Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger_Provins, Oct 31, 2018.
So how fast are your driving reactions?
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.
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.
First time it said I am 56 and on the second try it said I'm 44. I'm actually 76.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's always the possibility that it's just another fiendishly complicated experiment run on humans by the white mice.
They'd probably have made a better job of it, though!
And who do you THINK invented online questionnaires?
1st try - 38
2nd try - 29
3rd try - 19
Would that I could achieve a similar improvement in bed!
Remember thy creator in the days of thy youth. (Ecclesiastes)
I got an age of 36. If only my wife would believe it!!!!
Just somebody trying to write something that goes viral?
1st ... 36
2nd ... 28
3rd .... 22
Not too bad for a 61 year old stroke patient.
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.....
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!
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."
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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