# How the hell am I supposed to type this

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Oct 4, 2011

# How the hell am I supposed to type this by EpicJungle at 1:02 AM (978 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

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DAFACK?!

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2. ### MemberBrightNekoPopcorn ball

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thats how, have fun with your rom

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3. ### MemberEpicJunglestop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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omg thank you so much; i have learnt a lot from you

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4. ### MembersoulxGBAtemp Legend

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protip: you don't have to type out the second word.

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5. ### Memberperson66If it isn't edited, it isn't a true person66 post

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LOL, you think that's bad? Recently a lot of re-captchas that I do (like every 1 in 10) have random Chinese or Japanese characters that I have no clue how to type. Luckily I found out that the second word doesn't have to be correct.

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6. ### Membershlongin memoriam of gravitas

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8. ### MemberprowlerSony

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another protip: you can refresh the captcha.

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Dat image.

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10. ### ReporterFAST6191Techromancer

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$\frac{1}{e!}d{}^{l+1}f(x)(X(x))$

Anyhow the second word is to help improve optical character recognition and/or digitise printed works. This is the sort of thing OCR has trouble with so such things often appear.

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11. ### Global ModeratorVehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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Hey, it's not my fault the forum won't let me paste the equation in any other way.

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12. ### MemberSinHarvest24Shiroyasha

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If you work out the equation, it'll be less/easier to type!

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13. ### SupervisorraulpicaWith your drill, thrust to the sky!

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Yep, the second word is required only if you want to help with the "captcha-project" or something, which betters OCR systems.

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14. ### Membershlongin memoriam of gravitas

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So basically never type the 2nd word, and captcha'll stop existing?

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15. ### MemberzygieGBAtemp Regular

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Well, it'll still be there, but you wouldn't be helping in digitizing old documents and stuff. Not unless everyone in the world does it wrong and the project will be useless.

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16. ### MemberThesolcityWherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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No its only certain words. One's that font is different from the "Original". One's that have numbers, symbols, or anything out of the ordinary aren't "valid" words and you can type anything (or nothing ) in that slot.

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17. ### SupervisorraulpicaWith your drill, thrust to the sky!

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This. If you insert wrong letters, books will get digitalized wrongly around the world. (not really, they'll just need lots and lots of manual correction)

So think twice before entering wrong letters in the captcha, you might kill hundreds of old books for the new generations.

Don't do that. Do your civil duty, and save the knowledge for future generations!

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18. ### MembersoulxGBAtemp Legend

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Well, I would assume it takes the responses of people around the world and pick the one that was chosen the most.

Unless everyone writes the wrong word.

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19. ### Global ModeratorVehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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I'll just enter "poop" as the second word and thereby insert poop into hundreds of old books

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20. ### Global ModeratorVehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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There was an initiative to enter a certain word but I guess it never took off.

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