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Can you read this ?
« on: 28/09/2005 21:00:52 »


Try squinitng !!...cool eh ?

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2005 21:04:26 »
...actually...perhaps someone can answer why does 'squinting ' enable us to read the above ?

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #2 on: 28/09/2005 21:59:51 »
if you stand about 8 feet away from your screen you can read what its says. if you slowly  move closer it becomes unreaderble. weird

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #3 on: 28/09/2005 22:07:16 »
...also, if you stretch your eyes in the shape of our asian bruvs and sisters who I love then that also gets the result !

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2005 17:06:55 »
Funny, I had no trouble reading it at any range!  Maybe you guys should get your eyes checked? :D
 

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2005 19:01:12 »
What exactly are we trying to read? [8D]

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #6 on: 02/10/2005 20:39:31 »
I still want to know WHY, squinting, or making chinese eyes helpd you read it !!

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #7 on: 03/10/2005 01:08:00 »
HI Neil

Squinting and making chinese eyes reduces the amount of light that enters the eyes and allows you to see the black of the letters in the picture stand out against the white background.

Or squinting reduces the area of view allowing you to see only the centre of the picture where the words are.

Or maybe the pressure placed upon your eyes when you squint may also change the shape of your eyes allowing them to focus differently.

Or maybe we're just getting old and our eyes dont work as good as they should

The answer should be one of the above, Not sure which but they seem reasonable to me :)

You have a problem, then let me solve it for you :D


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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #8 on: 05/10/2005 20:41:07 »
It is odd! I used the slitted eyes technique and when I let my eyes return to normal shape I could still read the words until I changed focus (by blinking).

Is it just a matter of interpretation?  I don't think so becuase, even knowing what it looks like I can't see it without squinting!  

Maybe one of your proposed mechanisms is the answer, ukmickey.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/10/2005 20:51:01 »
Hey Neil! I can't see the image anymore! Where you CENSORED?!!;) BAD NEIL BAD BOY! hehe

-wink |wi ng k| verb [ intrans. ] close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting : he winked at Nicole as he passed. ( wink at) pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal) : the authorities winked at their illegal trade. (of a bright object or a light) shine or flash intermittently. noun an act of closing and opening one eye quickly, typically as a signal : Barney gave him a knowing wink- THE DICTIONARY
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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #10 on: 06/10/2005 01:57:31 »
If you scroll to the bottom of the page then scroll up you can see it then. As the screen is scrolling it is visible but when it stops it dissapears. How strange!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: 06/10/2005 02:01:26 »
I've worked it out!!! When you squint, or view the screen from a distance it removes the thin white lines. It is the thin white lines which hide the letters. If memory serves me correctly our brain likes to make shapes and complete shapes where gaps exist.

If for example you were to draw a partial traingle, your brain would complete the triangle enabling you to "see" the completed triangle. In this case, your brain uses the thin white lines to construct big white shapes but when you squint or do chinese eyes or move away from the screen, the thin white lines dissapear and the new shapes our brain constructs are the letters.

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #12 on: 06/10/2005 02:12:16 »
hi kev
sorry about this but, the thin white lines dont dissapear, there still there even when you can read it:)


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« Reply #13 on: 07/10/2005 02:05:52 »
when i squint the thin white lines dissapear.

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #14 on: 07/10/2005 02:34:46 »
Thats weird

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Re: Can you read this ?
« Reply #15 on: 08/10/2005 13:27:47 »
Yes, I can still see the thin white lines too, in the middle of the letters.  

Nice idea though drkev, I think that you're probably right about the significance of those lines. Squinting may not make them disappear but maybe it disrupts the pattern the mind makes of them?
 

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