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I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:39 pm

When I was fifteen I sat up all night watching a test pattern on our TV. If you stared long enough without blinking the lines started to move, interweave and just plain wiggle. (A microdot helped, of course.)

Today, I just see one channel of crap after another. :evil:
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Monster » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:55 pm

Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:07 pm

Monster wrote:Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Monster » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:46 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Monster wrote:Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?

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The image isn't viewable in skepticforum.com, but I could open it in a new window. I like it. However, I found it incredibly hard to not blink. My eyes kept feeling dry.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:12 pm

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Monster wrote:Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?

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The image isn't viewable in skepticforum.com, but I could open it in a new window. I like it. However, I found it incredibly hard to not blink. My eyes kept feeling dry.

Once you get over that part you really start seeing some crazy {!#%@}.

Or maybe it's just me. I once got hired to work with a traveling carnival by a clown who was painted on the side of a truck.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:19 pm

Monster wrote:The image isn't viewable in skepticforum.com, but I could open it in a new window. I like it. However, I found it incredibly hard to not blink. My eyes kept feeling dry.


It is in mine. YMMV, I guess.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby TJrandom » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:33 pm

We still have test patterns. One is a set of vertical bars, rainbow color pattern that scrolls from bottom left to upper right, all the while emitting an ear piercing high pitched whine. If you were just a bit tipsy, you would most likely tip over as you tried to cover your ears.

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Hex » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:55 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:When I was fifteen I sat up all night watching a test pattern on our TV. If you stared long enough without blinking the lines started to move, interweave and just plain wiggle. (A microdot helped, of course.)

Today, I just see one channel of crap after another. :evil:

Our two local channels still go off the air late at night and still put up the test pattern (Not the cool Indian head one) along with the annoying high register tone. So, they do still exist. :D
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:31 pm

If you haven't watched "Life On Mars" the BBC TV series, then you haven't lived. Sam is a modern London policeman from 2020, who wakes up as a policemen in the 1970s (sort of in "The Sweeney").

The 1970s BBC test pattern girl starts talking to him from the TV and eventually starts following Sam around. (Yep, it's a weird TV show and really funny)

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:48 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Monster wrote:Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?

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Or open the spoiler and scroll up and down. :dizzy:

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:16 am

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:09 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Monster wrote:Is there a youtube video that you could watch with a test pattern, for like, 2 hours?

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Here's the test pattern I remember from my teenage years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDl72LcIKD8
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:17 pm

Color TV? Must have been nice.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:27 pm

I said as a teen. Our previous TV was a 9 inch black & white with a carrying handle on top.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Gord wrote:I said as a teen. Our previous TV was a 9 inch black & white with a carrying handle on top.

I don't know your age. :snore:
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:53 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:I said as a teen. Our previous TV was a 9 inch black & white with a carrying handle on top.

I don't know your age. :snore:

I'm 12.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:03 pm

Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:I said as a teen. Our previous TV was a 9 inch black & white with a carrying handle on top.

I don't know your age. :snore:

I'm 12.

Thank Gord you're not a teenager, I hate those {!#%@}.
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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:00 pm

Gord wrote: I'm 12.
Nice beard. Did they ever fix that the water contamination problem with testosterone, in Manitoba? :D

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Re: I miss test patterns.

Postby Gord » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:30 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Gord wrote: I'm 12.

Nice beard. Did they ever fix that the water contamination problem with testosterone, in Manitoba? :D

Yeah! That's why I've got the beard!

Almost as good as my mom's....
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