| ||I can no longer solve ReCAPTHCA captchas|
53 points by pbhjpbhj on Mar 18, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 66 comments |
|For a time there were lots of number based captchas on ReCAPTCHA using sites - presumably for Google Maps - but now they all appear to be a random mixture of letters. I can not solve them.|
They're things like "rnmnnihmr" which is barely legible in plain text but when obfuscated - grunged, blurred and waved - I find it's taking about 8 tries before I guess the answer correctly.
Reportedly there are bots getting 90% correct.
Mainly this is just a statement of frustration but in part it's a question of "doesn't this mean we've largely solved OCR now?".
[I think the last time ReCAPTCHA was discussed was this - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6615326.]
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