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Re: Captchas was Re: ISP wants to stop outgoing web based spam

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Wed Aug 16 04:32:34 2006

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 09:21:06AM +0100, Simon Waters wrote:
> The reason people use image recognition is it is something (most) humans find  
> very easy, but requires considerable investment of effort (or resource for 
> self training) to teach computers, and readily permits of variations ('click 
> the kitten' being a good example).

How many CAPTCHA tests can a human making minimum wage complete in an 
hour? Ask the post office people who input handwritten zipcodes.

A tougher question might be, what does any of this have to do with NANOG?

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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