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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger_Provins, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Rog,

    Not as fast as they used to be. But still not too bad. That's one of several reasons I drive slower than I used to 40 years ago.


  3. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I beat my age the first time by thirteen years and achieved thirty-one years lower on the third try. This actually bothers me a little, I am fully conscious that my driving is not as good as it was, it means there are a lot of people out there, many who are notably younger than myself who have measurably poorer reactions.
  4. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    First time it said I am 56 and on the second try it said I'm 44. I'm actually 76.
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    The test is rubbish. I finished my dinner about one and a half hours ago and while preparing and eating my meal drank enough Cote Du Rhone to know that I was not sober. I certainly would not have driven. Yet this silly test suggested that at worst I was 36 years old and at best 32. I am actually over 75. The stop signal appeared on the screen in exactly the same place every time. A better test would have been to include a test of peripheral vision. The 'test' over estimates one's ability to react quickly in a real situation. Its just too crude.
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I got an age of 31, I'm 48. Mind you I probably would have been quicker using a mouse instead of a touch screen.
  7. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    First time it gave an age of 32.... tried it twice more and it said it wasn’t sure if I was a human being with a reaction time of 284 milliseconds and age of 18. Not only is it rubbish but it’s extremely rude.
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  8. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I tried it a couple of times - to "get into the swing", so to speak - and it gave ages of 42, 28, and 24.

    I then tried again and received the same comment as you @Gezza (about not being human!), with a reaction time of 293 milliseconds. Seems like a load of nonsense, to me.:rolleyes:
  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There's always the possibility that it's just another fiendishly complicated experiment run on humans by the white mice. ;)
  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    They'd probably have made a better job of it, though! :)
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  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Peter,

    Only "probably"?

    And who do you THINK invented online questionnaires?


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  12. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    1st try - 38
    2nd try - 29
    3rd try - 19

    I’m 35.
  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Would that I could achieve a similar improvement in bed!

    Remember thy creator in the days of thy youth. (Ecclesiastes)


  14. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    I got an age of 36. If only my wife would believe it!!!!
  15. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Just somebody trying to write something that goes viral?

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  16. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    1st ... 36
    2nd ... 28
    3rd .... 22

    Not too bad for a 61 year old stroke patient.
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  17. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Roger, You've just caused me to remember a thriller, by Desmond Bagley (not sure of the title), that I read as a young man. Not my kind of thing, these days, but I enjoyed it at the time.

    IIRC, in the story (which long precedes the internet), the author postulates the notion that crossword puzzles are part of a conspiracy by the murky forces of government, as a means of distracting the (thinking) population from, errrrr.... thinking - because, of course, having a sufficient number of people thinking just might spell trouble for the government.

    Thank goodness that - today, with our current government, and with the internet in play, too - we can all sit back and chuckle about such an obviously outlandish idea..... o_O:eek:
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  18. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Talking of crosswords, there was a run of Daily Telegraph crosswords just prior to D Day when the code word names for the landing beaches were some of the solutions!
  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    At my wife's last eye check-up she did really badly on the peripheral vision test. "Do you drive?" asked the optician somewhat nervously. "No" she replied. "Good." :D
  20. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    Went from 43, to 25, 18 then to "We're not sure you're an actual Human being' (271ms) -must be my cycling on Birmingham's road that's improved my reaction times.

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