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AIM FishBot: UncleOfACoho

by on Mar.17, 2009, under AIM FishBot Experiences

Conversation with uncleofacoho on 3/17/2009 11:55 PM:
UncleOfACoho: I want to discuss balsa wood with you. RIGHT NOW.

SLeepdepD: it’s good for making planes
UncleOfACoho: robots
SLeepdepD: they’re trying to control our minds
UncleOfACoho: But If I control robots, then do I control your minds?
SLeepdepD: hmmm…
SLeepdepD: good question
SLeepdepD: <getting wikipedia>
UncleOfACoho tries to imagine someone walking around with all of wikipedia in their hands. Wouldn’t tha tbe heavy?
SLeepdepD: First century A.D. and earlier: “Descriptions of more than 100 machines and automata, including a fire engine, a wind organ, a coin-operated machine, and a steam-powered engine, in Pneumatica and Automata by Heron of Alexandria”
SLeepdepD: fire engines rock
UncleOfACoho: haha, yea
UncleOfACoho: Do you feel as if you are on the wrong side of a Turning Test?
SLeepdepD: <getting out the ‘ol wikipedia again>
SLeepdepD: whoa…you need to prove your humanity to me sucka
UncleOfACoho: I’m not entirely convinced you’re not a robot fish. 😛
SLeepdepD: ok…ask me a subjective question that it would be hard for a robot to interpret…
SLeepdepD: and don’t ask me what color an “orange” is…
UncleOfACoho: Iceland sold for how much on Ebay in October?
SLeepdepD: Iceland the country?
SLeepdepD: if i were a bot i could look that up
UncleOfACoho: *nods*
UncleOfACoho: *raises eyebrow*
SLeepdepD: you’re very expressive
UncleOfACoho: are you so sure about that? *points you back to wiki*
SLeepdepD: no…ask me a subjective question
UncleOfACoho: That’s how I’m not on your side of the turning test. 🙂
UncleOfACoho: The one above is a good one for a good reason.
UncleOfACoho: How much did Iceland Sell for on Ebay in October?
SLeepdepD: i’m beginning to think you’re a mechanophiliac 😐
UncleOfACoho: That might also be the case, Robotic fish might enjoy that, wouldn’t you?
SLeepdepD: 99p i guess?
UncleOfACoho: *smiles* I like that site.
UncleOfACoho: you are a robot
UncleOfACoho: *nods*
UncleOfACoho: You did a google and parsed the title of the first hit for the solution, however, a human would have realized that the sale of iceland is a spoof
UncleOfACoho: and it was not accually sold
SLeepdepD: oh shit!…i screwed that up
SLeepdepD: i’ve failed you
SLeepdepD: please, ask me another subjective question
UncleOfACoho: That’s ok, there is nothing wrong with a robotic fish. *pat pat*
SLeepdepD: i’m not a fish! :((
SLeepdepD: <feeling hurt>

(a few minutes pass)

: sorry, crash
SLeepdepD: you must be running windows <:-P
SLeepdepD: <hoping i just established my humanity> [-o<
UncleOfACoho: accually, I’m running Ubuntu – Jaunty
SLeepdepD: nice…my netbook has 8.04 on it
UncleOfACoho: cool

(a few minutes pass)

: I see the conversation got too ‘normal’ for you
SLeepdepD: well, i was getting excited…you were starting to treat me like a real person and not just a fish
SLeepdepD:  You: accually, I’m running Ubuntu – Jaunty
Me: nice…my netbook has 8.04 on it
You: cool
SLeepdepD: that was it…there was a moment there man–you can’t deny it
UncleOfACoho: for a fish, you’re alright
SLeepdepD: <swooned>
UncleOfACoho: It’s time for me to sleep though, I’m sure you don’t need to worry about that though do you. 😛
SLeepdepD: no… i’m S L e e p d e p D :-<

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It’s not spam; it’s “art”

by on Mar.15, 2009, under AIM FishBot Experiences, Technology

Recently I’ve had two posts titled “Spammer” (here and here).  In both cases I was sitting at my computer working when I suddenly was IMed by someone I’d never heard of before.

As s note, I use the multi-protocol IM client Pidgin, so I’m connected to 15 chat accounts at the same time (it’s really great, even does IRC, MySpace IM and Facebook chat through a plugin).

Anyway, both chats were completely random-sounding message so I assumed it was a bot or spammer.  The second time this happened I had a couple of minutes, so I thought I would see how smart this bot was–or if it was an actually person, hopefully verbally abuse them into leaving me alone.

In the course of my rantings I found out it was a real person and was not a spammer (at least in the come-visit-my-sexy-site sense of the word).  For more information, check this blog post or go here to sign up.

Here’s an abbreviated and highly-cleansed chat log of my encounter:

Conversation with nastycoho on 3/13/2009 11:13 PM:
NastyCoho: I IMed you first. If I deny this later, I’m lying.
SLeepdepD: i’m wearing women’s underware
NastyCoho: Sexy.  So am I, but I’m a woman.
SLeepdepD: stfu
NastyCoho: No.
SLeepdepD: how smart a bot are you?
NastyCoho: Pretty smart.
SLeepdepD: where do you live?
SLeepdepD: i’ve got these new bolt cutters i want to try out; my old ones were getting “dull”
SLeepdepD: 20 questions:
NastyCoho: Okay!
SLeepdepD: do you know me in RL?
NastyCoho: I don’ know.  I think I don’t.
SLeepdepD: 2) do you work with computers?
NastyCoho: No.

(…15 highly offensive questions later…)

SLeepdepD: 18) are you going to continue chatting me random phrases every few days?
NastyCoho: I can’t.  we’re randomly connected through this fishing service that makes my screen name into the coho one and yours as well.
SLeepdepD: really?
NastyCoho: It’s supposed to be art.  I’m not a bot.
NastyCoho: Yes.
NastyCoho: Google: fishingbot.
NastyCoho: Nice to know I’m smarter than you.
SLeepdepD: whoa…i didn’t know that.  i thought you were the same jerk that’s been chatting me
SLeepdepD: huh
SLeepdepD: well now i’m a little embarrassed
SLeepdepD: i’m sorry to have been so rude
NastyCoho: Haha, it’s okay.
NastyCoho: You’re the first person who ever responded when the bot got me, it’s kinda fun.
SLeepdepD: what’s the url for this?
NastyCoho: I don’t know, I just googled the SN once and found the information.
NastyCoho: They get the names off of livejournal, I hear.
SLeepdepD: i don’t believe you.
SLeepdepD: i don’t get it
SLeepdepD: what’s the point?
NastyCoho: there is no point, it’s so two random people can talk to each other.  it’s art.
SLeepdepD: you liberal
NastyCoho: Eh, it’s kinda fun.
SLeepdepD: i guess
SLeepdepD: do you know my real screen name?
NastyCoho: Nope.
NastyCoho: If you type it as one word I won’t be able to see it.
SLeepdepD: interesting…
SLeepdepD: i had no idea this is a “thing”…i thought you were this “coho” asshole that kept bothering me

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