[thelist] CAPTCHA

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 10:26:05 CDT 2009

reCAPTCHA often gives me grief — I often end up in the same situation as
Stephen. And each time, I'm wondering why it is that these words have to be
so obscurely distorted to evade automated recognition, yet I can't find any
decent free OCR software to operate on screen caps.

Barney Carroll

barney.carroll at gmail.com
07594 506 381

2009/8/7 Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com>

> On Jun 10, 2009, at 10:16 AM, steven streight wrote:
> > As we all know, you often have to retype CAPTCHA characters, as many
> > as 5 times in some cases I recall, until you get them right. Those
> > letters or numbers are all twisty curvey and very hard to read.
> I recommend reCAPTCHA.  By definition it's text computers have trouble
> reading, but I've never (okay, very rarely) had trouble figuring out
> what the word or text is. (And my eyesight ain't so good):
> http://recaptcha.net/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA
> Stephen
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