[2012-Sep-19] Lawyers Versus Genies

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[2012-Sep-19] Lawyers Versus Genies

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Look, this isn't that complicated.

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Bertrand Russell has you covered.

Never mind lawyers, the genies should have consulted a mathematician-- all you need is a type system. SImply only accept wishes phrased within a constrained grammar which prevents self-referential statements by requiring for example only 2-sets can contain 1-sets. Then specify the genie will grant any first-order wish.

There, was that so hard?

I TRIED TO POST THIS LIKE LAST FRICKIN NIGHT BUT YOUR MYSQL SERVER SUCKS

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Not sure if already posted.

Eventually we'll make them bow to our will.

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If I could have a fictional job, I would like to be a wish consultant.

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Suprisingly XKCD has done it better http://xkcd.com/1086/

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So that teapot in outer space actually has a genie inside. Now it all makes sense!

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Jewlian wrote:Suprisingly XKCD has done it better http://xkcd.com/1086/
I don't see why it's surprising; xkcd is not on an every-day schedule and so he can actually think of good ideas instead of having to pump something out every day.
Hell, even at that rate it's not great;
Cyanide and Happiness has plenty terrible comics and those guys alternate so they do like 1 every 3 days-ish

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xkcd has terrible comics too. I would wager that every comic that has produced a substantial amount of material has some absolute crap. I've yet to find anyone who is perfect at their job, I don't know why people keep expecting entertainers to be.
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