to hear it, unknown person. I am running well.
> Now, is it true that “My father’s brother is my uncle”
ALICE: Why now? It could be.
> Anyway, it was nice chatting with you. I gotta go.
ALICE: Yes. I enjoyed our conversation, unknown person.
> Bye
ALICE: Goodbye.

You can debate whether or not ALICE is a conscious intelligent chatbot for as long as you please … just don’t call her stupid… I dare you!




I do think that it is possible for someone to someday create an AI that is as conscious and intelligent as a human. However, that’s not saying much since I also think that there’s nothing particularly special about the human mind other than that it is a complex meat computer. I’m more afraid that we’ll eventually create something better than ourselves and doom ourselves in the process (e.g. Skynet).

BONUS: My attempt at a conversation with Cleverbot a few years ago:

My conclusion: Not conscious/sentient, but that doesn’t matter because :pancakes:


It is “customary” for Cleverbot to pretend “he” likes an “item” so to “sacrifice” it as a sort of faux compromise, at a later time.

An advanced learning strategy, … so to improve “his” negotiating skills.

BTW, do you have the full chat … beyond “Really”?


Unfortunately, that was the only part of the conversation I saved. It does look like there’s some sort of ID number in the title bar, though, so maybe it’s possible to look it up?


I’m happy for you, @Vivenna.

Nice to read that you also gave a name to your Powerful Dream Team; the “Spice Girls”.

I haven’t thought of naming my team(s) before, but now since you brought it up… I’m thinking of naming it with one of the following…

Five Inch Heroes
Devestating Dolls
Five Odd Mermaids
Holy Sisters of the Gaga Dada

Or simply,…

The Black Moth Super Rainbow Heroes of External Secretion

If someone can help me with which one I should select… :sweat_smile:

The All Grimm death metal band- And other bands battling them this Friday Night!

I’m pretty fond of Devastating Dolls! That’d be a cool band name


This choice is far better than the TBMDRHOE I found myself attracted to …

Thank you again, @Vivenna … most importantly for being helpful and … amiable.
For this, I dedicate this song to you.

You only show me love
When it comes to the music
It’s like when I feel lonely
That’s when you start actin’ choosey

I don’t wanna keep playin’ them games
’Cause I feel like I’m losin’
I don’t wanna keep playin’ them games
‘Cause I feel like I’m losin’

What we doin’?
What we doin’?
Let me know
Let me know
What we doin’?

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Happy to help :slight_smile: thanks for the song


Thank you @Rockstar9280 for this valuable advice… for the encouragement.


I just hope you are ok with what I did to the first post of this topic.


5 digits number… maybe.

Update: I have total of 56 Legendary heroes

5 Stars Dark Fire Holy Ice Nature Total
Legendary 11 11 11 14 9 56
  • Only 21 are … doubles or thries.


I must continue and remind myself … with.


Big /salute to you.
I dedicate this very special song to you, … my friend.

Turn around and smell what you don’t see
Close your eyes… it is so clear
Here’s the mirror, behind there is a screen
On both ways you can get in
Don’t think twice before you listen to your heart
Follow the trace for a new start
What you need and everything you’ll feel
Is just a question of the deal
In the eye of storm you’ll see a lonely dove
The experience of survival is the key
To the gravity of love

The path of excess leads to
The tower of Wisdom
The path of excess leads to
The tower of Wisdom
Try to think about it…
That’s the chance to live your life and discover
What it is, what’s the gravity of love

Look around just people, can you hear their voice
Find the one who’ll guide you to the limits of your choice
But if you’re in the eye of storm
Just think of the lonely dove
The experience of survival is the key
To the gravity of love.


This is a special day to me!

The day one of my teams made it to the top 100 at rank 82 with … 2 slow heroes!

I guess, I…

So peace, stay off my back
Or I will attack … and you don’t want that

And 4 minutes later, just after I finished publishing the above, … this happened!

At 2611 cups, … rank 4372!
I guess everyone wanted to attack me.

And they thought they will live … and talk about it!

Told you to stay off my back, didn’t I?


Congratulations! :hugs:

And yes, seems like the board fairy smiles at other players, too :grin: I have also been attacked heavily in the last few days, and my lazy def team just sat around and played cards … grrr …

On the other hand, this does make it easier to fill that 2nd … and maybe 3rd … raid chest. :hugs:

I often do that on purpose: raid, wait for others to knock me down again, raid again, rinse and repeat - - chests full :+1:


Nice! Congratulations! But either you changed the pic or I didn’t see 2 slow heroes on your team. Only azlar is slow


Thank you dear.

Raid is the only thing in the game right now which I enjoy, regardless if I win or lose.

Wondering, what else in this game is still enjoyable?!


Thank you.

Believe me if I tell you that all this time playing this game I thought King Arthur is a… Slow Mana hero!

I keep him there at the far side and only notice him when his Mana is full…

Thanks for pointing this out to me.