We have been receiving many automated spam comments on this blog. To prevent automated programs or "bots" from posting comments, we have added a test that humans can pass but bots cannot. When you comment on a post, you will be asked to type in a short series of letters you see on the screen. This takes only a few seconds. This is a temporary measure--we expect to get rid of it when the problem of automated spam posts reduces in a few weeks. Thank you for all your comments.

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