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Forum topic by SASmith posted 08-26-2011 02:05 AM 1414 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2011 02:05 AM

Matthias Wandel has a great online game to test your ability to “eyeball”.
So how well can you eyeball?
I have played this game for months and the best I have done is a 1.5.
I just finished a game with a 3.2.
I have had my share of 4s,5s,6s and 7s
How about you?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 02:18 AM

3.1 on first try. Could be addictive.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 02:35 AM

overall of 6.38 on my first try… :S

I SUCK at the parallelogram bit, but eyeballing center and points of intersection/bisecting angles wasn’t so bad. I think on one of them I was off by only .02 units! :O

I blame veneer work. Can’t make shapes worth a damn, but I can sure as hell tell you that my angles are off! XD

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 02:35 AM

3.7 but convinced I’m handicapped by having a CRT rather than flat screen monitor, oh and my pesky mouse just isn’t up to precision work, hehe

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 03:38 PM

4.4 first series

I’m better at some of the ones than others. It’s quite fun, I’ll have to check it again later when I’m more awake.


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#5 posted 08-26-2011 03:59 PM

I had a 3.0, but I’m certainly not going there again. I’m already addicted to enough things.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 04:00 PM

4.6 first try.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 08-26-2011 04:14 PM

4.68 on the first try.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#8 posted 08-26-2011 04:28 PM

161 seconds.
I’m slow, but I’m inaccurate.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 08-26-2011 04:45 PM

though in there i did have a couple of 0.1’s (luck counts as a skill right?)

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#10 posted 08-26-2011 04:45 PM

11.35 on first try

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#11 posted 08-26-2011 04:49 PM

3.2 and slow

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#12 posted 08-26-2011 04:51 PM

sec. attempt 2.31 and fast 51 sec.

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#13 posted 08-26-2011 08:05 PM

2.79 on first try
parallelogram was the worst by far (~9)

1.94 second try!
I had 0.1 on bisect the angle. I’m awesome!

1.7 I’m getting better!
0.0s on midpoint and bisect

SASmith, you are evil :-). I have work to do! Damn!

Oh no! 2.96. I blame the boss who distracted me.
SASmith, if you post another thing like this ever again, I’ll block you. Now, I have a game to play…

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#14 posted 08-26-2011 08:17 PM

I’m damn good at eyeballing parallel. Damn good, I must say. Due to my job, I can eyeball common metric measurements under a few cm pretty well. Anything bigger than that, I’m way off. My fiance’ will say, “how wide do you think that is?” I’ll say, “50 feet?”, she’ll measure, “30 feet.”.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 08-26-2011 08:17 PM

5.16 first try
I am apparently pretty good at finding right angles and bisecting angles, convergence not to bad, not so good everywhere else…

6.23 on second try, I think I’ll give up now, I’m getting worse

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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