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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Ben_Jones 22 May 2008 03:56:01PM 0 points [-]

You're taking a great deal for granted. It takes a very wide knowledge base to be able to derive additional information.

Caledonian, back to the start of the post please....

Bambi - everyone knows Vista contains basic Bayesian reasoning and pattern recognition techniques. I hope you weren't typing that on a Vista machine. If so, I'd suggest plastic surgery and a new identity. Even then it may be too late.