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Killerhurtz  ·  3230 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Screeps - The world's first MMO strategy open world game for programmers

Aw, it HAD to be Javascript. I hate Javascript.

Also, the question about non-volatile memory that @Magnnus has asked is important - because if we're allowed, I read a book where this is EXACTLY how the first true AI started - a semi-intelligent crawler virus-bot infected a machine full of algorithms for a game that was relevant to it's methods of spreading.





Magnnus  ·  3230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now may not be the best time to mention I'm also working on a semi-intelligent crawler (non-virus) bot.

Killerhurtz  ·  3228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's actually irrelevant to the book, because if you're the one who starts it, you'll find out that you have an uncle in Russia who owes the mob.

Also irrelevant if you're not 14 but bleh XD

user-inactivated  ·  3230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I read a book where this is EXACTLY how the first true AI started - a semi-intelligent crawler virus-bot infected a machine full of algorithms for a game that was relevant to it's methods of spreading.

Man. That sounds like something out of a sci-fi short story. I'd love to see the source.

Killerhurtz  ·  3230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This book right here. I was lucky enough that it was free when I got it, but it's definitely worth the $4 despite the anticlimatic ending.

user-inactivated  ·  3230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hmm. That looks like it might be a mildly interesting series for the wife to read. She loves stuff like that. Thanks for the heads up!

Killerhurtz  ·  3228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're welcome. If you need to convince her, let me know - I can give a brief, spoiler-free synopsis of it.