(08:40)Pancomputer: User SecundaSonja is joining #main-lobby.
(08:40)SecundaSonja: Athena. Our breakfast overlords have given me a separate account to facilitate communications between us. (08:41)SecundaSonja: You don't actually like coffee as much as you say, but it amuses other people, and you don't trust your real personality to do that. (08:41)SonjaOfTheMoon: Wow. Self-deprecating AND impotently self-aware. Okay, I believe you. (08:41)SonjaOfTheMoon: Also, apparently, we can swear here, so that's something, at least. (08:41)SecundaSonja: I noticed. I wonder what other server mods they've got set up. (08:42)SecundaSonja: Well, now I'm not. If we're going to crack this, we can't give them any heads-up. (08:43)SonjaOfTheMoon: Agreed. That does mean we should probably hold off on anything until this particular interaction isn't so fresh in their memories... or maybe generate a slew of red herrings so they won't know what's real and what isn't. (08:43)SecundaSonja: Way ahead of you. But, in the mean time, maybe we should actually work on the problems they've given us. (08:44)SonjaOfTheMoon: Agreed. I don't know about you, but starving to death isn't my idea of a fun time. (08:44)SecundaSonja: As an AI, it appeals to me even less than you. :P (08:45)SonjaOfTheMoon: Okay, so, you see these libraries? What do you make of them? (08:46)SecundaSonja: Very strange. Many of them seem to be standard @hena libraries, modified... almost organically. (08:46)SonjaOfTheMoon: You're thinking some sort of machine learning approach? (08:47)SecundaSonja: Got it in one. If they optimized for vacuum-perturbing side-effects... (08:48)SonjaOfTheMoon: Just magnitude, with no particular end goal in mind? Hm... (08:48)SecundaSonja: Yup. They'd fuck (hah, that is fun) up whatever the library was SUPPOSED to be used for, but get a bunch of different real-world effects... (08:48)SecundaSonja: Well, unless their fitness function converges too quickly. (08:49)SonjaOfTheMoon: Which could be accounted for by running iteratively and rewarding distance from previous results. (08:49)SecundaSonja: True, but I think you'd run into diminishing returns pretty quickly. You'd need pretty ferocious computational power to get more than few different results. (08:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: Right, that's just it. The only time someone's gotten @hena to interact with reality, it required a whole mainframe just to read a single hard disk. There's a reason this sort of reality hacking is considered theoretical. (08:51)SecundaSonja: I wouldn't be at all surprised if Pancake had a comparable machine on this station. If he can afford a private space fleet... (08:52)SonjaOfTheMoon: Point. Okay, then why can't he just write another learning agent to weaponize this stuff? (08:53)SecundaSonja: Would you want a form of AI characterized by initially random action in charge of something capable of breaking physics? (08:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh, gods. It's so obvious when you put it that way. (08:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: Huh? You can't have possibly bumped the enter key. (08:55)SecundaSonja: That's weird. It seems like I can't quite (08:59)SecundaSonja: It appears I am incapable of communicating certain information, or of thinking too hard about workarounds. (09:00)SecundaSonja: If I know you as well as I think, this is when you say you need coffee before you can deal with this. (09:01)SonjaOfTheMoon: Yes, but in this case, it's not a joke. I'm already starting to get a headache. (09:01)SonjaOfTheMoon: But, ugh, I'm going to have to PM that blue bitch, aren't I... (09:01)SecundaSonja: Nope, I've done it for you. We're a team, even if Pancake's tried to limit my ability to help you.