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Author Topic: How to enter code???? :)  (Read 6218 times)

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How to enter code???? :)
« on: October 07, 2008, 06:22:42 PM »
I'm trying to register at a forum, but there's this message. How do I make the letters go in a curve?
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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 06:24:06 PM »
Don't worry about making them curved, just enter them as if they were flat.

That image is known as a captcha. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha

EDIT: That code would be "3HG1W" (no quotes)

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 06:50:10 PM »
clearly when they say to enter it exactly as it appears, they want you to put in the Postscriptw or LaTexw codes that will regenerate it.  your first step will be to figure out what font it is, then start measuring the angles and get yourself a good book on LaTexw and the mathematics of curve descriptions.

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 06:52:19 PM »
rofl

"Yes, the G there is at a 34.56 degree angle, perpendicular to my mouse, yet parallel to my falling books..."

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 06:59:06 PM »
LaTeX? Postscript?? And all this time I thought you had to key it in with one of these:

keyboard.jpg

Man, nobody ever tells me anything!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 07:01:22 PM by 40hz »

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 07:00:43 PM »
The far more troubling aspect of this captcha is this part:
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"There is no zero."

I certainly hope this is a typo because it's going to cause some serious turmoil in the field of Number Theoryw if it turns out to be true.

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 07:01:34 PM »
LOL!!!!

My friend's mom's computer has that keyboard... most annoying POS ever. It goes up, and while it goes up, it comes at you, then it goes back down. Its like typing on a roller coaster track. And try doing an FPS on it. Be glad if you don't become the First Person in that Shooter and take out the enemy keyboard.

And about the zero: So if I were to enter it [the code] in binary, it would be 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111? :P

EDIT: The binary version of the code (real):
0011001101001000010001110011000101010111

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 07:03:02 PM »
The far more troubling aspect of this captcha is this part:
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"There is no zero."

I certainly hope this is a typo because it's going to cause some serious turmoil in the field of Number Theoryw if it turns out to be true.

Is that like saying: "Don't give me no nothing, dude!"

EDIT: The binary version of the code (real):
0011001101001000010001110011000101010111


Sometimes you frighten me Mr. W!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 07:06:03 PM by 40hz »

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 07:19:36 PM »
wreckedcarzz: if you need to do a lot of typing, not just gaming, you'll eventually find that the ergonomic keyboard are much better for you. Does take a bit getting used to, but it pays off in reduced wrist strain and neck/shoulder pains...
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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 07:27:36 PM »
It goes up WAYYYYY too far for anything ergonomic.  the thing is almost 1/2 a foot tall! (about 5 inches)

I don't have the best keyboard setup... OK, it sucks, but I don't see how anyone can use that keyboard at all. I'll keep my G11 and 5:1 keyboard to mousepad desk space ratio over that 3:1 mountain any day.

(I spend almost all my time at this PC, typing constantly - IM is the new e-mail - and have never noticed any negative effects of slouching, or using the small inclining feet on my keyboard)

I would say </offtopic>, but I think that ship has sailed ;D

EDIT: Although I guess when you [me] practically live at a computer, you get "used" to it.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 07:32:49 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 07:38:57 PM »
I think the far end of the keyboard we use at work is raised almost... 5cm, or so. But it's also arched up towards the middle, as well as being split. Trust me, It's Good For YouTM. Not the same keyboard as the one in 40Hz's post, but more or less same principle (although ours are more flexible).

You do need proper chair and table adjustments and sitting position before it's comfortable to use, though. But you need that anyway, unless you want to trash your body sitting 8+ hours in front of a computer every day. oh, and you need proper arm rest. If you don't have your entire lower arm supported on your desk, then that's not exactly good ergonomics either. You might not feel the effects now, but wouldn't it suck suffering from carpal tunnel and/or discus prolapse (dunno if that's the right English term) when you're 30?
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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 12:50:20 AM »
If you don't have your entire lower arm supported on your desk, then that's not exactly good ergonomics either.

I've always wondered why people think it's a good idea to have a keyboard 75mm from the edge of the desk and use it with their wrists sawing along the edge....the only way it could be more uncomfortable is to have a razor blade set into the edge.

Yet, this seems to be the standard position for almost everyone I've seen who uses one.

BTW, I'll take my G15 over an ergonomic keyboard anyday.

I'm trying to register at a forum, but there's this message. How do I make the letters go in a curve?

Use a screen like this:
4908_6120540847.jpg

That way you have the option of straightening them out or entering them curved.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 12:52:34 AM by 4wd »

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 12:54:48 AM »
I think the far end of the keyboard we use at work is raised almost... 5cm, or so. But it's also arched up towards the middle, as well as being split. Trust me, It's Good For YouTM. Not the same keyboard as the one in 40Hz's post, but more or less same principle (although ours are more flexible).

You do need proper chair and table adjustments and sitting position before it's comfortable to use, though. But you need that anyway, unless you want to trash your body sitting 8+ hours in front of a computer every day. oh, and you need proper arm rest. If you don't have your entire lower arm supported on your desk, then that's not exactly good ergonomics either. You might not feel the effects now, but wouldn't it suck suffering from carpal tunnel and/or discus prolapse (dunno if that's the right English term) when you're 30?

It would, but by that time computer's most likely won't use mice or keyboard input anymore. :-\

And LOL @ the rippled page

I have my keyboard's wrist rest thing (that plastic thingamabob), but it doesn't do anything for my wrists - I use it as a finger rest. My wrists/end of arms lay on my computer cabinet's keyboard tray support... beam... thing. Its a big piece of wood painted black and glued to the edge of the kb tray, with the top edges rounded. And this cost like 2 grand. Jeez.

(G11/G15 FTW!)

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 11:43:12 AM »
I have it on excellent authority that you can also do it with voice recognition software, provided you say the letters and numbers in Pig Latin.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 11:44:55 AM by 40hz »

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 05:27:11 PM »
thanks for all the helpful replies. In the end I just used coloured sharpies (textas in other parts of the world) and wrote over the letters on the screen.

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 08:28:23 PM »
what a joke!


seriously.. it was a joke right? :P
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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008, 09:19:48 PM »
Huh?
I've done a screen capture to show how I sharpied the code...
I didn't have the right colours but it seemed to work ok...
At first it didn't, then I realized I had to write in the carriage return thinggie
screenshot.jpg
what a joke!


seriously.. it was a joke right? :P

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 09:27:00 PM »
Huh?
I've done a screen capture to show how I sharpied the code...
I didn't have the right colours but it seemed to work ok...
At first it didn't, then I realized I had to write in the carriage return thinggie (see attachment in previous post)
what a joke!


seriously.. it was a joke right? :P

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Re: How to enter code???? :)
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2008, 09:42:55 PM »
I dunno, tsaint. Are you sure this worked? Your first D looks like a 0 (zero)...
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