Samizdata - 12:04 am on Feb 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
come at me with anything other than a real browser (or reasonable approximation thereof) and you die!
Humans die, bots do not.
All of us here use various methods to control bots, and many involve the user-agent.
I do it myself, as I'm sure you all understand.
But the bottom line is that a user-agent is not proof of anything.
Whatever you decide my user-agent means, I remain human.
Or a reasonable approximation thereof.