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Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« on: 02 Jan 2011, 11:54 »

http://us.akinator.com/#

Click the above link and then click play, and then think of a public figure, either fictional or non-fictional, super-famous or obscure (obscure is better), from any field.

It's like 20 questions, but it is super super super good at it.

For instance: Guessed correctly Lemmy, Trajan (Roman emperor), David Foster Wallace, Henrik Lundqvist, Eddie (Iron Maiden mascot), Genesis P-Orridge and T. Rex from Dinosaur Comics. Stumped him with Marcus Furius Camillus. All of the correct guesses took about the standard 20 questions.

Try to stump it!
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jan 2011, 11:57 »

Stumped it immediately with Stan Rogers.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #2 on: 02 Jan 2011, 11:59 »

I beat it once, don't remember with what though

It got me on GLaDOS, I was a little freaked out when it asked if the person was in a Valve game.

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It got David Grohl and I'm pretty sure it's gonna guess Ezio


Beat him with Ron Perlman
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #3 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:05 »

i was thinking of ian mackaye and i got tim mcilrath

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #4 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:06 »

i guess that means i win though dovey do you give me a prize now or something?
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #5 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:07 »

Yeah, it's kinda interesting when you can actually see it close down on the correct answer. Like I thought it was gonna either take forever to get Trajan or just miss completely but then it sprung "Is he Spanish" (yes) and "Is he known for having a beard" (no, but the other prominent Spanish emperor of the period was) in a row and I knew I was done.

Of course and then sometimes it just manages to guess correctly from seemingly nowhere with no specific signifying questions asked at all.

EDIT: Sean that's weird because a couple of people on the forum I got this from said it got Ian Mackaye really easily. Maybe you're just not good enough at knowing things about Ian Mackaye? You win the prize of my eternal derision.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #6 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:08 »

And being fired from punx
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #7 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:12 »

Yesterday when we did this in Meebo it got Roast Beef (Achewood), Steve Albini (Shellac), Tim Midgett (Silkworm), Johnny Howson (Leeds United), Psylocke (X-Men) before I finally stumped it with Andrew Mason (CEO of Groupon).
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #8 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:12 »

Yeah I managed to get it to Ian Mackaye even quicker than most of the time. I think you just suck dogg.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #9 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:14 »

man dovey hush i know lots of things about ian mackaye maybe i just know too much.

okay that is probably not true man if im getting fired from punx this means i have to become a super hipser now oh god
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #10 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:21 »

It got Jimmy Page pretty easily, stumped it at first with Neil Gaiman's Dream, but then played on and it got it after like 7 more questions.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #11 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:22 »

fuck me it got Eduard Khil in like 15 questions goddamn this thing
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #12 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:25 »

Pff. Psylocke is easy, what's weird is that it took longer to figure out Norah Winters (2nd guess) from ASM (newish + obscure supporting character) than it did Pixie (New Mutants/New X-Men/now regular Uncanny X-person).

Stumping it on Morrison era Batman; failed to get Jezebel Jet etc.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #13 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:27 »

Yeah I managed to get it to Ian Mackaye even quicker than most of the time. I think you just suck dogg.

It's more than probable that more people had just stumped it/done it on Ian MacKaye. Witness the birth of SkyNet!
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #14 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:30 »

Man I think "Morrison era Batman" is a bit too specific.

Stumped it on Jon Wurster.

Managed to get Bob Loblaw (Lobs Law Bomb) after one wrong guess.

OK that is ridiculous he managed to get Jek Porkins (extremely minor Star Wars character) in like just over ten guesses, first try.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #15 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:44 »

It took almost 30 questions to get Alan Watts, its first guess after 20 was Thomas Hardy.

It took a few less to guess Hari Seldon, its first guess was Valentine Michael Smith.

It guessed Bassnectar only after guessing Steve Aoki.

Then it figured out Hiro Protagonist, Urza, Herr Starr from Preacher pretty quickly.

I finally stumped it with John Perkins (author of "Confessions of an Economic Hitman").
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #16 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:47 »

I've stumped this thing once in like 15 tries, with Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. This thing is insaaaane and kind of addictive.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #17 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:57 »

I stumped it on Ganondorf but to be fair it's first guess was Link.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #18 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:59 »

I stumped it repeatedly with Tim Roth but, in hindsight, I don't know shit about Tim Roth so I probably shouldn't be too proud of myself.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #19 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:59 »

After 2 tries, with Ickis from Real Monsters and Alpha from Power Rangers, he finally got Benson from Regular Show

I was getting a little scared at the end when he was talking about having red hair and being part of a team, but then he guessed Guy Gardner instead of Niles Caulder.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #20 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:01 »

Wow is this thing freaky. It got Anton Newcombe in 20 questions but it took 43 to come up with Mark E. Smith.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #21 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:09 »

I stumped it with Frida Hyv÷nen.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #22 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:15 »

Guessed Mr. Plinkett (he of the hour-long Star Wars prequel movie reviews) correct in less than 10
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #23 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:25 »

He got Judge Dredd, Marcus Cole of B5, but not Lt. Castillo of Miami Vice

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #24 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:33 »

Holy shit, got Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film on the first try.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #25 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:37 »

Got him with Moondog
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #26 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:39 »

It got Dead, Euronymous, Michael Gira, and Richard D. James.  Stumped it with John Balance, though to be fair I probably answered some of the questions wrong
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #27 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:40 »

It got Spider Jerusalem, Roy from The IT crowd, Ichii from Ichii the Killer, Baba Yaga, and countless others, but failed on Greg Ginn (Black Flag).

I'm pretty impressed.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #28 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:41 »

dude got jeph on the first try.

this thing is insane.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #29 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:46 »

for whatever reason though it has no idea who tommy is
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #30 on: 02 Jan 2011, 13:52 »

It even guessed my penis correctly
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #31 on: 02 Jan 2011, 14:12 »

Well shit it got Arthur Von Nagel
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #32 on: 02 Jan 2011, 14:15 »

It finally got Stan Rogers after 40 goes, but after 30 he went for Gordon Lightfoot.

Also, totally stoked that it got
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #33 on: 02 Jan 2011, 14:38 »

Well shit it got Arthur Von Nagel

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #34 on: 02 Jan 2011, 14:54 »

Got Bela Bartok in 30; didn't get Michael Finnissy (living composer).
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #35 on: 02 Jan 2011, 15:19 »

Couldn't get Anton Webern even after 40 questions.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #36 on: 02 Jan 2011, 15:41 »

hahah I had SIouxsie Sioux and he guessed Cheryl Cole after 20 questions :/
I kept playing though and he got her in the next 10!
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #37 on: 02 Jan 2011, 15:43 »

It didn't get Marianne Faithfull, even though she was already in their list.  I think it goes off on the wrong track if you tell it that you know or are related to someone; it also often wastes time by asking the same question several times.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #38 on: 02 Jan 2011, 16:15 »

I tried a few Scary go Round characters, but it didn't get any.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #39 on: 02 Jan 2011, 16:41 »

I played with this a couple months ago I think? The only figures I really was caring about were literary ones, and I think the only one it managed to get was Nabokov. Admittedly, many of them were fairly obscure poets.

EDIT: I mean, not even really obscure poets though. Charles Olson, Guy Davenport, Denis Levertov, etc.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #40 on: 02 Jan 2011, 16:43 »

stumped on Mr. Rogers.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #41 on: 02 Jan 2011, 16:47 »

This thing gets a bit screwy when it's stumped. It homed in really quickly on the fact that my person was a musician, but after a few "No" answers suddenly it started asking questions like "Is your character a running back?" and "Does your character deal with chemistry?" Then after asking if my character was old (he's dead, so I answered "Probably/partially") it guessed Miles Davis (having established early on that we were talking about a jazz musician, surprise suprise), which was incorrect. After a few more questions it guessed John Coltrane, also incorrect. It also asked, as question 34, "Does your character have white skin?", having established very early on that ther person was black. Finally, after guessing Dizzy Gillespie (again incorrect) and asking about 40 questions it conceded defeat. I happily introduced my new "character" to it.

The person I was thinking of was Herschel Evans, who to be fair is pretty obscure, though anyone keen on 30s big-band swing will probably have heard of him.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #42 on: 02 Jan 2011, 17:42 »

It guessed Ginobili which made me happy because he was just so smiley

but I tried to get it to guess Charlie from Sunny and it came up with Mac.

It's fun to see it figuring out who you're thinking of as the questions get progressively more specific though, like, "does your character drink a lot"
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #43 on: 02 Jan 2011, 17:48 »

Okay now I stumped it with "the janitor from Austin Powers who laughs at Austin"
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« Reply #44 on: 02 Jan 2011, 18:44 »

I am laughing so hard right now because it's taken only 7 questions for him to ask "is your character from the Fallout series" when I was thinking of the protagonist from Fallout 3.
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« Reply #45 on: 02 Jan 2011, 18:46 »

He guesses: "The Vault Dweller (Fallout)"
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #46 on: 02 Jan 2011, 18:47 »

Haha Q 13: "does your character smoke?"  (I am thinking of Don Draper)

He got it
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #47 on: 02 Jan 2011, 20:49 »

Gave up trying to get Jeff Tweedy, took like 40+ questions to get Marrow from the X-men, couldn't get Nick Cannon's character from the film Drumline.
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« Reply #48 on: 02 Jan 2011, 20:58 »

Couldn't get Ultimate Nick Fury, but got the regular Nick Fury exactly before giving up.
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« Reply #49 on: 02 Jan 2011, 21:38 »

It got Hannelore in 18 questions.
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