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Scabrous Birdseed
20-04-2003, 12:15:36
Er, just shut your eyes and pretend it's tomorrow... I will barely have time to post in the next week or so (exams, essay) and I'm bored.

Anyway, 20Q.net is a sometimes frighteningly good 20 Questions AI engine, which will attempt to guess anything you can think of in less than 20 questions. I've yet to play a game where I answered everything in accordance with the agreed-upon "truth" and yet managed to decieve the database, it's that good.

Play anonymously here (http://y.20q.net:8095/btest), or go to the front page (http://www.20q.net) to register and recieve additional options/leverage.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-04-2003, 12:32:01
This would be even better if it actually worked.

Er, just register, people, it takes 2 secs and asks for no personal details.

Immortal Wombat
20-04-2003, 13:05:43
or log in as Counterglow, pw gaytwat

Immortal Wombat
20-04-2003, 13:08:24
oooh, it is good...:D

not too hot on dinosaurs though

Sir Penguin
20-04-2003, 13:21:40
Can it liquefy small furry animals?



The Shaker
20-04-2003, 13:33:27
ha ha

I give-up
Could you have been thinking of...
nail clippers
bug spray
an air freshener
body lotion
a fire extinguisher
the bible
hair gel
the Book of Mormon
nail polish
hair conditioner

The Shaker
20-04-2003, 13:34:01
Is antiseptic lotion the same as...
a candlestick holder
a wooden candlestick
candida albicans - fungus
artificial flowers
an athletic supporter - jock strap
the large intestine
a tungsten filament
sodium bicarbonate
an electrical outlet
a diesel locomotive
a hand-held computer
a barbershop quartet - singing group

Sir Penguin
20-04-2003, 13:36:14
I learned that a gila monster is native to North America.


*End Is Forever*
20-04-2003, 17:11:14
I've just taught it that a guitar is not native to New Zealand...

20-04-2003, 23:02:11
Wow, who would have know that a pygmie marmoset probably doesn't play music.

Greg W
21-04-2003, 06:08:46
I am guessing that it is a soccer ball?
Yes , No , Close

29. I guess it a rubber ball? Close.
28. Could you send it in the mail? Yes.
27. Does it involve contact with other humans? Yes.
26. Do you carry it in your pocket? No.
25. Can you find it in a house? Yes.
24. Do you love it? Doubtful.
23. Is it multicolored? Yes.
22. Was it invented? Probably.
21. Was it used over 100 years ago? Yes.
20. I guess it a beach ball? Close.
19. Are there many different sorts of it? Yes.
18. Is it small? Probably.
17. Does it burn? No.
16. Is it round? Yes.
15. Is it something you can wear? No.
14. Is it outside? Yes.
13. Can you play with it? Yes.
12. Is it heavier than a pound of butter? No.
11. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
10. Do you hold it when you use it? No.
9. Do you use it in your home? No.
8. Can it be used more than once? Yes.
7. Is it something you bring along? Yes.
6. Is it soft? Yes.
5. Is it hard? No.
4. Is it pleasurable? Yes.
3. Do most people use this daily? No.
2. Can it make a sound? No.
1. It is classified as Other.

You were thinking of a soccer ball.

Is it pleasurable? You said Yes, I say Doubtful. :hmm:
Is it hard? You said No, I say Yes. :hmm:
Is it soft? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it heavier than a pound of butter? You said No, I say Yes. :nervous:
Is it small? You said Probably, I say No.
Do you love it? You said Doubtful, I say Yes.
Could you send it in the mail? You said Yes, I say No.

Uncommon Knowledge about a soccer ball
Is it a primate? I say Probably. :lol:
Is it printed? I say Probably. :lol:
Is it lumpy? I say Probably.
Can it jump? I say Yes. :hmm:
Does it like to play? I say Probably.
Is it symbolic? I say Probably.
Is it located in the sky? I say Probably. :lol:
Is it originally from Europe? I say Yes.
Is it made in many different styles? I say No.
Is it black? I say Yes. :hmm:
Is it a specific type? I say Probably.
Is it spotted? I say Yes.
Does it get hard? I say Yes. :nervous:
Does it have a hole in it? I say Yes.
Would you touch it with a 10-foot pole? I say Doubtful,
Can it affect you (cause an effect to you)? I say Yes.

21-04-2003, 14:53:50
it got "tank" and "echidna" right, but I beat it with "virus".

So it learns what people using it believe to be true instead of the truth, no?

21-04-2003, 16:41:45
Darn you MDA! I just used virus. :)

Scabrous Birdseed
21-04-2003, 20:02:08
I did "virus" over 6 weeks abgo when I was testing this game out.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-04-2003, 20:02:29
I think it might be the natural choice.

22-04-2003, 10:07:01
I went for Aircraft Carrier and it got it on the last guess. Impressive.

22-04-2003, 10:12:32
I beat it with magic mushroom although it was the top guess after it gave up:

a psilocybin mushroom

22-04-2003, 10:33:18
Same here with "rocket launcher".