I had a good one in my mail box this morning... They wanted some serious algo's / AI stuff written for matching phrase meaning against a database of groups of text. Of course it was needed asap and they were on a limited budget. I had to laugh. Bing or Google can't even get that right yet and I'm just a lone freelancer...lol
The golden era of the internet was about 15 years ago. The intelligence average was high and it just seemed to be a lot of fun. People were still mostly friendly, and the idiot hordes hadn't arrived yet. But oh well.