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moderated Re: capsha

Bill White
 

Hi again Sieghard. The use of the symbols ;-) denote a sarcastic smiley face. That's what Brian was trying to get across. When he said, "Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations," He is poking fun at people who are like ostriches with their heads in the sand, and who, despite overwhelming facts to the contrary, believe what they want to, no matter how unreasonable their assertion may be.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I don't quite get your point, you say what I say is untrue but you also say the days when Captcha's are inaccessible are mostly gone which is what I said.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:55 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible.

-
Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations, and those of many others on this very topic.  ;-)

The days where the vast majority of CAPTCHAs are, in actuality, in accessible except in the case of both visual and hearing impairment are gone, and have been for a while.

And if one does encounter one that is, the entity that is using it should be notified.  There's no reason to use old-style visual-only CAPTCHAs now.  Most haven't used those for quite some time, but there are always some holdouts.  Between the "check if you're not a robot" type and the ability to get audio challenges as an alternative, most should be accessible to most people.  I cannot ever foresee the day when challenges to prevent bots from being able to access accounts/sign-up systems/etc. will ever be 100% accessible 100% of the time for every living being.  If they were then there would be very easy programmatic ways around them, which defeats the legitimate security purposes.  They're meant to differentiate man/woman from machine. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: capsha

Bill White
 

Hi, Sieghard. Brian was being sarcastic and satirical, because a lot of people won't recognize the truth, even if it stares them in the face.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I don't quite get your point, you say what I say is untrue but you also say the days when Captcha's are inaccessible are mostly gone which is what I said.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:55 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible.

-
Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations, and those of many others on this very topic.  ;-)

The days where the vast majority of CAPTCHAs are, in actuality, in accessible except in the case of both visual and hearing impairment are gone, and have been for a while.

And if one does encounter one that is, the entity that is using it should be notified.  There's no reason to use old-style visual-only CAPTCHAs now.  Most haven't used those for quite some time, but there are always some holdouts.  Between the "check if you're not a robot" type and the ability to get audio challenges as an alternative, most should be accessible to most people.  I cannot ever foresee the day when challenges to prevent bots from being able to access accounts/sign-up systems/etc. will ever be 100% accessible 100% of the time for every living being.  If they were then there would be very easy programmatic ways around them, which defeats the legitimate security purposes.  They're meant to differentiate man/woman from machine. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: capsha

 

I don't quite get your point, you say what I say is untrue but you also say the days when Captcha's are inaccessible are mostly gone which is what I said.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:55 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible.

-
Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations, and those of many others on this very topic.  ;-)

The days where the vast majority of CAPTCHAs are, in actuality, in accessible except in the case of both visual and hearing impairment are gone, and have been for a while.

And if one does encounter one that is, the entity that is using it should be notified.  There's no reason to use old-style visual-only CAPTCHAs now.  Most haven't used those for quite some time, but there are always some holdouts.  Between the "check if you're not a robot" type and the ability to get audio challenges as an alternative, most should be accessible to most people.  I cannot ever foresee the day when challenges to prevent bots from being able to access accounts/sign-up systems/etc. will ever be 100% accessible 100% of the time for every living being.  If they were then there would be very easy programmatic ways around them, which defeats the legitimate security purposes.  They're meant to differentiate man/woman from machine. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: capsha

 

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:55 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible.
-
Sieghard, you know this is untrue, because it's been asserted to be untrue, contrary to our own repeated observations, and those of many others on this very topic.  ;-)

The days where the vast majority of CAPTCHAs are, in actuality, in accessible except in the case of both visual and hearing impairment are gone, and have been for a while.

And if one does encounter one that is, the entity that is using it should be notified.  There's no reason to use old-style visual-only CAPTCHAs now.  Most haven't used those for quite some time, but there are always some holdouts.  Between the "check if you're not a robot" type and the ability to get audio challenges as an alternative, most should be accessible to most people.  I cannot ever foresee the day when challenges to prevent bots from being able to access accounts/sign-up systems/etc. will ever be 100% accessible 100% of the time for every living being.  If they were then there would be very easy programmatic ways around them, which defeats the legitimate security purposes.  They're meant to differentiate man/woman from machine. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: capsha

 

A lot of websites now use the "I am not a Robot" checkbox and even if simply checking this isn't enough the resulting audio captchas always seem to be quite accessible. I haven't come across an inaccessible captcha in quite a long time and I certainly wouldn't pay $30 a year or even $10 a year. If there is an inaccessible captcha there is always Aira and they usually make short work of it.places  790I have rarely come across

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Then you should tell this to Blind Bargains as they recommend this product and even featured it on a podcast.

 

Jim Weiss

 

 



On Apr 24, 2021, at 2:56 PM, Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

 

 

Unfortunately, Captcha Be Gone was a scam and although their web site may still be around, the service itself, which apparently never worked,  is long gone, and if you dsign up and shell out the $30 or whatever they charge, you will never see that money again because there is no way to get a refund.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 4/24/2021 2:45 PM, Jim Weiss via groups.io wrote:

CAPTCHA Be Gone was created with the blind community in mind.  This is not a free service, but works with all major browsers and screen readers.

 

 

 

Jim Weiss

 

 



On Apr 24, 2021, at 1:34 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

 

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 01:10 PM, Ryan McManomy wrote:

Hi all is there anything out there for capsha?

-
The use of Captcha as though it is one thing is not representative.  It's a function that has multiple implementations.

An example of a website on which you're having an issue with a Captcha is the only real way to know what is actually being dealt with.  There is no "one size fits all" method for dealing with Captchas, and hasn't been for quite a while.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


moderated Re: I want a good cloud drive to store files in.

 

As is Dropbox, I guess a lot depends on how much space you are looking for. I still think the 1 Tb of OneDrive storage you get with a Microsoft 365 subscription which as an individual you can have for I think $59 or $69 US is one of the best deals around as it also gives you a full licence to run Office on up to 5 devices. You simply log in to Microsoft 365 and download/install Office from there so for $5 or $6 a month you get Office as well as 1 TB of cloud storage. If you have another family member or members who might benefit from this you can get the Family plan for I think $99 US (sorry I'm in Canada so of course the CAD price here is different) and then each family member you invite can share in these benefits, I think up to 5 people). Each person can download Office and each person gets 1 Tb of OneDrive storage. If you have 4 people on the plan and provided it is $99 then essentially each person gets all of this for $25 a year.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I want a good cloud drive to store files in.

 

Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive are both good options, and additional space can be added, if needed, inexpensively.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: I want a good cloud drive to store files in.

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

I  use one drive and with 365 I get one terabyte free with the subscription so I guess technically it's not free. It's simple easy to use and it's pretty much integrated into windows. I've never had much luck with iCloud and any iteration over the years.

Randy Barnett

On Apr 25, 2021, at 7:04 AM, Phillip Gross <phillip_gross@...> wrote:

Depends on the features you want. If you use apple products as well and want to share between your phone and computer easily try iCloud. If you have Office 365 already then why not just use 1Drive. If you have a google account then why not Google Drive. This is also a lesss expensive solution depending on how much space you need. Personally, there are things I don’t like about Google’s layout, so I don’t use them for much besides searching, but that’s each person’s preference. Your last good option is Dropbox.

Each person is going to have one that fits them best. My advice would be to sit down, look at the features each offers both free and paid, and decide which one fits your needs best. How much space do you need? Do you care if there are extra steps to access what you need to access? For example, on 1Drive, when someone shares a file with you you have to first access it online. It doesn’t appear in your 1Drive folder on your computer until you tell it to. With Dropbox it’s in the Dropbox folder. You don’t have to go to your browser to get it. This could have changed but was the case the last time I was sharing files on 1Drive. If it matters iCloud is the only one native to iDevices though they all have apps and will work.

Like I said the best thing you can do is make a list of the features you want, decide what you’re willing to pay if anything for those features, and compare them.


moderated Re: capsha

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

you can do this in any browser if not just chrome. You just need to log into your Google account. I use edge and I use this method also but unfortunately there are still lots of sites that don't use the Google service.

Randy Barnett

On Apr 25, 2021, at 7:29 AM, Justin Williams <justin.williams2@...> wrote:



Yu can use google chrome, and if you are loged into your e-mail, just selecting the checkbox, I am not a robot, or whatever they have donw there, will get you through.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi Paul,

 

No, I have never heard about this.  I’ll try using the Control key the very next time that I get an audio chalenge.

 

By the way, I have noticed on much more than just one occasion, that the more I ask for different challanges, the easier the challenges become to solve.  Sometimes, the challenge changes from ridiculous to extremely easy in around 3 attempts.

 

Thanks,

 

James B 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: capsha

Justin Williams
 

Headpones is a good idea.

 

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 3:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: capsha

Justin Williams
 

Yu can use google chrome, and if you are loged into your e-mail, just selecting the checkbox, I am not a robot, or whatever they have donw there, will get you through.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi Paul,

 

No, I have never heard about this.  I’ll try using the Control key the very next time that I get an audio chalenge.

 

By the way, I have noticed on much more than just one occasion, that the more I ask for different challanges, the easier the challenges become to solve.  Sometimes, the challenge changes from ridiculous to extremely easy in around 3 attempts.

 

Thanks,

 

James B 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Requesting contact message for Mr. Turner.

Albert Cutolo
 

Good morning everyone, 

 

I’m writing too ask, if Mr.  Richard Turner could please contact me either by email, or by phone, because I would like too ask him if he could please give me his opinion regarding any of the Sonos stereo systems.  I did go to a PC Richards store last Friday afternoon too ask If someone could demonstrate the Sonos five one, But the sailsmen wasn’t    able too get it to work. If you read this message, you can contact me by phone at the following number.  212 (366-6748) Or you can leave your number on my voice mail with the day and time when I should call you back. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al          


moderated Re: I want a good cloud drive to store files in.

Phillip Gross
 

Depends on the features you want. If you use apple products as well and want to share between your phone and computer easily try iCloud. If you have Office 365 already then why not just use 1Drive. If you have a google account then why not Google Drive. This is also a lesss expensive solution depending on how much space you need. Personally, there are things I don’t like about Google’s layout, so I don’t use them for much besides searching, but that’s each person’s preference. Your last good option is Dropbox.

Each person is going to have one that fits them best. My advice would be to sit down, look at the features each offers both free and paid, and decide which one fits your needs best. How much space do you need? Do you care if there are extra steps to access what you need to access? For example, on 1Drive, when someone shares a file with you you have to first access it online. It doesn’t appear in your 1Drive folder on your computer until you tell it to. With Dropbox it’s in the Dropbox folder. You don’t have to go to your browser to get it. This could have changed but was the case the last time I was sharing files on 1Drive. If it matters iCloud is the only one native to iDevices though they all have apps and will work.

Like I said the best thing you can do is make a list of the features you want, decide what you’re willing to pay if anything for those features, and compare them.


moderated Re: free space issue questions

Dave Durber
 

John:

If he has the restore function turned on, the default percentage of disk space for storing any restore points, is 4% of disk space.

Just in case some users on the list who do not know, when you install Windows 10, the restore function is not turned on by default.

HTH

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Covici" <covici@ccs.covici.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: free space issue questions


If you have a lot of small files, the used space will look smaller
than your actual space. Also, you might have a lot of restore points,
which I think are not counted.

On Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:44:11 -0400,
Juan Hernandez wrote:

[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>]
HI All,



I know this isn't fully a jaws help question, but I'm hoping someone in it
or computer tech is experienced with this issue.



I have an ssd, which is my main windows 10 boot drive, it is around 475gb in
total space. Windows eexplorer says I got around 45 gb free.



Now, when I select all, and do a shift+f10, and click on properties, it
updates and says that all of those files take up around 250gb.



I know that there are system folders/files that aren't covered in that
report, so I did a chkdsk, and my report is below:



Windows PowerShell

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.



Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6



Warning: PowerShell detected that you might be using a screen reader and has
disabled PSReadLine for compatibility purposes. If you want to re-enable it,
run 'Import-Module PSReadLine'.



PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> chkdsk

The type of the file system is NTFS.

Volume label is Windows.



WARNING! /F parameter not specified.

Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.



Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...

2541312 file records processed.

File verification completed.

Phase duration (File record verification): 6.33 seconds.

10639 large file records processed.

Phase duration (Orphan file record recovery): 0.00 milliseconds.

0 bad file records processed.

Phase duration (Bad file record checking): 3.00 milliseconds.



Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...

870 reparse records processed.

2923602 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.

Phase duration (Index verification): 17.60 seconds.

0 unindexed files scanned.

Phase duration (Orphan reconnection): 14.47 seconds.

0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.

Phase duration (Orphan recovery to lost and found): 1.49 milliseconds.

870 reparse records processed.

Phase duration (Reparse point and Object ID verification): 11.31
milliseconds.



Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...

Security descriptor verification completed.

Phase duration (Security descriptor verification): 63.17 milliseconds.

191146 data files processed.

Phase duration (Data attribute verification): 1.47 milliseconds.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...

35398624 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.

Phase duration (USN journal verification): 84.52 milliseconds.



Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.

No further action is required.



498980795 KB total disk space.

442392864 KB in 923432 files.

633812 KB in 191147 indexes.

0 KB in bad sectors.

2671931 KB in use by the system.

65536 KB occupied by the log file.

53282188 KB available on disk.



4096 bytes in each allocation unit.

124745198 total allocation units on disk.

13320547 allocation units available on disk.

Total duration: 38.60 seconds (38602 ms).

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>



Now, the summery at the end goes over my total space, I added all of the
used items; and got



445764143 kb which is around 436gb



My issue is the above summery doesn't account for the nearly 200gb that is
not accounted for in the chkdsk summery, I can't imagine that I have 200gb
of files hidden etc.



Could someone please maybe give me some more pointers of where I can check?
And just for clearning things up I ran disk cleaner, got rid of all cashed
files, recycle bin, etc.



I hope some can bring some light to my issue.



Best,



Juan








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moderated Re: capsha

Gerald Levy
 


For anyone who cares, Webvisum, the image captcha solving add on for Firefox still works with Firefox 52 ESR.  If you are already using the latest version of Firefoxwith which Webvisum does not work, you can download the portable version of Firefox 52 ESR, install Webvisum and use it any time you encounter an image captcha like the type that asks you to enter a distorted string of characters into an edit field. Webvisum still solves these types of captchas most of the time.  


Gerald



On 4/25/2021 6:35 AM, leonard morris wrote:
The problem with playing the capsha over and over to try and understand the audio is you are often timed out and you will need to get a new challenge anyway.

On 4/25/2021 5:22 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Paul,

 

No, I have never heard about this.  I’ll try using the Control key the very next time that I get an audio chalenge.

 

By the way, I have noticed on much more than just one occasion, that the more I ask for different challanges, the easier the challenges become to solve.  Sometimes, the challenge changes from ridiculous to extremely easy in around 3 attempts.

 

Thanks,

 

James B 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

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moderated Re: capsha

leonard morris
 

The problem with playing the capsha over and over to try and understand the audio is you are often timed out and you will need to get a new challenge anyway.

On 4/25/2021 5:22 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Paul,

 

No, I have never heard about this.  I’ll try using the Control key the very next time that I get an audio chalenge.

 

By the way, I have noticed on much more than just one occasion, that the more I ask for different challanges, the easier the challenges become to solve.  Sometimes, the challenge changes from ridiculous to extremely easy in around 3 attempts.

 

Thanks,

 

James B 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

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moderated Re: capsha

James Bentley
 

Hi Paul,

 

No, I have never heard about this.  I’ll try using the Control key the very next time that I get an audio chalenge.

 

By the way, I have noticed on much more than just one occasion, that the more I ask for different challanges, the easier the challenges become to solve.  Sometimes, the challenge changes from ridiculous to extremely easy in around 3 attempts.

 

Thanks,

 

James B 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

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moderated Re: capsha

paul lemm
 

Hi,

 

Not Sure if you already knew this, but most modern audio Capsha’s these days when in the edit field where you type your answer, you can replay the audio again by simply pressing CTRL on your keyboard, this comes in really handy if you don’t get  the capsha first time and need to listen to the audio capsha a few times, just press ctrl each time you want to hear it played again. Hopefully this is easier than having to find the play button each time or having to record the capsha on a separate digital recorder to replay the audio capsha.

 

Paul Lemert the audio recording if not it might save the hassle of having to record the audio capsha on a digital recorder each time,  but most modern audio capsha’s these days, when in the  edit field where you

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: 25 April 2021 09:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

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           ~ André Gide

 

 

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moderated Re: capsha

James Bentley
 

I record the stupid things with a hand held digital recorder.  My hearing isn’t the best.  Sometimes, I have to play the recording back 2 or 3 times before I get it right.  The recording seems to take the stress out of the situation.

 

All stay safe,

 

James B 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: capsha

paul lemm
 

Hi everyone,

 

For anyone having trouble with Capsha’s, although not a perfect solution, there is always Aira or be my eyes, you can call them and have them help you solve the capsha for you. both services are available on most smart phones, so you show the agent your screen and the visual capsha, they can then tell you what to type. with Aira they can even connect directly too your PC through team viewer and solve the capsha for you. Again, I appreciate in an ideal world  that we shouldn’t need to rely on a third party  service and all capsha’s should automatically have an audio option, but sadly that isn’t the case. I also totally appreciate just how frustrating it is to come across a Capsha without an audio option or if the audio is too difficult to understand, as mentioned previously I know Be my eyes and Aira aren’t a perfect solution, but I just wanted to share details about the services to anyone who didn’t already know about the two companies, as a possible work around when people encounter inaccessible capsha’s. Be my eyes is free, Aira although a subscription service, in a lot of countries they offer 1 free five minute call a day for non-subscribed members, which comes in really handy for the odd capsha which you need help with to solve.

 

Paul Lemm

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Melissa Stott
Sent: 25 April 2021 05:48
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I too have trouble with the audio challenges.  I wear hearing aids, and it is usually very difficult to understand half of what’s being said.

 

                                                                Melissa

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

 

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 1:48 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021Well it's great you can figure them out most of th well it's great you can figure them out most of the time but for many of us blind people actually have to use them I don't have a choice it's really really a sore subject for us. I'm not the only one who has trouble with the audio challenges most of us do… at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

Behringer you have to register first. And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
By the way, you should scream bloody murder at them over this.  They actually use BotDetect CAPTCHA, which follows accessibility practices outlined by WCAG and Section 508, but Behringer has elected to omit the button to speak/announce the CAPTCHA text.  If you (or anyone) wants to play with BotDetect CAPTCHAs then go to the BotDetect CAPTCHA Demo Page, which does include both the Change the CAPTCHA Code and Speak the CAPTCHA Code buttons.  These are built-in features that, from all appearances, Behringer (or I should say community.musictribe.com, since that's the actual site Behringer is using for their account registry) has intentionally removed that button from the CAPTCHA.

I sometimes have to change the captcha code if there are several sound-alike letters right in a row in a given code, but when there are not I can get the code on the first (usually) or second listening, depending on the length of the CAPTCHA itself, without having seen those characters.  It also depends on exactly which Sound Style is being used, too.  To listen to those, go to the BotDetect Accessibility Demand for Audio CAPTCHA page, and search for the link entitled, Dispatch.  It's the first sound style in a series of 12, and some of them are much easier for me to understand than others are (which I'm sure is the general idea).  When I change the CAPTCHA code on the demo page it generally has a different sound style than the last one did, but not absolutely always. 
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           ~ André Gide

 


moderated Re: capsha

leonard morris
 

Never thought of that that’s a good idea

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Angel <angel238@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 3:03:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: capsha
 

I find listening to audio captias using headphones is the best way to understand them.  I have never gone  wrong using headphones.  When working on my computer. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: capsha

 

I read your entire post completely. And responded to exactly what you said. You said the days of captures that were just words were long gone and that's not true and you also said they now have alternatives for that make them accessible and that is also not true because have to time you can't understand what they're saying or such a strange combination of words by the time you type it in it's wrong so I responded to everything you said correctly.

Randy Barnett


On Apr 24, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:08 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

And their capture is totally in accessible there was absolutely no way for a blind person to do it.

-
Randy, it would be really helpful if you actually bothered to read what I wrote, and respond to that, rather than doing what you do.

I said, and I quote, "a lot have audio challenges and other options to make them accessible if they are visually based."  That doesn't say or imply all.

And, by the way, even with mild high frequency hearing loss I am, without looking at the screen (which is what you so often demand), able to solve the vast majority of audio challenges.  I have to deal with more background noise and garbling in real life than these things generally present.  There is the occasional one that's awful, and when that's the case I suggest activating the control that gives you an alternative challenge.  That's something else that most captchas have had as an option for many years now, too.

There is no perfect system, and since computers cannot easily produce any sensory output other than auditory or visual, with a tiny bit of tactile/haptic thrown in, I imagine that security challenges will remain primarily visual and/or auditory.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

 


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