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05 August 2013

capTURING an innocent person



Today I was pleased to read that other people are aggravated by those silly twisted CAPTCHA words.
I don't have Word Verification on any of my blogs.  It's already hard to get comments.
The Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, abbreviated as CAPTCHA (instead of CAPTTTCAHA )
My favourite acronym is FFS.  (I actually think I pioneered it, but that's another post for another day)
That the developers have dragged poor Alan Turing into this blurred vision also aggravates me. Poor innocent man had enough trouble in his life without this.
That is all.

16 comments:

  1. I must confess I hate the bloody things, and rarely try more than once to "break thru".
    Perhaps they should be renamed "kafkas"?

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  2. Fruitcake is always spot on.
    Kafka comes to mind so many times in my daily life.
    If Metamorphosis* had not been written well before poor brilliant Turing was hounded to death by the British government in their effort to appease/impress the USA, then I would think the Grigor character had been based on AT. Dead at 41 when he would have brought us knowledge of things we still don't know.
    I iz sick of pointless spying. POINTLESS spying.

    *when I am head of The Ministry Of Fear I will round up all the goombahs who have not studied this story, and force them to. Employees at local councils, the ATO, VicRoads, Cennalink, Telstra etc.
    Wishing you all a day free of Grigor-moments.

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  3. today's blog menu specials are:

    High Riser
    Great Uncle Andrew

    [Miscellany]
    To Everything There is a Season

    scuze i
    give‘m the boot?

    wishing you all a WV-free day.

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  4. Loathe the damn stupid things.
    There is a special circle in hell reserved for those who wrote the code for the damn thing.

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  5. I am often surprised that I get the captcha correct, and equally surprised when I don't and I know I was correct. I don't like them either. You can google picture search 'no word verification' and there is a small picture you can put on your blog.

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  6. I have very real trouble with them, and find them frustrating in the extreme.
    I didn't know about Alan Turing. Hiss and spit is probably the politest thing I can say.

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  7. oh god I hate those bloody word vertifications. I never get it right and and it usually takes me about 3 goes to type a comment on any blog.

    At the initial stages I'm sure it all took place in a darkened room (computer screen blue glow only) full of tech nerds coming up with strangely sexual 'codes' for all of us to type in and laughing like Beavis and Butthead when they come up with ones like "muffdve" etc.

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  8. oh god I hate those bloody word vertifications. I never get it right and and it usually takes me about 3 goes to type a comment on any blog.

    At the initial stages I'm sure it all took place in a darkened room (computer screen blue glow only) full of tech nerds coming up with strangely sexual 'codes' for all of us to type in and laughing like Beavis and Butthead when they come up with ones like "muffdve" etc.

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  9. My objection is the accompanying instruction, 'please type the words above.' These are never words. They are random letters and numbers. Only in the mind of a microchip are these 'words'.

    xxx

    Pants

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  10. There was a really funny blog post where a set of the captcha words were given fanciful and very humourous definitions - I think it was Kath Lockett.

    And yes, leave poor old Alan Turing out of it.

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  11. Hi LL - thanks for that recall. Kath is a bright woman indeed. I must get over there to Genevre. x x

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  12. What they did to Alan Turing was the worst. You have chemical castration or we tell the world you are a disgusting pervert, he chose the former and it drove him to suicide. Now they want to give him a pardon for just being the person he should have been. Half the bastards who condemned him were still in the closet.

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  13. I'm not a fan of those word verification things. I've got a better chance just letting the kitten loose on the keyboard.

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  14. 99% of the time I have no trouble with the captchas, but every once in a while I get one wrong. They are annoying.
    I love the puppy guarding the kitty, a shame he came to such an awful end. Recently, a friend of mine told me he wants to get a bull mastiff. I said okay, fine, but never come to my house again. Especially with the dog. He's changed his mind. Apparently my friendship is worth more to him.

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  15. The puppy part of the above comment belongs on the next post...

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  16. Hi River, I figured that out OK, men who want killer dogs must be compensating for a lack in other areas.
    thanks for floating by. X X

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