The Turing Test (not really, but kind of)

So I know, I know – it’s not the real Turing test. But reading the comments in an article on the Atlantic, I thought that it’s not that surprising that they’re figuring out the very basic tricks for the spam bots. 

Copied from the thread: 

Trythemiddle: The economic structure of our country has changed as well. 80 Years ago, the kid from the lower class school could graduate and move right into a factory job, work there 40 years and retire with a pension, or work on the family farm, or in a mine, and the same pension was there waiting for them. The low skill, moderate wage jobs are gone for the most part, but the kids are still there.

HAling7692: The difference appears to be the lack of discipline and parental involvement today. During my school years, hardly any students misbehaved or talked back. If one did, he was punished at school and then later at home. Most of us would have been terrified to be reprimanded for our behavior.

мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт… [the linkspam]. 

trythemiddle: I think that may be a part of it, but that is more among my, and it sounds like your cohort. We did the same crap as kids today do, if not more, we were just more secretive about it. I remember the “poor” kids acting out and not really fearing the teacher, because they were going to work in the mine and didn’t really need school anyway. Many of them would walk out the door after graduation and down into the mine and make twice what the teachers were making.

 Ron Brown: That comment is spam. They copy and paste part of someone else’s comment to make it confusing, then post their spam stuff.

trythemiddle: Huh, that’s how that works. Thanks.

I am reminded of this excellent webcomic.

[Edit: Obviously, I’m not endorsing any of the arguments in the thread]. 


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