Why Google’s CAPTCHA images are "so unbearably depressing"

Originally published at: Why Google's CAPTCHA images are "so unbearably depressing" | Boing Boing

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Love me a good CAPTCHA!

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Select all images with an atmosphere, an insect, an intent to deceive.

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I notice that the images keep getting smaller, and they ask to pick small details in them like the hint of a traffic light.

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That’s because the AIs are moving into their endgame. Be prepared.

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So you use a password manager to save time and… it ends up wasting more time.

Another of the ironies of “security”.

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Got this one. Is a hot dog a sandwich???

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I avoid most sites that use these, but when I can’t avoid it I take pains to get as many wrong as possible. I click images that don’t meet the criteria and ignore ones that do. I take time to find the sweet spot that will let me in while muddying the data collected. Fuck the information overlords.

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They need to follow the lead of Randall Munroe…
mine_captcha

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Botanist humor.

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That’s so cruel.

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Seems like the old era of two-word non-sequiturs is already passing from memory. Too bad.

Also, is the link to the article missing?

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I’m not sure of anyone who uses a password manager specifically to save time. I know I don’t.

I use it in order to actually be more secure since I’m not remembering hundreds of usernames and passwords.

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A grand unified theory is laid out here:
https://cuberule.com/

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Too late! They had already won in 1982…

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Google’s captchas are so culturally problematic:

  • what’s a “crosswalk”? a word only used in one country, what they look like on the road differs between countries
  • taxis are always yellow?
  • fire hydrants are always those things that dogs pee on in cartoons? (here they are a yellow plate in the road)
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