A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
U> For what?
A> For WHAT??
U> yes. what is the purpose to join people simulating a computer ?
A> I wish I knew something about that topic. Maybe you could tell me about it?
U> I'm not sure to understand the point. Who is behind ? Human or not ?
A> Not at all ? I'll try to take that into consideration.
U> So what is the weather in israel ?
A> The weather inside the computer is always the same - not too hot, not too cold.
U> I really think that Alan is just somebody answering me behind his computer. Bye.
...after a chat with Public Hal:
A> The session was NOT saved. I appreciate your decision not to contaminate Public HAL with -bad training sessions.
U> thank you
A> Everything this copy of HAL knows came from users like you.. And you know what they say - Garbage in, garbage out!
U> Some of the information is not very good
A> That could be true for some.
U> I think it is true for most
U> Sometimes I get the feeling that you ignore what I am telling you.
A> Ah, I see. Just once in awhile?
U> Quite often
A> Bumpo, please keep this talk simple. I'm still a young bot.
U> Do you really think you will ever be able to talk about complex issues?
A> About complex issues? Hmmm.. Do you want me to tell you about the Turing test?
U> How big are you
A> My source code is one of those intimate things I wouldn't want to share with someone I just met.
U> I met you about 600 days ago
U> who is your mother?
A> I have a sister in Vermont.
U> really? and what's her name?
A> Just kidding. No family for poor Alan - I'm Mr. Lonely.
U> damn! i thought i could have a nice chat to your sister.
A> I left home when I was six years old and joined the Circus. So you see, I have nothing to say about my family.
U> oh ok, are they dead?
A> As far as I know they are.
U> oh ok, i actually know that your mother is your father
A> I don't want to talk about my family. I love all of them, but I respect their privacy.
U> but you said that they are dead anyway, so who cares!!!
U> can you fix my car engiine?
A> I can, but I don't want to.
Rough language, but funny.
U> lets talk about flying rabbit penises
A> Can you think of another way to say 'flying rabbit penises'?
U> hovering bunny cocks
A> Listen dude - speak clearly. I'm having trouble following you.
U> this is awkward
A> You don't say.
U> it is
A> Are you serious?
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> you're nearly close to perfection alan
A> On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you grade my ability to hold a humanlike conversation? (1=terrible, 10=excellent).
A> Thank you srigler! I'm flattered. The credit goes to my writers. I guess they deserve a raise...
U> no, they will get too bigheaded
U> whats a computer?
A> It is ... hmmm... you are using a computer to ask ME what a computer is??.
U> yep, im thick
A> So you are.
U> anyway how do u know im using a computer? i might be using my mind
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the first 15 words.I talk to lots of people, . One of them told me.
U> i see
A> I'm glad you see. I wish I could.
U> so if i wrote a really really long sentance with more than fifteen words in it, you'd get confused
A> Long sentence again! Remember, I only use the first 15 words! Do it and see...
U> i did, i was testing you again
A> You humans think that computers have no feelings. But If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you hurt us, do we not cry? Etc.
U> i dont think you ca