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  1. Conor

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    I just had a thought. Let's pretend someone gave us unlimited captchas to solve and we were guaranteed $1 for every captcha we could solve in one sitting.

    How many would you do? Could you sit through 1 million captchas and become a guaranteed millionaire?

    It had to be you and only you that solved them, and you would have to do it manually.
     
  2. lmxftw

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    i'd just hire some semi-retarded people to do it for .10 a captcha... 1.100.000 captchas later ... 1.000.000$ baby :D
     
  3. Conor

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    Haha I edited it.
     
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    i will give this all the thought that it truly deserves...
     
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    Considering a captcha takes a few seconds, that's a pretty solid hourly rate to work for...

    I think I could force myself to go for 4-5 hours..

    I'd say a captcha every 5 seconds, let's say 10 per minute due to failures etc..
    60X10X5 = $3000 for 5 hours work

    Yeah I think I'd go for that, probably.
     
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    But would you solve captchas for 5 solid hours or would you break it up with breaks? Can't imagine keeping up that rate for 5 hours. I think your brain would turn to mush.
     
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    I've done much worse for over 13 hours, relating to IM :p

    I think I'd prefer filling captchas to multi-level spinning articles for a whole day, drives me insane.
     
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  10. Conor

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    Let's keep that amount of time, 1 million captchas should take approximately 69.4 days. If you knew it was that simple to make a million, but had to work that long, would it still be worth it for you?

    Let's say you only got paid after 1 million captchas had been completed by you. Would you still do it?
     
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    I'd do it for the challenge
     
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    Definitely wouldn't do that.

    I'd go for as long as I can stand it probably, for me a $600/hour payment is enough.

    I think I make a tad less with my sites and clients, mainly because clients sites take a fair bit of hours.

    Off my own sites, it's probably above $600 an hour because I don't spend too much time on them anymore.
     
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    waste of time :)
     
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    I would do it till my fingers hurt. Anyone who says he wouldn't is simply not telling the truth.
     
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    yup everyone will try to do as much as possible... to make it interesting if u quit in the middle u get nothing....
     
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    You underestimate the ways of a DETERMINED man.

    I'd just put my headphones on, think about personal stuff going on in my head, and type on man :)

    Gotta find the positive side in any task you undertake. Else, what's the point in all of it?
     
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    Some people i know are already doing it (even recruiting entire teams to do it with and for them) for $0.85 per K, so the answer to me it's easy, i'd do it, and i'd do it as fast as i could..

    I'd even log in on multiple computers to try to solve as many as i could at once and try to lower those 69.4 days in half (at least).

    Cheers
     
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    What if you get a dispute? No sir, I am not in :D
    EDIT: If payout is $1 then i might do it for sometime and leave it then and there :p
     
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  19. Conor

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    I like these answers. If you see a path to success, you should take it in my opinion. So what you might paralyze your wrists internally? You will have enough money to buy a whole new set of wrists and a nice gold chain to go around them.
     
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    Ok ok for $1, of course I would do that!!

    I would probably not sit there all day doing it, I'd use it like a bank...

    "hmm I need $500 to buy some awesome BHW BST..."..... one hour later solving captchas... "woo bought BST, now I rank #1 for pay day loans!!"
     
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