Captchas = Bane of Existence

Does being able to read this illegible artifact prove you are human? Superhuman, maybe.

Also see: Obnoxious Character Recognition.


Palatino Italic. Oh, wait, you're supposed to read it.

some day when there's some sophisticated replacement for Captcha's I'll fondly look back at these artifacts as the internet's weird little accidental joke generator.

I like reCaptcha. The images are not necessarily easier to read, but knowing that my effort to decipher them is being put to good use is very a compelling reason for using it to fight spam.