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    Default Re: Questionable Content XVII: "My Brain Is Trash And I Live On The Internet"

    Open marriages are a thing, but bigamy... er, pet-amy? Perhaps? Is against the law in nearly every place that isn't Utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    Open marriages are a thing, but bigamy... er, pet-amy? Perhaps? Is against the law in nearly every place that isn't Utah
    Polygamy is legal in 58 countries, according to Wikipedia, following a pattern that we really can't discuss here. Typically, although not universally, later wives must be agreed to by the earlier wives. In Utah bigamy is a misdemeanor.

    And as far as I know, there are no current laws concerning marriages by robots.

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    Fair enough, but I couldn't be bothered to look it up just for a one-line joke - hence that "nearly", which I admit is doing an inordinate amount of heavy lifting to support that - but thank you all the same
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    Ok, i admit, this latest page was pretty good, up to and including "oh no Bumblebee!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Ok, i admit, this latest page was pretty good, up to and including "oh no Bumblebee!!!"
    Is Bumblebee a
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    then? I suppose I should look it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSh View Post
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    then? I suppose I should look it up.
    Yes. He's somewhat iconic.
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    You know, I think "Safe and boring" is likely to be an appropriate descriptor for following Roko outside as well, truth be told, unless Yay commits themselves to fixing the transformer themselves (which would likely be only slightly more entertaining for them, given their demonstrated capabilities).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoxRationis View Post
    You know, I think "Safe and boring" is likely to be an appropriate descriptor for following Roko outside as well, truth be told, unless Yay commits themselves to fixing the transformer themselves (which would likely be only slightly more entertaining for them, given their demonstrated capabilities).
    Not to mention that they have backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoxRationis View Post
    You know, I think "Safe and boring" is likely to be an appropriate descriptor for following Roko outside as well, truth be told, unless Yay commits themselves to fixing the transformer themselves (which would likely be only slightly more entertaining for them, given their demonstrated capabilities).
    It is weird. Also, why is Roko rushing out to give people emergency batteries? It's been seconds, could anyone actually be in danger from being out of power for this long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungrycrow View Post
    It is weird. Also, why is Roko rushing out to give people emergency batteries? It's been seconds, could anyone actually be in danger from being out of power for this long?
    That's what I wondered, too. Then I remembered that Roko is a robot running on electrical power, and we have seen May suddenly run out of power. Someone might miss his recharge and fall catatonic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    That's what I wondered, too. Then I remembered that Roko is a robot running on electrical power, and we have seen May suddenly run out of power. Someone might miss his recharge and fall catatonic.
    May's junk body had extremely bad charge retention. Most other AI chassis seems to function at least in the cell phone range of charging, in that they can function for many hours of normal operation and probably much longer if they stay in one place and don't move. So the actual risk - especially a the power disruption of a transformer explosion (these do happen, usually because some animal managed to crawl into the transformer) is inherently localized - is quite small.

    More reasonably, we're seeing Roko's cop heritage at work. She's acting upon the internal compulsion to do something, anything, in an emergency situation that many first responders develop even though technically she's no longer a first responder. It's actually one of the better bits of character work to show up recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechalich View Post
    May's junk body had extremely bad charge retention. Most other AI chassis seems to function at least in the cell phone range of charging, in that they can function for many hours of normal operation and probably much longer if they stay in one place and don't move. So the actual risk - especially a the power disruption of a transformer explosion (these do happen, usually because some animal managed to crawl into the transformer) is inherently localized - is quite small.

    More reasonably, we're seeing Roko's cop heritage at work. She's acting upon the internal compulsion to do something, anything, in an emergency situation that many first responders develop even though technically she's no longer a first responder. It's actually one of the better bits of character work to show up recently.
    This is, i think, late at night. Its not at all unlikely that many of the robots in the complex have come close to depleting their regular charge and are down to their last 10-5% of power, whatever their comfort threshold is.
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    Strictly speaking, influencers do not count as legal persons, which is the main reason why their videos are all shot from their bedrooms.
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    I swear, I'm sure that Jeph is deliberately trying to make me loathe his AI characters. I just knew, as soon as I saw that stupid, noseless face, that the mind behind it was going to be obnoxious and irritating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    This is, i think, late at night. Its not at all unlikely that many of the robots in the complex have come close to depleting their regular charge and are down to their last 10-5% of power, whatever their comfort threshold is.
    I would think it depends on the chassis? May's went from 20% to 0% in 3 seconds because her battery, or her readout, or both were broken, but Winslow somehow made it to Outer Mongolia to help herd yaks for a month, or whatever, so presumably his can go longer than a day without charge. Likewise, they don't need sleep or get hungry so I would imagine that many would have atypical work patterns, so why we'd expect the majority to be on the verge of 'starvation' as an equivalent to end-of-day-bedtime feels unlikely?
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    Yay will delete that photo as often as it is posted.
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    It's not just robots who need power - having a decent power bank will be useful for meat-based creatures as well (providing a light source if nothing else). But yes, Roko putting her training to good use...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    but Winslow somehow made it to Outer Mongolia to help herd yaks for a month, or whatever, so presumably his can go longer than a day without charge.
    They have electricity in Mongolia. And in farms. And in mongolian farms.
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    Oh dear. Clinton is about to meet Yay. This might not go well.
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