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Old 06-10-2019, 08:10 PM
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I'm still mad about Reader being taken away, too.

Focusing on the really important things.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:44 AM
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Google's new CAPTCHA is so fucking shitty I've already blacklisted a shitton of sites that use it. It's making even basic internet stuff practically unusable.

What a piece of shit. I hate Google probably twice as much as I even did before this.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:34 AM
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We should make spammers fill it in.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:54 PM
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Ha!

https://kevv.net/you-probably-dont-need-recaptcha/

Seriously, TWELVE rounds last night just to try to send an email, and I'm pretty sure it didn't even go through.

The main purpose isn't even preventing spam. It's getting people to work for Google for free. And they make people who don't like Google work more. I legitimately hate them.

PLUS I just found out that Google again did a big system update over data on Matlock's phone, jacking up our charges again this month. I've set it to only do system updates over wifi, but they just ignore that.

Fucking dirtbag leeches.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:46 PM
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It's getting people to work for Google for free.
It's exactly that.
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Google is making you do a CAPTCHA to send an email? Where is this happening? :?

I mean I understand it if they are not sure you aren't a robot. Sometimes I wonder if you aren't a sentient Chumby.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:34 PM
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Ah yes, the CAPTCHAs that have you screaming at your screen, “I did select all the fucking road signs.” Finally I just guess and select a random additional image and it accepts it, and then I’m screaming “There was no fucking road sign there!” Or it asks me to click all the cars and there are images of trucks and SUVs so I select all the cars and it’s like “Are you sure?” And it turns out giant trucks are ‘cars’ too.

I’ve sometimes wondered where they get the correct answers for the image tests because it’s not always the answers I would give.
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It's getting people to work for Google for free.
It's exactly that.
Suckers. :snicker:
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:55 PM
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Google is making you do a CAPTCHA to send an email? Where is this happening? :?
To send an email via a form on a website.

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I mean I understand it if they are not sure you aren't a robot. Sometimes I wonder if you aren't a sentient Chumby.
Ha ha, you think I'm sentient.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:09 PM
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:01 PM
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I have a secret. Sometimes, I can not tell what the characters are and I AM NOT A ROBOT! Only, what if I AM A ROBOT, programmed to think I'm not a robot, and that's why I can't tell what the characters are?

Oh cool, I must be a robot!
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Me too.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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Not Google, but I just ran the gauntlet with a phone system that tried really hard to be smooth but I got stuck on a thing with an impossible answer, it transferred me to a human who couldn't help me at all because the identifying info I needed to prove I was me to the human wasn't available even on the company's app on the phone. But the phone computer IDed me no problem. Frustrating for me and the poor operator.

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It's been awhile since I actually laughed at a comic.

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:lol: That was a long road for that set up, but I enjoyed it.
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YouTube part of Google right?

How the fuck does listening to electro-swing turn my recommends into this?
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:12 PM
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This is heinous.

Google using dubious tactics to target people with "darker skin" in facial recognition project: sources - New York Daily News

Please read the whole thing for the full horror, but the gist is that Google had contractors intentionally mislead and lie to mostly homeless people and college students, especially ones with darker skin, tricking them into signing consent forms without reading them, and getting 3D scans of their faces in exchange for $5 gift cards.
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That ptc site is "currently unavailable in most European countries" ie too lazy to comply with GDPR.

So I used Google to find other sites with that headline. (I normally avoid Google Search, but this felt like the right thing to do :ffnod:.)

Google using dubious tactics to target people with ‘darker skin’ in facial recognition project: sources | The Star Online
Google contractors reportedly targeted homeless people for Pixel 4 facial recognition - The Verge
Google Contractors Tricked Homeless Black People Into Face Scans
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That ptc site is "currently unavailable in most European countries" ie too lazy to comply with GDPR.
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