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Forum: Main Forum 04-17-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Altoid701
I don't think I could do this. To me, cryptograms...

I don't think I could do this. To me, cryptograms are all about recognizing patterns, and I couldn't do that without visualizing my progress so far.
Forum: Main Forum 04-16-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Altoid701
The records aren't BS. I posted some videos in...

The records aren't BS. I posted some videos in another thread that claimed the same thing. It's all about recognizing patterns. Some of them have very recognizable patterns and very few letters used....
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 682,153
Posted By Altoid701
"There is always some frivolity in excellent...

"There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray. "
Joseph Joubert

Allen on 2014-03-14 02:52:14
And now they call it Attention Deficit Disorder.
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By Altoid701
I'm all for this in theory, though I haven't yet...

I'm all for this in theory, though I haven't yet played any quotes since the change was made so I'll have to get back to you with my real opinion! As someone who goes for speed rather than completion...
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Altoid701
As a linguistics nerd, this thread makes me...

As a linguistics nerd, this thread makes me happy! Descriptivism, not prescriptivism!
Forum: Main Forum 03-21-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,893
Posted By Altoid701
A while back the site owner asked some of us...

A while back the site owner asked some of us faster solvers to record videos of our solves as a response to these questions. Here are the ones I...
Forum: Main Forum 11-16-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 30,856
Posted By Altoid701
When I was in 5th grade my teacher put a...

When I was in 5th grade my teacher put a cryptogram on the board every day and we would solve it in groups for the first hour or so of the day. When I was in college I was sitting around bored one...
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,749
Posted By Altoid701
Okay, last video for tonight, I swear:...

Okay, last video for tonight, I swear: http://youtu.be/C5_8UoSmMCw

This one's a string of 3 cryptos with solve times of 11, 12, and 8 seconds.
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,749
Posted By Altoid701
That's a browser setting. I don't know what...

That's a browser setting. I don't know what Bansai uses, but I use Chrome. I believe it has to do with auto-fill for forms and such. I actually wish it didn't do it on this site as it's not helpful...
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,749
Posted By Altoid701
Here's a 7 second one:...

Here's a 7 second one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOzafwpMUBQ

I'm trying for a 5 or 6 but I'm pretty rusty so we'll see. :)
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,749
Posted By Altoid701
Here's one:...

Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmmir5OAVHo

Working on others...
Forum: Main Forum 10-03-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,749
Posted By Altoid701
Can't wait to try this! I'm a bit rusty, but I'll...

Can't wait to try this! I'm a bit rusty, but I'll try it later to see if I can get a fast solve time.
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By Altoid701
In some cases with the long puzzles, they really...

In some cases with the long puzzles, they really don't use a lot of letters. If it's a perfect storm where the first couple of words are instantly recognizable, and the letters from those fill out...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,237
Posted By Altoid701
Great Guide Glow Grim Greyhound Next: 4 R

Great
Guide
Glow
Grim
Greyhound

Next: 4 R
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,489
Posted By Altoid701
Back when I used to be on this site for hours a...

Back when I used to be on this site for hours a day I ran into repeated quotes quite often. Only once did it occur back to back (and that was a pleasant surprise!), but there were several times when...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,237
Posted By Altoid701
I wish there were a way of seeing the current...

I wish there were a way of seeing the current Wall of Titans numbers...I'd be curious to know what mine is.
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,352
Posted By Altoid701
Thanks Pootie :) Hopefully I can get back to...

Thanks Pootie :)

Hopefully I can get back to cryptos soon! I miss it!
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,494
Posted By Altoid701
I'm using chrome and it works great! Thanks! You...

I'm using chrome and it works great! Thanks! You certainly are on top of things.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,494
Posted By Altoid701
I too am having the same problem that maradnu is...

I too am having the same problem that maradnu is having, in that I cannot see the full quote. I think part of my problem is that I'm using an 11 inch screen. :) I already did the control-minus trick...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,494
Posted By Altoid701
Wow, I never knew that was an option to begin...

Wow, I never knew that was an option to begin with. I've been using my trackpad to get to the first letter since I began. Can't wait to try this out! Thanks!
Forum: Main Forum 03-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,867
Posted By Altoid701
Oh my goodness! This is wonderful! Ever since I...

Oh my goodness! This is wonderful! Ever since I started using Chrome this site stopped working well for me, so I eventually just gave up. But now it's working so much better! Thanks for upgrading the...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,157
Posted By Altoid701
For what it's worth, I don't think memorizing...

For what it's worth, I don't think memorizing quotes is what makes you have really fast (under 10s) solve times. Maybe that's the case on a rare occasion (especially for bansai, as he's spent so much...
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,675
Posted By Altoid701
Thanks so much! That worked!

Thanks so much! That worked!
Forum: Main Forum 07-19-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,675
Posted By Altoid701
How do I discontinue my premium account? I've had...

How do I discontinue my premium account? I've had it for a year and I don't play enough anymore to warrant spending the money. It's on automatic payments and I'm scheduled to make another payment in...
Forum: Main Forum 06-05-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,556
Posted By Altoid701
Happy Birthday, Pootie!!!

Happy Birthday, Pootie!!!
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