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+ - Are you a robot? Introducing "No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA" ->

Submitted by Hamsterdan
Hamsterdan (815291) writes "While the new reCAPTCHA API may sound simple, there is a high degree of sophistication behind that modest checkbox. CAPTCHAs have long relied on the inability of robots to solve distorted text. However, our research recently showed that today’s Artificial Intelligence technology can solve even the most difficult variant of distorted text at 99.8% accuracy. Thus distorted text, on its own, is no longer a dependable test."
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Comment: Re:Not just women (Score 2) 571

by Fallso (#48212335) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll
I don't really think trolls and the KKK are quite in the same bracket for general hate crimes. The prevailing argument seems to be if you can be offended by people who you don't know, in another part of the world, by them saying nasty things, then you probably aren't that well equipped to deal with normal life. Assholes exist, learning to deal with them in a positive way instead of getting butthurt all the time is a valuable skill, regardless of gender.

Comment: Re:COBOL (Score 1) 387

by Fallso (#47872365) Attached to: Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

For what it's worth:

I work in the power industry. We are upgrading to the very latest version of the application we need to operate our power plants.

It is COBOL throughout.

The vendor is taking away access to the source code soon, as the version that replaces this one will be Java. By Java, they mean all the COBOL code wrapped in Java.

So, a major application for use in the power industry will be COBOL until at least 2030.

Our COBOL devs make nearly six figures. And after our salary review is done, will get some serious raises.

They're all in their late 40s-50s. We have no COBOL people in the pipeline.

Nearly six figures, or nearly seven? I know a place in my current locale that pays about $300,000 to experienced COBOL guys, with a history in the financial market. And let me tell you, you can live like a king around here for even $100,000.

You're assuming he's talking in dollars, whereas in GBP or EUR that's a very decent salary.

Comment: Equality is boring (Score 1) 548

by Fallso (#47298179) Attached to: Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative
Why the fuck does everything have to be equal? Not everyone deserves to be equal. A lot of people are better at their job than me, including some women, and they are rewarded appropriately for it. I do not have a tantrum because of this, and I do not feel that google should give me a billion pounds to fix this apparent crime.

Comment: Re:Yes, and (Score 2) 346

by Fallso (#45547567) Attached to: The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
Why do you think making something attractive for "average people" is a good idea? Look what happened with Windows 8 and Microsoft's take on the fact that everyone has the opinion of "OMG TOUCHSCREEN STUFF IS SO COOL LOL". Your "average people" don't know what they want, and only complain that their touchscreen device isn't touchy enough. Keep Linux what Linux meant to be: inaccessible to the masses, and it will keep being great.

Comment: Re:Third party software (Score 1) 113

by Fallso (#45471377) Attached to: OpenSUSE 13.1 Released and Reviewed

There is more to support than being stable. With SLES/SLED and RHES there is a level of engineering support you just can't get with the others. They actually pay people to help you get your app running right and they answer the phone when something breaks.

True, but you can now get "vendor" support on other distros as well. One that springs to mind is Ubuntu server edition (although as I say that I have no idea why anyone in their right mind would choose that over RHEL/SLES)

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