Did she (or it) pass the test?

pbannister (9/3/2005 9:24:14 PM): Hello … do I know you? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:24:35 PM): difinately pbannister (9/3/2005 9:24:57 PM): lol - oh, ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:25:52 PM): so how are u doin today lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:25:58 PM): its bein a while lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:26:07 PM): since we chated ok pbannister (9/3/2005 9:26:30 PM): Apparently. I am going fine. How are you doing? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:26:45 PM): im very well ty lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:26:58 PM): how was day today pbannister (9/3/2005 9:28:10 PM): Busy - to a point - then took a nap (was behind on sleep from completing a project). lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:28:31 PM): oh ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:28:35 PM): ths nice pbannister (9/3/2005 9:28:52 PM): So where are you at? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:29:25 PM): am from san jose lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:29:31 PM): what about u pbannister (9/3/2005 9:30:13 PM): Oh, the information on my profile is all accurate (last I looked). I live in southern California. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:30:28 PM): cool pbannister (9/3/2005 9:30:43 PM): Nice smell of sage blowing in the window from the hills just now. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:31:36 PM): where part in southern cali pbannister (9/3/2005 9:31:54 PM): Foothill Ranch - south Orange County. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:32:06 PM): ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:32:18 PM): what ur name pbannister (9/3/2005 9:32:49 PM): lol - I thought you said we chatted before? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:33:20 PM): of course we hav but i hav forgotten ur name ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:33:40 PM): u knw its bein awhile since we dsid cht lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:33:51 PM): so tell me pbannister (9/3/2005 9:34:38 PM): My name is Preston. My personal website is at http://bannister.us/ lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:35:24 PM): cool nice name pbannister (9/3/2005 9:36:01 PM): So why are you stalking random guys on IM? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:36:26 PM): am lilian by name lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:36:56 PM): urs? pbannister (9/3/2005 9:37:25 PM): So what do you do for a living Lillian? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:38:44 PM): i deal with fibric pbannister (9/3/2005 9:39:11 PM): How is the weather up there in San Jose? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:40:03 PM): not bad lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:40:12 PM): ur? pbannister (9/3/2005 9:40:47 PM): You don’t have a friend named Eliza, do you? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:41:18 PM): nope lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:41:23 PM): why pbannister (9/3/2005 9:41:50 PM): Oh I dunno - something about the style of conversation. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:42:09 PM): oh really pbannister (9/3/2005 9:42:23 PM): yep! lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:42:25 PM): well i don knw any tht bears tht name ok pbannister (9/3/2005 9:43:31 PM): Just what do you do with fabric? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:44:22 PM): i import african textile lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:44:37 PM): and beside i travel alot pbannister (9/3/2005 9:44:52 PM): Oh really? Sounds interesting. Do you enjoy this? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:45:17 PM): yes lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:45:32 PM): and u what do u do pbannister (9/3/2005 9:46:27 PM): I write software, mainly. Where in Africa do you end up? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:47:04 PM): south africa pbannister (9/3/2005 9:47:43 PM): Yikes. Had a friend get back from there earlier this year. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:48:02 PM): ok pbannister (9/3/2005 9:48:27 PM): Apparently SA is a dangerous place. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:48:59 PM): not as u think pbannister (9/3/2005 9:49:37 PM): Did you ride on any of the mini-buses? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:50:04 PM): what do u mean by that pbannister (9/3/2005 9:51:18 PM): Some ex-pat SA folks were sending around jokes about minibus drivers. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:51:36 PM): ok pbannister (9/3/2005 9:52:14 PM): My friend went to extract his parents, who were getting quite old and infirm, and needed more family support. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:53:08 PM): ok pbannister (9/3/2005 9:53:30 PM): So would you consider living there? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:54:10 PM): is too hot there pbannister (9/3/2005 9:54:22 PM): Which part? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:54:23 PM): here lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:54:36 PM): san jose lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:54:45 PM): u married lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:55:02 PM): what do u like for fun pbannister (9/3/2005 9:55:20 PM): Nope - not any longer. pbannister (9/3/2005 9:55:30 PM): Fun - what’s that? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:56:19 PM): what u do fun like lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:56:26 PM): swiming lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:56:30 PM): dancing pbannister (9/3/2005 9:57:05 PM): Just curious - where did you grow up? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:58:18 PM): am mixed pbannister (9/3/2005 9:58:47 PM): Mixed? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 9:59:30 PM): yea pbannister (9/3/2005 9:59:57 PM): Mixed in where you grew up, or something else? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:01:11 PM): my late father is from san jose lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:01:49 PM): and my mom from south africa lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:02:05 PM): are u ther pbannister (9/3/2005 10:02:10 PM): Yep lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:03:03 PM): u stay alone pbannister (9/3/2005 10:03:20 PM): There is quite a split. How did it make a difference for you? pbannister (9/3/2005 10:03:30 PM): Nope, I have kids. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:03:58 PM): how many kids do u have pbannister (9/3/2005 10:05:00 PM): three - two boys, one precocious little girl. lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:05:17 PM): ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:05:35 PM): how old her they pbannister (9/3/2005 10:06:13 PM): 16, 12, and 9 (at least this month) lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:06:30 PM): ok pbannister (9/3/2005 10:06:56 PM): How old are you? Any kids? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:07:22 PM): 29 lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:07:33 PM): i have no kid yet lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:07:45 PM): am still single pbannister (9/3/2005 10:08:10 PM): You want to have kids? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:08:31 PM): yes lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:08:44 PM): in will like to have kids pbannister (9/3/2005 10:09:09 PM): Did you go to school in San Jose? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:09:56 PM): no pbannister (9/3/2005 10:10:36 PM): How did you get started in your current line of work? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:12:59 PM): i was in to textile before ok i join the textile industries ok lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:13:38 PM): that the kind of business my mom did pbannister (9/3/2005 10:14:08 PM): Your mom was into imports from SA? pbannister (9/3/2005 10:14:51 PM): That must have been difficult at times - was there not a restriction on imports for a time? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:15:08 PM): i told u she from africa pbannister (9/3/2005 10:16:01 PM): How is your mother doing? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:16:14 PM): fine pbannister (9/3/2005 10:17:02 PM): Is she still in the business? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:17:28 PM): no lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:17:49 PM): she geting older now pbannister (9/3/2005 10:18:11 PM): So you ended up taking over her business? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:18:55 PM): i inherited it from my mom pbannister (9/3/2005 10:19:36 PM): Did she teach you the business, or did you learn on your own? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:20:26 PM): i learnt it from her pbannister (9/3/2005 10:20:56 PM): Sounds nice. You travelled with her before? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:21:42 PM): yes lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:22:10 PM): mostly to asia pbannister (9/3/2005 10:22:38 PM): Asia? Wait - I thought Africa was the other direction lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:24:02 PM): mostly asia and africa pbannister (9/3/2005 10:24:22 PM): What are your favorite places to visit? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:24:59 PM): africa pbannister (9/3/2005 10:25:39 PM): SA or other places? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:26:43 PM): oh ok pbannister (9/3/2005 10:26:54 PM): ?? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:27:07 PM): i move down to other places pbannister (9/3/2005 10:28:31 PM): Have you travelled around SA much, or elsewhere in Africa? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:29:48 PM): mostly in africa pbannister (9/3/2005 10:29:51 PM): Have you ever failed a Turing test? lilyno501 (9/3/2005 10:30:12 PM): how do u mean pbannister (9/3/2005 10:30:57 PM): So what exactly is it that you do with fabrics and textiles?

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Every more-complex question I posed got a least-complex response. I cannot tell if the other end is a human or a warmed-over version of Eliza. The poor spelling suggests a human - but this could be easily simulated. Does this mean a program passed the Turing test, or does it mean a human failed?