I did not cheat, and many of the names could be real (I swear I saw some that were actually titles of real articles, but in fact were bot-generated) - I'm not sure what makes me tell a real title out of a fake one in these situations. On other situations though, it's very easy (grammar makes no sense, there are odd amounts of quotes, etc.), but in my experience these tend to be a minority.
Actually, I find it funny that in my experience, most titles that could be of real, interesting hacks fitting well in the spirit of HN, are the bot generated ones, and the most political/controversial titles (which often you'll see discussed on many places other than HN) are the real ones.
Edit: I wish there was an easy way to record your session, so that later you can analyze each title more carefully and do some math on which options you "upvoted".
Making that value settable could be nice (as well as opening the source).
> Apache releases first major new version of cancer drug
> "Algorithm" is not a language worth learning
Although when both titles made sense it was actually quite difficult to successfully pick which one was the bot.
Sometimes one title could be seen multiple times.
In this round:
- CoffeeScript is not a four letter word
- Linux may have been due to bad connection
Now I'm starting to have a weird feeling, like it's all generated content, when I look at HN's home page...
Consider not polluting your users' browser history.
"Why I stopped travelling to the US got reduced to 3 hours"
I went 13/17.
Scored 12/20... this bot is good!
However, a lot of the headlines sound like I've read them, even so even if the bot is generating new titles for old stories by itself, it's using the same keywords as the original titles, so it ends up confusing me a bit...
It's from this submission https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6815282
Anyone who wants their opinion to be the most-visible one, aka the reason why we get specific topics ad nauseam.
The 2nd and 3rd person to indiscriminately submit whatever Ars and AOL shat into their RSS reader.
Just wanted to let you know.