or maybe I just need new glasses

I would have thought the logic of CAPTCHAs is to have humans read text that bots can’t read…but not to practically solve an optical illusion puzzle. Here’s a CAPTCHA I ran into the other day – the second set of letters is, what…”Schulte”? “senmlte”? “scnlte”? I don’t even remember what I guessed now – I managed to get it right. Good thing you’re allowed to try again!

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2 responses to “or maybe I just need new glasses

  1. yellojkt

    I hate these things because I think OCR software has better eyesight than I do. Plenty of times I have to squint real hard to tell “rn” from “m” and all sorts of other blurred kerned pairs.

  2. Anonymous

    That one’s not just a CAPTCHA, it’s a reCAPTCHA!

    It’s no so much because the bots can’t read it, as because they make awful proofreaders.

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