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I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:12:12 PM »

A capture verification with two math questions, including the square root of 81. Please change this. This has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 03:20:17 PM »

What's the problem?
Square root of 81 equals 9.
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 04:10:03 PM »

Seems like a good non-sentient-beings filter to me.

-Dave-
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 04:16:14 PM »


  Get past being a newbie and it will magically disappear.  ;D

 Rich

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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 05:56:50 PM »

If you click "Request another image" enough times, maybe it will ask for the square root of 1. Is that better?
(Hint: the answer is 1.)
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 06:11:35 PM »

i get the feeling the users are as annoying as the forum here. :-\
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 06:24:05 PM »

i get the feeling the users are as annoying as the forum here. :-\
Oh, an entire universe more annoying.  ::)
YMMV
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 06:25:19 PM »

and the kettle said.......
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 07:11:14 PM »

.... anything worth doing, is...
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 07:15:42 PM »

Exactly how is it dumb?  Very simple challenges to prove you're not a bot.  You could even Google the answer if you needed to.
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 08:05:41 PM »

Exactly how is it dumb?  Very simple challenges to prove you're not a bot.  You could even Google the answer if you needed to.
Good idea but what's the Google? I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest question I've ever written  ;D
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 08:27:59 PM »

Good idea but what's the Google? I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest question I've ever written  ;D

Hah! :-)
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 01:36:48 AM »

Does it accept -9 as a valid answer?
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2017, 03:34:56 AM »

Does it accept -9 as a valid answer?

 :D

Jeremy
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 09:09:33 AM »

Does it accept -9 as a valid answer?
It should.
But of course it should NOT accept -9*i, where i is the square root of minus one.)   ;)
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »

Some of you guys are really weird.

;-)

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 04:39:27 PM »

Some of you guys are really weird.

;-)

Rob C
Of course we are. Some of us are mathematicians, and some are even photographers. What could be weirder?    :D

Eric
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 05:38:12 AM »

Of course we are. Some of us are mathematicians, and some are even photographers. What could be weirder?    :D

Eric


But of course, that's my point, Eric: mathematics is totally logical, or at least that's what my wife used to tell me and she was never proven wrong; photography, on the other hand, is nonsense.

To imagine that anyone would waste take the time to make a photographic record of something that would exist regardless of said record being made, is an absurdity that, by definiton, flies in the face of logic. Not until the profit factor is introduced does it make the slightest sense to expend time, money and nervous tension in doing anything as unremarkable.

You can sense my consternation and surprise.

;-)

Rob
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Re: I'm sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 08:20:14 AM »

Oh, compared to quantum physics, photography is very straightforward.

If you put a conceptual artist in a box with a machine that will break a vial of cyanide if triggered by a random radioactive decay, then arrange a camera to automatically take a photo after the door of the box is opened, then the artist is both partly alive and partly dead until someone looks at the photo.

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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 08:32:46 AM »

Oh, compared to quantum physics, photography is very straightforward.

If you put a conceptual artist in a box with a machine that will break a vial of cyanide if triggered by a random radioactive decay, then arrange a camera to automatically take a photo after the door of the box is opened, then the artist is both partly alive and partly dead until someone looks at the photo.
I love it, Graham!   ;D
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