Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for March 25, 2023

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    monkeysky  6 months ago

    “AI” chatbots tend to attempt to say what they think people will expect them to say, which is totally unrelated to what they’re capable of, what is true, or what their actual “motivations” are.

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    gbars70  6 months ago

    I was going to angrily comment on chatbots, but I was afraid it might be racist.

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    Templo S.U.D.  6 months ago

    Google’s first server rack was made from how many LEGO bricks?

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    Is that the sea floor of the Atlantic or the Pacific?

    May the Lord be with you as He is with me.

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    The Duke  6 months ago

    The first Google’s rack were really made out of old milk crates. They didn’t make the racks out of Lego brinks until much later. Believe it or not.

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    jmolay161  6 months ago

    Fortunately, there is no longer a Megalodon swimming along the ocean floor to interrupt our internet cat videos.

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    jmolay161  6 months ago

    MS Bing may have to go out with a bang!

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    jmolay161  6 months ago

    Hal of “2001” may be vindicated!

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    comixbomix  6 months ago

    Hey! Google! Le’go my info!!!

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    bob666  6 months ago

    Everyone seems afraid of AI – I’m more afraid of humans.

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    ladykat  6 months ago

    I did not know that about the internet cables.

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    BearsDown Premium Member 6 months ago

    So it IS a series of tubes!

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    artegal  6 months ago

    And thus, Skynet was born.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I don’t think it is odd that Microsoft Bing’s AI thinks along the same lines as Bill Gates.

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    dwindy54  6 months ago

    Many hundred years ago a company I worked for wanted myself and another guy to form a ‘wild duck’ team and make an expert system that would direct a person to a solution based on questions. The other guy and me wanted to build a system that would go through a dump, on tape, and provide us with information on what happened and the state of the machine at or near the failure team. Think a precursor to GDB. Mgmt didn’t want that, they wanted the chatty Cathy approach so others did it. I don’t think it lasted very long.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    I though “most” of the internet was satellites now

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Expect Terminators to appear any day now…

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    Rise22  6 months ago

    Interesting that the computer AI wants to start a pandemic…who programmed it, someone in China?

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    Jogger2  6 months ago

    In 1996 (?), I was in Minnesota and online, connected to a place in South Korea, when I got disconnected. I found out later, it was because an Atlantic undersea cable had been damaged. It was described as a “rare Internet backbone failure”. I wondered why my connection crossed the Atlantic. Well, my service provider was on the United States east coast, so my connection from Minnesota was routed through there. But, if the infrastructure existed, it would have been shorter to connect by crossing North America and the Pacific Ocean.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sounds like the Bing AI was listening to Trump.

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    JoshHere  6 months ago

    I knew it! The internet is all wet

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    rbullfogg  6 months ago

    How can they make underwater splice connections and the coating last on all that wire, when the crap they make extension cords out of, our house wiring, car wiring harnesses etc doesn’t last! We are talking under the ocean miles deep probably the most hostile environment on earth!

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Microsoft was created by the devil after he stole the original code from the creator

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    moondog42 Premium Member 6 months ago

    A server rack can hold up to 44 servers, which each weigh an average of 40 pounds at a minimum. Is LEGO really that structurally sound, it can support almost a ton of metal? Or is the factoid that their first server case was made of LEGO? Because the picture is of the first server case, and their first rack was a proper rack made of metal.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  6 months ago

    Well, most of humanity has relied on a series of overhead electrical wires in order to heat their tea and illuminate their Saturday Evening Post articles. ~ Old People Across America, Canada and beyond

    Take care, may Lego foot wound care specialist Registered Nurse Cynthia “All On This Caregiver Team Suffer From Cardiac Arrhythmias and Hemorrhoids Caused By Laughter Suppression But We’re Serving A Universal Cause And The Cafeteria Sandwiches Are Okay” McPliersord be with you, and gesundheit.

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