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I just remembered today is free day. Hurriedly log in at sparkfun, and I'm greeted with a 403 for the free day page. At any rate, I'll be refreshing occasionally for a while.
Ya still have to participate in the captcha marathon. Mad
This years system sucks. I have better things to do than fill out 9001 reCaptchas.

Tari: go back to their main page and click the button from there. I had the same problem at first.
I filled out between 5000 and 6000 captcha, by my estimate, over the course of about 4 hours. No dice. So frustrating and useless.
Holy hell!
I actually filled in a few thousand or more of those. Over 5 and a half ours. I was actually sitting in my assembler class, filling out captchas, and I finally saw the "winner" screen. That's right, I won. I'm thinking about buying either a logic analyzer or the Egg bot.
graphmastur wrote:
I actually filled in a few thousand or more of those. Over 5 and a half ours. I was actually sitting in my assembler class, filling out captchas, and I finally saw the "winner" screen. That's right, I won. I'm thinking about buying either a logic analyzer or the Egg bot.
Congrats. Razz Glad that someone among us Cemetechians won, at least.
KermMartian wrote:
graphmastur wrote:
I actually filled in a few thousand or more of those. Over 5 and a half ours. I was actually sitting in my assembler class, filling out captchas, and I finally saw the "winner" screen. That's right, I won. I'm thinking about buying either a logic analyzer or the Egg bot.
Congrats. Razz Glad that someone among us Cemetechians won, at least.

True. I hope I wasn't the only one. I also had to explain what "captcha's" were. I got a few people laughing at my odds, so it was totally worth it all seeing the screen. Sorry you didn't get to see it Kerm!
What I want to know is how many millions of hours of lost productivity Sparkfun lost companies around the US and around the world in exchange for $200K. I bet it's at least a million hours, so they cost the world a good $10-$20 million in productivity with this. Razz
As I mentioned on IRC, it's only "free" if your time is worthless. Razz
benryves wrote:
As I mentioned on IRC, it's only "free" if your time is worthless. Razz
Based on my salary, if I spent about 5 hours on it and won I would still be making a "profit", but since I didn't win, it was a bad gamble. :/
True. The people who would without a second thought skip a day for a "chance" to win are kinda crazy, IMHO.
  
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