Wednesday, August 31, 2005

CAPTCHA

I've decided not to take my chances with comment spam, so now comments pages have one of those silly little things where you have to type in the distorted letters you see in an image: a CAPTCHA, or a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Which, incidentally, IOOTWAE (Is One Of The Worst Acronyms Ever).

I apologize in advance for the very slight inconvenience that this will cause. Blogger's tests seem to be much less difficult to read than a lot of others I've seen.

I've read that there are a lot of people doing research into breaking these things (which kind of annoys me, since they're pretty effective), and that we're up to like 70% accuracy or something like that even on a particularly hard version of the test. Oh well.

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