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Old 04-05-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Fighter Pilot test

Try this.

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>> Air Force Test
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>> This will drive you nuts!! Have fun!
>> The object of the game is to move the red block around without
>> getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.
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>> If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal.
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>> It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots.
>> They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
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>> Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive!!
I got 31 seconds....but i have limited time to concentrate. it seems like it speeds up as time goes by.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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It would be neater if the blocks moved randomly. They follow the same path every time, so you keep playing and you learn where the blocks go and how to avoid them It's still hard, and I haven't broken the 17 second barrier yet. Fun game.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thanks...a real blast. It seems to be training the user to make smooth adjustments versus sudden ones.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
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I use a track ball.

this may have something to do with the times
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:03 PM   #5
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It would be neater if the blocks moved randomly. They follow the same path every time, so you keep playing and you learn where the blocks go and how to avoid them It's still hard, and I haven't broken the 17 second barrier yet. Fun game.
yeah, you can get to 13 seconds by simply dropping down, then up, and then hide in the top left corner until the 2 squares come for you.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #6
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ok, it totally speeds up at 27 seconds.....i've gotten it to 35.68, but it gets really hairy.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:09 PM   #7
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Holy crap. 35 seconds? I've played that game on and off for years (a buddy in the Air Force sent it to me a long time ago) and I have never broken 17 seconds.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:17 PM   #8
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I use a track ball.

this may have something to do with the times
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:15 PM   #9
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Me too. They have them on some of the pcs at work. Move the ball a 1/16th of an inch and you're way, way off the screen.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:28 PM   #10
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Me too. They have them on some of the pcs at work. Move the ball a 1/16th of an inch and you're way, way off the screen.
Well adjust it then. There's a whole program interface to those things. I'm still looking for the "make mouse wake up 39 min early to cook breakfast "tho.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #11
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i love the track ball. if it had a scroll wheel it would be perfect. they make one, but it had a tiny little ball for your thumb. i like the control i get from my first two fingers. and it sits stilllllll.....no filthy mouse pad, and i can send the cursor across the screen with a twitch. it's faster....even if i have to use the scroll bars on the edges. the motion translates well to a laptop touchpad, too.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:51 AM   #12
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:19 AM   #13
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:29 AM   #14
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I broke 14 seconds, after considerable practice. This is partly due to my crappy mouse I'm sure. Still, there's obviously no danger of me being in an F15 any time soon. (Like there ever was, with my eyesight.)
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:34 AM   #15
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Using a trackball may be slightly awkward, at first, but once you aquaint yourself to it, it's much more efficient and practical. I have a wireless optical trackball - I can navigate my cursor from any fixed position: my knee, for example. But mainly I prefer the trackball because it utilizes the theory of using the smallest muscle group/movement to accomplish the task, reducing fatigue and therefore improving productivity.

Regarding the reflex test: I'm hitting a 21-second wall, but I keep telling myself that my peripheral boss-vision is distracting some percentage of my concentration. Also, I'm doing this at work, with a standard optical mouse. I'm not sure I could do better with a trackball. I'm using a combination of hand/wrist and arm/shoulder movement. It feels like playing Hell, which feels like reacting on a drumset, it's a familiar mode.
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