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Old September 10th 18, 05:51 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Charlie Hoffpauir
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Default What is not a robot?

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:56:35 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"
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Are self-driving cars also a kind of robots?


Yes, just like self-posting morons from Hong Kong. They are both 'a kind
of robot'. (Self-driving cars are marginally more intelligent, and
vastly more useful.)


Excellent observation!

Maybe all living organism are just biological robots!


The origin of robot is from Czech, robota, coined in the play by Capek
in 1920. Robota means forced labor.
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Old September 10th 18, 06:11 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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On 9/11/2018 12:51 AM, Charlie Hoffpauir wrote:

The origin of robot is from Czech, robota, coined in the play by Capek
in 1920. Robota means forced labor.


But in modern context, is the word "robot" confined to machines with AI?

And in its old context, workers are all robots from the eyes of the rich
in Middle-East? They beileved their fossil oil controls world economy, I
supposed.

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Old September 10th 18, 06:19 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Flasherly[_2_]
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Default What is not a robot?

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:51:57 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir
wrote:

The origin of robot is from Czech, robota, coined in the play by Capek
in 1920. Robota means forced labor.


Can't beat that WordWebPro, Anthony Lang, and Princeton University.
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Old September 10th 18, 08:37 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Charlie Hoffpauir
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Default What is not a robot?

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:19:18 -0400, Flasherly
wrote:

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:51:57 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir
wrote:

The origin of robot is from Czech, robota, coined in the play by Capek
in 1920. Robota means forced labor.


Can't beat that WordWebPro, Anthony Lang, and Princeton University.


Indeed.
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Old September 10th 18, 09:30 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:37:22 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir
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Indeed.



A pre-communist, enemy #2 two on the Gestapo list, and "little-D"
democratic. A whipping boy, slave scapegoat, crucifix victim.

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....at the suggestion of his brother, Josef, Capek ultimately opted ...
robots. [The Russian communist playwright, so in fathering the
coinage, Robot. -fl]

Prof. MARKEL: ... a wonderful play. The robots do so well, they really
kind of take over Earth. I mean, they take over the army. They take
over all the work. Even human women can no longer reproduce because
they've forgotten how. And so, the robots, after a while, say, hey,
enough of this. We're going to take over the world. We're doing all
the work. So it's sort of an allegory for a mass revolt of the workers
unite and things get really bad. And all but one human being is killed
in this play.

[Howard Markel is professor of the history of medicine at the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and director of the Center for
the History of Medicine there.]

....

Derived terms
to- bo-te — to boot, with advantage, besides, moreover
bo-tan, be-tan — to amend, repair, restore, cure, atone
bo-tettan — to improve, repair, to better
bo-tle-as — unpardonable, not to be atoned for by bo-t.
bo-twyrþe — pardonable, that can be atoned for by bo-t, bot-worthy
brycgbo-t f. — repairing of bridges
burgbo-t, burhbo-t f. — liability for repair of the walls of a
town or fortress

....&etc, &etc.
 




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