Submitted by Daniel Gurtner on Thu, 2014-07-10 14:55
Bots can solve CAPTCHA better than humans can. There's a war going on between CAPTCHA and the spam bots, and the human casualties are mounting. CAPTCHA get less and less legible every day in the name of fighting spam - but it doesn't work. Clever bots pass right through most CAPTCHA, while human users are left struggling.
PlayThru: a CAPTCHA alternative
A fellow contractor sent me the above image in an instant message and jokingly, I answered him back "the answer is 42" (watch Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy if you don't get that one).