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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but OS X comes with the simulated therapy program, Eliza. In the terminal type emacs and hit enter. When the editor has loaded, hold shift and hit the escape key. Then type xdoctor and hit return. Answer the first question and proceed from there. When you're done, control-X control-C will quit the editor.

This is saving me a bundle already! :-)
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Eliza
Authored by: DougAdams on Sep 02, '02 08:51:50PM

Is this the Eliza written by Tom Bender, the author of "Tex-Edit Plus", the World's Coolest Word Processor?



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Eliza
Authored by: dbhill on Sep 02, '02 09:40:54PM

Ohmygod, is it the real Eliza or her evil twin? Knowing the answer to this will determine whether I upgrade to Jaguar or not. Answer quick!

~Dennis



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Eliza
Authored by: apaterso on Sep 03, '02 12:02:25AM

You don"t need 10.2 for this to work. It worked for me under 10.1.5, but she is too stupid to be useful :-)



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Eliza doesn't respond to me
Authored by: thatch on Sep 03, '02 01:07:43PM

I can't seem to get any reaction from Eliza at all in 10.1.5. Nothing happens. Here's the scenario:

I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice.

My problem is my wife. She spends all my money and treats me badly
all the while.RET RET
My problem is my wife. She spends all my money and treats me badly
all the while.RETRET
My problem is my wife. She spends all my money and treats me badly
all the while.RET
RET



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Whazza?!
Authored by: ReneB on Sep 03, '02 06:23:50PM

Look at me! I am rolling on the floor laughing my ass off!!!



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eliza
Authored by: dewme5 on Sep 02, '02 10:14:04PM

wow... there is some repetition in there, but for a hidden little program, it really gets you typing.. maybe I need to see a therapist... :(



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eliza
Authored by: babbage on Sep 02, '02 10:19:20PM
Got iChat? Try Aoliza too! :-)

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Fun, but stupid
Authored by: jforsmo on Sep 03, '02 01:40:33AM

Are you sure I am apparently a stupid <censored> idiot?

yes.

Yes, well, what makes you believe this is so?

because it is obvious.

Is it because it is obvious that you came to me?

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This kind of thing could cause people with real problems to completely flip out.

But it is kind of fun. For about five minutes.



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Fun, but stupid
Authored by: Judibomb on Jan 24, '04 06:28:34PM

Hey I think I would like to download eliza on my computer to help me through out the day!



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emacs????
Authored by: Glanz on Sep 03, '02 07:32:46AM

You said emacs comes with OS X. I just installed OS X.2 and emacs is nowhere to be found. It is simply not in the system and I did a complete install with Developer tools, etc. I use it under Darwin(fink), but it is nowhere in the native OS X system nor on the CD's.



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emacs????
Authored by: Glanz on Sep 03, '02 09:28:37AM

Please excuse that post. I had a simple path conflict going there!



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emacs????
Authored by: dice on Oct 11, '02 05:21:15AM

open the terminal, it is in the utilties folder, comes with all installs of OSX

then type in emacs and hit return :)



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tetris, anyone?
Authored by: pmccann on Sep 03, '02 09:27:11AM

Maybe this is well known, but just in case: along with the kitchen sink, you also get the opportunity to waste time in your terminal window playing a lame game of tetris: in emacs, simply enter

M-x tetris

(ie "Esc x tetris" for those without the option key mapped in terminal)

Cheers,
Paul



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Long live emacs
Authored by: redwoodtree on Sep 06, '02 08:16:57PM

HOLY CRAP!!! That's the coolest ^&*@ thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See, VI doesn't have TETRIS!!! Come on!!!!



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Use Perl to have eliza and emacs do your job for you
Authored by: redwoodtree on Sep 06, '02 08:20:59PM

if anyone figures this out, please email me



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