mind needs some BIOS update

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mind needs some BIOS update

Postby effort » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:28 pm

i bet this is a software bug!!

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.now Draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby baratgab » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:05 pm

effort wrote:i bet this is a software bug!!

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.now Draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.


Confirmed. :tongue: Also, I noticed that I can't bend my right thumb without bending the right index finger, whereas I can bend the right index finger without bending the right thumb, and I can also bend the left thumb without bending the left index finger. :cookoo:

Can somebody check this thumb-phenomena? Maybe it's unique, I'm not sure.
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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:25 pm

Wow thats weird.

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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:59 pm

I done it!

I can also pat my head while rubbing my tummy at the same time.
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Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Kenshou » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:03 pm

Yeah, I can do that. Maybe I've got an older version without this error. Sometimes not updating has it's good points.

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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Guy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:04 am

It depends how you draw your number 6, do you start at the top and spiral in or start at the center and spiral to the top?
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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby meindzai » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:49 pm

Possible to do if I go reaaaallly sloooowly.

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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby meindzai » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:54 pm

Kenshou wrote:Yeah, I can do that. Maybe I've got an older version without this error. Sometimes not updating has it's good points.


For me I think it's one of those things where having A.D.D. actually helps.

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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:28 pm

Guy wrote:It depends how you draw your number 6, do you start at the top and spiral in or start at the center and spiral to the top?


you start at the top and work your way down! same as if I were writing
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:58 am

I can do it! I thought I couldn't but I can. :popcorn:
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Re: mind needs some BIOS update

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:42 am

effort wrote:i bet this is a software bug!!

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.now Draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

Good one! :jumping:
I did manage to stop the foot reversal by slowing right down, like Meindzai said, but the first time I tried I didn't even notice my foot has changed direction until afterwards.

This thing about independence of finger and thumb, though ... no problem. :smile: Years of playing musical instruments is the most likely reason, which leads me to wonder whether a kit drummer would have any difficulty with the OP task.
Or a dancer.
Anyone?

Kim


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