> We couldn't simulate a normal human being, but we could replicate the
> behavior of a typical mailing list member. We were able to make use of
> the Maledicta database of obnoxious phrases, and set it up to respond
> to email with a random insult.
Judging from the large sample set of email replies received from that
AI-program-written-in-BASIC of yours, the Maledicta database is
woefully lacking in good, intelligent, inventive, put-downs. No Noel
Coward, for one.
thought the latest Iridium launch was a really good April's fool
giggle. Russian rocketry? tens of satellites in orbit? Pah! Who'd
believe any of _that_?