Monday, January 25, 2010

When you need a math degree to post a comment

I was trying to post a comment on one of the tech blogs, and the site wanted to make sure I was a real human being.

Fair enough. At, we ask posters to enter (for example) the second letter of the word "cat."

But this particular site expects you to answer a complex math problem. What about us algebraically challenged? Not to fear, the site provides a sample math question -- like a practice quiz -- to help you out:
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
And, lest you don't know what a "math problem" is, you are directed to a site that explains the concept.

After quite some time, I was finally able to post my comment.

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