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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 26, 2024, 15:43
Ant
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 26, 2024, 15:43
May 26, 2024, 15:43
 Ant
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 25, 2024, 10:59:
Oh man, I'm kinda surprised ICQ was still alive.
My ICQ contacts and I don't use it at all. I logged into http://web.icq.com to see what I missed. NOTHING.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 26, 2024, 15:25
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 26, 2024, 15:25
May 26, 2024, 15:25
 
Quick! Everyone add my ICQ UIN: 1748982

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Re: Saturday Metaverse - Google Answers
May 26, 2024, 14:03
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Re: Saturday Metaverse - Google Answers May 26, 2024, 14:03
May 26, 2024, 14:03
 
The fact that Google and other companies are 'training' their decision tree non-AIs on the fucking internet should terrify everyone. Obviously, as evidenced here, not everything online is fucking true or accurate in the first place, and what passes for AI doesn't understand a fucking thing yet, so it can't sort through lies, half truths and omissions yet, or possibly ever.

There will probably not be any real AIs in our lifetimes, just these glorified if-> then randomized programs using flawed datasets. Later versions are already being built on these shitty flawed models, and it will only get worse over time. Be ready for the nonstop spam of complete bullshit in a few years, as if it hasn't already started. Neal Stephenson was right.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse - Google Answers
May 26, 2024, 07:02
Bub
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Re: Saturday Metaverse - Google Answers May 26, 2024, 07:02
May 26, 2024, 07:02
Bub
 
For the past 25 years, Google’s search engine has been a cornerstone of the Internet, providing immense value through its powerful search capabilities. However, it’s important to critically evaluate Google’s other significant venture, YouTube. Now 19 years old, YouTube is a video-sharing social media platform designed to maximize user engagement. This design often results in content that leans towards the emotional, sensational, and sometimes even misinformation, rather than factual accuracy. The algorithms appear to favor content that will generate the most reaction, rather than what is factually correct, authoritative, or aligned with common sense and decency. It appears that those algorithms have been relied on to build Google's latest AI summaries.
Consequently, the responses provided by those AI summaries can be considered less reliable compared to those from competitors like Copilot, which prioritize accurate and helpful information.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 26, 2024, 00:26
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 26, 2024, 00:26
May 26, 2024, 00:26
 
I consider ICQ is my "generation" of communication software. I am 51.

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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 23:39
Jivaro
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 23:39
May 25, 2024, 23:39
 Jivaro
 
I used to take pride in remembering my ICQ number. I know it was 128 something something something. My old man brain has forgotten the last 3. I used CorranDK or XII_Corran (Quake Clan name) back then as my user name for just about everything. Even here I think for awhile.

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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 23:24
Wolfen
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 23:24
May 25, 2024, 23:24
 Wolfen
 
Fleche wrote on May 25, 2024, 20:55:
527295 =)
Showing our age and OG status with those 6 digit numbers.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 22:46
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 22:46
May 25, 2024, 22:46
 
fakespyder wrote on May 25, 2024, 17:42:
ICQ. Major flashback!
Must download it from Tucows before it's too late.

Oh man, I remember whiling the hours away poking around Tucows seeing what was new and interesting.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 20:55
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 20:55
May 25, 2024, 20:55
 
527295 =)
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 17:42
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 17:42
May 25, 2024, 17:42
 
ICQ. Major flashback!
Must download it from Tucows before it's too late.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 17:21
Wolfen
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 17:21
May 25, 2024, 17:21
 Wolfen
 
Remember my ICQ number still haha. 399656. Used that for ages until like around 2011 or so.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 16:14
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 16:14
May 25, 2024, 16:14
 
Other than standard phone texting, I haven't used any kind of instant messaging since I was laid off work 8 years ago. But when I left there were still people using ICQ. That's why I used Trillian, there were like five different applications people used. ICQ, AIM, Goggle Chat, and a couple of others I can't recall at the moment. So, I knew ICQ was still around...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 16:13
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 16:13
May 25, 2024, 16:13
 
J wrote on May 25, 2024, 13:57:
I remember ICQ being 'da ting' around the time of Action Quake 2.

I too, remember ICQ and AQ2.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 13:57
J
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 13:57
May 25, 2024, 13:57
J
 
I remember ICQ being 'da ting' around the time of Action Quake 2.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 11:49
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 11:49
May 25, 2024, 11:49
 
Wow thinking back haven't used ICQ or AIM in like 25 years. Haven't even used IRC in years sadly.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 11:32
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 11:32
May 25, 2024, 11:32
 
AI will save us. Yousaidwhat
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 25, 2024, 10:59
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 25, 2024, 10:59
May 25, 2024, 10:59
 
Oh man, I'm kinda surprised ICQ was still alive.
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