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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:07 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Clearly the wordplay ones are where I do better. The visual and logical ones are what kill me.

In the first one, the letter P was clearly visible in the SEA PLANET sign. Had it been one of those cases where "none of the words on the screen has a P in them, but some obscure background graphic happens to make a P shape", then I don't think I'd have gotten it.
Whereas I didn't know that the letter had to be on the screen (nor did the instructions say it did), I came up with P and only after I checked my answer did it show there were Ps on the screen.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by bpmod » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:37 pm

dhkendall wrote:Whereas I didn't know that the letter had to be on the screen (nor did the instructions say it did),
I'm pretty sure that, by design, the correct answer must be shown on the screen. Otherwise, there'd be no way you could select it. If you're playing on a computer, for instance, try to click the 'P' if it's not visible.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:15 pm

And there have been a few where I've been like that. Where it's "the answer is obviously this, but for the life of me, I can't see it anywhere on the screen".

Like, "what did Jack jump over?" And there's a small candlestick buried way in the background of the pic.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm

These two made me laugh.

#1
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Touch the wallpaper itself as it's been on the wall longer than any of the items hung there that left the faded imprints.
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Volante » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
#2 answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Boo. I thought they were making a joke off the layout of the map, so a plane would be "over" Rio...sadly, it would take going 1500 miles due East from NYC for a plane to reach the same longitude Rio is on.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
The answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Granted, if you took off from JFK heading SE, by the time you turned due east, you'd already be into Nassau County

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by alietr » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:13 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
The answer:
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New York City since as soon as the plane takes off it is flying over NYC. This is Idiotest so don't even try to make some kind of antipode play on it.
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Granted, if you took off from JFK heading SE, by the time you turned due east, you'd already be into Nassau County
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Yeah, I was going to say that as well. Depending on the runway (and 13R would be the logical one to fly due east), the only part of NYC you would fly over would be the runway itself and a few dozen feet of Jamaica Bay. Pretty bogus in my book.

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