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2021-05-16 1:50:39 AM  
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2021-05-16 2:18:37 AM  
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2021-05-16 4:20:36 AM  
I like captchas, they're the internet's minigame!
 
2021-05-16 5:41:20 AM  
I recall reading something that said the wavy words captcha's were helping to train AI with digitizing text and handwriting recognition.
 
2021-05-16 5:46:37 AM  
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2021-05-16 5:52:15 AM  

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2021-05-16 6:02:56 AM  
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2021-05-16 6:35:48 AM  
Insidious Captcha is the name of my Revenge of the Nerds/GWAR fusion band.
 
2021-05-16 7:42:52 AM  
See, I think they have it all backwards. Only a robot would sit through multiple pages of images and click all the crosswalks or busses or whatever. Real humans would rage quit after finding all the traffic lights and STILL having to click three more Captchas after being told that you did it wrong.
 
2021-05-16 7:45:51 AM  
I hope whoever invented those things gets cancer.
 
2021-05-16 8:16:33 AM  
Why is every article either two paragraphs or fifteen pages?
 
2021-05-16 8:18:58 AM  

InfoFreako: I hope whoever invented those things gets cancer.


Yeah and just wait till AI makes it so captchas are no longer useful and bots take over everything that is guarded by it now.
 
2021-05-16 9:18:57 AM  
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Sure, I love looking for bicycles, crosswalks, and/or traffic lights in a series of blurry photos set in a Brady Bunch mosiac just so I can submit some info onto a webpage that's probably already tracking every little movement I make.
 
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2021-05-16 9:29:44 AM  

dammit just give me a login: I recall reading something that said the wavy words captcha's were helping to train AI with digitizing text and handwriting recognition.


I read that too a few years ago.  They would slip in some scanned text among the generated writing.
 
2021-05-16 9:38:46 AM  
Our company had a covid questionnaire made so and uses captcha. We are supposed to fill out the form every morning on our phones. I have given up on doing it. They need to fire whoever that using it on mobile was a good idea.
 
2021-05-16 10:40:16 AM  
I sold my soul to Google; the one benefit being recaptcha just let's me by without any trouble.
 
2021-05-16 10:56:36 AM  
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2021-05-16 11:31:43 AM  

PictureAWave: See, I think they have it all backwards. Only a robot would sit through multiple pages of images and click all the crosswalks or busses or whatever. Real humans would rage quit after finding all the traffic lights and STILL having to click three more Captchas after being told that you did it wrong.


And?  Those robots who sit through the crosswalks sound more likely to keep buying cow clicker upgrades and other robot specific stuff.  You separates your demographic and then you market the hell out of them.
 
2021-05-16 11:45:59 AM  
Captchas are like antibiotics... eventually they'll be useless and we'll all die of resistant TB.
 
2021-05-16 1:22:54 PM  
I once ended up stuck in a Captcha loop trying to enter a site that turned out to be entirely dubious.  The Captchas didn't "feel" right, like a copy of a Captcha.  No matter how many iterations of correct answers provided it never changed behavior.  I walked away certain that I had just been used to train some ai to break through Captchas by showing me the images in play at the time.   Clever.
 
2021-05-16 1:31:31 PM  
Yesterday, I kept trying to log into a site but I'd run into an error asking me to complete the captcha. There was no captcha.

Took a bit for the admin to fix it.
 
2021-05-16 6:08:34 PM  
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2021-05-16 9:22:23 PM  
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2021-05-17 11:40:47 AM  

Slightly Warped: I sold my soul to Google; the one benefit being recaptcha just let's me by without any trouble.


U r now part of The Borg
 
2021-05-17 11:45:44 AM  

Linux_Yes: Slightly Warped: I sold my soul to Google; the one benefit being recaptcha just let's me by without any trouble.

U r now part of The Borg


I bet the Borg run Linux.
 
2021-05-17 12:02:28 PM  

turboke: Linux_Yes: Slightly Warped: I sold my soul to Google; the one benefit being recaptcha just let's me by without any trouble.

U r now part of The Borg

I bet the Borg run Linux.


If they want a faster more secure OS they do.
 
2021-05-17 12:08:35 PM  
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