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1 Ask Jeeves’ 10 Unanswerable Questions or
Clueless wonders have Clueless (or no) Answers….

September 20, 2010

Ask Jeeves’ 10 Unanswerable Questions
or
Clueless wonders have Clueless (or no) Answers….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11368424
Top 10 'unanswerable' questions revealed

As a PR ploy, the web site “ask” aka “Ask Jeeves” revealed 10 questions that they are unable to answer. The questions, of course, are the typical “liberal arts major” BS questions used to allow hours of arguments as they don’t bother being insightful.

But I view that the 10 questions as trivial to answer, as I will do below to help the clueless wonders.

(Ask Jeeves folk: my answers are copyright but I do license them inexpensively ;-)

Ask Jeeves’ Unanswerable The 10 questions

1. What is the meaning of life?
2. Is there a God?
3. Do blondes have more fun?
4. What is the best diet?
5. Is there anybody out there?
6. Who is the most famous person in the world?
7. What is love?
8. What is the secret to happiness?
9. Did Tony Soprano die?
10. How long will I live?

Talk about vague questions, undefined definitions…

The key element of the 10 questions seems to be ambiguity: they each have words that have multiple definitions depending on a number of independent variables.

This is a classic example of cluelessness: you can only think in terms of the data/information/knowledge/wisdom that is available in the mushy neural computer known as “your brain”. Likely that neural computer is under the influence/bias of multiple chemicals (ex. Testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc) that dynamically influence the relative neural programming.

Silly Liberal Arts Majors

Since the clueless wonders don't have a clue, let me help them with definitive answers to all 10 of the questions.
      Warning!
For humorous purposes only!
If you don’t like sarcasm, don’t read this!

1. What is the meaning of life?

Have surviving descendants i.e eat, sleep, poop, stay healthy, procreate, keep procreated folk alive.
Everything else is just time wasting activities for morons.
Note: to avoid unnecessary wasted energy, it would be useful to find additional rocks in the universe to be on.

2. Is there a God?

Yes, by my definition having to do with brain programming.
Your brain programming may not include the needed neural lines that give rise to the certainty in the concept.

3. Do blondes have more fun?

Yes, I do, your mileage may vary.

4. What is the best diet?

Any sustenance that allows/enhances #1

5. Is there anybody out there?

Yes, but they don’t want to have anything to do with you.
It would be useful for #1 to go visit them.

6. Who is the most famous person in the world?

Me.
And I bet you want to apply your flaky definitions to come up with a different answer.

7. What is love?

Brain programming to accomplish #1.

8. What is the secret to happiness?

Accomplishing #1.
Pragmatically, have results to each of the elements of #1 continually exceed expectations

9. Did Tony Soprano die?

He never existed.
If you consistently confuse imagination with reality, you’ll fail at #1 (and thus #8).

10. How long will I live?

Until you die.
Better question: what is your planning horizon for #1.
That question has several parameters that are indeterminate, requiring several strategic planning scenarios/plans executed in parallel.

Bottom Line: Uncalibrated Sensors Give Uncalibrated Results

As I commented in a look at “Post Modern”, etc,
     An uncalibrated sensor will give you any answer you want.


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