This is evil (or, rage against the Captchas)

Those of use know live and contribute online know what captchas are and what their purpose is. And we all, uniformly, hate them with a passion usually reserved for Nazi war criminals or past US presidents.

But, generally we accept that to keep blogs and other social spaces on the web free of spam, we’ll submit to the hassle of typing in some nonsense word that purports to communicate that we are, in fact, human and not Martian.

But this captcha is not just annoying. It’s pure, unadulterated evil. In fact, you can almost see the vitriolic green acid oozing out:

evil-captcha

It stands to reason, therefore, that this is a captcha from Google, the company whose founders have famously promised to do no evil.

Somebody call Sergei and show him this!

 


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