A fellow contractor sent me the above image in an instant message and jokingly, I answered him back "the answer is 42" (watch Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy if you don't get that one).
But seriously, some CAPTCHA seem to be harder to solve for humans than they are for computers.. On areyouahuman.com I found someone that is actively trying to make the situation better and I am thankful or that (with Thanksgiving being right around the corner and all..), and I found that they're on the same page with most of us:
Bots can solve CAPTCHA better than humans can.
There's a war going on between CAPTCHA and the spam bots, and the human casualties are mounting. CAPTCHA get less and less legible every day in the name of fighting spam - but it doesn't work. Clever bots pass right through most CAPTCHA, while human users are left struggling.
Are You a Human? has a great product and I'll be using it regularly in the future. You should check it out too - HERE.
November 13th, 2012