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captcha rant 

I honestly want to see every poorly implemented CAPTCHA treated as an ADA violation. I want to see Google get hit with a hefty fine every time someone with limited mobility or impaired motor skills or someone who is neurodivergent is prevented from accessing a web service in a reasonably timely manner. They'd be bankrupt in a day.

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@rantingsteve I have reasonably "normal" vision with glasses and I loathe all those "click all the pictures with [object]" CAPTCHAs with a burning passion. I can't imagine how awful they are for people with seriously impaired vision

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@RustyRetro @rantingsteve Ugh yeah. Heck we've got perfectly good vision even without glasses and it's /still/ a nightmare.

And that's not even getting into having to /guess what the system thinks/ an object is, rather than just what the object is in the first place... ugh.

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@IceWolf @RustyRetro @rantingsteve I think what is worse is that even we get INTENTIONALLY noised captchas sometimes. As in, they add noise to the images.

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@RustyRetro @rantingsteve Same here, especially when they really pixellate the images or crop them really close. How am I supposed to tell if there are any boats in here??

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@rantingsteve those self driving cars, delivery drones, and authoritarian surveillance networks don't train themselves! Do your part! Starshiptroopers dot jpg

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@rantingsteve you should see some of the ones used on Tor. They're extra complex because many of those sites have had spam bot problems.

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@calculsoberic @rantingsteve oh gods if there is one thing I don't miss from my Tor days it's those neverending captcha things

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@furkachi @calculsoberic It's been a minute since I've gone onto Tor, but I think they've gotten a little better. Maybe?

I don't remember seeing captcha the last few times I tried to access it.

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@rantingsteve it depends on the site. If it's one that gets hit by attackers a lot, I believe that's why they implement the more annoying captchas. I used to write for Deepdotweb and one of my assignments was to write about the sites with the annoying captchas! πŸ˜† @furkachi

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@rantingsteve Flippin'A!!!Goddam vision tests with blurry tiny pics are great fun when you combine glaucoma with a few pre-existing conditions.

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@rantingsteve I spent 20 minutes getting through the captcha on a website yesterday because the pictures were too small and it wouldn't let you zoom in on the page

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@rantingsteve recaptcha is particularly bad...

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@rantingsteve
I loathe them captchas! πŸ˜ƒ
Solving one isn't enough for them, they keep giving you one captcha after the other till they are satisfied! πŸ˜€

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@rantingsteve and they don't even detect humans, they're just a nag to pretend they have security
a password is always more effective

@Flailwulf I'd actually like for every site that uses Google reCAPTHA to be fined for every time they display one. While I have one working eye, so I can see the damn thing, I refuse to spend my time on free labour for one of the worlds most profitable corporations.

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@rantingsteve Thinking about making this happen. I wish I could. I don't have enough money for lawyers though! BTW, Hcaptcha is more complicated, with cookies and such, and, just yeah.

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@rantingsteve
Me: legit use the same up address every time on my VPN....

Google: ArE yOU RoBOt?!

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