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Re: cube #29330
05/21/01 12:21 PM
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I didn't quite "get" the cube.

Ditto. All I got was a big white space and that detestable little symbol with the red square, green dot and blue triangle. Hmph.




Re: hyper-cube #29331
05/21/01 12:35 PM
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Well, I pulled the link up from my bookmarks but didn't test it before posting it. It's s'posed to be a three-dimensional representation of a four-dimensional cube on a two-dimensional screen. You can move it around by pressing the appropriate keys. Maybe someone else can come up with a workable link. I can draw a tesseract on a piece of paper, but I don't suppose that would help much.


Re: tesseract #29332
05/21/01 01:29 PM
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I get a cube† and then, if I play around with it enough, some corners seem to get truncated, but nothing that looks like any kind of hypercube *I've ever seen.

We made one out of soldered together pieces of coat hanger once. Or at least a three space projection of one.

†Well, it starts out as a square that I stared at stupidly (Hi E, 9) for some time before I thought to follow the directions.


Re: canadian flag illusion #29333
05/23/01 11:16 AM
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I have no idea who first discovered it - I didn't make it up myself, if that's what you were wondering!


Re: canadian flag illusion #29334
05/23/01 07:11 PM
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I have no idea who first discovered it - I didn't make it up myself, if that's what you were wondering!

Heaven forfend! My mouthy maladroitness has managed to impugn Americans on both sides of the 48th parallel!


Re: canadian flag illusion #29335
05/24/01 11:13 AM
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Dear Max,

It's the 49th parallel. And actually in Canada the word American strictly means USns, so I'm not an American, if that's what you're implying! (Or, I am as much an American as you are an Australian!)


Re: canadian flag illusion #29336
05/24/01 11:42 AM
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Bean proclaims that she's not an American

And, if we are to believe the song, not Canadian, not by a damn' sight, yet!


Re: canadian flag illusion #29337
05/24/01 01:21 PM
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I have posted a desecration of the Canadian flag on Max's idrive site (http://www.idrive.com/) outlining the mouth, nose and eyes and adding a pair of ears to help the optically delusionarily challenged amongst us.

userid: maxquordlepleen
password: Crescent


Re: canadian flag illusion #29338
05/24/01 03:03 PM
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Very nice, Faldage! However, he didn't look as angry (or hungry*) as I'd always imagined him to be.


Re: Name for a pictorial illusion #29339
05/24/01 03:53 PM
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Back to the original question, if I may. There's a word for such pictorial illusions in German which is actually quite common, even a child would know it: Vexierbild. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any satisfactory English equivalent for it, only "picture puzzle" (too general). Maybe the German word should simply be borrowed...


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