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PWNtcha!

Captchas, especially visual ones that rely on image recognition have always been a controversial idea; but the truth is that we're in a pretty bad situation with comment spam, and other forms of automated bot attacks, and this looks like the only trick in the book that's (somewhat) effective. I have a tiny hand in this mess, I'm the author of the quickly and dirtily written, ill maintained captcha module for Drupal. It sounds like a war cry in a HongKong action flick, but PWNtcha - captcha decoder, stands for "Pretend We

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chatterati

To inaugurate the day, a chat transcript:


Arnab: did you know that a boy here was eaten up waist down?

Victim 23: sending one-liner messages

Arnab: here at iit...

Victim 23: what?????????

Arnab: by a panther

Victim 23: when?????????

Victim 23: oh no

Arnab: evening

Arnab: ya

Arnab: so we're all on high alert and stuff

Victim 23: thats horribleeee

Victim 23: okayy

Victim 23: who was this boy?

Arnab: AF Baba,,,, Btech 3rd year Civil

Arnab: you know anyone in iit?

Victim 23: okay

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