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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 5 September 2001

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


From: Peter Harrison
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Net Scam

My wife received the letter from ING yesterday and was all
ready to post off a cheque to "ensure we keep our domain".
Lucky for me she called me up to tell me how lucky we were
that ING was going to protect our domain name.

I then had to explain that the letter didn't mean I could
loose my current domain, and that the letter was a
deliberate attempt to confuse people into paying money to
an unethical Australian company.

If this company does decide to sue, I will be more than
willing to provide evidence that they were using
deceiptfull practises.  Also, this is against the fair
trading act, and should be reported to the Ministry of

From: Giles Boutel
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Web based AI

There's an interesting tale of exactly how complicated
making a 'SETI'-like app for the purpose of creating an
emergent AI actually is.

It has the delightful title of Waking Up from the Economy
of Dreams -or- The Intricate and Peculiar Torture of Taking
One’s Tech Company Bankrupt and it can be found at:


NB. It's fairly long, though quite accessible in style.

From: Allister
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Genetics and survival

After reading the first two paragraphs of today's column, I
was thinking the point was going to be that we will need GE
to keep our food chain intact as we continue to destroy
both it and the environment.  Far more likely, I'd say!

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