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Old 08-04-2011, 09:52 PM
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My husband, son and I are all right handed. Yesterday we tried and saw that we could all read pretty quickly upside down, didn't check backwards, or mirror reading. I'm pretty sure that backward writing would be very slow for me.

I did some research on line after I read what Lurker and Momof7 apparently this is really common for lefties. I don't know how I got to be this old without knowing that.

Debzhaus, I've always been a rapid reader. I'm not much of an intellectual thoght so I probably won't be reading subtitles at an opera or foreign movie though .
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:37 AM
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Default Also a lefty...

I, too, am left-handed. I am intrigued that so many of us are mirror readers! I learned how to mirror-write when I was in high school, not just print, but in cursive. I have always attributed my crypto abilities to my musical talents and love of mathematical patterns. Go figure!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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Is a musician and and super fast typist.
Ok, I may be banned for saying this, but there's something wrong here. I'm a super fast typist and a pretty good game player. Now I know my browser is slow so I'll never be tops here, but 9 seconds, 11 seconds consistently? There's something wrong.

There's a Sudoku game I play where I can write down the puzzle, work it out at my leisure, and then go back, type in the puzzle number, and type out my previously worked-out answers. And guess what, I'd be in the Top 1 Percent of players at under 2 minutes or so

I don't advocate this, but the reason I first tried it out in the first place is, when I did the puzzle honestly, I'd always end up at the rear end of the timed players.

Just saying.....

Even if I had a God-given ability to stare at a puzzle and immediately come up with a solution in 1 or 2 seconds, then type the answer in 8 or 9 seconds without fail of a typo or any other thing, then hit "check it" and have my browser relate that info - in 9 or 11 seconds consistently?

Just saying.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:45 PM
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First off, what are you "just saying?" Lets not beat around the bush here.
IF IF you are saying that Bansai cheats, well I can tell you that on a really good day
I can play at least 200 puzzles or more. Out of those by checking my recent games list
100 - 125 of them are under fifteen seconds, about 25-30 in the twenties and the others varying times mostly higher.

Altoid, has the ability to solve at the same rate as Bansai does, as do Debzhaus, Lurker, Ferryman, although they do not play as much as Bansai does.

So if you are saying that those of us who can solve on a consistent basis under fifteen seconds "cheat (just saying") well I can tell you I dont. And I would bet my life on none of the aforementioned players are cheating as well.
See if you play enough, like I used to and Bansai has for years, you simply begin to recognize the authors, the quotes themselves, the patterns.
If you want a reality check here, when the last batch of new quotes were added Bansai wasnt solving at a high rate lol he was just as stuck as we were, those of us who played for a hundred percent will be slower. He doesnt... he picks and chooses his puzzles. He is a freak in the best sense of the word and if people stop dissing the guy and start complimenting him instead well (violins play) what a world this would be huh?

Now that was based of course on the premise that "just saying" translates to he cheats.
If you would like to enlighten us further on "just saying", please do let us know. Also, you have, according to your profile solved 215 games it might be higher, the profiles are slow to update, therefore after only 215 puzzles, it really seems hard to believe doesnt it.
Now play 300,000 games and then come back and let us know, please.
K??
Thanks

PS: Oh yes and also he uses a Mac...and probably either Opera with Turbo or Safari.
Wayyyyyy faster than Firefox IE and Chrome. Wayyyy faster.
And he types fast and is a musician.

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:12 PM
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No one can run a four-minute mile. I'm positive this is true, because I have never been able to run a mile in under 6 minutes. Roger Bannister is a fraud.

Just saying.....



No one has ever walked on the moon. I'm certain this is just a hoax because if I can't fly to the moon, no one else can. Neil Armstrong is a fraud.

Just saying.....



There's no such thing as a talk show host. I have never been one, so, in all likelihood, no one else has. Also, reliable sources say that Stephen Colbert is not a very fast online Sudoku solver. There you have it.

Just saying.....

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:17 AM
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OMG!!!

I knew she loved you like a brother Joseph but I wouldn't want to be on her bad side!!! Until just recently I thought you were a woman (for no apparent reason) until she said she loved you like a little brother. Also, pootie is right...you are awesome...I've admired your ability from afar for a long time. From a hunt and peck (me) to the magic fingers...Giuseppe la salute!!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:19 AM
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Well said, Bansai. And remind me not to get on Pootie's bad side.

I'm also on a Safari-running MacBook. I'm told that automatically chops off two or three seconds from your average, all things being equal.

Even though it's comparing apples & oranges, Beth, I do sudoku online, too. I work them in the paper, then input it online to make sure I was right. Honestly, it takes you 2 minutes to type in the numbers? Reading off the paper? We're not talking touch-typing. The numbers are in a row at the top of the keyboard.

Just sayin'...
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:23 PM
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Default gniyas tsuj- ?tahw yas

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:49 PM
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LOL. You mean players have been using it to brush up on their typing skills? No wonder I'm having so much trouble staying in the top 10 in speed! Maybe I should start playing it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 AM
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For about 30 or more seconds, I tried to solve this like a regular puzzle on paper before I figured it out!!! Mama Mia!!!
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