WHAT THE HELL kind of spambot question is this!

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WHAT THE HELL kind of spambot question is this!

Postby zsakul2 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:22 pm

What is the output of the following?:
x=4; System.out.println(Math.sqrt(x)); *
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Does this really help get people access to the forums and interested in java? and android? and register and stuff?. I say this because i had my friend ask me the question and i had to tell him cause hes a newbie and he wants to join but he had to ask me the answer i know its a java forum and i snickered when i saw it but newbies who are JUST starting java have no clue what it is i say you should make it easier something spambots cant get something like

"Whats the name of the platform this forum is focused on" I E "Android" with and without caps i dont know but make it easier for the new people or we wont get anybody but i do see this as a way to keep some trolls out but still really.. :p?

Poor noobies imagine all the people that wanted to sign up but had NO clue the answer?.
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Postby dbwun » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:10 pm

I know nothing of java
but i did see squareroot and the number 4.
I'm sure there is a logical reason for the question, probably requiring a certain level of common sense to approach.
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Postby AlexRamallo » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:07 pm

you can kinda tell what the output is even if you dont know progamming: "Math.sqrt(4)". you can tell that is has the words Math, and square root, and you see the number 4

I guess its more of an idiot filter
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Postby zsakul2 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:50 pm

Yeah i know i know im sure it has stirred idiots away but its also stirred im sure many people wanting to register and learn java and learn how to develop for android away that had questions.
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Postby mssjsg » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:49 am

I thought it is square at first :P
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Postby Draffodx » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:23 pm

Anyone that can work a search engine would find the answer :roll:
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Postby forsan » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:25 pm

yea i got the same question. it really made my day :D
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Postby freewheelnat » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:37 pm

I didn't know Java when I registered but it was easy to work out, thanks to the words maths and sqrt, and it really made me smile, it was much more entertaining than your average anti-spam bot question :D
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Postby zitscher » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:14 am

Hilarous Captcha... Love it! :D
I think if your friend copy pasted this into google he would have found the answer! That's for sure...
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Postby WalkerTexasRanger » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:51 pm

I honestly feel that it wasnt that hard to figure out, but I can see how some people could be detoured by it. But as someone else said, the answer is just a google search away, and do we really want people who are too lazy/dumb to search? Then every other thread is someone asking how to do something that has been covered a million times.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL kind of spambot question is this!

Postby dibba » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:14 am

I don't know what language the CAPTCHA was written in, I'll admit it made me stop for a second, then I figured it out.

Now that I see this thread it's even funnier to me that everyone gets the same question. Imagine if "x" was a random number and you had to figure it out. I thought I got lucky with the number 4, hmm, easy, I got this one!


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Postby chris.tucket » Sun May 16, 2010 11:40 pm

Redirect your anger at the forum into laughter at your friend.

lol @ your friend.
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