• Scragar (unregistered)

    Worst captcha I ever saw asked me to identify motorbikes, then showed me a picture of a guy on a bicycle. Selecting none of them was considered wrong, selecting the bike was also considered wrong.

    There's also a fairly common one of it asking to identify busses, but including trams(which may or may not count as busses according to captcha), and the classic identify the crosswalks as if any picture of white stripes is a crosswalk(like keep clear markings). Those tend to be pretty guessable though.

  • (nodebb)

    For an extra level of pedantry, none of the squares have bicycles, since there's only one.

  • Zatapatique (unregistered)

    René Magritte would say: ceci n'est pas une bicycle.

  • (nodebb)

    Now I know for sure that Azure Service Bus is not True! My illusions are shattered...

  • Conradus (unregistered)

    Ceci n'est pas un vélo.

  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered)

    It's time for an update:

    enum Boolean {
  • (nodebb)

    I would agree that it is merely a representation of a bicycle, but all the same, aren't all such captchas merely representations?

    They are, but this one is a representation of a representation...

  • (nodebb)

    As Magritte said: "Ceci n'est pas une bicyclette"

  • Chris O (unregistered)

    "On the gripping hand"

    I wonder if that's just a little too obscure of a literary reference...

  • (nodebb)

    Given that these captchas are driven by accumulating a massive number of human responses and comparing your response to the prevailing opinion, what the last WTF is really about is PEOPLE - the ultimate WTF of this damn universe.

  • (nodebb)

    And I think current research is showing that the captcha-solving-computers are better than humans are at figuring out what the captcha-producing-computers are looking for, anyway. It's a losing battle.

    Addendum 2023-10-20 16:40: See, for instance, Table 3 in https://arxiv.org/pdf/2307.12108.pdf

  • (nodebb)

    Did none of my fellow pedants notice that "on the gripping hand" was used without having first used "on one hand" as well as "on the other hand"?

  • (author) in reply to Chris O

    Imagine all the references nobody ever notices. Us stochastic parrots are literally nothing BUT references.

  • löchlein deluxe (unregistered)

    I hate to tell Mike S., but that's exactly why the CCPA toggle is not labeled Yes/No, but On/Off. (And I imagine Legal had opinions on "I am a resident of California" vs. "I am covered by the CCPA" vs. "Please comply with CCPA when handling my data".)

  • (nodebb) in reply to Scragar

    There's also a fairly common one of it asking to identify busses, but including trams

    And an Azure Service Bus?

  • LZ79LRU (unregistered) in reply to Lyle Seaman

    I prefer the term statistically driven stochastic repeater.

  • (nodebb) in reply to löchlein deluxe

    "Pretend I live in California and assume CCPA covers me."

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