Busted By Google (What’s the Opposite of a Turing Test?)

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So I was wandering around Google Groups, or Google Mail, or Google Apps, and ran into this error message.

Looks like I failed the Turing Test, in a bad way.

Basically, Google decided that what I was doing was something only a robot would do….which kinda makes sense, given my nature.  Still, it was a bit of a surprise.

Move over Skylab, Google is taking your place.

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