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Last post Author Topic: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?  (Read 50172 times)

Curt

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2011, 06:57:47 PM »
(thanks to dotTech:
Scr.im: Share your email address publicly without the risk of giving it to spammers)

This one from Scr.im seems okay to me:


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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2011, 07:48:45 PM »
What I think would be a truly great "captcha", or rather a great Turing test, is to have a little Flash (or Silverlight) application in the browser that uses the webcam to let you give the site the finger, then does a quick video verification of you flipping the site the bird, and a quick hash to store to mark that Turing test result as unique.

Of course you need a webcam, but still, it would be very cool and very fun~!

Who could possibly not smile at being asked to tell a Turing test to f**k off?
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #77 on: March 05, 2011, 02:37:21 PM »
They got me:

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2011, 03:14:54 PM »
A bit late on seeing Curts post, but it strikes me as being designed by someone who has forgotten why captchas were developed in the first place, to stop spammers. By scr.im offering a selection of possible answers, all a bot need do is guess. It'll be right 1 in 9 times, so all scr.im have done is asked spammers to try a bit more often, hardly much of an inconvenience.

timns- Those Recaptcha and Google captchas work on the pronciple that they are using you to translate OCR'd text for them. They present two words but only know one of the words themselves. So if one word is seriously scrambled, or contains number, symbols, foreign punctuation, etc then you can be pretty sure that's the one they don't know. You can actually just enter a space for it, or you could purposely enter an incorrect word to mess with them :D Either way, once you get the other word right you're accepted.


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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2011, 03:25:59 PM »
Izzat a fact? My, the things we learn here on DC.

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2011, 03:38:40 PM »
There's an interesting story about how the folks over at 4chan gamed Recaptcha to fix a Time poll - moot wins, Time Inc. loses.

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #81 on: March 05, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »
There's an interesting story about how the folks over at 4chan gamed Recaptcha to fix a Time poll - moot wins, Time Inc. loses.

That was excellent.
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #82 on: March 07, 2011, 02:41:04 PM »
I just came across this one:

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2011, 03:44:08 PM »
I just came across this one:
 (see attachment in previous post)

W-W-W-WTF?

Can we say, "broken"?
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2011, 02:17:14 AM »
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2011, 08:18:19 AM »
Cute one, Curt :)
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2011, 04:35:29 PM »
I hate idiotic humanity challenges with an ungodly passion.  The one at STEAM http://store.steampowered.com/ has defeated every attempt I've made to create an account.  I've tried every conceivable input format (all caps, all lower, mixed caps/lower, etc), and nothing works.  I've emailed their support, and I will take my business elsewhere if they don't resolve my problem.  If they can afford to lose new customers, then they don't need my money.  Or my word of mouth recommendation to fellow internet citizens.
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2011, 12:33:34 AM »
-before you explode, gpetrant, try registering, using another browser!

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2011, 07:52:47 AM »
It worked!   :up:

(But why?  Why IE of all browsers?)
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2011, 08:14:27 AM »
(But why?  Why IE of all browsers?)
Because that's the only browser the developer of that site checked it with >:(

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2011, 11:34:26 PM »
It's hitting a low point.  Now when I try to Send an email from hotmail, it wants me to identify a Captcha!! And I'm already logged into the thing!

Why don't we just have thumb print and get it over with instead of this annoying crap?

Do a retinal eye scan. Just don't ask to me guess what some garbled crap spells!




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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2011, 03:36:41 AM »
It's hitting a low point.  Now when I try to Send an email from hotmail, it wants me to identify a Captcha!! And I'm already logged into the thing!

Why don't we just have thumb print and get it over with instead of this annoying crap?

Do a retinal eye scan. Just don't ask to me guess what some garbled crap spells!





I'm not so sure that's a great idea... Y'know... They always get around retinal scans in the movies... Maybe anal scans... Incorporate them into ergonomic chairs. Y'know... A little security stub. Work in some Morse code butt flexes for a kind of PIN... Ribbed or studded versions could be an upsell. Like what an awesome value proposition!

I guess that if you're going to take it there anyways, you might as well make it a tad more useful.

:P


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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #92 on: April 26, 2011, 03:54:35 PM »
(nevermind)
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #93 on: April 26, 2011, 07:17:40 PM »
(nevermind)


It would also solve government ID problems too~! Really! Like who would want to use anyone else's ID verification chair? :D
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #94 on: April 27, 2011, 12:48:15 AM »
It would also solve government ID problems too~! Really! Like who would want to use anyone else's ID verification chair? :D

So you're suggesting the new form of ID is a stool sample? ;D

It would certainly make internet cafés much less appealing.


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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #95 on: April 27, 2011, 12:35:17 PM »
It's hitting a low point.  Now when I try to Send an email from hotmail, it wants me to identify a Captcha!! And I'm already logged into the thing!

Why don't we just have thumb print and get it over with instead of this annoying crap?

Do a retinal eye scan. Just don't ask to me guess what some garbled crap spells!




Ah, so that's why Outlook's stopped picking up my hotmail :)

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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #96 on: April 28, 2011, 11:11:39 AM »
Personally I like photo captchas (pick all girls among men etc :P ) such as:

http://research.micr...ond/projects/asirra/

And I guess they might be very difficult to brake as well
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #97 on: April 28, 2011, 12:28:27 PM »
Personally I like photo captchas (pick all girls among men etc :P ) such as:

http://research.micr...ond/projects/asirra/

Huh... I just tried that one and it said I was a bot. :o I have better luck with the hard to read captchas it seems. :huh: :-\


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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2011, 09:55:59 PM »
It would also solve government ID problems too~! Really! Like who would want to use anyone else's ID verification chair? :D

So you're suggesting the new form of ID is a stool sample? ;D

It would certainly make internet cafés much less appealing.

DOH!

Yeah... That's very true~! :D

Perhaps then a portable version. Something like this (NSFW) with a USB cord that you can plug into any computer. :)

It's perfect 2-factor authentication! It's virtually uncrackable~! :P
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Re: Who else is sick of difficult word verifications on the web?
« Reply #99 on: May 15, 2011, 10:38:54 PM »
Someday in the future...

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