Jfc apparently the “accessible” captcha for creating an outlook account is listening to three songs and picking the saddest one, ten times in a row
(not my screenshot, taken from this thread about an equally ridiculous captcha used for skype: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/rv17yn/this_not_a_joke_this_is_real_skype_account/)
@prehensile Ffs. Not only is that culturally-specific, but it's easily quantifiable using music theory. Ada Lovelace could've broken this CAPTCHA before computer science was invented (assuming she was familiar enough with harmonics to find a decent FFT algorithm, or happened to get hold of Gauss's then-unpublished notes on the subject).
Who comes up with these CAPTCHAs?
@samgai oh interesting, I wonder if they changed it or if there are a bunch of different ones chosen at random
@prehensile dear god, ten (10) times? i know companies profit off ableism (also euro/northamerican centrism here, maybe?) but this has the vibes of targeted harassment
@TPO100Cofficial the 10 times thing is so weird because I can’t imagine that a bot would like pass 7 of these and fail the 8th
Their arrow-orientation skype captcha also has an absurd number of rounds so I think they just don’t want anyone actually using their products
@prehensile you're totally not working with no compensation to train Microsoft's neural network for free there, totally not
@prehensile Oh yikes! Luckily, I've never had to encounter that! :) If this is satire, it did make me LOL.
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