This is not a blog post

From the Twitter feed of my brilliant friend (and Usenet legend) Tim Pierce:

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CAPTCHA: Click on all the squares that are not a pipe.

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7 Responses to “This is not a blog post”


  1. 1 1 Jeff S.

    “This is not a blog post.” (Ceci n’est pas un article de blog.) Philosophically, does that mean the text/image of the blog post is not the true blog post? Steve, I knew you were into ultimate ideal mathematical reality…

  2. 2 2 Roger

    The object here is not to answer the question correctly, but to give an answer that more closely mimics other humans, than other bots.

    If you think that the bots will answer correctly, then you may wish to answer incorrectly.

  3. 3 3 Henri Hein

    If the image really was offered as a CAPTCHA, I wonder how many people click no squares.

  4. 4 4 The Original CC

    Can someone explain this to me? Why wouldn’t you just click on the “all tan” squares (i.e. the squares the don’t contain any part of the pipe)? Or is the problem that part of a pipe isn’t itself a pipe? I know I missed something deep here…

  5. 5 5 Harold

    You have missed Rene Magritte “The treachery of Images”

  6. 6 6 The Original CC

    Ooooooh, thanks Harold!

  7. 7 7 iceman
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