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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday May 26, 2002
06:51 PM

amibotornot

[ #5231 ]
Dear Log,

[As me and a friend are making fun of some marketroid jibberish...]

<technik> that line is one of the most bereft, content-free I've ever read.
<technik> it's the sort of stuff you get from Markov chains

<TorgoX> it's embedded in piles of other gibberish.

<technik> amibotornot
<technik> we could put real gibberish side by side with generated crap

<TorgoX> Chomsky bot!

<technik> spooky.
<technik> it's not much different than my mission-statement maker CGI. Just different input

<TorgoX> yup. Gibberish is a universal (non-)language.

<technik> the scary part is that the phrases and snippets chosen for that chomsky bot really make as much sense as the original

<TorgoX> hehehe
<TorgoX> Chomsky always /did/ want the cliché Western dream of a notation that did all the thinking for you.
<TorgoX> He seemed to assume that stopping thinking was the /first/ step in that process, whereas I'd say it should be the last.

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