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Old 01-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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@jwtear: yes, it does work - I tried it myself and I could register.

$ date -u +%V$(uname) | sha256sum | sed 's/\W//g'
$ echo "01Linux" | sha256sum | sed 's/\W//g'
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entering "date -u +%V`uname`|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'" (without double-quotes obviously) in my konsole generated a sting like others have said, but when I copied and pasted into captcha form box at archlinux, it was accepted and I now have an account at ArchLinux...

Perhaps the 'answer' string that is generated in console is different based on your flavor of Linux? I'm running openSuSE 12.2...

fyi, i was me, a user in console... i was going to use su (root), but tried as me first and again, it worked.

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Can't register neither...

Why must they choose such a retarded captcha? Installation of the crap arch distro fails and I can't even ask for help! Such idiots!
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Why must they choose such a retarded captcha? Installation of the crap arch distro fails and I can't even ask for help! Such idiots!
The new line of questioning for registration at the Arch forums have definitely thrown a number of users for a loop, but they are having a tough time with bots/spammers joining the forums, hence the harder questions. It is simple.
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Installed arch. Trying to install nvidia proprietary drivers, so no X, no clipboard/copy-paste from the terminal.
Using elinks to get help...
Am I supposed to type over this whole string while switching between two consoles ?

As a not-newbie I simply refused to do that, but that didn't mean I spend 1H+ trying to register !!

So, it's a creative captcha, but I tend to believe there's better alternatives...
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i love this thread.
it shows exactly the reasons WHY they installed this extra hurdle.


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