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January 9, 2015 6:48 AM   Subscribe

 
Bit Short. Wanted More.
posted by Curious Artificer at 6:51 AM on January 9, 2015 [5 favorites]


Big headache. Locating Tylenol.
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:56 AM on January 9, 2015 [11 favorites]


Does "have fun" mean "screw up your vision for a few minutes after closing the tab?"
posted by bondcliff at 6:56 AM on January 9, 2015 [8 favorites]


Slow ride. Take it easy.
posted by davebush at 6:57 AM on January 9, 2015 [11 favorites]


Note that scrolling via the scroll bar probably will work much better than using the scroll wheel on your mouse. You want the lowest step amount possible.
posted by smackfu at 6:57 AM on January 9, 2015 [6 favorites]


Moire! Moire!
posted by carter at 7:01 AM on January 9, 2015 [25 favorites]


Possibly to do on smart phone, but hard to scroll slowly enough!
posted by maryr at 7:05 AM on January 9, 2015


The Hacker News discussion had an interesting observation. Some folks heard their monitors making noise when looking at this page. Turns out shitty LCDs can hum depending on what's on screen, and the black bars on this page give a 2580 Hz tone. Here's a demo of changing pitch.
posted by Nelson at 7:05 AM on January 9, 2015 [10 favorites]


Sorry, what is the nightmarish thing on top? I couldn't scroll slowly enough to figure out what on earth it was supposed to be.
posted by sciatrix at 7:19 AM on January 9, 2015


nnnggg... my brain don't like...
posted by wabbittwax at 7:21 AM on January 9, 2015


If you "zoom out" (Ctrl - for some) the black bars no longer cover the whole screen and you can see "underneath".
posted by achrise at 7:25 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sorry, what is the nightmarish thing on top?

I think it's supposed to be a rotating skull but the rotation amount is too much so it doesn't really work.
posted by smackfu at 7:31 AM on January 9, 2015 [5 favorites]


I had to scroll faster than I thought to have fun.
posted by pulposus at 7:43 AM on January 9, 2015


There's a Wizard of Oz book full of these kinds of animations, some in color - my kid has checked it out at least twice. (Then again, she's about the only one who liked Legends of Oz, because Oz.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:46 AM on January 9, 2015


Slow Scroll. Have fun.

Strike that. Reverse it.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:52 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love stupid websites like this.
posted by ph00dz at 8:13 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


Me too.
posted by OmieWise at 8:36 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


Me three.
posted by heyho at 9:31 AM on January 9, 2015


Me four.
posted by ipsative at 9:33 AM on January 9, 2015


I had a calendar that did this, with the added bonus of not giving me a headache.
posted by Gordafarin at 9:35 AM on January 9, 2015


For Windows users, it might be easiest to click the middle mouse button (to enter autoscroll) and then move the cursor down just enough until it starts moving.
posted by hellphish at 9:46 AM on January 9, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is one of the rare tricks that I haven't seen used for sexual stuff yet.
posted by halifix at 9:53 AM on January 9, 2015


Well, now it will be, thanks.
posted by maryr at 10:04 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


For Windows users, it might be easiest to click the middle mouse button (to enter autoscroll) and then move the cursor down just enough until it starts moving.

Yeah, that worked. Most of the scroll methods I tried before had the animations run backward, so Pac-Man was spitting up the dots.
posted by Gelatin at 10:46 AM on January 9, 2015


> Well, now it will be, thanks.

You're welcome.
posted by halifix at 11:12 AM on January 9, 2015


AHH! My vision! This is worse than titles on metafilter!
posted by zennie at 11:44 AM on January 9, 2015


Moire! Moire!
posted by carter


You are my goddamn hero.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:07 PM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


> If you "zoom out" (Ctrl - for some) the black bars no longer cover the whole screen and you can see "underneath".

Ah, now THAT'S interesting. The last one in particular is one which I wouldn't have guessed from the non-picket-fenced version. I think it's much cooler when you can see the transformation!

I also just stumbled upon this tool for creating your own barrier-grid animations.
posted by Westringia F. at 12:12 PM on January 9, 2015


Edits DOM: Thanks Chrome.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:25 PM on January 9, 2015


Not something I would recommend one do, when going down with a nasty cold. My expressions went from Oh this is cool to Dear God my head hurts. I'll try this when I feel better to see if the headache reoccurs. For Science!
posted by viramamunivar at 12:54 PM on January 9, 2015


Me five.
posted by dg at 4:02 PM on January 9, 2015


I found if you squint the animations become a lot clearer and the black lines kind of recede. Why is that?
posted by lollusc at 5:16 PM on January 9, 2015


Scroll down to read this comment (oh! you did!)
posted by sammyo at 5:29 PM on January 9, 2015


Crazy, I wonder what the science behind this is?
posted by nathanm at 10:37 PM on January 9, 2015


Mee krob.
posted by univac at 12:18 PM on January 10, 2015


Crazy, I wonder what the science behind this is?

A basic description of how barrier-grids work is here; the essential idea is that sliding the image up slightly with regard to the bars exposes a new "frame" of the animation.
posted by jackbishop at 8:57 AM on January 14, 2015


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