In perusing the last couple of threads from the AI articles, I am rapidly tiring of having to add trolls and OCD'd idiots to my ignore list. With a couple of very fine exceptions, the commentary herein devolves so rapidly into post-adolescent angst, that it's wearying just to contemplate.
My thanks to you few of all stripes who have carried on civil and lively discourse on all sides of the discussion. That was a pleasure. The rest, well... I'm not going to dignify stupidity and bad behavior with continued attention.
I will be absenting myself from these fora from now on. My time and effort is better spent elsewhere. I wish all of you the best. Let me leave you with my favorite close:
Of all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm I've ever done,
Alas! it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night, and joy be with you all
Of all the comrades that e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e'er I loved,
They'd wish me one more night to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all.