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@SuricrasiaOnline but the part where it's giving you the finger for both random digits is really :a_plus:

@SuricrasiaOnline not anymore? Strange, can't reproduce. But lordy, that's world-class trolling.

@SuricrasiaOnline I am sad to report that this has been fixed in the three intervening years

@SuricrasiaOnline hey wolfram alpha,
here is a random digit for you 🖕

@SuricrasiaOnline of all the random digits it could have given you, it had to be the middle finger


this may be the greatest easter egg of all or first contact with an AI, and the fact both of these are plausible says a lot about how weird the world really is

@SuricrasiaOnline When I ask Wolfram Alpha questions, I *usually* end up sorry I asked. It's extremely rare that it actually ends up interpreting my question correctly, let alone giving me a useful answer.

@SuricrasiaOnline I think the only query I've gotten a good answer from WA for is "mass of moon in cheese". It gave me the nutrition facts for a ball of cheese the mass of the moon. Which is what I wanted!

@varx @SuricrasiaOnline We know the caloric content of a cubic light year of wasabi because of wolfram alpha.

@SuricrasiaOnline "dogs per cat" -> "Assuming Tigra (Marvel Comics) | Use [Cat (Red Dwarf)] or [Walter Hardy] instead"

"emoji" -> "Interpreting as: OTZ ... Input interpretation: Ralph Wien Memorial Airport"

Moin ™ @SuricrasiaOnline,
Did You expect an other answer?
Wolfram alpha, it's fits to my idea of that service.
Some nerdy, scientific.

@SuricrasiaOnline As one of my professors used to say, a computer has only one finger to count on, and it's either up or it's not.

I mean I heard digit is also a bone of the hand. I looked for digit and random and found 6 sense of digit->
One is finger or toe
And random has also 4 definitions as an adjektive.
One is: „being or relating to a set or to an element of a set each of whose elements has equal probability of occurrence“

@SuricrasiaOnline weird I was just watching a video on bit shifting and it mentioned how digits also refer to your fingers. Weird coincidence

body horror 

@SuricrasiaOnline wolfram alpha please give me two random digits

wolfram alpha: processing request…

a few days later you get a package with an index finger and a thumb neatly wrapped inside

@greg @SuricrasiaOnline
👆 image description of above: Wolfram Alpha search for "5 random characters" giving the result of the names of 5 fictional characters including Superman and Morpheus from The Matrix.

@SuricrasiaOnline now wait for the two random digits arrive in the mail, and feel very bad for the employee.

@SuricrasiaOnline I gave it a try here and got an entirely different result (repeated 3x).
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