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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 04:02:14 PM »

Age might come into it, but bibcul8r originated from telex operators before I was an adult (I'm 42), and I was never a telex operator.

The l33t sp34k has been around for over a decade and, again, I was never a l33t h4x00r d00d, but it doesn't take much to figure it out either way - you just have to keep your eyes and mind a little open.  What's more difficult is when words are assigned new meanings, but context is usually enough (at least after a few references).

Point being, the OP's text was hardly worth commentary when what was asked of us was to comment on the image.
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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 05:44:14 AM »

Age might come into it, but bibcul8r originated from telex operators before I was an adult (I'm 42), and I was never a telex operator.

The l33t sp34k has been around for over a decade and, again, I was never a l33t h4x00r d00d, but it doesn't take much to figure it out either way - you just have to keep your eyes and mind a little open.  What's more difficult is when words are assigned new meanings, but context is usually enough (at least after a few references).

Point being, the OP's text was hardly worth commentary when what was asked of us was to comment on the image.



Other point being, this is LuLa: the obvious is seldom enough but the over-cryptic also falls flat on its fanny. Difficult but rewarding place to navigate as long as it comes in a proper language form.

;-)

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 12:13:01 PM »

ROTFL

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 12:58:11 PM »

Other point being, this is LuLa: the obvious is seldom enough but the over-cryptic also falls flat on its fanny. Difficult but rewarding place to navigate as long as it comes in a proper language form.

Then try this for obvious, difficult but rewarding:

7H15 M355463 53RV35 70 PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1N6 7H1N65! 1MPR3551V3 7H1N65!
1N 7H3 B361NN1NG 17 W45 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 L1N3
Y0UR M1ND 15 R34D1N6 17 4U70M471C411Y
W17H 0UT 3V3N 7H1NK1N6 4B0U7 17

;)

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012, 03:31:49 PM »

Total random sidebar, and a bit of a shameless self promoting plug, although it is on topic for this thread.... :)

For reasons unknown to me, my image of Thor's well from a couple years ago made it to the top ten/front page of reddit.com in the Pics category this morning. It's received a couple thousand views in a few short hours. Strange how the internet works!

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/tz4u5/thors_well_the_sight_photo_capture_and_name_are/

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 03:40:41 PM »

Well deserved.

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2012, 03:50:20 PM »

Then try this for obvious, difficult but rewarding:

7H15 M355463 53RV35 70 PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1N6 7H1N65! 1MPR3551V3 7H1N65!
1N 7H3 B361NN1NG 17 W45 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 L1N3
Y0UR M1ND 15 R34D1N6 17 4U70M471C411Y
W17H 0UT 3V3N 7H1NK1N6 4B0U7 17

;)




Scary stuff!

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2012, 04:01:16 PM »

Scary stuff!

Maybe, but I am sure you can read it quite easily, if only after the first couple of words.

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2012, 05:57:29 PM »

Then try this for obvious, difficult but rewarding...
;)


....and intriguing. Do you have any links to an explanation of how the mind does it?
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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »

....and intriguing. Do you have any links to an explanation of how the mind does it?

No, but I suspect it has a lot to do with Gestalt laws of perception (i.e., proximity, similarity, continuity, closure).

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »

It's related to another neat trick wehre in you can aslo raed qitue esaliy so lnog as the frsit and lsat ltetres are kpet the smae.
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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2012, 02:27:43 AM »

Total random sidebar, and a bit of a shameless self promoting plug, although it is on topic for this thread.... :)

For reasons unknown to me, my image of Thor's well from a couple years ago made it to the top ten/front page of reddit.com in the Pics category this morning. It's received a couple thousand views in a few short hours. Strange how the internet works!

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/tz4u5/thors_well_the_sight_photo_capture_and_name_are/



Hey Sheldon,  so funny.
I actually e-mailed you on flickr to find out where this spot was and you gave great directions, it's cool to see you here on the forum.
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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2012, 03:42:23 AM »

Maybe, but I am sure you can read it quite easily, if only after the first couple of words.

I know, that's what's scary: I don't understand why it suddenly flashes into a readable form.

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »

Hey Sheldon,  so funny.
I actually e-mailed you on flickr to find out where this spot was and you gave great directions, it's cool to see you here on the forum.


Haha, small world! Glad you were able to find it. :)

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Re: don't fall down that big hole in the ocean....
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 12:30:31 PM »

I know, that's what's scary: I don't understand why it suddenly flashes into a readable form.

Rob C

I agree, Rob.  Absolutely scary.  How quickly the mind adapts.

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