• Pinkie Pie (unregistered)

    oh my gosh! frist!!!11!

  • IS I FRIST? (unregistered)

    WOW my first FRIST comment. Can't beat it!

  • IS I FRIST? (unregistered)

    Crap. the answer to my name would be no! LOL

  • Your Name (unregistered)

    A note: for ReCaptcha, only one of the words is the actual captcha, and the other one is some word that failed an OCR scan from Google Books. The easy ones here have all been recognized already, so essentially all that's left are words scanned upside down, mathematical formulae, and non-Latin scripts.

    You can just type in the word of your choice there. If enough other people pick the same word, it'll even show up in Google Books as that word! Neat!

  • ExChickenFarmer (unregistered) in reply to Your Name

    Which one is the captcha?

  • scruff (cs)

    The 5th one (Karrel's) is Hewbrew.

    Also, what 'Your Name' said re reCapture. Just like every other week's 'Error'd' reCapture "WTFs".

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    The captcha that is "so complicated that it becomes impossible to read" is obviously Hebrew. Just a click to charmap.exe away. Sheesh, people these days.

  • t-bone (cs)

    Allright, who broke the domain keys website? :)

  • JiP (cs)

    It won't be long before Asian characters become the character of choice for captcha's...

  • Brent (unregistered) in reply to Andrew
    Andrew:
    The captcha that is "so complicated that it becomes impossible to read" is obviously Hebrew. Just a click to charmap.exe away. Sheesh, people these days.

    Nah, that'd be a waste of time. That's almost certainly the OCR-failed word not the real captcha test word... just type anything for it and enter the other word which is clearly legible.

  • That Guy (unregistered)

    The Hebrew word would be pronounced "eloheda". Don't know what it means though.

  • Dragnslcr (cs) in reply to That Guy
    That Guy:
    The Hebrew word would be pronounced "eloheda". Don't know what it means though.

    Close. The last letter is a final chaf, not a dalet. The word is "elohecha". It means "Your God".

  • Adi (unregistered)

    The Hebrew word is Eloeicha, which means "your god".

  • The Great Lobachevsky (cs) in reply to JiP
    JiP:
    It won't be long before Asian characters become the character of choice for captcha's...

    I wonder if eventually enough people will enter greek/asian/hebrew/etc. when non-latin scripts come up on these things that the "right" word is in a non-latin script.

    (If you aren't aware, with recaptcha, only one of the two words actually counts for the captcha, the other is getting a human to do "manual OCR" for lack of a better term.)

    EDIT - I accidentally typed "manual ORC" at first. I don't want to think about what that might be lol

    Addendum (2012-03-23 09:50): by the way, that first one, was that the product of an intern and MS paint? (I'm guessing not, but it looks like it.) Made me think of http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/TwentyFour-Bits-Per-Intern.aspx

  • P. Almonius (unregistered)

    I've gotten captchas in Greek, too.

  • AS (unregistered) in reply to Andrew

    Just try using charmap.exe to input Hebrew vowels.

  • Buddy (unregistered)

    For captchas from before the 1800s, where they use the long S - ſ, e.g. "ſerfs" for "serfs" do you enter the long S or the regular S?

  • Zunesize Me! (unregistered) in reply to The Great Lobachevsky
    The Great Lobachevsky:
    JiP:
    It won't be long before Asian characters become the character of choice for captcha's...

    I wonder if eventually enough people will enter greek/asian/hebrew/etc. when non-latin scripts come up on these things that the "right" word is in a non-latin script.

    (If you aren't aware, with recaptcha, only one of the two words actually counts for the captcha, the other is getting a human to do "manual OCR" for lack of a better term.)

    EDIT - I accidentally typed "manual ORC" at first. I don't want to think about what that might be lol

    Oral to Rectal Conveyance.

    The qualifier "manual" implies it could be automatic, a vision that I find indescribably arousing.

  • Anketam (cs)

    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.

  • freakpants (unregistered) in reply to Anketam
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.

    Maybe because they speak the language? I'm not sure if you're aware, but this internet thing is available to people that speak hebrew as well! Amazing!

  • gizmore (unregistered)

    The best thing on the first captcha is that you cannot request a new one easily :)

    This will surely teach those annoying customers!

  • That Guy (unregistered) in reply to Dragnslcr
    Dragnslcr:
    That Guy:
    The Hebrew word would be pronounced "eloheda". Don't know what it means though.

    Close. The last letter is a final chaf, not a dalet. The word is "elohecha". It means "Your God".

    Duh! You're right of course, thanks! Never saw lashon haKodesh in wavy captcha script before, it threw me off :)

  • AndyCanfield (cs)

    I ran into a captcha once that basically read like this: //////// Supposedly this could be parsed into V's and W's and M's and I's, but the combinatorial numbers were impressive. Probably NP-complete, and if anyone every answered the captcha he would win a Nobel Prize.

  • Your Name (unregistered)
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  • Brendan (unregistered) in reply to Brent
    Brent:
    Andrew:
    The captcha that is "so complicated that it becomes impossible to read" is obviously Hebrew. Just a click to charmap.exe away. Sheesh, people these days.

    Nah, that'd be a waste of time. That's almost certainly the OCR-failed word not the real captcha test word... just type anything for it and enter the other word which is clearly legible.

    Always type the word "anus" for the OCR-failed word. People who don't do this are not effective team players.

    Captcha: Anus.

  • Larry (unregistered)

    You're misunderstanding the first one. It is obviously a bunch of OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs. The black text in the background is there to make it harder for computers to see the OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs.

  • Mathieu (unregistered) in reply to Your Name

    Even more simple : write only the relevant word. The captcha succeed even without 2 words.

  • Coyne (cs)

    And that's not even the best part. Wait until Bryan actually tries to type the captcha and is told: "Your input is unacceptable; reason: Rude language."

  • neminem (unregistered)

    Next time I see a non-English google captcha, I am totally inputting "the-game", and so should you. (By the way, I just lost the game.)

    And yeah. Hebrew consonants: not that hard to input. Hebrew vowels: way harder. So just do like the Bible, and only input the consonants! (I studied Hebrew for a little as a kid. I could at one point read it in the sense of mindlessly converting characters to sound; not so much in the sense of comprehending what I was reading.)

    Captcha: אמא שלך Ok, not really.

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to JiP
    JiP:
    It won't be long before Asian characters become the character of choice for captcha's...
    For captcha's WHAT?
  • Your Name (unregistered) in reply to Brendan
    Brendan:
    Brent:
    Andrew:
    The captcha that is "so complicated that it becomes impossible to read" is obviously Hebrew. Just a click to charmap.exe away. Sheesh, people these days.

    Nah, that'd be a waste of time. That's almost certainly the OCR-failed word not the real captcha test word... just type anything for it and enter the other word which is clearly legible.

    Always type the word "anus" for the OCR-failed word. People who don't do this are not effective team players.

    Captcha: Anus.

    (Un)fortunately, every Internet community seems to have picked a different "backup word" to use for the OCR-failed word, so I don't think we're going to come to a consensus sufficient to get various anatomical terms, objectionable epithets, racial slurs, etc. into the actual pages of a Google Books-scanned copy of some obscure book.

  • wonk (unregistered) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    JiP:
    It won't be long before Asian characters become the character of choice for captcha's...
    For captcha's WHAT?

    Don't get so excited. He just accidentally the whole captcha.

  • pjt33 (cs)

    The other recaptcha is also a non-English word. "impares" is probably not an English mis-spelling of "impairs" but the Spanish word "odd" (as in "not even") in plural agreement.

  • Nagesh (unregistered)
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  • Anketam (cs) in reply to freakpants
    freakpants:
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.

    Maybe because they speak the language? I'm not sure if you're aware, but this internet thing is available to people that speak hebrew as well! Amazing!

    Yes I realize that. The thing is that having multiple users that know both Hebrew and English that are so active that they post in less than an hour of it being up, and are even correcting each other! That my friend is sad.

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to freakpants
    freakpants:
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.

    Maybe because they speak the language? I'm not sure if you're aware, but this internet thing is available to people that speak hebrew as well! Amazing!

    What?! They're letting FOREIGNERS use OUR Internet? What's this world coming to?

  • synp (unregistered) in reply to That Guy
    That Guy:
    Dragnslcr:
    That Guy:
    The Hebrew word would be pronounced "eloheda". Don't know what it means though.

    Close. The last letter is a final chaf, not a dalet. The word is "elohecha". It means "Your God".

    Duh! You're right of course, thanks! Never saw lashon haKodesh in wavy captcha script before, it threw me off :)

    That and the old-fashioned font. There's a reason why it's not used for anything except bibles.

  • An Old Hacker (unregistered) in reply to Anketam
    Anketam:
    freakpants:
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.

    Maybe because they speak the language? I'm not sure if you're aware, but this internet thing is available to people that speak hebrew as well! Amazing!

    Yes I realize that. The thing is that having multiple users that know both Hebrew and English that are so active that they post in less than an hour of it being up, and are even correcting each other! That my friend is sad.

    That's only because you don't understand that English is not the only universal language out there.

    Specifically, Jews of all nations are taught to read Hebrew so that they can read from the Torah (the five books of Moses), even if it is only for their bar-mitzvah.

    That's why Marco Polo took Jews with him, by the way...

    I'm not even Jewish, and I was embarrassed to be confused because I missed the holem.

    Now, if folks were correcting each other about Esperanto, THAT would be sad...

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to Anketam
    Anketam:
    freakpants:
    Maybe because they speak the language? I'm not sure if you're aware, but this internet thing is available to people that speak hebrew as well! Amazing!
    Yes I realize that. The thing is that having multiple users that know both Hebrew and English that are so active that they post in less than an hour of it being up, and are even correcting each other! That my friend is sad.
    No, that is only an applied form of xkcd.
  • Sponjk (unregistered)
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.
    What is sad, is that you even said that. I hereby revoke your communication privileges for the day. This includes speaking, typing, writing or any other form of visual or auditory communication with a human being. (Telepathy is allowed)

    BTW, I don't know Hebrew and even I recognized it as such, I don't understand why it's surprising some people could read it.

  • mottel (unregistered) in reply to Pinkie Pie

    Wow Pinkie, you solved the Hebrew captcha! Eloheach = your god (or your "gosh" as you superstitiously prefer to call them)

  • Dragnslcr (cs) in reply to Anketam
    Anketam:
    Yes I realize that. The thing is that having multiple users that know both Hebrew and English that are so active that they post in less than an hour of it being up, and are even correcting each other! That my friend is sad.

    If it were some obscure word, or possibly even a fairly common modern word, then you might have a point about the odds of multiple people knowing it. But in this case, it's one of the most common words in Biblical and liturgical Hebrew. Just about every Jewish person would recognize it, even people who aren't in any way fluent in modern Hebrew.

  • RichP (cs)

    Duh, the first captcha is "oooooooooooooooooooooooo"

  • Anketam (cs) in reply to Sponjk
    Sponjk:
    Anketam:
    Is it sad that despite the fact that this topic has not been up for an hour and people already figured out what the Hebrew Captcha was.
    What is sad, is that you even said that. I hereby revoke your communication privileges for the day. This includes speaking, typing, writing or any other form of visual or auditory communication with a human being. (Telepathy is allowed)

    BTW, I don't know Hebrew and even I recognized it as such, I don't understand why it's surprising some people could read it.

    What is more sad is your inability to read follow up posts. My whole point was the speed at which it happened. Either that or I am enjoying trolling for the lols and giggles. Possibly both too.

  • frits (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    Goat. See? [image]
    FTFY
  • Shachar (unregistered)

    I don't see what the problem with the fifth one is. It clearly says: אֱלֹהֶיךָ vCuFai

    The second word is harder, because it's not really a word, and can never tell whether, when they say case doesn't matter, do they mean we can do without the diacritics (i.e., is אלהיך also accepted, except, of course, without the diacritics most people would actually spell that אלוהיך)

    Yes, commenters above me said it already. It's in Hebrew, and probably scanned from a book.

    Shachar

  • Quicksilver (unregistered)

    1943 Machiens outperform humans at doing calculations 1997 Machines outperform humans at chess 2009 Machines outperform humans at face recognition 2012 Machines outperform humans at solving captachas 2014 Machines outperform humans at 7 minutes in heaven

    The singularity is coming! Run run for your lives ... or you won't get one of those sexy 2014 robots!

  • Flynt (unregistered) in reply to Quicksilver
    Quicksilver:
    1943 Machiens outperform humans at doing calculations 1997 Machines outperform humans at chess 2009 Machines outperform humans at face recognition 2012 Machines outperform humans at solving captachas 2014 Machines outperform humans at 7 minutes in heaven

    The singularity is coming! Run run for your lives ... or you won't get one of those sexy 2014 robots!

    Your timeline just illustrates how screwed up our priorities are as a society. Why weren't the sexbots first?
  • ximaera (cs)

    My neural network thinks that the first captcha is ri2z53rc. Seems like that picture is in fact an anti-Captcha: an image uncrackable by a human, but perfectly readable by a computer.

  • David Skoll (unregistered) in reply to That Guy

    Actually, the Hebrew word is "Elohecha" and it means "your God"

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