MetalCaptcha: captcha with heavy metal band logos

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I was actually able to pass this one on the first try – I did have to skip 1 out of 5.

Neat idea. Unfortunately if it became popular it would be easy and worthwhile for a bot to be prefed the “metal logos” image pack given the relatively small number of logos that would be possible, therefore defeating the purpose…


How did Nickelback get into the “metal logos” image pack?..


Keepin’ it real?

I don’t know, “Error loading” would be a decent band name.


I got 4 out of 10.

Then I just fed the images into Google Image search, and it found them every time.

As cute as this is, this is the opposite of a Captcha: it’s something that’s hard for humans and trivially easy for computers.


There are always the derivative versions:


Only because they haven’t run them through the transforms yet. A little stretch, a little noise, and Google will surrender!

That’s not the only non-metal in the first pack: AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Primus, White Stripes, Nirvana…

It occurs to me that wildstyle grafitti would be a good source of captcha images. Keep everyone out, not just bots!

That looks an awful lot like the display of iron-on patches in the window of my local head shop.

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(What I wanted to do was embed THIS clip, but the clips has vanished from teh intarwebs? NOOOO MAH TUBES IS EMPTIED!)

The devil did it.

I’d say AC/DC are certainly metal enough.

Now Molly Hatchet, there’s a band flying a false flag.

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