You may have heard the News-o-matic 3000 on Kiasacast Episode 5, our first attempt at an automated news delivery system. Unfortunately something went a little wrong with the wiring, we think in the text-to-speech circuits, so we’re going to give it a try with plain text output instead. Here we go now…
And in the news for
AUGUST SIX TWO THOUSAND NINE
it seems that
has been delayed due to
which is a shame, we were looking for-
ALTHOUGH IF IT’S NOT DUE TO ADDING LAN PLAY I WILL BE MOST AGGRIEVED
-ward to pl-
SOME OF THE MOST FUN I HAD WAS BACK ON SKARO WITH STARCRAFT LAN PARTIES ME AND CAAN AND THAY AND JAST IT WAS GREAT I WOULD ALWAYS PLAY THE ZERG AND THEY WOULD BE ALL LIKE NO WAY STOP WITH THE RUSHING YOU LAMER AND I WOULD BE ALL LIKE KEKEKEKEKEKE MAN IT WAS GREAT IF THERE IS NO LAN PLAN IN STARCRAFT TWO THEN WE WILL TRAVEL TO THE BLIZZARD HEADQUARTERS AND EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EX-TERM-IN-ATE! EX-TERM-IN-ATE!
Oh dear. Still a bit of fine tuning needed, I think.
When it does eventually come out your Newsomatic is invited to a LAN party over here.
Today’s antispam word is flushed, no doubt inspired by the Blizzard PR Rep who had to tell the world the news.
I don’t think Daleks use the word “aggrieved”.
The real reason I’m posting is because the anti-spam word is “hellostabs”. It has the wrong person. :P
Melmoth! We’re going to need two metres of fleeling wire, six sheets of Parkinised gruddock paper and something to rim the satchel-arm, the News-o-matic is extending its vocabulary and mis-identifying visitors again!
The antispam word du jour is frotting. Hurrah! Thank heavens for gruddock paper!
Yes, Daleks don’t use the word ‘aggrieved’, favouring the compound adjective ‘AG-GRIEVED’ instead.
I don’t know how you can say the News-o-matic isn’t working, I’m having a difficult time working out what is automated text and what are the rantings of a random blogger. I suppose it is a mis-use of the Turing Test in this case, what with it ostensibly used to recognise intelligence, but maybe there is a parallel test that can be used to differentiate between forum/blog posts by bots and those by hum^H^H^Hplayers. Your News-o-matic would pass the ‘B1FF test’ with flying colours.
I’ve tracked the problem down this time, it picked the story up from the Slashdot games feed but got the full comment thread as well, and was attempting to get itself modded as +5 Insightful.