I loathe them and wish the guy dead and in hell. There are some like here with simple, easy to see combos. One I know is slide a puzzle piece. And then there are the ones that go on and on and on. Find the traffic signals. Now, does the pole count or not? Is that one in distance or is that a street light? I hate that one! After 5 pages, I am ready to smash computer. Get the hint..I am NOT a robot!!
The ones here are not terribly bothersome and do not appear frequently. IO think they do deter the nefarious from using scripts to sign in. I can live with that.
The ones I dislike most are the ones that pop up with every sign-in or contact-us. These are most common with large corporate sites. They are the complex ones with multiple pages to fill. As you have noticed, they typically are scenes you would see driving.
Guess what? Their purpose is for users to add 'experience' for self-driving cars. I'm sure that part of the sales package by Captcha includes a reimbursement back to the site owner. Fortunately, the light traffic at CS and the fact that it is the same ol' faces means that it is unattractive financially to the owners.
Mikey, you're usually right; but not this time. Some of the text ones are at best ambiguous--even with a magnifying glass. The company seems to have no quality control. Then there are the out-of-focus shots where you're looking for a bicycle or something. You'd have to be drunk to think you got half of them right because you were good at it rather than lucky.
TTKSpectre: Mikey, you're usually right; but not this time. Some of the text ones are at best ambiguous--even with a magnifying glass. The company seems to have no quality control. Then there are the out-of-focus shots where you're looking for a bicycle or something. You'd have to be drunk to think you got half of them right because you were good at it rather than lucky.
I hear you... I usually try to switch out of the crazy ones.. Life's too short...
A CAPTCHA (/kæp.t??/, a contrived acronym for "completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart") is a type of challenge–response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.
The term was coined in 2003 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford. The most common type of CAPTCHA (displayed as Version 1.0) was first invented in 1997 by two groups working in parallel. This form of CAPTCHA requires someone to correctly evaluate and enter a sequence of letters or numbers perceptible in a distorted image displayed on their screen. Because the test is administered by a computer, in contrast to the standard Turing test that is administered by a human, a CAPTCHA is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test.
This user identification procedure has received many criticisms, especially from people with disabilities, but also from other people who feel that their everyday work is slowed down by distorted words that are difficult to read. It takes the average person approximately 10 seconds to solve a typical CAPTCHA.
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