New Zealand Man Sets His Computer To Buy Him Gifts

Feeling neglected by your honey? Wish he or she would surprise you every once in a while with flowers or the perfect CD? Forget about trying to change your mate. Paul Hunkin of New Zealand has programmed an Internet bot that showers him with gifts.

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Feeling neglected by your honey? Wishing he or she would surprise you every once in a while with flowers or maybe a perfect CD? Forget about trying to change your mate. A man in New Zealand has programmed an Internet bot that showers him with gifts. Paul Hunkin has the bot buy him cheap items from eBay using his credit card to pay. Sadly, its first gift, batteries for a watch, was a bust. Hunkin doesn't own a watch.

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