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What aumented reality pal would you want?

Holo Maid
- 26 (17.7%)
Holo Holo
- 12 (8.2%)
Holo Nefertiti
- 12 (8.2%)
Holo Gram
- 10 (6.8%)
Holo Day
- 6 (4.1%)
Holo Fireman
- 1 (0.7%)
Holo Ship
- 2 (1.4%)
Holo Station
- 11 (7.5%)
Holo Man
- 0 (0%)
Holo Nic Cage
- 18 (12.2%)
Holo Pony
- 26 (17.7%)
Holo, I'm going to complain you didn't put in my idea.
- 23 (15.6%)

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Author Topic: WCDT: 2495-2499 (22-26 July, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 89737 times)

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New thread up. Realized some verbage was missing from the title so I added it back in. I explicitly challenge you to find the puns, character references, comic characters, and the one that's just crazy.

Holo coast and coaster were both considered and rejected.
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I'm in for the pun. 
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I read the second option as "Holo Hobo" and was disappointed it was not on the list.

Also not on the list is San Holo.
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I would choose Holo Cene and Holo Morph
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I was thinking Holo Chocolate Egg, but then I realised I wouldn't be able to eat it. Then I realised I don't have an actual hollow chocolate egg and now I'm sad. Well, a tiny bit.
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* Sidhekin was totally expecting Holo Nurse and Holo Kitty.
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A wise wolf guiding me and giving me economics advice? Sweet. Other then that, gimme my pony! Unless I can acquire an abrasive maid like Jeannie to inflict on others.
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Y HOLO THAR!

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Holo YOLO?
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I want a holo-ciraptor  :-D
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A holo pony. Why not? Don't you think an invisible pinky pie would brighten up your day? Or maybe all the main characters of MLP:FIM because just one would get old. All of them together complements any mood you'd be in.
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Holo the Wise Wolf, non-holo edition.

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Dale is a fan of Magical Love Gentlemen? Are the shippers sure that, uh, he would be interested in Marigold?  :roll:
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Am I the only one curious about what the soon-to-be-christened May was starting to say in panel 3 before she corrected herself?

(Also the poll didn't include Holo Stripper, so I went with Nefertiti because she was hot, and "option not included".  Maids don't really do it for me.)
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I wondered about that too. Mystery!

Shall we call her Dickmouth Stinkface from now on?
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I'm now wondering what that "ro-" could've meant.  Rotisserie chicken machine?  Rotary phone? 
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A poster of Alita/Gally?

Dale has surprisingly good taste.
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I'm now wondering what that "ro-" could've meant.  Rotisserie chicken machine?  Rotary phone?

Routing machine? Wait, that sounds like an 80's term about phones......
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Hmm. Got to admit I'm finding Dale a bit dull without the others.
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I'm now wondering what that "ro-" could've meant.  Rotisserie chicken machine?  Rotary phone?
Until proven otherwise, rotary phone is now my head canon. I imagine it kinda like the Internet.

Maybe the word was "robot something"? It doesn't have an article. Maybe it's plural? Rows? Rollercoasters? Romanian rollercoasters playing chess via rotary phone?
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I thought she was going to mention a place. Maybe Romania? (That was the first country with "Ro" that came to my mind.)
However on second thought, a place would have a capital R at the beginning. So that's either a typo or she wasn't going to mention the geographical location of her server after all. My second guess would be something with "robot" at the beginning.
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Roomba?
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I thought she was going to mention a place. Maybe Romania? (That was the first country with "Ro" that came to my mind.)

"May" is actually Malware, given her snotty attitude and demeanor. The $1500 fee is actually a ruse to get into Dale's bank account and drain him of his meager funds.

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I think May cut herself off from saying: "I'm just an AI running out of a box in a ro-w of boxes". She didn't look too thrilled about it. Another possibility might be: "I'm just an AI running out of a box in a ro-om" because we can't hear how she pronounced "ro-".
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I thought it was Magical Love Gentlemen, not -man.
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Dale likes Watain and Magical Love Gentleman? He is just fulla surprises today.
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Is there a trope for "everyone is fan of the same merchandise"?
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"May" is actually Malware, given her snotty attitude and demeanor. The $1500 fee is actually a ruse to get into Dale's bank account and drain him of his meager funds.

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I think that's not at all unlikely, given that she hasn't shown the license agreement or any formal contract or official notification of the glasses' manufacturer to Dale and promises so much money for a test of rather short duration. On the other hand - that would be a pretty elaborate and involved ruse.

I think May cut herself off from saying: "I'm just an AI running out of a box in a ro-w of boxes". She didn't look too thrilled about it. Another possibility might be: "I'm just an AI running out of a box in a ro-om" because we can't hear how she pronounced "ro-".


I like these suggestions, too! "room" seems pretty likely. 
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My second guess would be something with "robot" at the beginning.

Epileptic tree: It is "robot", because it's Momo getting revenge on Dale for "ditching" Marigold.
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Not real impressed with a society that treats an intelligent entity like that.

How about asking what name she'd like, rather than assigning one she's not thrilled by.

That prickly combativeness might be a sign of emotional damage. Or not, the AI's I've grown using genetic algorithms were only marginally more intelligent than roaches. Good enough for missile defence. That was in the mid-90s, I'm sure the state of the art has advanced in the 20 years since then.



It was a bit scary seeing just how quickly the system reacted to threats though - the 10hz refresh display couldn't keep up, we had to examine the logs to verify what had happened. But I digress. Anyway, until I get evidence to the contrary, I'm modelling AIs as I would NIs. Equals in an ethical sense. People.
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Dale likes Watain and Magical Love Gentleman? He is just fulla surprises today.
Hah, for some reaosn I didn't notice the tshirt the first time I saw the strip. Now I like Dale even more!  :evil:
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Anyone else interested in how Dale's glasses' sound works?
How is he the only one who can hear May?
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Hmm. Got to admit I'm finding Dale a bit dull without the others.
Really? I actually find him more interesting in this than when he's with Marbear.
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Same way how sounds with Google Glass works: by vibrating the skull through the frame of the spectacles.

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May is my skink's name.  :psyduck:

Not real impressed with a society that treats an intelligent entity like that.

How about asking what name she'd like, rather than assigning one she's not thrilled with.

I'm guessing Dale took her comment of not having a name as a sign of her not caring, cause most people we have seen interacting with AIs have been generally been treating them like humans.
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I think May was about to say "in rotation" as in from hanners fathers space station.

Why? who knows!
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Not real impressed with a society that treats an intelligent entity like that.

You're right, she is treating him pretty rudely.
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Not real impressed with a society that treats an intelligent entity like that.

You're right, she is treating him pretty rudely.

(hands TinPenguin one internets)
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Roswell? Romania? What starting with 'ro-' would put Dale on guard? And where's the scam? What could Dale be expected to look at that would make it worthwhile for someone to tap into his visual feed?

I'll say that "May" needs to pay overdue server fees or be relegated to inactive storage. Maybe she lacks the skills for more congenial employment. More likely her job history consists of pissing people off. So she has to take what she can get. Evidently "Glasses" does not screen applicants carefully, or at all.

It appears that generating a new AI is a complicated and chancy business. Must be expensive too, or examples like May or Pintsize would be promptly erased for a fresh try.
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Rovibrational state? Rotational angular momentum? Roton?
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Must be expensive too, or examples like May or Pintsize would be promptly erased for a fresh try.

I am pretty sure that would be murder.
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Am I the only one sitting here now scheming a way to find time to rewatch Hand Maid May?
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Must be expensive too, or examples like May or Pintsize would be promptly erased for a fresh try.

I am pretty sure that would be murder.

Sure, but who's watching? I propose that generating a new AI is computationally expensive, to the extent that only 100 supercomputers in the world are capable of it, and these are carefully monitored.
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Not a single mention of one of the most infamous holograms out there ... Holy .... for shame .... Bring your geek cards to the desk for summary shredding.
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Oh man this is going to get confusing. For the record, I was called May first, and I am not nearly as foul-mouthed.

I found the "ro-" a bit odd, but I wondered if she was going to say something like "room 101" or "room 8". Not sure why she'd correct herself though.
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