So today I got a random email from someone named Igor Pavlov and it said:
I have no record of receiving an email from him before, though someone here at UNC showed me his web site about two years ago, so I think he is just spamming grad students at UNC with this every once in a while. I spent about 5 minutes on his site before his Crackpot index number (how's 'CIN' for short) passed 100 and was still going when I decided that it wasn't worth it.
I have been trying to figure out who he is, but other than his website and his email address I can't find anything on him. When I google his name it turns out that the guy who programmed 7-zip has the same name, but there was nothing to indicate that he was the same guy. Though interestingly enough there is also very little information on the internet about the Igor Pavlov who programmed 7-zip. So it is impossible to tell if they are the same person, though the fact that there is a suspicious lack of information on both of them (and they are both computer programmers) might mean something.
So I really don't want to feed the troll, but I am kind of interested to find out if they are the same person, and then I would know what those faceless computer programmers do in their spare time. I may have to email him back and see who he is, though if he is a computer programmer then I may just be emailing a program and not him. So I guess I will have to see if his response passes the Turing test.