Jeremiah Grossman sent me this link today, that I thought was simply hilarious more than anything. It is based off the Cutest KittenAuth CAPTCHA or the HumanAuth CAPTCHA but instead it uses a series of pretty women - it’s called Hot CAPTCHA. Hot CAPTCHA uses the same basic turing test that the others do, except that it uses a hyper subjective series of photos.
Do I recommend using hot captcha? Well if you are trying to protect a porn site and blind users are basically not going to have fun with your site either way, sure. Other than that, I’m not sure the corporate world is going to be embracing this one any time in the near future. It would be hard to tell my boss “Yah, sorry, I’m just trying to post to MSNBC - no really!”
I find myself feeling bad for some of the guys I know who clearly cannot pick out a cute girl if she were sitting on his face. They will be deemed a robot and never allowed to see the porn for which they seeked - which may have cured them of their lack-of-hot-girl-insight. Anyway, worth a laugh.