What Does This Captcha Say? No, Really.

What Does This Captcha Say? No, Really.

Scott came across this puzzle when trying to request some free seeds for his garden. Go ahead and try to figure it out. We’ll wait. [More]

CAPTCHA Codes, Now With Ad Slogans

CAPTCHA Codes, Now With Ad Slogans

A company called Solve Media is rolling out a new CAPTCHA interface that requires you type in an ad slogan instead of a nonsense word, reports AdAge. Advertisers are looking for message comprehension,” says the company’s owner, “And you know what they say, ‘If you write something down, you remember it.’” And if you force a customer to repeat your slogan during an unrelated transaction, does he resent you for it? [More]

Ticketmaster CAPTCHA Editorializes On Late Night TV Wars

Ticketmaster CAPTCHA Editorializes On Late Night TV Wars

While looking at tickets for Conan O’Brien’s upcoming comedy tour, Aaron came across this strangely appropriate CAPTCHA. [More]

AT&T Has A Message About Your iPhone Shipment

AT&T Has A Message About Your iPhone Shipment

Bill thinks that AT&T might have a message for him. “Here is a rather unfortunate captcha I received tonight when I logged in to AT&T Wireless to check on the shipping status of my new iPhone 3GS,” he wrote. AT&T, do you serve captchas to your mother with that mouth?

Maybe This Ticketmaster Captcha Will Convince You To Rethink That Overpriced Concert

Maybe This Ticketmaster Captcha Will Convince You To Rethink That Overpriced Concert

This is what must pass for an existential howl from a guilt-racked corporate monster.

Google Hates Public Library’s Blog

Google Hates Public Library’s Blog

    “I read with amusement your recent piece on the rapid resolution of the google blog deletion, since of course blogger kills blogs every day (just browse the blogger support google group for head counts). One of the kill tactics that is especially swell is their spambot. Now I have no sympathy for true splogs and I appreciate that they’re trying to combat this. But as our small public library just found out, spam isn’t all they’re killing.”