Captcha!

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    Aug 23, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    "Captcha" codes have been my pet peeve since I first experienced them with myspace years ago.

    Now I've finally logged back in to some of my old abandoned accounts to update them (and delete a few). Some I could get into. Some I couldn't. The "captcha" codes are simply unreadable.

    In fact, this actually cost me a few hundred dollars today because there's one account I just can't get into. I can't read its code. Even after emailing custimer support, they instructed me to "refresh" the captcha coded and try again. I already refreshed over 100 times!

    I'm waiting on a class action lawsuit on this issue. I've already made some money from such suits, and look forward to making more from this.

    "Captcha" is the worst security identification since the beginning of the internet, and does nothing but prevent legitimate people from logging into their accounts.

    /rant
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    It is rather aggravating. I am not a fan of it.
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    I'm waiting on a class action lawsuit on this issue. I've already made some money from such suits, and look forward to making more from this.

    "Captcha" is the worst security identification since the beginning of the internet, and does nothing but prevent legitimate people from logging into their accounts.

    /rant

    Some of these capthcas are far worse than others - simply impossible to decipher. The people to bring the lawsuit could be anyone with a any visual disability - they are no doubt in violation of the Americans With Disability Act (ADA), if they have no easy way to avoid having to figure them out.
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    Thats because captcha is using you to do free labour. I saw it on PBS...pretty amazing idea actually.

    They're scanning millions of books, articles, newpapers, etc. When the computer can't figure out a word because its smudged faded or whatever, captcha pairs it with a real word. If you get the real word right, they assume you also got the blurry word right and you just helped transcribe something into digital.
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    uoft23 saidThats because captcha is using you to do free labour. I saw it on PBS...pretty amazing idea actually.

    They're scanning millions of books, articles, newpapers, etc. When the computer can't figure out a word because its smudged faded or whatever, captcha pairs it with a real word. If you get the real word right, they assume you also got the blurry word right and you just helped transcribe something into digital.
    Very believable. Is there a documentary (legit one, that is) on this subject?

    Actually, I really need to STFU at this point. Seems like others are already onto this. Complaining on RJ obviously isn't my best venue for anger release. I'll do some research before posting further here.
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    WhyWhySee saidreCaptcha is helping us digitize books. They give you one known word and one unknown word, it's the known word that get's you into the site, but the unknown word that helps them with their book.

    Edit: le sigh.
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    Never heard of this captcha but it sounds like something my husband would be interested in. He is probably working on a word puzzle as I write this, so how do you access that?
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    Doesn't Captcha have an audio option now?
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    Have you tried the audio captcha? It's kinda freaky. Sounds like spirits calling out from the netherworld. icon_lol.gif
  • Buddha

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    Aug 23, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    I. Fucking. Hate. Captcha. It's the most retarded thing ever invented. When I studied cognitive psychology they brought up the subject of what a superb system Captcha is but I just couldn't agree. It just fucking sucks.