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CAPTCHA - Verify I am NOT a robot!

Old 6th Dec 2018, 05:26
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CAPTCHA - Verify I am NOT a robot!

Is it just me?
The traffic lights, buses, fire hydrants! I am @$&#( losing it.

Is someone just out there having a laugh?

Whoever invented this madness needs to be flogged!
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 05:52
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Perhaps this article may be of help?
https://www.webnots.com/fix-im-not-a...google-search/

E.g., the issue may be related to the IP-address allocation policy. If your I-net provider allocates them "dynamically", some addresses may be considered "suspicious" so that the CAPTCHA software wakes up and starts playing its tricks...
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 07:46
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I use a VPN which connects through Country 'X' and server 'X'. In the past I haven't seen any Captchas when searching Google.

But in the last week, while still using the same VPN supplier, country and server, I see it every time I search.

I would have thought that once you'd successfully completed the Captcha, a cookie would be placed on your computer to say ' Captcha passed'.

But no. I almost never sign into Google either.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 07:50
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First class PITA. What comprises a "street sign" or a "storefront", especially seen in a grainy out of focus picture? One web site that I used to buy a load of stuff from I've had to give up using as it has started making me go through this rigmarole every time I log in. Now I locate the items I want to buy without logging in to my account and phone the order in. Let them pay for the phone call and the wages of the staff.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 12:53
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 14:44
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Though apparently unable to avoid handing out copious gea male addresses to scammers and thieves, gupel is smart enough to know I don't like much of what they do...maybe the clue is that I deny their site and cookie except when a form or something I need throws up the kaptya picture game. Their retaliation is a protracted running of the signs or storefronts or vehicles routine...maybe to keep ahead of picture solving bots they need guniea pigs to see just how fine a detail humans can discern. Maybe they are testing language interpretation. Is the sign post part of the sign?
It would be nice to have some different picture tests--find the animals, or boats, or trees.

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Old 7th Dec 2018, 11:53
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I frequently fail these things: what's wrong with being a robot anyway, at least they dont smack their kids.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 12:28
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I failed recently - I have no real idea what qualifies as a "cross walk". I did later get full marks in the "recognise a traffic light" quiz.
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