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Moving to Northampton! Who's Your Roomie?

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Author Topic: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)  (Read 18776 times)

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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 06 Mar 2020, 08:38 »

That was funny.

I do wonder... are humanoid robots deliberately built to be just human strong? And where is the line where greater strength comes into play? Punchbot, for instance, appeared to have greater than human strength.

Remember, the bulk of the programming in a robot is to maintain sentience.

Some robots are definitely built to be stronger than humans (Bubbles, Crushbot, those who fought illegally).  Some have other means of defence (Momo).  Even if Beepatrice and Millefeuille are stronger than Elliot, do they know how to fight?  Elliot might be able to hold them off long enough to drain a significant amount of power, especially since his default reaction is essentially to defend rather than attack.
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 06 Mar 2020, 09:23 »

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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 06 Mar 2020, 15:57 »

Is Beeps Naruto running?
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #103 on: 06 Mar 2020, 23:59 »

IMO, one of the tricky but Very Important things to do with anything running a version of the Three Laws is to somehow keep them from coming up with an entirely logical interpretation of the First - or formulating a version of the Zeroth - that involves taking away all human freedom, for our own good / to protect us from ourselves and each other.

Because really, we'd all be so much safer (in both/all senses of the word) if we spent our entire lives locked into Matrix pods or something.
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 07 Mar 2020, 07:03 »

Well, that's bizarre - Beeps just wanders in, Millefeuille admits that this will probably keep happening - but Elliot loudly announcing his (and Clinton's) entrance is treated as home invasion?!  :?
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 07 Mar 2020, 13:02 »

Well, that's bizarre - Beeps just wanders in, Millefeuille admits that this will probably keep happening - but Elliot loudly announcing his (and Clinton's) entrance is treated as home invasion?!  :?

Yeah, the joke doesn't land for me at all because it strains credibility too much. Who hears a person come into a house openly and loudly and assumes "this is a burglar"?
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 07 Mar 2020, 13:05 »

My money's on Amber.
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 07 Mar 2020, 19:06 »

IMO, one of the tricky but Very Important things to do with anything running a version of the Three Laws is to somehow keep them from coming up with an entirely logical interpretation of the First - or formulating a version of the Zeroth - that involves taking away all human freedom, for our own good / to protect us from ourselves and each other.

Because really, we'd all be so much safer (in both/all senses of the word) if we spent our entire lives locked into Matrix pods or something.

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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 07 Mar 2020, 20:47 »

"With Folded Hands", Jack Williamson.
Exactly. I thought of that story when talking about “Little Lost Robot” earlier.  “Nestor” doesn’t have the “...or through inaction allow a human to come to harm” clause in the First Law. “With Folded Hands” is the logical result of really thoroughly applying that clause.
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 07 Mar 2020, 23:45 »

Maybe she wore padded pants before getting her implant and hasn't gone shopping for padless pants?

Padded ... pants?

I recall padded jackets ... (One more reason to be grateful that FB didn't exist in the early 90s)
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 08 Mar 2020, 00:27 »

Maybe she wore padded pants before getting her implant and hasn't gone shopping for padless pants?

Padded ... pants?

I recall padded jackets ... (One more reason to be grateful that FB didn't exist in the early 90s)

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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 08 Mar 2020, 14:31 »

Padded ... pants?
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #112 on: 09 Mar 2020, 03:27 »

Padded ... pants?
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Apparently it seems there is no longer a safe answer to "does my bum look big in this"...

And asking "Should it look big?" is also wrong.
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 09 Mar 2020, 04:11 »

Padded ... pants?
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Apparently it seems there is no longer a safe answer to "does my bum look big in this"...

And asking "Should it look big?" is also wrong.
I'm guessing "What would you prefer?" or "What are you aiming for?" are also both bad.

EDIT: typo fix
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 09 Mar 2020, 08:50 »


Been offline for a few days.
Came back to see that Clinton has been re-tagged as "Floofy" Boy...

Better... better.... :)
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Re: WCDT strips 4211 to 4215 (2nd to 6th March 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 11 Mar 2020, 07:20 »

Maybe she wore padded pants before getting her implant and hasn't gone shopping for padless pants?

Padded ... pants?

I recall padded jackets ... (One more reason to be grateful that FB didn't exist in the early 90s)

How about inflatable pants?
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