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.