does/did the IPad I have easter eggs? how about the IPAD 2

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  1. zipur

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    Its that time of year so I wondered it the I2 had any easter eggs?
     
  2. SweetPoison

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    And this means, what exactly?
     
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    An 'Easter Egg' is programmer jargon for an undocumented feature - but usually refers to something out of the ordinary that a programmer puts there almost as a joke. Some of the early Macs had an Easter Egg that, by pressing a certain key combination, would bring up a picture of Steve Jobs, for example.

    So, by Easter Egg, we're not really talking about a feature that the guys writing the manual forgot to document - it's a surprise, a joke almost.

    The term comes from the tradition, in some countries, at Easter of hiding Easter Eggs and the kids have to search the house or garden to find them.

    Has anyone found any for either the iPad1 or iPad2?

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  4. HKWrite12

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    You're so useful.

    You're so useful. You're almost robotic. It must be in the scottish water *coughs*liquor! One day, I'll have the pleasure of traveling to Scotland and maybe become as smart as you!
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I am a robot...you may remember that one of the early computer pioneers, Turing, devised a test for an intelligent computer - i.e. when could we really call computers 'intelligent'. His test was simple, you put a computer on one side of a wall and a real human on the other side of the wall. The person communicates with the computer without knowing, in advance, whether they're talking to a computer or another person.

    A computer, Turing suggested, could be called 'intelligent' if the person was unable to determine whether they were talking to a computer or another person.

    Obviously I've just failed the Turing test......:(

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  6. SweetPoison

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    Can I go?
     
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    Eliza: Why do you say "Obviously I've just failed the Turning test........:( "?


    ;)
     
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    Yup. Somebody said in Europe you can drink if you can see over the counter. I can c but I can't pay. YOU BUY THE LIQUOR. I'll sail the boat. I'll be by Cali in the morning. Well take the middle passage and be at the Robotics plant by dusk. Tim might need a reboot by then.

    It's a psychology thing. The robot definitely wouldn't have explained it though. Lol. Similes facsimilies. The power of the word like in the 21 century.
     
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    Sorry, trying for an obscure bit of trivia humor. ELIZA is an old program that was often cited when people talk about the Turing test. It was meant to simulate a psychoanalyst, and the response I gave was typical of an ELIZA conversation.

    ELIZA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just my sense of humor proving that it sometimes lacks common sense.
     
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    Spoof much better than psych class
     

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