Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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.
The title text references to the Futurama episode Jurassic Bark. It claims that this episode is so sad that even spambots cry after seeing it.
- 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)
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Both of those fail against autistic people (and people who have diseases similar to autism, one example being FG syndrome). Greyson (talk) 17:49, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
- Or, y'know, people who haven't seen the movie/episode. --Alex (talk) 21:09, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Not exactly, because kids with autistic-spectrum disorders can be more sensitive. The only pop-culture example I can think of is Sheldon Cooper's sadness when he learned of Professor Proton's passing. 220.127.116.11 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
The obvious alusion is Deckard's empathy test on Leon in Blade Runner to determine whether he is human. 18.104.22.168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
I don't remember crying to that scene when I was younger. I do- I mean, did cry when Optimus Prime died in the '87 Transformers movie though. -Pennpenn 22.214.171.124 04:25, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
The funniest thing is the Infosphere does use Fry's dog as a captcha like this. Hutc 126.96.36.199 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)