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    CAPTCHA rant

    I really, really hate sites that uses CAPTCHAs. These are tests to prove you are not a bot by looking at a bunch of blurry, out of focus pictures and then picking ones that have "street signs" or "cars". Inevitably there is some blurry photo where there are 3 pixels that have a "car" in them that you miss. I just spent 30 minutes trying to make a doctor's appointment because I could pass the CAPTCHA. Now I get that you need these to protect you when you move money in your back account, but this is just a freakin' doctor's appointment. Are Russian bots trying to steal my appointment time? OK, I feel much better now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I really, really hate sites that uses CAPTCHAs. These are tests to prove you are not a bot by looking at a bunch of blurry, out of focus pictures and then picking ones that have "street signs" or "cars". Inevitably there is some blurry photo where there are 3 pixels that have a "car" in them that you miss. I just spent 30 minutes trying to make a doctor's appointment because I could pass the CAPTCHA. Now I get that you need these to protect you when you move money in your back account, but this is just a freakin' doctor's appointment. Are Russian bots trying to steal my appointment time? OK, I feel much better now!
    Was the Dr. a Phycologist?
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    are russian bots trying to steal my appointment time?
    yes, eternally yes

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    I keep having to click on the pictures of bicycles. I do ok, 3 out of 5
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    I was on a site that required the CAPTCHA thing BEFORE I could enter my login and password - one or both of which I had forgotten. I had to go through five rounds of clicking stoplights before I got logged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    I had to go through five rounds of clicking stoplights before I got logged in.
    << meanwhile, I was backdooring spyware that will make Apple's group Facetime glitch look like two tin cans and a piece of string >>

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