233: A New CAPTCHA Approach
|A New CAPTCHA Approach|
Title text: They'd use that Futurama episode with Fry's dog, but even spambots cry at that.
A CAPTCHA is a verification system to stop automatic submissions to web forms by asking the user to do something which a computer program could not do, such as type a distorted word into a box.
But here, the author has a new CAPTCHA, in which it references a sad event in a children's movie (The Land Before Time), asks the subject if it cried. If the subject is human, then they most likely will have cried, so the answer will be yes. If it's a computer program, however, it is supposed to answer no, because computer programs cannot cry.
- To complete your web registration, please prove that you're human:
- When Littlefoot's mother died in the original 'Land Before Time', did you feel sad?
- [radio button.] Yes
- [radio button.] No
- (Bots: no lying)