Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"They say it got smart; a new order of intelligence..."

When I first started using Blogger's captcha word-verifications, it was handing out letter salad, meaningless clusters of vowels and consonants like a drunken Welshman had vomited on the keyboard.

Gradually, over time, the verification words became less random, more word-like.

Yesterday at my roomie's blog it handed me "hawkdog", which is the pocketknife I frequently carry.

Lock and load, people; SkyNet is waking up.

13 comments:

Jay G said...

I'm sorry, I can't let you do that, Dave...

Vote For David said...

Come on, what's the worst that could happen?

RobD said...

This is not the artificial intelligence you are looking for...

You may pass...

og said...

i have no fear. i am the Robot king, and i know them inside and out. ridiculously easy to deactivate.

its the messing with my utility bill thats killing me.

Vaarok said...

Singularity! Singularity!

Phssthpok said...

Might not be as scary as you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aszl5avDtek

Ken said...

Huh. That's weird: the WV is "Surrender Dorothy."

okay, it's freti.

butch_s said...

WV: alobo

... what's waiting at Pescadero State for those Skynet decides are a threat. ;-)

Joanna said...

Feh. All we have to do is set up a Googlebomb for "I am telling a lie" ...

Matt G said...
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Matt G said...

Huh. My word verification is Wintermute.



What be the meaning of that, Miss Steppin' Razor?




[Actually it was "masta".]

Assrot said...

You're dang tootin' Skynet is waking up and Assrot developed the chip and wrote the code.

Them Liberal bliss ninnies better watch out. First law of Skynet: If human does not own gun, delete human.

:-)

Joe

Borepatch said...

The Bad Guys now outsource CAPTCHA breaking to the far east (no, I'm not making this up).

Basically, you buy Joe The Black Hat's nifty software library that you embed in your own malware. When your malware tries to infect a web server and hits a CAPTCHA, some poor sod in Vietnam gets the CAPTCHA sent to his screen.

There are even Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for response time, on the order of 5 seconds.

If the choice is between Skynet and the Zombie army of asian sweatshop CAPTCHA monkeys, Skynet doesn't stand a chance.

Unfortunately, nor do we. :-p