Patterico's Pontifications

12/10/2008

Quote of the Day

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 11:20 am



[Guest post by DRJ]

A man and his robot: “She is very patient and never complains.”

He seems happy. I’m not sure about her.

— DRJ

22 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. That poor guy needs a Woodrow Wilson dime. If you haven’t read the short story by Jack Finney, it is about a guy living in New York who is married and kind of bored with his wife and his job. One day, he gets a Woodrow Wilson dime as change at a news stand where he gets his paper on the way home (written 1968). When he gets home, he finds that his wife is now the girl he thought about marrying and didn’t. When he goes to his job the next day, it is different and he finds that he is now in a world of alternative choices.

    Eventually, he starts getting a little bored again but then finds a Roosevelt dime in his change one day and figures out that this is the way for him to get back to his other life. It’s a great story and the title is “The Coin Collector.”

    I wonder why?

    Mike K (531ff4)

  2. Greetings:

    I think he really means she hasn’t complained yet. HAL (2001; A Space Odessy) was nice in the beginning, too.

    11B40 (58657e)

  3. His sentence makes about as much sense as “all red squares are round and blue.” If it’s patient and doesn’t complain, it isn’t a she.

    Chuy Henderson (08b3ff)

  4. So, is the fembot named Galatea

    Techie (07c8ee)

  5. #1

    Things turn on a dime ?

    Vermont Neighbor (de46bd)

  6. She may not complain but she slaps.

    DRJ (b4db3a)

  7. When her hard drive needs cleaning, he’s right on top of it.

    Vermont Neighbor (de46bd)

  8. I’m walking away from all possible “floppy drive” and “RAM” jokes…

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  9. You should see her coin-sorting trick.

    Vermont Neighbor (de46bd)

  10. Can she order pizza and remain quiet during football games? Cause then I think you’ve got something.

    JayC (3cfe5f)

  11. Le, a scientific genius from Brampton in Ontario, Canada, said he never had time to find a real partner so he designed one using the latest technology.

    He said he did not build Aiko as a sexual partner, but said she could be tweaked to become one.

    “Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm and reacting to touch as if she is playing hard to get or being straight to the point,” he said.

    When the concept of a perfect robotic woman is fantasy, it’s fun. In real life, it’s creepy and pathetic.

    L.N. Smithee (9c1fce)

  12. I’m walking away from all possible “floppy drive” and “RAM” jokes…

    I’m not above them. But I will say he’s apparently made a 64-bit hooker.

    Steverino (69d941)

  13. Gee, I dunno – “No, I will not lick your foot – I am not your personal slave” doesn’t sound like complaining to him? :)

    Also, when asked “who is your creator” Aiko says “my creator and master is…”

    Ick. Creepy is right, L.N.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  14. He said: “Aiko doesn’t need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day. She is the perfect woman.”

    Apparently I really, really need to be making more of a concerted effort. If only I didn’t require food! If only I didn’t require sleep! If only I could work more! Then I too could be the perfect woman…just like a freaking plastic doll. If this is what inventor Le Trung thinks a perfect woman is, well, is probably just as well he’s single. He’ll do less damage that way.

    Dana (79a78b)

  15. As long as he stays in that basement.

    Another Drew (4fff38)

  16. The linked article said that Aiko knows 13,000 sentences; I’m guessing that he never programmed in “No!”

    The Dana who has been married to a real woman for 29 years, 5 months and 22 days (556f76)

  17. Why would you want a “female” companion that has the ability to say “NO”?

    Another Drew (4fff38)

  18. The genius said:

    Aiko doesn’t need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day.

    Almost? OK, I’ve just gotta ask, why almost? Does she need four minutes of sleep? Does she have a union contract? What’s up that she won’t work those last few minutes?

    The curious Dana (556f76)

  19. Almost? OK, I’ve just gotta ask, why almost? Does she need four minutes of sleep?

    OS reboot, maybe? I’m wondering what the BSOD looks like on her.

    Steverino (db5760)

  20. If she’ll go so long without rest, she obviously doesn’t have a Windows based OS.

    Another Drew (4fff38)


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