February 26, 2012
Had a good chuckle:

http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.html

Andrei
February 26, 2012
>From another article:
"Inheritance is the noesis".

You bet it is.
February 26, 2012
On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Had a good chuckle:
>
> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.html
>
> Andrei

Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
February 26, 2012
On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu <no@spam.invalid> wrote:

> On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Had a good chuckle:
>>
>> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.html
>>
>> Andrei
>
> Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.

At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to fool users to see the ads :)
February 26, 2012
On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu <no@spam.invalid> wrote:
> > On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> >> Had a good chuckle:
> >> 
> >> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm l
> >> 
> >> Andrei
> > 
> > Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
> 
> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to fool users to see the ads :)

I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate random research papers for you, but even those are way better than this, because that sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way that its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers is stuff that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually means), whereas this is just horrible English. It pretty much _has_ to have been done manually simply because an autogenerator would have done a better job as far as the English goes if not the content.

- Jonathan M Davis
February 26, 2012
On 26 February 2012 23:24, Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg@gmx.com> wrote:
> On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu <no@spam.invalid> wrote:
>> > On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> >> Had a good chuckle:
>> >>
>> >> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm l
>> >>
>> >> Andrei
>> >
>> > Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
>>
>> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to fool users to see the ads :)
>
> I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate random research papers for you, but even those are way better than this, because that sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way that its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers is stuff that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually means), whereas this is just horrible English. It pretty much _has_ to have been done manually simply because an autogenerator would have done a better job as far as the English goes if not the content.
>
> - Jonathan M Davis

There are books that are generated using Markov chains, then sold on amazon. There are also bots that try to sell used copies of books, so you have robots writing, buying a selling books!

--
James Miller
February 26, 2012
On 26/02/12 11:24, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu<no@spam.invalid>  wrote:
>>> On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>> Had a good chuckle:
>>>>
>>>> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm
>>>> l
>>>>
>>>> Andrei
>>>
>>> Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back
>>> again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
>>
>> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to
>> fool users to see the ads :)
>
> I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate random
> research papers for you, but even those are way better than this, because that
> sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way that
> its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers is stuff
> that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually means)

Someone actually managed to get a paper like this accepted to a conference. :)

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

-Lars
February 26, 2012
On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:47:53 +0100, Lars T. Kyllingstad <public@kyllingen.net> wrote:

> On 26/02/12 11:24, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>> On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
>>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu<no@spam.invalid>  wrote:
>>>> On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>>> Had a good chuckle:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm
>>>>> l
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrei
>>>>
>>>> Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back
>>>> again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
>>>
>>> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to
>>> fool users to see the ads :)
>>
>> I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate random
>> research papers for you, but even those are way better than this, because that
>> sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way that
>> its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers is stuff
>> that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually means)
>
> Someone actually managed to get a paper like this accepted to a conference. :)
>
> http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/
>
> -Lars

http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Failing_the_Turing_Test.aspx
February 26, 2012
"Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public@kyllingen.net> wrote in message news:jidgmp$o6f$1@digitalmars.com...
> On 26/02/12 11:24, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>> On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
>>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu<no@spam.invalid>  wrote:
>>>> On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>>> Had a good chuckle:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm l
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrei
>>>>
>>>> Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
>>>
>>> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to fool users to see the ads :)
>>
>> I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate
>> random
>> research papers for you, but even those are way better than this, because
>> that
>> sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way
>> that
>> its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers is
>> stuff
>> that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually
>> means)
>
> Someone actually managed to get a paper like this accepted to a conference. :)
>
> http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/
>

Heh, I glanced through their first example, and came across this gem:

"First, we halved the effective optical drive space of our mobile telephones to better understand the median latency of our desktop machines. This step flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but is instrumental to our results."

The whole thing sounds like it's written by former researchers who have completely snapped. It's so random, there's no coherence from one sentence to the next :)


February 26, 2012
"Nick Sabalausky" <a@a.a> wrote in message news:jidknq$10fr$1@digitalmars.com...
> "Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public@kyllingen.net> wrote in message news:jidgmp$o6f$1@digitalmars.com...
>> On 26/02/12 11:24, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>>> On Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05:33 simendsjo wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 06:57:21 +0100, torhu<no@spam.invalid>  wrote:
>>>>> On 26.02.2012 01:34, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>>>> Had a good chuckle:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://buztech.org/read-d-programming-ebooks-lesson-1-getting-started.htm l
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Andrei
>>>>>
>>>>> Did they use Google translate to translate it to Chinese and then back again?  That's the worst I've ever seen.
>>>>
>>>> At first, I thought the site was some sort of auto-generated content to fool users to see the ads :)
>>>
>>> I know that there's at least one site out there which will generate
>>> random
>>> research papers for you, but even those are way better than this,
>>> because that
>>> sort of thing takes real, valid sentences and puts them together in way
>>> that
>>> its AI thinks will sound good (and the result with the research papers
>>> is stuff
>>> that sounds good until you start trying to figure out what it actually
>>> means)
>>
>> Someone actually managed to get a paper like this accepted to a conference. :)
>>
>> http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/
>>
>
> Heh, I glanced through their first example, and came across this gem:
>
> "First, we halved the effective optical drive space of our mobile telephones to better understand the median latency of our desktop machines. This step flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but is instrumental to our results."
>
> The whole thing sounds like it's written by former researchers who have completely snapped. It's so random, there's no coherence from one sentence to the next :)
>

Ha! And "Fig. 6." ("The expected distance of Rooter...") is hilarious. The best part is the axis labeled "latency (celcius)".

I can just imagine this paper being rushed together by a bunch of senile retired scientists (Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth comes to mind..."Good news everyone!" :) )


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