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CAPTCHA

Definition: CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA is the name for the words that you are asked to type on websites to ensure you're not a robot.

Sometimes they're so jumbled that you keep getting them wrong, and sometimes they're unintentionally hilarious.

Occasionally, they boost your vocabulary.

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mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I hate those. Sometimes I have a problem reading them. I have to look @ it very carefully, because sometimes I think the W is a V or something stupid like that.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I do not like those!!!!
remember-aurora remember-aurora 8 years
These things are awful. Especially when you're dyslexic like me. I don't even bother doing things because of these.
blinkingbug blinkingbug 8 years
Robots actually could read it if it wasn't scrambled. There are Optical Character Recognition programs that can decode text. So they distort it to keep computers from being able to do that. I went to a talk last year about reCAPTCHA, which is actually using CAPTCHAs to help digitize books as well http://recaptcha.net/learnmore.html
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
why can't they just make them straight and all readable?
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i fricking hate captchas! the one on the right up there isn't even legible! what the hey? after getting them wrong so many times i just leave the site.
JeffaLynn JeffaLynn 8 years
I hate those. And whats the point in putting lines through them and making them all difficult? If it was a robot, they couldn't type words in general.
heidi-girl heidi-girl 8 years
i always get the hardest freakin ones, and it takes me 5 mins just to get to where i want to. GRR
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Ahhh those are so annoying! :(
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