Have you heard 50 Cent’s latest track? It’s called ‘Captcha’ and it’s about what happens if the police find you.
April Fools! Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is based on the word “capture”, and although it does sound like it could be on a rap album, a ‘captcha’ is most often a set of squiggly letters you have to type in a box to prove to a machine that you are not a machine. Half of the time I get them wrong, which is why I was really intrigued when I found a few on the net recently that did not involve distorted or twisted letters.
Here are 2 to test your French: (answers hidden in glossary under Captcha)
- A quel nombre vous fait penser le nom Karembeu ?
- Qui est qui ? (la réponse commence par : qu et fini par : i)
When adding a comment to a blog, I found a captcha which asked “What city does David live in?” The answer was included in the blog title, so it took non-artificial intelligence to figure it out, but it didn’t involve straining my eyes to figure out if something was a lower case “L” or a “1″. If you know of any fun captchas, please share!
1 April 2009 16:04