Re: SPACE: Tito Interview

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 22:53:36 MDT

Your "humor" seems to be primarily aimed at bashing or otherwise putting
down other people and ideas. It's getting old real fast. In fact, it is
so old already that it should be dead and buried, and it would be if this
list had any moderation. Just to let you know where you stand...

Hey, for kicks, I went through your recent posts to this list which
can been found here:

Out of over 100! posts since March 1st 2001, I could not find a single
original thread (forwarding silly pieces of news doesn't count) that
you originated. Vast majority of your "posts" go like this: you quote
someone's whole message with a sarcastic, useless comment at the top
"Probably burned at the steak." from the "Mad Cow" thread.

Is it too much to ask that out of 100 posts in less than 2 months that
there be some substance? Otherwise, what is the point? Do not have any
friends in RL, and we are stuck as your bar buddies?

What's sad is that my own post history for the last two months is not
exactly perfect either. Perhaps I have come to unconsciously regard the
list as a quick dumping ground for news blurbs and chitchat.

John Marlow wrote:
> What a great idea!
> [Facetious comment; this falls into the category known as "humor."]
> Let me see if I have this straight: You're one of the main guys
> endeavoring to create a friendly--pardon me, Friendly--AI, right?
> God help us. I hope it's friendlier than you.
> jm
> On 26 Apr 2001, at 15:29, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > Wow thank you for that amazing contribution to the Extropian knowledge
> > base. Why not just forward all of the CNN tech articles to this list
> > every day along with a sarcastic comment?
> > ...
> John Marlow

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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