META: Probability of this and that...blah blah blah

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 23:36:18 MDT

After reviewing several of this poster's comments, which are long on
sanctimony and short on argumentation, the List Sniper has finally
become annoyed enough to ask this poster not to post further on the SL4
list until further notice.

Constructive criticism of technical points is *most certainly* welcome
on SL4. Repeated unimaginative name-calling is not.

- Emil Gilliam

On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 11:21 PM, Barkley Vowk wrote:

> ...

> Mental illness: millions of documented cases, Uber machines: 0.
> And where is my math wrong exactly? When the uber machines come and
> kill
> me, I'll try and hold on long enough for that big "I told you so", but
> these will be uber machines so I can make no promises.
> Don't get me wrong, I really subscribe to the idea of AI, and posthuman
> futures, but this is my future and a bunch of paranoids raving on the
> internet isn't helping my hopeful posthumanity along. At this rate,
> we're
> going to be locked in a dark, dank cell soon, and this bullshit
> paranoia
> will usher in another dark age. Ok, its great that you're concerned,
> but
> its way over the top.
> We can't even get a word processor right and we're worried about its
> ugly
> theoretical step-cousin destroying the earth for reasons only a
> hollywood
> script writer could love. Funny.

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