Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CAPTCHA Cops and Robbers

The spammers and nefarious internet marketers are winning another round, and it doesn't even bother me much.

CAPTCHA's-- you know, those pictures of goofy distorted letters that ask the troubling question "are you human?"-- are being farmed out to India and Bangladesh at a rate something like $2 for a 1000 solved. Cheap labor plus computers will always trump computers alone.

I hate all of that unwanted junk, but despise CAPTCHAs equally. Some of the new ones are so unreadable it takes me two or three attempts to solve them. I'd be a failure in India.

Your move, cops.

3 comments:

yobro said...

I keep trying to solve the caffeine test on your site, but have never penetrated.

still on my first pot.

b

KAP said...

Works for me. Go to...

It's just carpal tunnel mouseclicking. Richard excels without artificial aids.

Lil' Hammerhead said...

Is that an s or an 8?