CAPTCHA makes me laugh

Everyone who uses the internet is familiar with the various CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) security checks where you have to type the characters shown to prove you’re a human. The letters are always distorted or disguised in some way that prevents a computer from interpreting them. Unfortunately that sometimes means a frustrated human can’t interpret them either.

CAPTCHA images are generated by computers. And there’s at least one computer out there that doesn’t censor itself (blame the human programmer). Here’s a screenshot of what I just encountered:

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After I stopped laughing, I refreshed the page a couple of times just to see if maybe someone had hacked the site. The letters changed each time. It was legit.

Still chuckling …

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