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Rich Grise
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 08:38:24 +0100, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Quote:
Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

I had to run my finger around the spiral/circle one to be sure ;-)

Me too <g>.

Ah, hA! By brain is superior to both of yours. I was able to trace the
circles by eye. Nanner, nanner! ;-)

Cheers!
Rich
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Chuck Harris
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

Rich Grise wrote:
Quote:
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 08:38:24 +0100, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

I had to run my finger around the spiral/circle one to be sure Wink
Me too <g>.

Ah, hA! By brain is superior to both of yours. I was able to trace the
circles by eye. Nanner, nanner! Wink

Oh, come on Rich, stop gloating. Everyone knows that is only because
your brain has had more experience with hallucinations than the rest of
ours has.

-Chuck
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Chuck Harris
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

Rich Grise wrote:

Quote:
And the last one, that resolves to a face, I'd like to etch a stainless
steel mask of some kind, or machine a heating element to shape, and toast
it into a tortilla, then sell it on Ebay. ;-)

Oh, by the way - do you need powerpoint (which I happen to have a bootleg
copy of), or can mere mortals view the show?

It plays just fine on OpenOffice.org, which is available for free on linux and
'doze.

-Chuck
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Jim Thompson
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:19:37 -0400, Chuck Harris
<cf-NO-SPAM-harris@erols.com> wrote:

Quote:
Rich Grise wrote:

And the last one, that resolves to a face, I'd like to etch a stainless
steel mask of some kind, or machine a heating element to shape, and toast
it into a tortilla, then sell it on Ebay. ;-)

Oh, by the way - do you need powerpoint (which I happen to have a bootleg
copy of), or can mere mortals view the show?

It plays just fine on OpenOffice.org, which is available for free on linux and
'doze.

-Chuck

PowerPoint VIEWER is FREE. Just surf for it.

(I actually own a registered version of PowerPoint, which I no longer
use... I can make PDF presentations with more smarts.)

...Jim Thompson
--
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I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
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Joel Kolstad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

Jim,

"Jim Thompson" <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote in
message news:40d0a2puoqf74e7bir0bh59fal7vc6vle0@4ax.com...
Quote:
(I actually own a registered version of PowerPoint, which I no longer
use... I can make PDF presentations with more smarts.)

What's your drawing/document preparation software of choice?

Or do you just code directly in PostScript like Don Lancaster does? Smile
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Jim Thompson
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 13:32:00 -0700, "Joel Kolstad"
<JKolstad71HatesSpam@yahoo.com> wrote:

Quote:
Jim,

"Jim Thompson" <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote in
message news:40d0a2puoqf74e7bir0bh59fal7vc6vle0@4ax.com...
(I actually own a registered version of PowerPoint, which I no longer
use... I can make PDF presentations with more smarts.)

What's your drawing/document preparation software of choice?

I use Adobe Acrobat v4 and v5. All my CAD tools can print directly to
PDF (via the Acrobat PDFWriter).

I then use the Form and Link Tools so that you can descend into
schematic hierarchies just like you can in the CAD, plus links to the
simulations... very smooth and EVERYONE can view it with the free
Adobe Reader.

Quote:

Or do you just code directly in PostScript like Don Lancaster does? :-)


Back in DOS days I DID use PostScript along with batch files to
combine them. You can do some remarkable things with a
PostScript-capable printer.

...Jim Thompson
--
| James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
| Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
| Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
| E-mail Address at Website Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
| http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 |

I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
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Chuck Harris
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Joined: 03 May 2005
Posts: 326

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

Jim Thompson wrote:
Quote:
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:19:37 -0400, Chuck Harris
cf-NO-SPAM-harris@erols.com> wrote:

Rich Grise wrote:

And the last one, that resolves to a face, I'd like to etch a stainless
steel mask of some kind, or machine a heating element to shape, and toast
it into a tortilla, then sell it on Ebay. ;-)

Oh, by the way - do you need powerpoint (which I happen to have a bootleg
copy of), or can mere mortals view the show?
It plays just fine on OpenOffice.org, which is available for free on linux and
'doze.

-Chuck

PowerPoint VIEWER is FREE. Just surf for it.

Yes, but with OpenOffice.org, I can play it, modify it, or delete it,
all for free.

Usually, the best thing to do with a ppt file is to delete it.

-Chuck
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Richard the Dreaded Liber
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Posts: 1143

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:17:11 -0400, Chuck Harris wrote:
Quote:
Rich Grise wrote:
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 08:38:24 +0100, Terry Pinnell wrote:
Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

I had to run my finger around the spiral/circle one to be sure Wink
Me too <g>.

Ah, hA! By brain is superior to both of yours. I was able to trace the
circles by eye. Nanner, nanner! ;-)

Oh, come on Rich, stop gloating. Everyone knows that is only because
your brain has had more experience with hallucinations than the rest of
ours has.


Damn! _EVERYONE_??????? =:-O

I was trying to keep that a secret. %-}

Cheers!
Rich
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joseph2k
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Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Posts: 108

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

Rich Grise wrote:

Quote:
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 14:29:11 -0700, Jim Thompson wrote:
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 21:26:35 GMT, ehsjr <ehsjr@bellatlantic.net
Jim Thompson wrote:
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 19:39:13 GMT, ehsjr <ehsjr@bellatlantic.net
Jim Thompson wrote:

http://analog-innovations.com/SED/The_Human_Brain.pps

Neat! Thanks.

The father of my daughter-in-law sent that to me. Isn't that a neat
set of optical illusions?

Yes! It took a relatively long time for the
green dot to appear (maybe 1.5 - 2 seconds),
but once it appeared, it was hard to get it
back to purple. I'd turn away, look at something
else for a while, then turn back, and the green
dot would appear in two or three "bounces".
And the picture of moved around on my wall.
Blanked the name, as I don't want to possibly
spoil it for someone. The_Human_Brain.PPS
is definitely a keeper!

I had to run my finger around the spiral/circle one to be sure ;-)


I got a bit of a turn with the one with the purple dots and the green
one going around the circle - I see the green dot make a couple of rounds,
then Br-r-r-r-r-r-r-t! one by one, the purple ones disappear, in order,
like on "beat the clock", and then it's just the green dot going around on
the grey background. Spooky!

And the last one, that resolves to a face, I'd like to etch a stainless
steel mask of some kind, or machine a heating element to shape, and toast
it into a tortilla, then sell it on Ebay. ;-)

Oh, by the way - do you need powerpoint (which I happen to have a bootleg
copy of), or can mere mortals view the show?

Thanks!
Rich

Gosh, i am running Linux (Suse 9.2) and it came right up in open office for
me. M$ also has free PPT viewers you can download.

--
JosephKK
Gegen dummheit kampfen die Gotter Selbst, vergebens.  
--Schiller
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xray
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Joined: 25 Mar 2005
Posts: 106

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Test Your Brain Reply with quote

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:50:53 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

Quote:
http://analog-innovations.com/SED/The_Human_Brain.pps

...Jim Thompson

I haven't been reading here for a while so a little late on this reply.

The one with the dots in a circle was static for me in powerpoint. It is
supposed to be animated for the effect to work well. I've attached an
animated gif (in a.b.s.e); I made it when I first saw this so I could
email the file. It only takes a few seconds for the full effect for me.

If Jim's post was interesting, you should check out this web site:

Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html

You can definately spend a LOT of time browsing there. I especially
liked this one:
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot_rotsnake/index.html

which is essentially the same as one in the powerpoint file.
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