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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 March 2008 01:59AM

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Comment author: Silas 17 March 2008 05:04:00PM 0 points [-]

Oops, I missed something in my several previews:

"And why did I claim you did that the distinction was necessary?" should be "And why did I claim you said that the distinction was necessary?"

Quick guys, post so I can get down to 2 in the "recent comments" :-/

Since a comment appeared while I was correcting, I can add a substantive comment to this post:

@Scott Scheule: A CAPTCHA is a test to see that you're not a computer. On this site, it's the image containing letters where you have to identify them before your post is accepted.

I mention them because if Eliezer really believes that recognition of objects is understood, that barrier to posting would be completely ineffective because spammers could program bots to pass the tests (instead of just using the other tricks requiring humans).