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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:18 pm

Magna wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:I started at that a good five minutes and didn't even see the misplaced hyphen. Any way to make me less blind?

Do you see it now that it's been pointed out to you? If so, just try to approach the questions remembering that there is going to be something tricky about them. Also remember that there is going to be a correct answer (or at least, one they think is correct) - they've set it up that way.

In this case, the question had to do with prices, so focus on the prices. At first glance, they all look exactly the same. So there must be something different about one of them.


I knew it had to be SOMEthing with the prices. I looked over each price. Again and again and again and again. For five minutes straight. I stared at each price so hard that my eyes crossed, and did NOT see any difference among the three no matter how many times I looked.

I just don't have the eye for detail, and no amount of re-examining is going to make me get it.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:37 pm

So is there a way I can make myself just SEE the tiny details that are so often the right answer? Because time after time after time, I scour the picture with my eyes. I zoom in. I zoom out. I put my face closer to the monitor. And I STILL don't see the little whatever they've slipped in.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by skullturf » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:50 pm

It's possible that things like word searches, or Where's Waldo pictures, may be of some help in improving that skill.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:00 pm

skullturf wrote:It's possible that things like word searches, or Where's Waldo pictures, may be of some help in improving that skill.
I've tried both for ages and never gotten any better at them. Because everything is always in the ONLY place I somehow overlook.

Just like when I lose something I just had 30 seconds ago: it's always in a spot that I looked at up-close 50 times, but somehow didn't notice the piece of paper barely covering it. Or remember that I was in another spot for 3 seconds, just long enough to set it down.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:23 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
skullturf wrote:It's possible that things like word searches, or Where's Waldo pictures, may be of some help in improving that skill.
I've tried both for ages and never gotten any better at them. Because everything is always in the ONLY place I somehow overlook.

Just like when I lose something I just had 30 seconds ago: it's always in a spot that I looked at up-close 50 times, but somehow didn't notice the piece of paper barely covering it. Or remember that I was in another spot for 3 seconds, just long enough to set it down.
As I've pointed out before, this is something that people with Asperger's (like yourself) can't do, their condition prevents them. Just like my near sightedness prevents me seeing things far away without my glasses. I'm at peace with that. You should be too.

These just aren't for you, dude. Stop trying to think they could be.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by BobF » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:31 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:So is there a way I can make myself just SEE the tiny details that are so often the right answer? Because time after time after time, I scour the picture with my eyes. I zoom in. I zoom out. I put my face closer to the monitor. And I STILL don't see the little whatever they've slipped in.
Practice. I find myself getting better at these the more I try them. They've got a whole web site where you can do a bunch of practice puzzles.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:22 pm

Here are four puzzles from a 7/5/16 episode:

#1 puzzle
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The answer:
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When a golfer hits a bad shot and yells, "Fore!" you might want to duck your head.
#2:
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#2 answer:
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Animal is spelled Animal and not Aminal.
#3:
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#3 answer:
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Why it's the answer:
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The baby has a thought bubble not a conversation bubble.
#4:
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#4 answer:
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The desk underneath the ruler and papers spells, "FAIL."

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by IronNeck » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:10 pm

3/4, missed the first one. Which seems especially dumb.

Thanks for posting these, MarkBarrett.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by econgator » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:34 pm

I like that last one.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:55 pm

All but the last one. Apparently the wordplay ones are my forte, and the "see the sailboat ones" my weakness. In fact, looking between the two screencaps, I honestly didn't notice
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the desk changing to green to highlight the "FAIL"
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm

A new season started last week. One puzzle from a Jan. 19 episode:
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The right answer and it should be self-explanatory:
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:25 pm

So I saw this one on their Facebook page:
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Everyone's saying "ivy", but for the life of me, I can't see ivy ANYwhere in this pic.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:41 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:So I saw this one on their Facebook page:
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Everyone's saying "ivy", but for the life of me, I can't see ivy ANYwhere in this pic.
Is that not ivy on the right? I can't see it in your picture because it's offscreen. But if we make the picture a little smaller...


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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:08 am

opusthepenguin wrote:Is that not ivy on the right? I can't see it in your picture because it's offscreen. But if we make the picture a little smaller...

WHERE on the right?
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:11 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:Is that not ivy on the right? I can't see it in your picture because it's offscreen. But if we make the picture a little smaller...

WHERE on the right?
THE GREEN STUFF!

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:11 am

Volante wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:Is that not ivy on the right? I can't see it in your picture because it's offscreen. But if we make the picture a little smaller...

WHERE on the right?
THE GREEN STUFF!
I see green stuff on the left...
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:16 am

TenPoundHammer wrote: I see green stuff on the left...
It might have to do with the window size on your browser. In my default view, I can't see it on the right; if I go to full screen, though, there it is. (If you can't see the whole hashtag #IDIOTEST, you're missing part of the image.)

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:25 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Volante wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:Is that not ivy on the right? I can't see it in your picture because it's offscreen. But if we make the picture a little smaller...

WHERE on the right?
THE GREEN STUFF!
I see green stuff on the left...
Then the picture is still too big and part of it isn't showing. I made it smaller again. If you still can't see the ivy, try this:

1. RIGHT-click on the image
2. Select View Image or Open image in new tab

This will allow you to see the whole image, including the ivy on the right.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:03 am

Oh, THAT ivy. Excuse me for not having the super duper eagle eyes you apparently need to see this crap.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:52 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Oh, THAT ivy. Excuse me for not having the super duper eagle eyes you apparently need to see this crap.
Are you doing all this on your phone?

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