I hate this guy


#1938

Ugh, tell me about it.


#1939

As part of the regular “those creepy commercials” feature of the thread…

Probably was only a scam, though?


#1940

Nah, that’s how I met my wife.


#1941

I meant, they probably sent a floppy with a word file. I doubt there was even a program.


#1942

Come to think of it, that would explain a lot about our marriage.


#1943

Way back in the 286 days, there were some “expert systems” that could be programmed to do some interesting test parsing and responses, some folks tried to make decision-tree stuff based on this. ESIE was the one I recall messing with, but it’s so old it can’t be looked up on a current search engine without being buried in more modern uses of the name (including a DOS emulator, apparently).

Probably wouldn’t be hard to spend a few days putting together a half-hour or so of “girl chat” using a system like that. Especially given how predictable the text entries I think we all know this particular software would get.


#1944

Remember Dr. Sbaitso?


#1945

You can tell it was a scam because the ad didn’t even list their website.


#1946

Yes, very fondly. And the Talking Parrot!


#1947

I get all my spiritual advice from MS Office Clippy.

(Too mean? Should I delete this?)


#1948

With Robbie Coltrane!


#1949

I love this thread.


#1950

Maybe it was like Sexy ELIZA.


#1951

Lol no it’s awesome lol.


#1952

“Watch her”


#1953


#1954

Seems plausible.


#1955

That should be an emote on Twitch it’s so terrible.


#1956

She wouldn’t have to strain that hard to see if she would WEAR THE DAMN GLASSES.


#1957

Not only is the picture beautiful, but the text alludes to what is the most important part of my life. What a wonderful dream-filled package!