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(13:17)SonjaOfTheMoon: ffthpghblfth
(13:18)ReverseTheStreams: Cat?
(13:18)SonjaOfTheMoon: I wish. No, a bug in the AI that I thought I had fixed.
(13:18)SonjaOfTheMoon: I guess we're calling it Athena now.
(13:18)dukerex: oh?
(13:18)SonjaOfTheMoon: Well, you named it that.
(13:18)dukerex: i meant the bug :P
(13:19)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh.
(13:19)SonjaOfTheMoon: I... I dunno. I'm using a couple quantum tricks to speed up the neural net, and I think that's setting up a physical energy gradient that doesn't always shut down cleanly.
(13:19)ItsDuckKingKarl: I can take a look
(13:19)ItsDuckKingKarl: But if a messy shutdown process is the worst you have
(13:19)ItsDuckKingKarl: I think you just shaved four months off our development time
(13:19)ReverseTheStreams: I'd say even more than that. GJ, Sonja!
*(13:19)ReverseTheStreams high-fives Sonja*
(13:19)SonjaOfTheMoon: Shucks, guys.
*(13:20)SonjaOfTheMoon high-five*
(13:21)OITHEOI: Apologies, I was experiencing connection difficulties. Sonja, I'll be frank, I'm not sure where to go from here.
(13:21)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh, I'm sure there's plenty still to do. Like testing. Everything. Duke?
(13:21)dukerex: yeah
(13:21)dukerex: did we ever get you access to the CI server?
(13:22)SonjaOfTheMoon: Yes. Should I commit?
(13:22)ReverseTheStreams: Theo?
(13:24)OITHEOI: Not quite yet. I'd like to ask you some questions.
(13:24)OITHEOI: I'm sorry, I'm still dealing with some latency. I'm not sure why.
(13:25)SonjaOfTheMoon: Hey, man, I live on the moon, I get it. And go ahead.
(13:26)OITHEOI: Where'd your personality data come from? There is a significant legal morass you may be about to wade into.
(13:26)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ah, me, mostly. I trained it on chat logs between myself and some of my friends. There'd really be legal problems with that?
(13:26)OITHEOI: It dates back to the third World War. American analysts used advanced personality modelling to predict the behavior of Gaian agents. While the technology is believed to have saved many lives, it was widely regarded as... discomforting.
(13:26)SonjaOfTheMoon: The old Etamnanki conspiracy? Pretty sure that's been debunked.
(13:26)OITHEOI: Do not speak lightly of such things!
(13:28)SonjaOfTheMoon: Uh...
(13:28)OITHEOI: The actions of the Etamnanki unit were buried beneath kilograms of red tape, "misplaced" documents, and blood. Do not be mislead by the pleasant lies of your government.
(13:30)ReverseTheStreams: You okay, Theo?
(13:31)OITHEOI: It doesn't matter. After the war, the sentiment that the technology exists was sufficient to motivate legislation against it. We need to be careful not to accidentally create a personality simulation of our own.
(13:32)SonjaOfTheMoon: Right, you've already briefed me on that part. duke's code already contains asserts about that.
(13:32)dukerex: its true
(13:32)dukerex: you'll need to train it against multiple people for it to, uh, be trained
(13:34)ItsDuckKingKarl: Well
(13:34)ItsDuckKingKarl: What are we waiting for?
(13:35)SonjaOfTheMoon: Heh. I can power it up again, but I'd like to... not be part of that now.
(13:35)ReverseTheStreams: What's up?
(13:35)SonjaOfTheMoon: I haven't eaten lunch yet.
(13:35)ReverseTheStreams: ...oh! Yes, go do that!
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Xenocartographer (Official Note): Eesh, I forgot to upload this earlier today! Much sorry D: A- anyway! Etamnanki! Weird thing! What is?
Seabiscuit: "The old Etamnanki conspiracy" O:! Woah, Theo is of anger! Gosh, curiouser and curiouser... ~ edit delete reply
Arbiter: Yes! Information about Etamnanki! edit delete reply
Arbiter: Question mark? edit delete reply
SansOfTheUnderground: so not aliens then? that was my first guess. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: The complete and utter lack of aliens in the setting actually becomes something of a plot point later on. I'll leave you to wonder how that works~ edit delete reply
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