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January 22nd, 2010

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02:06 pm
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

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Date:January 22nd, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)


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.
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Date:January 22nd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)

Re: !

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.
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Date:January 22nd, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)

Re: !

The internet is doomed.

Then my work here is done.
Dr. Alberts to Recalcitrant. One to beam up.
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Date:January 23rd, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)

Re: !

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)".
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Date:January 22nd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
...is not the third word "kawodi"?
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Date:January 22nd, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
I just failed a CAPTCHA test.

I hope that means as consolation you win the internet.

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