It it a joke???? :)

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debleek63
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It it a joke???? :)

Postby debleek63 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:42 pm

A ball of mass 5 kilograms begins falling with gravity of 10 meters per second squared. How many meters does it fall in 7 seconds?:
This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.

I just have registered (after answering the above question)... And what is the correct answer?... I filled in 245...

socialdev
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby socialdev » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:38 pm

Holy #$*@ those questions drove me crazy...

It kept giving me the one asking the number of rotation vectors in 3D vs 2D. I don't have a clue... I only do 2D games. Took me ten minutes to register. Even google couldn't give me the answers to those questions until it came to the "What do new box2d users accidentally use instead of meters one?"

Erin Catto
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby Erin Catto » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:55 pm

Well at least now I know you guys are real people and not some script. :)

Enjoy the low volume of spam on the the forums!

debleek63
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby debleek63 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:00 am

debleek63 wrote:
A ball of mass 5 kilograms begins falling with gravity of 10 meters per second squared. How many meters does it fall in 7 seconds?:
This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.

I just have registered (after answering the above question)... And what is the correct answer?... I filled in 245...

Ok, I gave it another try... 600.25 :)

Rena
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby Rena » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:35 am

Using physics questions as CAPTCHA? Brilliant! We all know how bad computers are at math! :p

Glad I got an easy one (I had to fill one to log in to my existing account!). But seriously, what's wrong with traditional methods? Here too are some good ways to stop bots without intruding on users.

(If you think this one's bad, don't even try to sign up on the Xfce forums... they have like 14 different CAPTCHAs you have to do! o.o)

geertjan88
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby geertjan88 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:03 am

pfff took me some time to register, i did know how to calculate the dot product so i finaly got in :D what is the answer to the 2d 3d axes question. Would really like to know.

gooms9
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby gooms9 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:44 pm

It's 3, isn't it?

dc443
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby dc443 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:26 pm

There are 3 axes of rotation in 3D (pitch yaw roll) and only one in 2D (z axis -- roll, I guess?). I think that means the answer was 2.

adwhitenc
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby adwhitenc » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:11 pm

I'd like to point out that one simply needs to clear out their cookies and can continuously reload until they get an easy question... ;)

HappyLDE
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Re: It it a joke???? :)

Postby HappyLDE » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:19 pm

Pathetic decision.

So many real people might not be able to register and get help because of the questions..


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