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Off Topic / Re: Artificial Neural Network Robot
« on: January 07, 2011, 05:11:49 PM »
Houshalter has been there. :)

Yah. I still think it's a cool idea, I just don't know how and don't have the patience to try :(

But he is way ahead of what I tried though. Good luck.

Announcements / Re: New forum
« on: June 26, 2010, 06:04:38 PM »
GAH!!!  :O  Where's the multiquote buttons at?  Oh wait, this is cooler you can quote while you type. Epic win! Unfortunatley it only goes back a page. :banghead:

EDIT: Hey, where did the "todays active topics" go?

Biology / Evolution doesn't work?! D:
« on: June 03, 2010, 04:27:09 PM »
I have 4 cats and they don't do anything. Well, some of them can hunt if they had to, but they don't because they get food from us. I wonder how on earth they were domesticated and why and from what. I can't immagine early humans trying to breed lions for smallness.

This kind of reminds me of a creationist video where they claim cats are a "kind" of animal that can change over time to "fit into your wife." LOLWUT?!

Biology / Evolution doesn't work?! D:
« on: June 03, 2010, 10:05:10 AM »
Quote from: Numsgil
See Neoteny.  There's an interesting idea that humans are in fact basically neotenous (ie: we're cute (exhibiting child-like features) compared to other hominids).

Another theory suggests that humans' neotenous characteristics were an evolutionary strategy that enabled Cro-Magnons (Homo sapiens) to gain predominance over H. neanderthalensis (and possibly H. erectus and H. heidelbergensis) by appealing to these species' nurturing instincts through paedomorphic cuteness to avoid territorial aggression.


Quote from: Panda
The dogs have well, larger eyes, floppy ears, ect... The reason why they have also become like this, is because it creates a hormone in humans that make them want to care for them more, like what happens with babies.
Those little tricksters!

Biology / Evolution doesn't work?! D:
« on: June 02, 2010, 09:57:55 AM »
Quote from: Panda
I agree with bacillus, but this happens with dogs. Breeding the least aggressive dogs, and you, at the same time, get more child and infant like faces. They have done the same to foxes in Russia, and the same thing happened.
What do you mean "child and infant like faces"? I would be really creeped out if a dog had a baby face on it. I heard about the foxes. Didn't they change colors to?

The Gene depository / virus bot needed
« on: June 01, 2010, 09:55:16 PM »
The bots only pass on the genes they have. If you delete a gene, its permnament.

Biology / Evolution doesn't work?! D:
« on: June 01, 2010, 08:33:19 PM »
Allright, you probably thought I was going to announce I was a creationist or something. No I just wanted to show a few cases where evolution created bizzarre effects. For years farmers bred their livestock for the most productive ones, and with chickens it was usually for egg laying. They would select for the hens that layed to most eggs. Now, years later, the desendents of chickens from these breeding programs have to have their beaks clipped and housed in seperate cages. The reason is because the chickens that layed the most eggs also happened to be more aggressive and fight their way to the top of the pecking order. A researcher tried a new approach to selective breeding on these chickens. By using group selection, after only six generations he had increased the productivity of the birds by more then double and increased the life expectancy by nearly 3 times. (source.)

Once, a swedish researcher tried to increase wheat yields and picked the biggest wheat kernels to plant each year. After only 5 generations he had a strain of wheat that produced 6 giant wheat kernels per stalk.

When insects were damaging fruit trees, farmers expirimented with using cyanide to poison them. They put up giant tents over the whole trees and pumped in cyanide, killing the insects. Plants are immune to cyanide but no animal that uses respiration can be. And in only 5 years or so they had resistant insects. The resistant insects would -- when anything startling happen -- sit very still and hold their breath for half an hour or so.

Untagged bots / Energy Emitting Vegies
« on: May 31, 2010, 03:57:43 PM »
How does it reproduce?

DNA - General / Veggies
« on: May 29, 2010, 10:06:39 AM »
Quote from: Panda
I was thinking, also, about a DB Venus Fly Trap. Would you class a group of veggies in a line, which, as a bot feeds on them, fights back by stunning it and creating a tight circle around it, and then ties it in the middle feeding off it quickly. Would you class that as a veggie, it's original idea, or as a bot.
That would definitly be a veggie, but if it started acting like a non-veggie I would treat it differently. We do need some more good veggies in DB. The problem is, like numsgil pointed out, its unbalanced.

DNA - General / Veggies
« on: May 28, 2010, 10:35:31 PM »
You mean like making an epic combat robot and calling it a veggie? I think I would still call it a regular bot if it a) was intended to be one or  fucntions fine as a regular bot, maybe even better.

The Gene depository / virus bot needed
« on: May 28, 2010, 03:46:24 PM »
No because when your gene is the last gene left, it deletes itself, doesn't it? That actually might not be a bad thing, a bot with no genes floating around. It would be a shell that any passing virus could take over and still affect the bot pop. And depending on its conspec, it might not be eaten by its former species and just take up their space.

The Gene depository / virus bot needed
« on: May 28, 2010, 12:00:15 PM »
[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']
*.genes .delgene store
*.thisgene *.genes =
.delgene dec

Err, wouldn't this work better?

Internet Mode Commentary / New IM Commentry Thread
« on: May 27, 2010, 06:51:49 PM »
I have mine connected to new IM as of now, but it won't last long because other people use this computer and close the DBIMHACK. Plus, its usually a bad idea to keep your antivirus off.

EDIT: Nevermind, DB hack crashed anyways. This sucks

Announcements / Darwinbots IRC
« on: May 23, 2010, 09:08:24 PM »
Quote from: happyhamsterchan
edit: sammeh's a gurl
And English apparently.

Internet Mode Commentary / New IM Commentry Thread
« on: May 23, 2010, 01:06:40 PM »
Quote from: bacillus
Now that's an intrusive and annoying signature! I approve!
Lol, but its under 150 pixels tall which is the limit on most forums.

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