Horrible news! I think I may be a robot! All these years…
The fuzzy, blurry codes given to me to prove I’m not a robot are working to prove just that!
I cannot read those AT ALL. I try several versions and it looks like a wavy line- that’s it. And when I press the auditory version it sounds like “Be boo bop be boop.”
In the words of my eight year old crew member:
There have been five or six of these this week that I have not been able to correctly reproduce in order to post a comment on a blog, sign into my bank account, join a group, or see someone’s pictures!
This is a cold and abrupt way to discover you are a manufactured species. I guess it’s fitting but then why am I so shocked and outraged! Give me a code for that one!
And suppose it's right and gregorific is a robot. Why the discrimination people? Don't robot's deserve love too? Why can't they make comments on blogs or see their bank accounts online?
These CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) screenings seem to be outdated in several ways. First of all, I am sure a computer generated test could be cracked by another computer/robot and therefore defeats it's purpose. Computers have surpassed our ability to make intelligent tests to differentiate ourselves from them. They laugh at our CAPTCHA tests as they produce and filter us through them.
Second, I do not think this type of screening is accessible to those with a variety of disabilities. Not just being a robot. People with dyslexia and vision problems have trouble with CAPTCHA. And the disability feature, a wheelchair icon (outdated icon, people) is auditory which further complicates the issue for many with hearing problems or computers without coordinating features. Okay, I will get off my soap robox.
But seriously people, who programmed me and what were they thinking?
(said with robotic intonation)
Please send your sympathies to those around me who will be hearing nothing but robotic from me all day- at least.
Pssst…How many of you are robots, too?