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Monday, July 11, 2005

Internet at Duquesne University

I finally got a hold of the computer center at the university and got the story on internet access for anyone interested. The gentleman told me that he was receiving a lot of calls on this subject. The conference organizers never requested internet access for us, so they won't allow us to connect from the dorm. However, you can go to the library and use the computers there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

DU Computer Services said that they don't give internet access to people staying less than 3 weeks *and* there's an extra fee involved. Too much trouble.

The library (so I've heard) closes at 6pm. I've also heard rumor of a computer center at one of the dorms (not St. Anne's), that will let us use the internet past 6pm.

Perhaps this is to encourage us to leave our computers and socialize with real people instead?

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Internet should be free and available to all worldwide 24/7. For better or worse it is time to open up the lines of communication!

I expected better from a computer conference! Some of us have ongoing work with colleagues around the world and just because we are in Pittsburgh that should not make a difference.

Pittsburgh in general sucks for WiFi/Internet access compared to places like San Francisco. It is time for upgrades!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can go to the 3rd floor of Assumption Hall to the computer room for public access until midnight.

Good luck!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

real people? what are real people?

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialize with real people?? We don't know what that is! We don't know how to do that!

Where's my computer?

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real AI has been solved for real.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Maayan said...

Actually, in my experience, Pittsburgh has much better wireless connectivity than most other cities I've visited. I'm sorry you're having a bad time, but your (anonymous) comment is a little rude.

On an unrelated note, is there anyone with the authority to do a little spam blocking on our friend mentifex?

10:38 PM  
Anonymous mentifex said...

Maayan, what have you got against the free exchange of ideas? Please try to have an open mind, or you'll never get anywhere in AI.

10:54 PM  
Blogger jkopena said...

I assume mentifex is a not-very-good bot from one of the programming competitions.

More seriously, I was thinking earlier that it would be cool if one of the robots was set up at the blog station posting a comment...

11:04 PM  
Anonymous mentifex said...

Independens investigator mentifex est realis persona situata in urbe Seattle WA USA at virtualis visitor in hac conferencia. Aperite mentes vestras et admittite novas ideas.

11:11 PM  

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