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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:21 pm

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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?
I am and saw it right away. "Eagle eyes" aren't something I claim to have but, per my .sig, I pay attention to things, which made me notice the ivy instantly. Since TPH is "not Jeopardy material" per his rank, he also doesn't notice things. But, TPH, don't think we are some kind of freaks or idiotest is trying to pull a fast one when our (and, frankly, most people's) brains work differently than yours.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
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?
No, I was looking at it on the laptop
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:37 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
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?
No, I was looking at it on the laptop
Huh. How wide is your screen approximately? What percentage of that width was taken up by the picture? On my screen, if you can barely make out the ivy, there's no way you're able to read these tiny letters.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:14 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
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opusthepenguin wrote:
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?
No, I was looking at it on the laptop
Huh. How wide is your screen approximately? What percentage of that width was taken up by the picture? On my screen, if you can barely make out the ivy, there's no way you're able to read these tiny letters.
My original post of the pic took up about 75% the width of a 13 inch monitor. Long and short of it is that I just didn't notice the ivy because I'm ridiculously unobservant.
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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by flutist319 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:37 pm

dhkendall wrote:"Eagle eyes" aren't something I claim to have but, per my .sig, I pay attention to things, which made me notice the ivy instantly.
Not to take sides on the larger issue at hand, but I would very much hesitate to say that being an intellectually curious person and being good at noticing physical details are in any way the same thing.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by dhkendall » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:47 am

flutist319 wrote:
dhkendall wrote:"Eagle eyes" aren't something I claim to have but, per my .sig, I pay attention to things, which made me notice the ivy instantly.
Not to take sides on the larger issue at hand, but I would very much hesitate to say that being an intellectually curious person and being good at noticing physical details are in any way the same thing.
Apologies but apparently I haven't read my .sig in a while (due to computer problems, that post, and all others of the past two months were made on my phone which doesn't show .sigs), I thought it had something about paying attention tot he world around you in it as well. Mea culpa.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:33 am

I have to wonder if I have some sort of processing error. Like, I was expecting the ivy to look different somehow, so that thing all the way to the right didn't register as "ivy" to my eyes.

It's the same thing I have when I'm looking for something that I've lost in the house. I tear the house apart. I look right at it a billion times. I check the exact spot where I know I saw it last. I still don't find it. Because my mind is telling me that what I'm looking for is blue and round, when it's actually red and square.

(Of course, I still don't find it even after I do remember that it's red and square, but that's another issue entirely...)
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TenPoundHammer wrote:It's the same thing I have when I'm looking for something that I've lost in the house. I tear the house apart. I look right at it a billion times. I check the exact spot where I know I saw it last. I still don't find it. Because my mind is telling me that what I'm looking for is blue and round, when it's actually red and square.

(Of course, I still don't find it even after I do remember that it's red and square, but that's another issue entirely...)
But one thing I can say for certain is that it is ALWAYS in the very last place you look.

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Post by Bamaman » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:52 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:I have to wonder if I have some sort of processing error. Like, I was expecting the ivy to look different somehow, so that thing all the way to the right didn't register as "ivy" to my eyes.

It's the same thing I have when I'm looking for something that I've lost in the house. I tear the house apart. I look right at it a billion times. I check the exact spot where I know I saw it last. I still don't find it. Because my mind is telling me that what I'm looking for is blue and round, when it's actually red and square.

(Of course, I still don't find it even after I do remember that it's red and square, but that's another issue entirely...)
I once drove two hours to see if I'd left my glasses in a restaurant. When we got home I found them in five seconds.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:10 pm

bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:It's the same thing I have when I'm looking for something that I've lost in the house. I tear the house apart. I look right at it a billion times. I check the exact spot where I know I saw it last. I still don't find it. Because my mind is telling me that what I'm looking for is blue and round, when it's actually red and square.

(Of course, I still don't find it even after I do remember that it's red and square, but that's another issue entirely...)
But one thing I can say for certain is that it is ALWAYS in the very last place you look.

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Or in the only place I don't look.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Magna » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:44 pm

flutist319 wrote:
dhkendall wrote:"Eagle eyes" aren't something I claim to have but, per my .sig, I pay attention to things, which made me notice the ivy instantly.
Not to take sides on the larger issue at hand, but I would very much hesitate to say that being an intellectually curious person and being good at noticing physical details are in any way the same thing.
I really don't notice physical details around me very much; I'm just not a visual person. I see them and can recognize them, obviously, but I don't keep the picture in my head. For example, I couldn't tell you the eye color of people I've known for years - but I'd notice if it were different. I'm good at this type of puzzle, though. When I'm looking for something, I pick out the details.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Magna » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 pm

bpmod wrote:But one thing I can say for certain is that it is ALWAYS in the very last place you look.
If you find it in the second- or third-from-last place you look, then there's a real problem.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:40 am

These are from Feb. 2nd. Puzzle #1:
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The correct answer in green:
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The letter P spells porpoise, puppy and purple.
Puzzle #2:
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The letters in HEART can be read in a different order to spell EARTH...Earth, Wind & Fire.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:16 am

*sound of TPH's head exploding*

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by Volante » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:48 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:These are from Feb. 2nd. Puzzle #1:
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Added bonus, there's a porpoise, a puppy and purple in the image as well. I spent more time going, "Why is there a dog in the aquarium?..." than trying to decode the words

...which obviously makes sense when you read the question.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:24 pm

jeff6286 wrote:*sound of TPH's head exploding*
I'm guessing he had no problem with the second question.

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Re: Fun With Idiotest

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:37 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Puzzle #2:
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Funny thing is, the second I saw it, I went looking for 'earth', found it immediately, then had to a second look at the image because I was thinking, "hmm, I wonder what the all the shapes are for". I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:53 pm

I actually got both of those right away.
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Post by dhkendall » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:43 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:*sound of TPH's head exploding*
I'm guessing he had no problem with the second question.
Notwithstanding his later statement that he got both, I thought it would be the first that he'd have the least problems with, Wheel of Fortune whiz that he is.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:54 am

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.
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