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« on: October 18, 2004, 10:07:43 PM »

I don't take credit for finding this, I read about it in a thread on another forum I'm sure some of  you may be familiar with.  I didn't see anything on it here and thought some of you may like it.  It's a simple game of 20 questions, and I'll be damned if this thing isn't amazing.  It guessed correctly "airplane" in 18 questions and "joystick" in 17 questions.  Give it a go:

 http://www.20q.net/


Heh, "snowball" in 21.  So I beat it, but only by one question.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 10:17:46 PM »

Took 26 to get keyboard.

erm, it claims I cheated it.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004, 10:18:15 PM »

How do you disinguish between a jet and an airplane? Aren't they technically the same thing.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004, 10:21:13 PM »

lol, on 'toilet paper', it asks me "can you recycle it?"  ewwww...

It got me.. guessed TP in 16.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2004, 10:25:10 PM »

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How do you disinguish between a jet and an airplane? Aren't they technically the same thing.


Well a jet is an airplane, but an airplane wouldn't have to be a jet.  Why do you ask?
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2004, 10:33:48 PM »

It couldn’t figure out my T-square  biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2004, 10:40:07 PM »

It took it 29 questions to guess a fountain pen.

25 questions to guess potato chip.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2004, 10:40:49 PM »

I beat it! It doesn't even know what the heck I'm talking about!

It lets you try and search for what you meant if you truly beat it and my thing wasn't even in there.   It only took me three tries to think of a stumper though.

I win!
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2004, 10:46:28 PM »

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It took it 29 questions to guess a fountain pen.

25 questions to guess potato chip.


I did potato chip as well, but it guessed it in 13.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2004, 11:01:17 PM »

I dunno how you are all stumping it!  It just guessed socket wrench in 18 for me.  Bah.

Edit: Ok, ballpoint pen took 33.

'Nother edit:  Ok, arsehole had it stumped, but "sphincter" was listed as a possibility Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2004, 11:12:00 PM »

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It took it 29 questions to guess a fountain pen.

25 questions to guess potato chip.


I did potato chip as well, but it guessed it in 13.


Weird. It didn't say I contradicted anything, so I didn't lie on any of the answers. But since the supposed goal seems to be to stump the thing, I always chose the vaguest answer possible that was still the truth.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2004, 11:34:35 PM »

Sheesh.. Turbine.  That would stump it.  WRONG>>>



I am guessing that it is a turbine?
 Yes ,   No  , Close
19.    Can it be washed? Yes.  
18.    Can it be used more than once? Yes.  
17.    Would you find it on a farm? No.  
16.    Is it larger than a microwave oven (or bread box)? Yes.  
15.    Does it get wet? No.  
14.    Is it usually visible? No.  
13.    Is it shiny? Yes.  
12.    Does it have a handle? No.  
11.    Is it commonly used? Yes.  
10.    Can you find it in a house? No.  
9.    Does it require specific knowledge to use it? Yes.  
8.    Does it have lots of buttons? No.  
7.    Is it pleasurable? No.  
6.    Do most people use this daily? No.  
5.    Does it make sound? Yes.  
4.    Is it usually colorful? No.  
3.    Is it made of plastic? No.  
2.    Does it break if dropped? Yes.  
1.    It is classified as Other.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2004, 12:37:08 AM »

You know, at that point in the game there are still a million things that could have fit the description.  It doesn't even begin to make sense for it to guess that at that particular point.
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2004, 11:41:50 AM »

It couldn't guess a T1 line or a lawn edger.  smile
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2004, 01:51:31 PM »

That's pretty neat.  I think they need to work on the questions a bit though and tighten them up.  Besides being some repeats there's some that are a little too vague.

Overall pretty cool though.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2004, 02:09:32 PM »

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You win, but 20Q did guess it eventually

You were thinking of something to do with sex.
Does it go in your mouth? You said No, I say Yes.
Is it considered valuable? You said No, I say Yes.
Contradictions Detected
It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time the game will change its answers to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that the game is in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.

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Similar Objects
a urethra, breast milk, dreadlocks, a pinky (finger), me (as in you), a ponytail (hairstyle), a boyfriend, a braid, a mullet, a pint glass, a knee, a wooden spoon.

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Uncommon Knowledge about an erection
Is it something that you build? I say Probably.
Does it make a good pet? I say Probably.
Is it used in a game? I say Yes.
Is it lumpy? I say Probably.
Is it tapered? I say Probably.
Is it originally from the Mediterranian? I say Probably.
Are there many different sorts of it? I say No.
Does it come in specific sizes? I say Probably.
Is it delicious? I say Yes.
Is it hot? I say Yes.
Is it cool? I say Yes.
Does it get really hot? I say Yes.
Is it addictive? I say Yes.
Does it come in many varieties? I say No.
Could it be found in a classroom? I say No.
Is it involved in movies? I say Yes.


Well it doesn't go in MY mouth.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2004, 04:41:29 PM »

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You win, but 20Q did guess it eventually

You were thinking of something to do with sex.
Does it go in your mouth? You said No, I say Yes.
Is it considered valuable? You said No, I say Yes.
Contradictions Detected
It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time the game will change its answers to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that the game is in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.

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Similar Objects
a urethra, breast milk, dreadlocks, a pinky (finger), me (as in you), a ponytail (hairstyle), a boyfriend, a braid, a mullet, a pint glass, a knee, a wooden spoon.

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Uncommon Knowledge about an erection
Is it something that you build? I say Probably.
Does it make a good pet? I say Probably.
Is it used in a game? I say Yes.
Is it lumpy? I say Probably.
Is it tapered? I say Probably.
Is it originally from the Mediterranian? I say Probably.
Are there many different sorts of it? I say No.
Does it come in specific sizes? I say Probably.
Is it delicious? I say Yes.
Is it hot? I say Yes.
Is it cool? I say Yes.
Does it get really hot? I say Yes.
Is it addictive? I say Yes.
Does it come in many varieties? I say No.
Could it be found in a classroom? I say No.
Is it involved in movies? I say Yes.


Well it doesn't go in MY mouth.

Maybe it's smarter than we thought and it's trying to tell you something... :wink:

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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2004, 07:06:22 PM »

it couldn't get clitoris.  maybe because that's all a myth...   :wink:
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2004, 07:06:31 PM »

Stumped it with a zip tie.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2004, 07:14:00 PM »

LOL, I picked the word vagina, and got it stumped. It did ask me if this has something to do with sex, I said close, because technically a vagina is not only for sex... heh heh.
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