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[–] [email protected] 65 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (7 children)

Skibidi toilet? As a 39-yr old millennial, I'm aware that was a thing like a year ago, but I assumed it was a Zoomer meme or something. I can't get past that captcha.

EDIT: Upon looking at it again, I see it just wants me to type in "what is skibidi toilet" into Google, not answer what it is. Ugh, I'm turning into my Silent Generation/Boomer parents.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Skibidi toilet is actually one of the first gen alpha memes, not gen z.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Oh damn, I'm starting on the Boomer habit of complaining about Zoomer culture when it's actually Alpha culture.

It feels like yesterday, Boomers were complaining about how annoying millennial kids were, when we were actually adults in our 20s/30s at the time. I'm just realizing that was over a decade ago, and now I'm doing the same thing to Zoomers. Someone please stop time before I get any older; I want to get off.

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

As a Millennial, I'm now too old to tell the difference.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Skibidi toilet? As a 39-yr old millennial, I’m aware that was a thing like a year ago, but I assumed it was a Zoomer meme or something. I can’t get past that captcha.

EDIT: Upon looking at it again, I see it just wants me to type in “what is skibidi toilet” into Google, not answer what it is. Ugh, I’m turning into my Silent Generation/Boomer parents.

Yeah, maybe the m CAPTCHA developers only wanted to share nostalgic memories of Google search results without ads. EDIT : let me fact check before I've written a lot of nonsense. Yes, seems fair. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

My genX ass was trying skibidi on its own cause most of the rest of the text is usually auto-suggested while typing in the search terms.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

Ha! It took me a minute too to realize that having to google WTF a skibidi toilet is was the Millennial test, not being expected to know it.

Finally, a sterotype of "millennial" that recognizes we kinda be old now!

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[–] [email protected] 63 points 2 months ago (1 children)

This needs at least one flash game to be accurate

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 months ago

Navigate to Strong Bad's e-mail [Verify]

[–] [email protected] 52 points 2 months ago (4 children)

I passed it first try as a zoomer

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Same.

I had the most trouble with the iPod.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 months ago

Same, but only because I didn't expect the website to support the real interaction modality

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Easy Gen X pass. I actually think Gen X would be able to pass all generational captchas. We're the first "microchip" generation and have generally kept up and lived through most of the tech fads and changes.

[–] [email protected] 31 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Half of you are like this, the other are Boomer-like in their tech abilities

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Yes unfortunately some were hit too many times with the stupid stick as a form of child rearing. The rest of us learnt to code BASIC to pass the time as latchkey kids.

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[–] [email protected] 35 points 2 months ago (3 children)

This was easy but have no idea what a boomerang is but I don't use Instagram. I never owned an ipod but they are easy to use.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

The iPod was throwing me until they blew me away by actually making it so I have to spin my finger on the pad. If I hadn't been on mobile idk if I ever would've got past thinking "Did he fucking feature with someone? I don't fucking listen to Sufjan Stevens..."

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (3 children)

yeah, they should've picked a more common artist. i thought it was a trick about knowing the lead singer of a band at first.

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[–] [email protected] 33 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I was a little lost until the iPod and the t9 showed up, then it was almost scary how normal it all felt. I didn't even realize I still remembered t9 but I didn't even have to think.

[–] [email protected] 23 points 2 months ago (3 children)

T9 is the predictive word one. That Nokia used the original single-letter-at-a-time method, and it got me when I guessed that it was T9 (which was around for much longer than the single-letter method).

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago (3 children)

I'm a zoomer, this was actually kinda hard. Especially the iPod and the select some guy ones. Would definitely keep me away from millennial only sites unless I REALLY wanted in. Nowadays I get annoyed at sites that even still use a captcha, cloudflare at least got rid of the kind where people fail at.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (2 children)

I'm a zoomer and honestly I had no problems with it. I only failed the Michael Cera one because I didn't notice one of the images had a secret hidden Michael Cera

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

It's a terrible introduction. Should've been half-and-half Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg.

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago (5 children)

Don't know how to post the boomerang, but passed everything else (I think) as a 20 year old gen z

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 months ago (2 children)

I still don't know what a boomerang is or was, but I guess I clicked the right button, so I didn't miss any of them.

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago (1 children)

As an elder millennial I also did not get that one.

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[–] [email protected] 23 points 2 months ago (1 children)

As a late Gen X, I was completely lost. So, I guess it’s official: I don’t get your generation.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (1 children)

It's kinda weird being close to X in age and so far away culturally.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

If you can’t T9 we can’t accept you.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago (1 children)

*American captcha

(Or westerner captcha, cuz I have no idea)

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

They really put some work into this

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago (3 children)

I got to step 3 and it said Post the Boomerang? What the hell does that mean?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago (1 children)

A boomerang is a short video that runs forwards, then backwards, then repeats. The post was already a boomerang, so you just needed to click share.

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[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (1 children)

I guess sending something BACK, so I hit the "your story" button. Don't even know which app that was supposed to be.

[–] alphapuggle 6 points 2 months ago

Boomerang was an old feature on Instagram where it would just take a video and then loop it backwards when it reached the end. It was a really stupid phenomenon that nobody really used, hence the reason the got rid of it.

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[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

The autocomplete for the second one gets vicious.

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (4 children)

I had absolutely no trouble until a slight delay on the iPod but had to give up a little later as my elder millennial ass forgot how to type on an old school Nokia 😄

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Yea, I'm sorry but what's this iPod thing... can't I get an MP3 CD player?

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

Or, even better, an off-brand Discman 😄

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (3 children)

The iPod got me. Never had one. Never had a friend who did. This could be a Gen X experience or a cash-poor Millennial experience. If it hadn't been for the hint I would not have got past that part.

I also didn't have that particular Nokia so it took me a moment to figure out which button deleted mistakes. Mistakenly thinking that the CAPTCHA designers might not have implemented that part of the interface didn't help.

Had to guess on the boomerang. I've seen boomerangs but didn't know that's what they're called nor have I ever posted one. Again, this could be an "I don't post on that platform" or an "I only post pictures and haven't used that feature" experience. I definitely have an account on at least one platform that hosts them though.

I am technically not a Millennial. The term for my cohort is Xennial, I believe.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Also, were millennials into Different Strokes? Because I didn't know a single person who watched that show. It ran from '78-86, a time when millennials were either non-existent or just being born (1981+). There's a whole paragraph about it, and I feel like the author either had a unique experience growing up or thinks that's what millennials were into.

The Nokia got me, but only because it was hard to read, and I was expecting T9 mode. Manually typing each letter was only around for a couple years before T9 changed everything.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Different Strokes might well be more of a Gen-X thing. I remember it being on TV (in England) when I was a kid and remember recognising Gary Coleman when he showed up in the '80s Buck Rogers TV series, but I was very young at the time. Pre-school age definitely.

Also, the younger cast of Scrubs are Gen-Xers and they definitely threw in a few references to it.

But let's not forget that years-later re-runs were and still are a thing, even on the handful of channels that most people had back then, so there are bound to be some people younger than Gen-X who also grew up with those shows as their parents enjoyed them the second time around.

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

This is art and I love it lol

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Now I wanna see if I fail other generational Captchas!

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago (1 children)

23yo zoomer here. Like everyone else, I was stuck on the Michael Cera one for a while, but it was because I never heard of the guy and even after googling I didn't realise he was in one of the other photos.

Gosh texting on the Nokia felt so normal and equally a nice reminder on how nice the mobile keyboards we have now are.

I've never heard of a boomerang, the comments here filled me in but I'm not an Instagram user.

The iPod was fucking magical by the way, always wanted one as a kid growing up, even begging my parents just for the nano but they didn't see the value in that compared to the cheap knockoff MP4 players. I still want one nowadays but they're all stupid expensive.

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[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

I don't understand the Michael Cera one. I got passed it but I'm still convinced there are only 3 pictures with him in it. That picture quality is atrocious.

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