Monday, July 20, 2009

Facebook CAPTCHAs

I was on Facebook earlier today when I came across the profile of an old friend.

I clicked on the "Add as Friend" button. Following standard procedure, I clicked on "Send Request" to confirm that I really wanted to add that person.

Then the CAPTCHA popped up.

This one said, homosexuality enrico.

Oh, the phrases these programs generate... really makes me wonder if it's actually a computer coming up with this junk.

I also learned what CAPTCHA stands for. Technical as it sounds, its one of the most basic phrases one could possibly contrive:

Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart = CAPTCHA

Fascinating, these simple things... aren't they?

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