Automated Untelligence - Dictionary Edition
After being inspired ATS member IgnoranceIsntBlisss in this
thread, I decided to spend
a few hours today putting together a simple
, and I figured it deserved a thread of its own. This one doesn't scrape the internet for words and phrases however, instead it uses
it's own dictionary file stored on your computer. You place one word per line in a text file and search queries will be formed from words chosen at
random from your text file. You could probably also have one sentence fragment per line to create more coherent search queries, I haven't tried it.
I've been using a massive text file with essentially every word in the English language and more, but I've found a problem with that.
A large portion of English words are large and not widely used, therefore a lot of the time the search results will bring up other dictionary files
and things like that, and if your searches keep bringing up results like that, the search engine will probably recognize that you're just using
random words from a dictionary. The answer would be to use a list of more common words and sentence fragments, I could have built an engine to scrape
data from the internet and create a text file like that for you, but I just don't have time. The help section hasn't been done either. If anyone
wants the source code to add such a function or any other functions, PM me. It's written in VB2008 so it's very easy to build upon.
- Minimizes to system tray so it will run in the background unnoticed.
- Includes the "CHA0S Reactor" which will generate random text fragments from your dictionary file.
- Search URL in the settings can be modified, meaning it works with most search engines, not just Google.
- Time between searches can be modified (meaning less CPU usage and less chance of the search engine banning you).
- Words per search query can be modified.
- External dictionary file can be modified from within the app.
- List of valid symbols to use in search queries and text generation can be modified.
- It can also act as a general internet search tool.
- No installation required.
- Windows XP, Vista or 7
- .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
- This is the dictionary file I was using, as I said,
it's not very useful.
Warning: I have not used this application for long periods of time, I will not be held liable for any damages this application
This picture doesn't really prove much for a skeptic, but I give my assurance that this application is totally virus free, hopefully others can scan
it and verify that.
EDIT: Bug fix applied. The spaces in sentence fragments will be converted to + symbols if you're using sentence fragments instead of one word per
line. Editing such a dictionary file from within the app will look clustered and hard to read. Open it in notepad and make sure you have one sentence
fragment per line, the app separates items by the return/enter key.
[edit on 26/7/10 by CHA0S]