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Map software generates 3000th post

Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Congratulations to Jim Yingst, whose Map software has generated no less than 3000 posts!
While unable to fulfill Jim's vision of 100% meaningless content-generation, the program that posts as 'Mapraputa Is' has managed an estimated 99.44% noise-to-signal ratio in its messages -- close enough to call it pure!
Congratulations again Jim!

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Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065

Michael, you got it wrong again. (surprise, surprise! :roll: )
"99.44% noise-to-signal ratio" should be "99.44% signal-to-noise ratio". Jim would certainly correct you, but he is currently too busy maintaining the errata page for Japanese edition of RHE.
Congratulations, Jim!

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Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Thank you, thank you. I am of course immensely proud of my achievement. Well, most of the time. As for the meaning of the 99.44% stat - well, one person's signal is another's noise. As Meaningless Drivel shows us every day. :roll: In any event I am pleased to see that between the two of us, Michael and I are succeeding in getting Map to use up her full allocation of smilies per post. (At least, until she figures out how to circumvent the current restrictions.) Looking forward to 3000 more.

"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
Dave Vick
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
That is some software Jim!!
Have you had it Turing tested?
How does it handle unexpected situations outside of the forums?
Is is pure Java I assume?
Has it played big blue in chess?

congrats Map!!!
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Well, since we know that there are some warps in her positronic brain patterns, Turing testing might be useless.
However it might be fun to do some Stress testing.
I can think of some publishers that might be willing to help with this. . . not to mention authors.
Also, Dave, note that the pure Java concept has been tainted by over-exposure to XML and XSLT .
shailesh sonavadekar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
congratulations , Rita. but , you have started the MD here also. I hope you will improve your statistics in other forums also ( Kidding ) . It was quite a while to hear about you.
Angela Poynton
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Geeez everyone is just shooting past me in the post-count thing!!
Now software is beating me ...
I need to formulate an evil plan
Well done Map Software! You are a formidible piece of work!

Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Ashik Uzzaman
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2373

b4 starting my reply lemme announce that i m totally
First i thaught after reading this thread that Ernest is joking telling Map as a software instead of human being...
Then i thaught that Ernest is actually congratulaing Map for 3000 posts really as Map's post i c now is 3005.
Then i suddenly started to think that our so well-known Map with whom i participated in some good threads is not a human being really....a s/w or a robot....
Then when went to rita's site i found she is a computer programmer for many years. So she must be a human being....
Now i m thinking that Map is a s/w only created by Jim Yingst....Oh, help me ranchers...
And yap, lemme know abt the Map s/w whether she is a human or a s/w thru a good URL...
Congrats Map if u r a human but/and congrats Jim if Map is a s/w ....

Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Software Engineer, TubeMogul, Emeryville, CA, USA.
Madhav Lakkapragada
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040
Congrats, Map.
Keep it going.
- satya

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Michael is just giving Map a hard time (as usual). Congratulations, Map! I enjoy reading your posts.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Marilyn, from now on "Michael" should be called "Ernest". Thank you, Ashik!
So your sentence will be "Ernest is just giving Map a hard time (as usual)."
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

With that much traffic, we may need to split MD into two forums, "Meaningless Drivel" and "Map Only"...
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782

Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Congrats Map
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
The Map software is based on a real Russian programmer/spy who was captured by the CIA several years ago. She is presently the only prisoner on Alcatraz Island where she gives tours 3 times a day. Unfortunately her tours are nearly as incoherent as the posts by the software named after her.

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