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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 AM
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FUN thing to do--but addictive
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:04 AM by tblue37
http://20q.net /

Go there and play 20 Questions with a computer interface. It is hilariously fun. You can even buy a handheld version of the game for about $17.00, which I plan to do as soon as the summer is over and I start getting a paycheck again.

Warning, though--it is addictive, and the AI is amazing.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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1. Right on both counts!
I like it, a lot, and it eats up time like crazy!!
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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2. Neat!! It figured out "helicopter" in 17 questions.
:-)
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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3. just gave it a quick try... that IS pretty cool
I don't think I'll get addicted, but I'll pass along to some who might!
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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4. DAMN YOU!!!! (just kidding)
I don't need anything like this right now!!!

I was thinking of a paper punch - it took it about 30+ questions to guess it. This is too cool!
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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5. I bought that game for my cousin for Christmas.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:06 AM by Shell Beau
It was the "hit" of the holiday. Everyone was addicted and amazed. It pretty much guessed everything. Even really weird shit. It was a big joke that the CIA or something else had something to do with it.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:53 AM
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6. I won with a gas pedal.
Lost a bunch of times, though...
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:03 AM
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7. I won a few times,
but mainly because I am a college English instructor, which is to say that when the AI asks questions, the nuances of language often prevent me from choosing easy, straightforward answers.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:12 PM
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23. That's the key, I think.
It took 29 questions to guess a bottle of perfume, and on a second try, I stumped it with "kimono."
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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:10 AM
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8. I beat it, but it got the answer in 30 questions
Q30. Get your mind out of the gutter! I am not allowed to talk about stuff like this, but, I am guessing that it has something to do with sex?
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:23 AM
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12. The game is G-rated. If you want an R-rated version, you have to register.
My son tried "cock" and "dick." I haven't tried those, but he says it was hilarious.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 AM
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9. I beat it with a spark plug
man has truly triumphed over machine :P
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:23 AM
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11. I beat with chair!
:)
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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:13 AM
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10. I just beat it again, it gave up after it hit 30 and made 3 guesses
I was thinking of a ski lift.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 AM
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13. i won - 30 questions
Chicken Patty.
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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14. I got it with "weed"
as in marijauna. it did say "weed" after 28 ?s, but it wasn't referring to the good kind of weed. stupid machine.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:21 PM
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20. I bet that if you were thinking
"marijuana" rather than "weed" in the sense of marijuana, it would have won.

Arianna Huffington says "anus" stumped it, but that it did come up with "butt," which is damned close.

(BTW, I found out about the site by reading The Huffington Post. Credit where credit is due.)
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:52 PM
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21. no, my answers pertained to marijuana
probably programmed by a republican. it kept guessing stuff like 'dandelion'.
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:19 PM
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15. 'I am guessing that it is a gland.'
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This thing is fantastic.

It got "sea anemone" and "golf ball" with no problems. Also "belt." Had trouble with "battery."

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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:44 PM
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16. It guessed "bassoon" in 19. Wow.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:52 PM
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17. It correctly guessed a cup of tea.
I thought that might outsmart it; I thought it would certainly know tea, but a cup of tea....I was wrong.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:59 PM
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18. took 27 to get tooth brush
cool :bounce:
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:18 PM
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19. Keep in mind,
it is just a toddler, and it is still learning. The more we play with it, the faster it will learn.

Also, if you give iffy answers to the questions, the AI will not find it as easy to get the right answer.

I totally stumped it last night with dust jacket (for a book), but I bet it would guess it eventually now.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:09 PM
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22. I beat it several times
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:51 PM
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24. eating sunflower seeds is addictive too.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:00 PM
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25. Good game... couldn't figure out "feces"
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:11 PM
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26. My game... I was going for woodpecker
Q17. I am guessing that it is a quetzal (trogon - bird)?
Right, Wrong, Close

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16. Does it like to be petted? No.
15. Does it have a long tail? Yes.
14. Is it considered valuable? Irrelevant.
13. Does it hop? No.
12. Does it bring joy to people? Yes.
11. Do you find it in the sky? Yes.
10. Can it climb? Yes.
9. Does it live in large populations? No.
8. Can you see it in a zoo? Maybe.
7. Is it a vegetarian? No.
6. Does it have a spine? Yes.
5. Does it have wings? Yes.
4. Is it green or black? Yes.
3. Can it run fast? No.
2. Does it live in the forest? Yes.
1. It is classified as Animal.
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:44 PM
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27. I beat it with car radio.
I gave up with just radio.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:55 PM
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28. Too Cool!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:57 PM by Jeff In Milwaukee
Right several times, but a funny result was that I was thinking of my boss (who is terrific person) and the result came back "soul mate." She'll find that amusing.

On Edit: I tried it again with George W. Bush, and after 17 questions, the simulation made a guess: "A Fool"

Damn! This thing is accurate!
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:00 PM
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29. I beat it.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:01 PM by xmas74
It said that it could not guess it.
Pregnant woman

(too many questions I could answer w/ sometimes. "Does it stink?" "Can you eat it?" I was laughing the whole time).
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:58 PM
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30. HA I stumped it with "cave". I am surprised at that.
but it got me on #17 with bat
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:32 AM
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31. Kick
It got "taco" in less than 20 questions.

B-)
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:10 AM
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32. Stumped it with radium
Maybe I'll try another element....hee hee...
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:21 AM
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33. holy crap
holy crap... its awesome
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:18 PM
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34. It correctly guessed "window," after 16 questions.
Pretty amazing.
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