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Sandra wrote, "I love cats, but I don't want any part of this freaky demon cat captcha." [expand full text]
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Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:05 • by Doo-doo Facial Hair (unregistered)
The funny thing about captchas is that there's nothing funny about them. Ever. Especially when posters here try to make puns out of them.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:07 • by Creature Pro (unregistered)
Frist Creature Pro comment!

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:08 • by Honnza (unregistered)
The last one is easy. Just compare the relative sizes of each letter.

Captcha: populus - belonging to the Pope

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:24 • by F (unregistered)
395051 in reply to 395050
Honnza:
The last one is easy. Just compare the relative sizes of each letter.

Captcha: populus - belonging to the Pope


... and the small ones are obviously small caps, whereas the large ones are lowercase but in a larger font.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:37 • by 50% Opacity (unregistered)
I have no idea what the problem with the "səɯoɔəq ntsimi" captcha is.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:38 • by Sehe (unregistered)
Missed opportunity to ROCK by typing

sǝɯoɔǝq ntsimi

in response to that captcha

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:42 • by 50% Opacity (unregistered)
395055 in reply to 395054
Sehe:
Missed opportunity to ROCK by typing

sǝɯoɔǝq ntsimi

in response to that captcha


Missed opportunity to be the first with that joke. ;-P

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 06:46 • by alexgieg (unregistered)
Omencat is, of course, Lord Inglip's pet. He'll come forth after the fall of both Longcat and Tacgnol, arising from the ashes of the Catnarok to hunt down the few remaining unbelievers and set forth the arrival of his master.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:26 • by Justsomedudette (unregistered)
I can't believe the first comment wasn't Oneth

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:31 • by TheSHEEEP (unregistered)
The funniest captchas are those that actually do make sense.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:39 • by Wody (unregistered)
Okay, I filled out all the captcha's but I didn't see or get any dailywtf for today, what's up with that?
Also, why so many? I thought one was enough

captcha: praesent. the present you get at christmas and don't know what to do with.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:46 • by turist (unregistered)
The first one should be solved just by typing "omencat". The way recaptcha works, it's enough to type the generated word.

(The other one is some "unreadable by OCR" scanned sample and well, it happens it's unreadable for a human, too)

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:49 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
a captcha is essentially a challenge for programmers to build better bots, to annoy their peers who are on the receiving end of spam. :P

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 07:56 • by steenbergh
Why would a site promoting eye surgery have such a hazy Captcha? Not much revenue from the web forms, I'll wager...

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 08:06 • by James (unregistered)
Captcha: Allowing you to inform your users that you care more about avoiding a few spam emails than you do about their sanity.

If you want to stop spam there are far less inconvenient methods, ones that don't actually exclude a reasonable percentage of internet browsers who aren't even able to interact with captchas.

Whoever came up with these satan cakes deserves a whipping. At least W3C agrees.

Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 08:13 • by Bart-Jan Vrielink (unregistered)
I'm not sure if I have a Doppelgänger or not, but I don't remember submitting the captcha about being ready...

FYI, this post's captcha is conventio

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 08:20 • by MrBester (unregistered)
395068 in reply to 395053
50% Opacity:
I have no idea what the problem with the "səɯoɔəq ntsimi" captcha is.

If you're having difficulty reading it, that's what the "rotate the image" arrow on the right is for.

As for the "ready icumnu" being incorrect presumably too may people have written "icumonu" for the correct answer to be accepted.

Captcha: commoveo Commoveo to my place. Hey hey, we're having a party!

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 09:02 • by DonaldK (unregistered)
Oh come on it's not hard to read umop apisdn!

ingenium ... I thought so too

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 09:05 • by BobB
OmenCat, it's all in the Nekonomicon. Read up on it guys, sheesh.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 09:18 • by 50% Opacity (unregistered)
395073 in reply to 395071
DonaldK:
Oh come on it's not hard to read umop apisdn!


Don't you mean "uʍop əpısdn"?

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 09:29 • by golddog (unregistered)
395074 in reply to 395064
steenbergh:
Why would a site promoting eye surgery have such a hazy Captcha? Not much revenue from the web forms, I'll wager...


Nah, probably increased revenue..."Crap, my eyes must be really bad. I can barely read this captcha, I better get in to have lasik right away."

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 09:34 • by foo (unregistered)
395075 in reply to 395065
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 10:05 • by Kasper (unregistered)
The surgery captcha reminded me of an ad I saw on Google once. I needed to make a doctors appointment, but I didn't have the phone number. I did however remember roughly where it was, so I started looking for the address using Google Maps.

As soon as I got the address right, Google immediately showed me an ad saying "We know when you are going to die".

I was expecting that when commenting on this thread there would be some imaginative captchas. But all I am asked to enter is "usitas", which BTW has been used so frequently, that I just have to type the u, then my browser can autocomplete the entire captcha.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 10:07 • by Peter (unregistered)
395077 in reply to 395075
foo:
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)
Yet I vey rarely see spam here. Does no-one think it worthwhile trying to sell us fake watches, handbags, boots or medicines?

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 10:16 • by sambot (unregistered)
There may be some appreciation for this:
http://www.reddit.com/r/captchaart

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 10:18 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
395079 in reply to 395075
foo:
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)


So you are actually the spammer :D

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 10:28 • by foo (unregistered)
395081 in reply to 395079
Rodnas:
foo:
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)


So you are actually the spammer :D
Logic fail!

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 11:01 • by Mizchief (unregistered)
395084 in reply to 395062
turist:
The first one should be solved just by typing "omencat". The way recaptcha works, it's enough to type the generated word.

(The other one is some "unreadable by OCR" scanned sample and well, it happens it's unreadable for a human, too)


Yea reCaptcha was great at first, but now the OCR's have gotten so good that the one's they can't pickup most humans can't either.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 11:14 • by Anonymouse (unregistered)
OmenCat - The first harbinger of Basement Cat

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 11:53 • by Solved That For You (unregistered)
asd omencat
asd ntsimi
asd alloyA
asd iestes
death66
asd icumnu
asd creature
ZOCPWXOX
iusto

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 12:15 • by neminem (unregistered)
395087 in reply to 395063
I'm impressed it's been almost a whole page and nobody's posted the obligatory captcha-related xkcd. Especially after this:
Rodnas:
a captcha is essentially a challenge for programmers to build better bots, to annoy their peers who are on the receiving end of spam. :P


I'm not posting it either. But I am impressed. :p

(Strictly speaking, there a couple captcha-related xkcds, but one is directly relevant to that post.)

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 12:21 • by Bill Frist (unregistered)
395088 in reply to 395077
Peter:
foo:
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)
Yet I vey rarely see spam here. Does no-one think it worthwhile trying to sell us fake watches, handbags, boots or medicines?

Speak for yourself - I promote my name here three or four times a week and no-one does anything about it.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 14:00 • by Asgeir (unregistered)
The second one may have been stealing his neighbor's wi-fi and viewing the Upside-Down-Ternet

It is an iptables config that flips all images in the unauthenticated part of the network.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 14:22 • by da Doctah
395092 in reply to 395085
OmenCat is watching you exorcise!

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 14:35 • by OldPeter (unregistered)
For me as a german, that "icumnu" looks very much like an "icumnü" with umlaut dots.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 14:43 • by tired of captcha (unregistered)
At first many years ago captcha was a good test.
Most systems would generate something completely random and definitely not a real word. The "zocpwxox" captcha is a perfect example. Overtime captcha's have become less random and much harder to decipher, and plenty of software has been developed to solve them. At this point captcha's are a relic that needs to be replaced.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 15:54 • by Cherry Treats (unregistered)
The upside-down one is kind of dumb. It's still easy to solve and is, I suppose an effect of the Captcha-system being an automated aid for digitizing books.

Unless I, god forbid, missed some other joke.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 16:33 • by Coyne
395097 in reply to 395064
steenbergh:
Why would a site promoting eye surgery have such a hazy Captcha? Not much revenue from the web forms, I'll wager...


This captcha is really an advert: If you typo it, a page comes up that says, "That is incorrect. You really need and improvement in your eyewear: Make an appointment quick!"

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 17:09 • by Evan (unregistered)
395098 in reply to 395055
50% Opacity:
Sehe:
Missed opportunity to ROCK by typing

sǝɯoɔǝq ntsimi

in response to that captcha


Missed opportunity to be the first with that joke. ;-P

And not only were you first, yours was funnier. I'd have featured it if it were up to me.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 18:43 • by Silverhill
George B.'s CAPTCHA is not written in 8-bit -- the aliens have replied to the Arecibo message!

Addendum (2012-11-19 18:52):
(now that I've gotten the BBCode sorted out...)
http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/12/q4/c03/img-03.png
Arecibo message]


Addendum (2012-11-19 18:54):
(OK, sort-of sorted out...)

Arecibo message

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-16 19:42 • by Kef Schecter (unregistered)
I once had "joder" as a captcha on some site or other. It's a swear word in Spanish -- a very severe one in many countries. Such a word doesn't seem to exist in any other language, either, so that's about the only thing it could mean...

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-17 12:12 • by Rester (unregistered)
OmenCat:

"It's all for you, Fluffykins!"

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-17 22:53 • by dt (unregistered)
Case-sensitive captcha's are the devil's spawn.

ullamcorper.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-18 15:48 • by flutes (unregistered)
395122 in reply to 395053
50% Opacity:
I have no idea what the problem with the "səɯoɔəq ntsimi" captcha is.
Derr...what sort of a word is ntsimi?

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-18 15:58 • by John (unregistered)
395123 in reply to 395065
James:
Captcha: Allowing you to inform your users that you care more about avoiding a few spam emails than you do about their sanity.

If you want to stop spam there are far less inconvenient methods, ones that don't actually exclude a reasonable percentage of internet browsers who aren't even able to interact with captchas.

Whoever came up with these satan cakes deserves a whipping. At least W3C agrees.

Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
I agree with this, a lot. It is easier to try to identify the spammer on the server and discard him silently than to annoy a large proportion of users in the hope you'll get rid of one or two spammers. Our friend Akismet is another example.

One of the problems with overt anti-spam is that it makes the spammer aware your trying to stop them and so their efforts are increased to beat your measures.
It's like forcing people to put in correct-looking email addresses - that's a sure way to make the spam harder to identify once it hits your system. "Don't wanna enter no stinkin address" is far easier to identify as not a real email address than "fakeman@somefakeplace.com".

If we really do need captcha I saw an interesting gamification one on a streets (ice cream) competition site. Basically you are presented with a picture and some hovering icons, and are given a task such as "hydrate the athlete", or "put all drinks in the ice box" or "put the golf ball in the hole"...A lot harder for a bot to crack (I'd guess), reasonably easy for most humans to understand, a lot less annoying that traditional captchas - the biggest down side is that I think it requires you to use a mouse - but everyone does these days, right???

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-18 16:00 • by wreg (unregistered)
395124 in reply to 395077
Peter:
foo:
James:
Oh look, I have to fill in a captcha to print this comment! If I were a mechanic turk spammer that would have slowed me down at least a few seconds.
No, it wouldn't. This site uses a very small list of words, unchanged for years. If you were a spambot, you'd have the list. In fact, my browser has this list (inadvertently): I just have to type the first 1 or 2 letters and it offers autocompletion. :)
Yet I vey rarely see spam here. Does no-one think it worthwhile trying to sell us fake watches, handbags, boots or medicines?
If you think AKISMET pisses you off, the SPAMMERS are going POSTAL!!!

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-18 16:08 • by Mitch? (unregistered)
395125 in reply to 395087
neminem:
I'm impressed it's been almost a whole page and nobody's posted the obligatory captcha-related xkcd. Especially after this:
Rodnas:
a captcha is essentially a challenge for programmers to build better bots, to annoy their peers who are on the receiving end of spam. :P


I'm not posting it either. But I am impressed. :p

(Strictly speaking, there a couple captcha-related xkcds, but one is directly relevant to that post.)

Oh, you means this one
http://xkcd.com/810/

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-19 03:47 • by hombre (unregistered)
"Confirm humanity".
Now that's a test most humans would fail.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-19 13:58 • by Arvind (unregistered)
395188 in reply to 395062
turist:
The first one should be solved just by typing "omencat". The way recaptcha works, it's enough to type the generated word.

(The other one is some "unreadable by OCR" scanned sample and well, it happens it's unreadable for a human, too)


I would have entered "omencat you are a douche"
I always troll these recaptchas by writing some nonsense word in place of the "unreadable by OCR" word. Sweet revenge for trolling me with this nonsense.

Re: Captcha'd - Beware of OmenCat

2012-11-19 19:17 • by Elmo (unregistered)
The purpose of recaptcha can be found from here:
http://www.google.com/recaptcha/learnmore
The reason some of the captchas are not that easily read is that only one of the recaptchas is a word known, the other is something that is scanned from an old document and needs to be digitalized! So filling inrecaptchas you are essentially functioning as an OCR...
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