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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    In my head "Librarianuary" immediately became "Orangutanuary".

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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    At least you haven't been Ella spammed.

    I daren't post anything in case it picks on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    At least you haven't been Ella spammed.

    I daren't post anything in case it picks on me.
    It acts like a cross between a spell-checker and a search engine. Do you think it is a 'droid?
    Written on a real computer and real keyboard with capital letters, punctuation, and everything.

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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    It might be a coincidence but Ella was a chatbot program that was developed almost 20 years ago.
    Last edited by Bzzer; January 16th, 2019 at 11:46 AM. Reason: to add the word program

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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    At least you haven't been Ella spammed.

    I daren't post anything in case it picks on me.
    It acts like a cross between a spell-checker and a search engine. Do you think it is a 'droid?
    People are saying it's a spam-bot. Not that I know what a spam-bot is. Nor do I know how it helps the person who put it on here.
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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    At least you haven't been Ella spammed.

    I daren't post anything in case it picks on me.
    It acts like a cross between a spell-checker and a search engine. Do you think it is a 'droid?
    Do 'droids also dream electric sheep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    At least you haven't been Ella spammed.

    I daren't post anything in case it picks on me.
    It acts like a cross between a spell-checker and a search engine. Do you think it is a 'droid?
    People are saying it's a spam-bot. Not that I know what a spam-bot is. Nor do I know how it helps the person who put it on here.
    Chrissy, best I can describe it, "bots" are programs that are written to observe patterns, and do something with it. It's been with us since the early days of computers, but with the "always on" internet, the capabilities of these bots are amplified.

    It is written by people whose motivation is often bragging rights or just simply curiosity or data gathering.

    Some bots are actually helpful because they can spot trends and patterns that we (humans) could miss because we have better things to do than watching for patterns 24/7

    "Spam-bots" are bots that may have been deployed with ulterior motive of spamming for different goals, like marketing, or fishing for clicks, or something else.
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    Default Re: January reading challenges

    Oh good. I thought this was an assignment. With my schedule, any reading is a challenge right now...
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