January 19th, 2007

Conrunner Kevin

Intelligent Spam

This evening I received a comment to the message I posted last September about the hotel room prices at Nippon 2007. It's actually a sort of comment spam, I guess, but it's the most intelligent spam I've ever read -- so much so that I replied to it, because it makes a valid-sounding point. A slightly clueless one, but not any more so than other replies from people I know.

This certainly sounds like an actual human being writing it, although possibly not one for whom English is a first language, but it's almost certainly a kind of spam, given the signature and the lack of details for the LJ user.

OTOH, if computers are managing to write spam that sounds that plausible, look out humans!
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Kevin and Lisa

Off to Oregon

Am leaving for the train station to catch a train to the airport and then on to Oregon for the weekend. I'm not taking my computer with me this time. I expect to be back late Sunday night.
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