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Pareidolia (A possible explaining of the mysterious bird deaths)
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Spike
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Steerpike said:

 so I can continue to update Tap and communicate with my other friends in the wilderness (we'll all probably be in different wildernesses or I'd suggest we band together). 


Well, is the Silo fireproof?  Or would that not be any protection against god's fire?  Just askin'.  [Image Can Not Be Found]

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Finkie, I don't think the shakes are a motor neuron thing - they're just like shivers when you're cold - small, but persistent.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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What are all those poor folk going to do on May 22nd? I mean, when they realize judgement hasn't occurred and they realize they've sold all their possessions.

 

Sometimes I wonder ... if dolphins had opposable thumbs ... I'm not so sure homo sapiens would rule the roost.

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Join the next crazy cult they can find? Gregg tells me of a Final Fantasy house somewhere just waiting for bat-shit crazy people. I'm sure they'll fit right in. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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A Final Fantasy house doesn't sound too bad...  If I had to join a crazy cult...

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Jarrod: Trust me, you wouldn't want anything to do with any of the people involved. Sounds like a freak show and a half.  😀

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Cos players?

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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My beloved Aud (welcome back!) pointed me to http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/ when I told her about faceblindness. She tested skinny end of the success curve (86%), I was uhoh call a neurologist (56%) and a friend perched atop the bell (78%). I'm curious where FFC readers test because I want to confirm my guesses. [Image Can Not Be Found] Personal information is required to take the test as it is part of a research project.

More generally, I'm curious if other FFC folk have any brain oddities like synesthesia wherein the senses are more connected than normal. Letters have specific colors, musical notes have smells. There are infinite and very personal variations. Many go through life without knowing only they taste the letter Q as barbecue ribs. Nabokov had this condition. Quite a few of the most celebrated artists in all fields do; the cross-wiring seems to push metaphor creation. It can also be crippling. Being engaged to a guy whose name smells like rotten eggs, that's a problem.

There are many other brain strangenesses so if you feel comfortable, step up and share yours. There's no wrong, only different. I'm poor with faces, worse with names, but recognize handwriting I saw decades ago.

grooowrrrr! [menace menace] rrrrowwwr!

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I  got 94% with the face test.  I should have been a detective. (As long as all the suspects are bald...)

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75%. In real life I find myself better with faces than names, because I'm usually thinking about other things when people introduce themselves. I need to stop doing that.

 

Synaesthesia always seemed like kind of a super-power to me, though I know that some who have it would beg to differ. Me, I am unremarkable. I have no such oddities, aside from being generally odd.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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It was Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close discussing coping strategies early last year when I learned of faceblindness. They're both severe sufferers.

94% Scout? I guessed you high but that's getting into super powers. You need a synaesthesia super taster side kick to help you solve crimes. "Boss, no, this dust is secretly bitter. Bitter like guilt!" followed by the camera zooming into your head for a montage of your brain clicking through a transparent display of faces until a gunsight snags the perp. "Come with me! Move out!"

[gunfight, seemingly suicidal Scout dropping his vest and talking perp into dropping weapon]

After the final commercial break, "How'd you know boss?" and your closing line, delivered hand on his shoulder, "Sometimes you have to see the way. Now let's get that drink." 

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Finkbug, you could pitch that as a movie project, as is. Opening line. Closing line. Pick up your money on the way out. They'll hire somebody to fill in the 88 minutes in the middle. [Image Can Not Be Found] I do not kid. Call it "The Taste of Bitter." Or "The Taste of Face".

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99% – I missed one. About midway through I realized that my eye was going directly to the one that I recognized. [Image Can Not Be Found]

Results



 

Out of 72 faces, you correctly identified 71.
In other words, you got 99% correct.

On
our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face
recognition was able to recognize about 80% of the faces.  If you
correctly identified less than 65% of the faces, this may indicate face
recognition difficulties.

I am much, much better with faces than names. Most likely due to inattention when introduced to new people. I probably wouldn't do as well with the famous faces simply because I'd have to associate a name with the face.

I can also recognize famous voices. I catch myself doing it during commercials or animated movies where the credits aren't listed until the end.

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Scout, you're kicked from the project. Welcome aboard Toger. Craft services is over there.

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Ah, fame is fleeting. Good thing I invested in a perfume franchise when I was still pretty.

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I got 81%.

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Out of 72 faces, you correctly identified 63.
In other words, you got 88% correct.

 

A lot better than expected... I thought I'd do piss poorly.

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Toger got 99% ?  Egads, color me impressed.

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