Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I Am Human, Feel Me Blog

Rafe Needleman reports on his Google Blog that the search giant sometimes wants to know if you're a human or a computer bot.

Leave it to Google, the master of algos, bots and all sorts of whiz-bang techno geeky gadgetry to offer up what's known as a CAPTCHA which stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart."

These are the messed up words or numbers that ask to be identified as a security measure that you'll find on registration or login pages around the internet.

Now you know what they're called. Well, if you're H-¢-U-£-M-¶-A-ยช-N, that is.

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