January 22nd, 2010
I just failed a CAPTCHA test. Instead of requesting that I solve a complicated mathematical problem such as 3 + 5, the test asked me "What is the third word in the phrase 'riva uzociy kawodi dey'?"
I regret to inform everyone that the desired response in this case is not "Beats me, I don't know Polish." However, I must protest; this is a perfectly good answer as it proves to the website that I am indeed not a robot spammer. I'm merely human with foibles and ignorance just like everyone else.
I demand my comment be posted now in light of this stark truth, or I shall take my blog commenting business elsewhere.
Ignatius J. Reilly
With this entry you've both shamed CAPTCHA programmers into changing their tests to allow common sense/smart-ass answers AND given spam bot programmers a great way to pass their robots off as humans. The internet is doomed.
Of course, this requires the CAPTCHA programmers to create AI strong enough to recognize and understand common sense/smart-ass answers. Which in turn means that, if computers are smart enough to understand those answers, then they are no longer sufficient to differentiate between humans and computers.
The internet is doomed.
Then my work here is done.
Dr. Alberts to Recalcitrant. One to beam up.
I could never, ever pass a Hot Captcha. Not even when trying hard to think "Now, what is the acceptable standard of hot rather than my personal preference?"
The ones that amuse me are when there's a picture of a cat or a dog and it says "What animal is this? (3 letters)".
|Date:||January 22nd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)|| |
...is not the third word "kawodi"?
|Date:||January 22nd, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)|| |
I just failed a CAPTCHA test.
I hope that means as consolation you win the internet.