Non-human intelligence is here!

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Non-human intelligence is here!

Postby lamefun » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:15 pm UTC

For humans:

  • GUI
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

Clearly not for humans:

  • Command line (especially Bash)
  • LaTeX
  • Apache/nginx
  • Emacs

Any questions?
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Re: Non-human intelligence is here!

Postby illwieckz » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:27 pm UTC

Hi lamefun, happy to see you again! About humanity, you probably know that:

  • cave era: point & grunt
  • civilization: language
  • history: writing

Being able to talk to the computer is civilized computing, command line is civilized computing.
Bash is a language with syntax, grammar and lexicon, bash enables civilization.

Civilization is the humanity's blossoming.

This answer is not a joke.
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Re: Non-human intelligence is here!

Postby Ishq » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:36 pm UTC

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Re: Non-human intelligence is here!

Postby lamefun » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:20 am UTC

illwieckz wrote:Being able to talk to the computer is civilized computing, command line is civilized computing.
Bash is a language with syntax, grammar and lexicon, bash enables civilization.

Command line is caveman computing.
Civilized computing is GUI, speech recognition, natural language processing, strongly typed programming languages and strongly typed IPC.

Command-line is: communicating with a computer by typing one-liners.
More often than not in a horrendous untyped programming language.
With an inconsistent, barely comprehensible syntax and poor auto-completion.

More good critique of the command line.

In a civilized computer world, the role that is currently taken by the command line would be filled by a small IDE pane in Windows Explorer.
Think of the Microsoft Quick Basic immediate pane, but inside a file manager.

Where you would have access to a programming language of your choice with proper code completion.
Where you would be able to easily use multiple lines for more complex scripts.
Where it would be a standard practice to use full HTML instead of treating the computer as if it were a glorified typewriter.
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Re: Non-human intelligence is here!

Postby lamefun » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:47 am UTC

About website registration.

For humans: login through social networks (Google+/Facebook) that require real-life identity (eg. through a phone number).
Not for humans: login and password.

The proof to that is the ubiquity of the "Forgot password?" feature.
It clearly can't be expected of humans to remember passwords or not to forget where they wrote them down.

About data storage.

For humans: cloud storage provided by a social network.
Not for humans: local storage devices.

It can't be expected of humans to use back-ups.

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