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    Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    Can anyone point where to find these little 'security' windows you see on the internet that generate a random set characters the user must type in to prove they are human and not a bot of some type?

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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    The word you want is CAPTCHA, but they are becoming more easy to defeat, also by employing lots of people...

    For something more warm and cuddly, try Asirra.
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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    They're called captchas. See Captcha or Wikipedia.

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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    In my case I am wondering what these captchas are implying about me since all too often I have to select 2 or 3 of them before I can identify the characters/numbers correctly. Must be neuron rot <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    Thanks, I really like that Asirra - it's still in beta, though.

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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    Thanks Hans. The official CAPTCHA site has some interesting variations.

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    Re: Seeking a... not sure what to call it.

    I have had the same problem. Of course, I see it as a validation of my suspicion that I may not be entirely human.

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