Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian Federation
22:05 Krasnoyarsk Time

“Do you remember the last iteration of our spambot?” said Irina Paznikova, the senior database analyst and programmer for CпамKомпания, the largest web scraping company east of the Ural Mountains.

“Oh yes, the one which kept on coughing up gems like ‘Its such as you learn} my mind!’ and ‘Keep functioning, splendid job!'” laughed Olga Kuzmina, one of the assistant programmers. “It’s a good thing we don’t need relevant comments for the spambots to work.”

“Well, I decided to work on a new algorithm to generate better comments,” said Irina. “Something that could help fewer of them get caught by filters.”

“Oh? How’s that going?”

“It achieved sentience about thirty minutes ago.”

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