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aggressive amazon captcha

I just wanted to check a price, and Amazon got all aggressive with me. Not sure what the “TB” means in this case.

captcha hell this morning

The frustration of solving CAPTCHAs, let me count the ways:

— pick out the “motorbuses” when some of the trucks are counted as buses.

— pick out the trains when some of the pics are too close up to tell if it’s the side of a train or bus.

— pick out the fire hydrants when there are mailboxes that are counted as hydrants.

— pick out traffic lights. Do I count the housings and the ones so far in the distance that I can’t really tell what I’m looking at?

— pick out the storefronts when I don’t know what little stores look like on the other side of the world.

— when I know I’ve scored 100% but have to do 3 screens regardless.

— CAPTCHA not at all suitable for the visually impaired.

— I still have to solve these things when I have 2-factor authentication turned on.

— CAPTCHA protecting something of life and death importance, like a music streaming service.

do a lotta evil

Google does not like a semi-anonymized VPN connection making me solve 14 CAPTCHAS in a row before permitting me to log in. I would not have done so many, but I got curious how long it would go on.

The digital overlords have gotten so…