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Sentimental yet sardonic [userpic]

This man is a frigging genius...

May 22nd, 2004 (10:12 pm)
impressed

current mood: impressed

Firstly, go here : http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/esp.html

Clifford Pickover is conducting an ESP experiment. Click on an eye to start it off, and then see what happens. When my mate Derek and I ran it, the first results freaked us out a tad.

Until that is, we actually worked out how he did it.

And right now, we salute you, Mr Pickover - you are a genius of the first rank, and frankly I still can't believe it works so well.

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Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)

Holy crap - took me four or five goes to realise what was happening. That's an amazingly convincing illusion.

Posted by: alltherealice (alltherealice)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)

Hello, I found this entry clicking random friends links, and I'm afraid I'm an idiot. Anyone want to tell me how he works it out?

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC)

It really is VERY simple once you know how. It's a conjuring trick, if you don't let yourself be fooled by all the distractions on these pages you'll see what's going on.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2004 03:00 am (UTC)
Insanity [by momentsintime]

I shall be screening this comment, as not to give away the secret to others too quickly.

Check out the other cards that were shown at the end - NONE of them were in the original line-up of 6. You're so busy concentrating on one of the 6 that you don't consciously remember the others apart from red king, black queen, etc.

The man is a genius I swear...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2004 03:10 am (UTC)
ciao_spike_and_dru [jidabug]

Oh yes, and by any chance was this the route you took?

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/sixdegrees.bml?from=booster17&to=alltherealice

Posted by: alltherealice (alltherealice)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)

No, I went to Laney_1974, who's journal I lurk on and to tthjinni, and then to you.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
Boromir shiny [houses7177]

*snerk*

Six degrees is all well and fun, but I guess it all shows just small and interconnected the fic world is.

Posted by: Thena B (thenab)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2004 02:44 am (UTC)

I changed my mind three times and it still did it. I don't need to see this this early in the morning!!

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