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by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 3990

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

Please link us directly to these contests. ***Sorry again gd but what contests would I link you directly to and where do I find them These: 2) Some AI programs act so genuinely human that contests are staged in which the participant communicating by keyboard has to judge whether he's chatting with ...
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sivvy / sivvied
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: sivvy / sivvied

Also consider "sifted".
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 3990

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

MITA is one of the chat-bots in your link.
Alice is better, but hardly fit for any contest.
Please link us directly to these contests.
Thanks.
450 favorites? You probably invite 450 of your most intimate friends to your parties?
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Truly Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 11
Views: 3990

Re: Truly Artificial Intelligence

MITA is really unintelligent. Which did you recommend ?
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 4840

Re: Purchase

It is anything but rare in these parts. It is in the family of 'get a grip', 'toehold', 'get a handle on', 'take ahold of' and perhaps 'Louisiana', although that is probably more transactional. It sure carries with it, for me, the concept of some kind of notch, or break in a surface, which allows a ...
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sivvy / sivvied
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: sivvy / sivvied

Maybe an incorrect, or corrupt, sieved. The meaning fits.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is it correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Is it correct?

Yes. Thanks. And you're welcome.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: damned if you do, damned if you don't
Replies: 7
Views: 5902

Re: damned if you do, damned if you don't

Point well taken. To the Marxist's "binary" "From each according to his ability; to each according to his need" is added the unspoken, "and I'll be on the committee which determines ability and need."
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: hawk
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: hawk

Bob, no origins are listed in my tool books, but the Online Etymological Dictionary entry, under "hawk", amongst related words: perch (1) "where a bird rests," c.1290, "a pole, rod, stick, stake," from O.Fr. perche "unit of linear measurement" (5.5 yards), also "measuring rod, pole, bar" used to mea...
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Song Lyrics
Replies: 18
Views: 6728

Re: Song Lyrics

One might incorrectly call that literature.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: keep on truckin'
Replies: 4
Views: 5001

Re: keep on truckin'

'If it's not on the page, it doesn't count.', so of course I was wrong, but it certainly continues to feel like keep on keeping on followed keep on truckin', keep on trying, or keep on something . At least they are not separated by 50 years... My first reading of the term was accompanied by ZAP's Mr...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Australia

Must be a public-radio-thing. I remember an announcement pertaining to a fellow from the North-eastern section of west-South Dakota.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Washed up
Replies: 24
Views: 3737

Re(a drop of golden sunnn): Warshed up

You're all washed-up.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Washed up
Replies: 24
Views: 3737

Re: Washed up

which are often hyphen-falutin', or should-be.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: keep on keeping on
Replies: 3
Views: 19900

Re: keep on keeping on

It most likely came after "keep on truckin" and "keep the faith" as an encouragement that when you can't keep doing those things, it is hoped that at least you'll be able to "keep on". Most likely it was the -in' form.