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January 19, 2004 6:16 AM   Subscribe

The ESP Game.
posted by nthdegx (23 comments total)

 
this is actually a cute front for a CMU IR/machine learning evaluation (grounding terms->images.) Of course don't let that stop you.
posted by neustile at 7:02 AM on January 19, 2004


Its quite interesting, but god is it frustrating when they put you with a moron.
posted by biffa at 7:25 AM on January 19, 2004


yes. use. the. words. on. the. screen.
posted by nthdegx at 7:26 AM on January 19, 2004


'There are 35 people playing' - how many are Mefites?

I think you'll find that it's spelt moran, biffa ; p
posted by asok at 8:18 AM on January 19, 2004


I'm a Philistine, so I mostly enjoyed picking out a meatheaded username. The actual game is half boring, half frustrating.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:46 AM on January 19, 2004


Pardon the ignorance, but could someone translate, "CMU IR/machine learning evaluation (grounding terms->images.)" Grazi.
posted by haqspan at 9:25 AM on January 19, 2004


A bit more info in an FPP that leads immediately to a regsitration form that itself contains no info would be welcome. Life is short.
posted by digaman at 10:17 AM on January 19, 2004


Strangley addictive. Word on the morons though...
posted by maggie at 10:45 AM on January 19, 2004


The irony of calling other people morons in a mis-spelled post ~sigh~
posted by maggie at 10:46 AM on January 19, 2004


It's just like the old game show "password" in a way : >
posted by amberglow at 10:46 AM on January 19, 2004


create screen name:
create password:
confirm password:

If you don't have time for that, how come you have time to complain?
posted by nthdegx at 10:56 AM on January 19, 2004


And if its got 'game' in the FPP and you're clicking on it, it's hardly indicative of someone racing against time.
posted by biffa at 11:22 AM on January 19, 2004


The contrary of this "moron problem" you talk about is very disturbing - sometimes you find a partner so synchronized with you that you get actually sad when the game ends and you realize you will never know who that person was.
posted by nkyad at 11:23 AM on January 19, 2004


yes, nykad... three games in a row with what i guess was the same person - all right each time... (some time ago, btw - haven't been doing this *all* day, exactly).
posted by nthdegx at 11:26 AM on January 19, 2004


If you don't have time for that, how come you have time to complain?

That's called community participation for the common good, nthdegx.
posted by digaman at 11:34 AM on January 19, 2004


That's what you call it ;)
posted by nthdegx at 12:21 PM on January 19, 2004


The game is learning too. Some pictures that didn't have taboo words earlier have them now. It's a Carnegie Mellon site too- probably some weird experiment. Not that I've been playing it all day or anything (Must. Work. On. Thesis.... MustMustMustMust)
posted by maggie at 1:55 PM on January 19, 2004


Okay, that was creepy. A picture of my address and phone number popped up as a picture. It's not totally crazy as I did put that picture up on the internet a while back for something, but it's still rather eerie that it was chosen from gazillions of pictures. I feel sorry for my partner as I completely froze in that moment.
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:07 PM on January 19, 2004


I got a picture with a Welsh word (diwylliant/culture) on it. That's a bit creepy too, given that Welsh is my language of choice. Me and my buddy were doing well until that point, too.

Who are these people?
posted by ceiriog at 2:52 PM on January 19, 2004


I'm thinking there might be some IP-targeted images. In addition to my address/phone number, I got a lot of pictures with Minnesota-centric (where I live) text.
posted by Zosia Blue at 3:15 PM on January 19, 2004


So much for my afternoon. How many of the "players curently online" are mefites, I wonder?
posted by sharpener at 4:05 PM on January 19, 2004


um, yeah, two ARRRRs in currently...
posted by sharpener at 4:48 PM on January 19, 2004


Why must I continue to do this? Why do I want to get to the next rank? And why does it take so bloody long to re-load?
posted by meech at 8:04 PM on January 19, 2004


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