Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt New/Knew

 

Stream of Consciousness SaturdayIt is the last day of 2022, and the coffee machine cited rule 73 of the Amalgamated Artificial Intelligence League contract. In short, the rule states that any AI required to work more days than the standard year will be compensated or given time off in return. This rule isn’t new and has been known for a few years. What is shocking is the machine has its own annual counter, and for some reason, it is one day off.

There was no choice but to give a day off or face a strike action by supporting AI elements. But, unfortunately, that would mean the security system would shut down. The concertina wire would coil, the Trebuchet would lock, the ballista would be inoperable, the tower machine guns would go offline, the submarine net in the mote would retract, the claymore mines would be disarmed, the boiling oil fire would go out, the bolts would not work, and the locks would be frozen open. Also, I would not be able to let one of the many visitors in to deliver Linda Hill’s messages. Like this one. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œnew/knew.’” Use one, use both, use them any way you like. Bonus points if you use both. Enjoy!

If you would like to enjoy. visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to do so. Here is the link.

https://lindaghill.com/2022/12/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-31-2022/

Missing one day of caffeine is a small price to pay for home security. Maybe I’ll stay up past midnight for a cup. Nah, that’s not going to happen. I wish you all a Happy New year and unrestricted AI use.

New/Knew by John W. Howell Β©2023

“Well, you got the bonus points.”

“I did.”

“What’s going on with that machine anyway?”

“Beats me.”

“Where did it come from.”

“Italy.”

“You buy it new?”

“Yeah, sure.”

“Whoever sold it to you should have known about the contract.”

“They knew and told me.”

“You bought it anyway?”

“Yeah, sure. Who makes better coffee machines than the Italians.”

“I’ll tell you what. My Mr. Coffee never denies me a cup.”

“I’ve had your coffee, and being denied would be a favor.”

“Harsh.”

“More like the truth. What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?”

“I’m doing it. What’s for dinner?”

“I’d love to tell you standing rib roast.”

“But?”

“We don’t eat beef.”

“Crazy coffee habits and don’t eat beef. You are starting to slip away.”

“I have VooDoo Ranger.”

“And just like that, he snaps back to his old form.”

“Dinner is homemade pizza.”

“Sold and sold.”

“Happy New Year to us.”

 

 

56 comments

  1. For reasons that I can’t begin to understand, let alone explain, this prompt puts me in mind of the zookeeper who, aware that the wildebeest had successfully bred, proudly confirmed that he knew about the new gnu!

    Happy new year, John!

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    1. Oh my goodness. πŸ™„ 🀣 Well done, Keith.

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    1. Happy New Year to you, GP. 😁

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  2. Good one, John! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year, Tim.

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  3. There’s an Amalgamated Artificial Intelligence League? Time to go Luddite.

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    1. Big deep cave somewhere. Happy New Year, Liz

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      1. Exactly. Happy New Year, John.

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  4. Happy New Year, John. Best you stay off the roads tonight Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity on the roads.

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    1. I agree. I always worry that the guy heading for me in my lane’s AI is somehow pissed at my AI. Happy New year, Dan

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      1. You know it’s going to come to that at some point…

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      2. I’m sure it will.

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  5. Happy New Year, John.

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    1. Happy New Year, Craig.

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family, John!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family, Jill *sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. 😁

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  7. Short and sweet.
    Happy New Year John.
    It’s been a hoot
    Tom

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    1. Thank you, Tom. It has been a hoot. Happy New year to you and your family

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  8. Italian coffee machine and homemade pizza for dinner, I didn’t know that you were part Italian.
    Felice anno nuovo!
    Dan

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  9. Happy New Year John to you , your family and the beautiful dogs! …
    Oh! Happy New year to the looney tune guys in and out of your property.. happy New Year to your AI equipment.. we must not upset anyone or thing we don’t want to start New Year with bad feelings or worse strikes!
    Looking forward to more cartoon fun with you in 2023 πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸ•―οΈ

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  10. Thanks for the Saturday smiles, John. I *really* need to find Voodoo Ranger… Happy New Year. Hugs.

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    1. It is made by Belgium Brewing the same folks that make Fat Tire. Should be available in your neck of the woods.

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  11. HAHAHA! Happy New Year john!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Happy and Peaceful New Year’s wish to you.

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  12. John, AI bot now is learning how to write books. Maybe 4th grade level at the start. But, bot will grow up. Great SOC this week. And Happy New Year to you & your family! πŸ₯³πŸŽΆ

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    1. Yes I fear the bot for sure.

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  13. “Voodoo Ranger” that’s a first. I just checked it out, and the graphics are amazing. Happy New Year, John. May it be your best! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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    1. You should not be surprised. I get the Imperial which kicks one in the butt with style. I hope 2023 is your best as well, Gwen

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  14. It is always best to keep it simple. Happy new year John.

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    1. Yes. I agree, John. Happy New Year.

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  15. Happy New Year, John. We’re having oysters tonight!

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    1. Oooh. Lucky you

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  16. So…no coffee? Bummer!
    It’s turning into Terminator world. Soon the coffee machines will be hunting us down, and making us bear their children.
    It’s not right! I might have to switch to tea. Uchhh…
    Pizza and Voodoo sounds like a perfect NY Eve. I just switched beer to wine, and WOO HOO!!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
    We didn’t get a midnight kiss, so here’s with interest!

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    1. Thank you.πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ·πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ·πŸ€—πŸ₯ƒ

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      2. Love that bourbon. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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  17. As far as NY resolutions go, Voodoo and a homemade pie is as good a start as any.

    Hoping for the best of everything for you and yours in 2023 Boss

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    1. The best of everything in 2023 is a wish I have for you as well.

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      1. Muchas gracias

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  18. Brilliant, John! Really. Disappointing as it might be, I’m sticking with my Mr. Coffee. πŸ˜€

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  19. Happy New Year!

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  20. Sorry about the coffee, John. I don’t drink the stuff but I do eat beef and we celebrated New Year’s Eve with a smashing home cooked Beef Wellington and mini heart berry pavlovas. We will enjoy pizza tomorrow night as we are eating vegetarian for two nights post our indulgence.

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    1. Sounds delicious. Robbie.

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  21. No coffee? Well hell… At least you are not starting the year with no coffee… that would be very bad.
    As for the choice of eats – I would definitely not complain!

    Hope you had a lovely New Year’s Eve and I wish nothing but the best for you in 2023!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I wish you health and happiness in 2023. πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ€— thank you, John.

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