On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 06:27:30AM -0800, Jo Walsh
I fear that the way this is going, there is going
to have to be a
'proof of humanity' test, e.g. recognising numbers that are heavily
distorted on a noisy background like all the free web/mail services now
Unfortunately, even these are doomed. Firstly, because there are always more
black-hat programmers who are willing to try and beat them (for a white-hat
example, see: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~mori/gimpy/gimpy.html
secondly, because "they'll hire child workers to read your images and
manually register/post/ping/trackback/whatever. (Already happening.)"
No they won't, they'll re-serve the images onto porn sites and use sad
lonely geeks to solve the problem for free.
David Cantrell | London Perl Mongers Deputy Chief Heretic
you have anecdotes; they have data; I have proof