A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:49 pm

See how well you can do on this:

https://www.justpark.com/creative/reaction-time-test/

Use a key instead of your mouse and just keep trying till you can't improve. My best is 30 years.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:30 pm

Fuck yeh!

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:38 pm

Flukes not included!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jobdone » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:21 am

Nah I managed to get that a couple of times. Once you've got got in the groove and an easy to press key ready you're sorted.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Tet » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:20 pm

My chosen motorsport relies heavily on good reaction times...

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Knew Tet would be tight on the reaction times :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 pm

31's my best. Ugh.

What free-for-all'd me today: Got me long johns out, -4°C in the morning, will be the coldest part of the country with it being about 7-9°C average in Scotland. Probably the coldest it's dropped to in Bristol since I've moved here, I think.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby peypea » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:15 pm

A girl at work is in hysterical tears because the mum of one of the guys in one direction has died.
She has never met any of these people yet obsesses over them and calls them her babies. So fucking weird.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:32 pm

Even made the news on the BBC website. Probably just the way that modern "celebrity" culture works. I wouldn't know most current "stars" if I fell over them.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... le-aged-43


Pretty ironic that today is the 100th birthday of a true legendary star in Kirk Douglas and it's hardly been mentioned.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:03 pm

Tet wrote:My chosen motorsport relies heavily on good reaction times...

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Tet » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:52 pm

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Challenge accepted...

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:09 pm

Fretting over one or two mildly un-PC things I said at tonight's work do and I wasn't even drunk. I was also uncomfortable with the crammed seating, sitting all hunched up and looking kinda spaced out the whole time. Can't have left an a great impression. Just wanted to eat my food and go so as soon as it settled in my stomach and I paid my share of the tip I buggered off. I really like my colleagues but I just wasn't feeling it and even if I didn't have to go somewhere tomorrow I doubt I'd have been great on a proper 'sesh'. Something's up with my brain this past week or two.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby WorMzy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:17 am

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Whoops?


I actually got 25, with 348ms. Quite happy with that tbh.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Tet » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:01 pm

To be fair, the best I can reliably achieve is around 215ms. The ones below that were freak outliers. It's also interesting to note how much system setup can have an impact on the results. The screenshots were taken on my work machine. On my home machine, I can't do better than around 450ms. I'm guessing that my KVM is adding latency to my key presses.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:56 pm

Sports Personality Of The Year?

I watch quite a lot of sport and I haven't even heard of half of them. :lol:

Seems like an excuse to tick all the PC boxes. :-|
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