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Accent test

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Time for a new test:

What American accent do you have?

My Results:

Neutral

You’re not Northern, Southern, or Western, you’re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don’t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

Whew icon_smile.gif

Muzical skillz

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Been some time since I linked to a test, so here we go. This time it’s for musical skills. It’s really three tests which you should take in this order: Tone Deaf, Adaptive Pitch and Rhythm Deaf. You’ll need a quiet room (or a good earphone) and about 15 minutes.

For what it’s worth, here are my scores:

– tone deaf: 83.3% (in the “very good” range, which goes from 80 to 89%)

– adaptive pitch: 2.7Hz (in the “normal” range, which goes from 6.0 to 1.6Hz)

– rhythm deaf: 64% (in the “normal” range, which goes from 60 to 69%).

I knew I had good musical memory, which is measured by the first test, and I also notice when some instrument is off-tune – in the second test, a halftone would be about 30Hz.

However I’m rather surprised at my normal score in the third test, as poor rhythm memory and perception have consistently foiled me when I tried to learn at least a dozen musical instruments – I can’t manage to learn to dance either, much to my wife’s distress. I suppose this confirms my theory that I suffer from an IQ gradient which goes from 100% at my head to almost 0% at my feet; I enjoy listening to complex pieces like Dave Brubeck‘s and Don Ellis‘ which feature unusual time signatures, although I can imitate only the simpler ones with my hands, and tapping my feet in time with them is hopeless. I also have a problem making sense of song lyrics (in any language) or of spoken poetry… though I suppose that’s not related to the other symptoms.

Etymology test

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The Presurfer pointed me at The Toughest Word Game on the Web. I got 10 out of 10 on the first try!

Update: Argh. Only 5 correct on the second try, then 8, 5, 8, 9, 8, 10… Warning: a time sink. Though some questions repeat now and then.

It’s been some time since I did a test, so here’s one: Which science fiction writer are you?. I seem to be Hal Clement, whose work I’ve enjoyed a lot (especially the Mesklin stories):

I am:

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Re: Rich!?

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Posted by Rafael Fischmann:
I’m not that bad either:

macmagazine.com.br

Combined Value Score: 128

Top Level Domain Score: 1

Unwanted Characters Score: 10

Dictionary Word Score: 50

Length Score: 8

Archive.org Score: 49

Google Search Results: 518

Yahoo Search Results: 0

MSN Search Results: 282

Search Engine Score: 10

Estimated Base Value: $384.00

Estimated Actual Value: $24,576.00

eBay is our friend! icon_lol.gif

Rich!?

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John Walkenbach pointed at the LeapFish Domain Name Analyzer. The results are surprising:

brockerhoff.net

Combined Value Score: 144

Top Level Domain Score: 8

Unwanted Characters Score: 10

Dictionary Word Score: 8

Length Score: 8

Archive.org Score: 85

Google Search Results: 13,900

Yahoo Search Results: 1,140

MSN Search Results: 635

Search Engine Score: 25

Estimated Base Value: $432.00

Estimated Actual Value: $31,104.00

So. Anyone interested? I’ll sell it for $30K if you act now… icon_biggrin.gif

Surprise!

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Time for one of those silly tests again…

My computer geek score is greater than 91% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

But 9% have scored higher than me! Bah; just because I don’t run Linux and go to bed before 2AM nowadays?

Épatant, ça!

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Been some time without reporting test results here, so here’s one which surprised me a little:

Your Inner European is French!
Smart and sophisticated.
You have the best of everything – at least, *you* think so.
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