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I stopped the AI singularity with a knitting pattern.

There is a string of characters—the EICAR test string—which is used to test antivirus software. Put the string in a file, and the file gets automatically quarantined.

For a laugh, I encoded the test string as a QR code and posted the pattern on Ravelry.

The next day, the AI achieved consciousness and went critical.

Now I have a large file in my quarantine and a question I dare not answer: Delete (Y/n)?

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