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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #100 on: 01 Mar 2015, 18:40 »

Meanwhile, those of us who have Deuteranopia are saying, "Welcome to the party, pal."
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #101 on: 01 Mar 2015, 18:47 »

Metope, care to do this test for us? http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge (Everyone else is obviously invited as well)
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #102 on: 01 Mar 2015, 21:42 »

[DraziAccent]Purple!![/DraziVoice]
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #103 on: 01 Mar 2015, 21:47 »

Green.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #104 on: 01 Mar 2015, 21:54 »

Purple!




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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #105 on: 01 Mar 2015, 22:18 »

Green fight purple!
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #106 on: 01 Mar 2015, 22:27 »

Why is this thread on page 3, guys?

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #107 on: 02 Mar 2015, 00:43 »

Being invulnerable to illusion seems like it ought to be a good thing from a Buddhist's point of view.
Heh... :laugh:  It's supposed to be the whole point.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #108 on: 02 Mar 2015, 08:13 »

Metope, care to do this test for us? http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge (Everyone else is obviously invited as well)

As funny as it is, I actually enjoy taking that test. Brings back happy memories of doing the Munsell color book in school.  :-P
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #109 on: 02 Mar 2015, 08:21 »

Metope, care to do this test for us? http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge (Everyone else is obviously invited as well)
I apparently got 23. I have no idea if that's a good score or not.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #110 on: 02 Mar 2015, 12:04 »

I got 15. I suck at purples people.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #111 on: 02 Mar 2015, 12:23 »

Green fight purple!

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #112 on: 02 Mar 2015, 12:59 »

A nice article by a colourblind designer on the subject (includes yet another version of the photo...).
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #113 on: 03 Mar 2015, 12:03 »

How many colors people can see. I can see 39. And now I'm curious how many you all can see. Especially those that are having issues with that dang dress.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #114 on: 03 Mar 2015, 12:10 »

That is going to be highly dependent on the screen in use, mind you.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #115 on: 03 Mar 2015, 12:10 »

The thing is, being able to see more (or fewer) colors than average really doesn't explain why some people see the dress as two colors and then two other colors.

I think that the brain interprets the light that you see, and something about this picture confuses the brain, making it choose between blue/white or black/tan. For some people their brain chooses consistently, for others it can change.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #116 on: 03 Mar 2015, 12:52 »

I also see 39, but:
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I love yellow! The only reason you won't find much of it in my wardrobe is because my pale skin looks grey in yellow clothes  :-P
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #117 on: 03 Mar 2015, 13:02 »

Very interesting.  34. Maybe 35 if I squint at the yellow.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #118 on: 03 Mar 2015, 13:04 »

I don't know if it matters, but I have a macbook pro retina, these screens are pretty great. i assume crappy screens might give people different results.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #119 on: 03 Mar 2015, 13:17 »

I begrudgingly admit to being baffled and slightly fascinated that people looking at the same photo as I are seeing totally different colours. My brain can't put that together.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #120 on: 03 Mar 2015, 13:29 »

I don't know if it matters, but I have a macbook pro retina, these screens are pretty great. i assume crappy screens might give people different results.

Color calibration will change things, too. I believe the MBPR is a 6-bit + FRC panel, FWIW, so not ideal for this. I'm picking up 38 on my MBPR, FWIW.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #121 on: 03 Mar 2015, 14:16 »

I looked at it on my phone. (I realize the screen can affect it.) This isn't the first time I've done a test similar to this, though. I did it with paint chip like things, too, back in the day.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #122 on: 03 Mar 2015, 14:32 »

35 or 36. Doesn't stop me wearing beige or blue most of the time.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #123 on: 03 Mar 2015, 15:55 »

How many colors people can see. I can see 39. And now I'm curious how many you all can see. Especially those that are having issues with that dang dress.

Thirty-four but doing it after that other colour hue test (which I got 43 on, dunno how good/bad that is) has totally messed up my eyes. Everything is spotty.  :-o
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #124 on: 03 Mar 2015, 16:27 »

How many colors people can see. I can see 39. And now I'm curious how many you all can see. Especially those that are having issues with that dang dress.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #125 on: 03 Mar 2015, 17:24 »

I've done that Pantone test before, and depending on the monitor (all fairly good) and ambient lighting, I score 0-3. On the "how many colours can you see", I could definitely see 36, and I could persuade myself I could see 39 quite easily.

I thought the comments on what colours you might find in your wardrobe very dubious. Generally speaking women wear a wider range of colours than men, but that is mainly down to social conditioning. I might wear a red suit, but I doubt PWH would, for example, and I don't think that has anything to do with our vision. I choose colours of clothes, makeup, jewellery etc. based on how well they go with my complexion, hair, eye-colour etc. I don't think there is a colour that in itself I find unappealing.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #126 on: 04 Mar 2015, 00:07 »

Correct - no red suit!  As a student I had a bright red jumper.  I had a pair of dark red cord hipster jeans in the early 1970s which I wore out thoroughly.  In the early 1990s I got a red (and cream) Liberty shirt specifically to match the decoration on a harpsichord I was playing in a concert, which still comes out very occasionally.  And I have a couple of red teeshirts.  My present wife doesn't like me in red.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #127 on: 04 Mar 2015, 03:25 »

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #128 on: 04 Mar 2015, 14:41 »

[NeoVoice]There is no dress[/NeoVoice]
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #129 on: 04 Mar 2015, 14:44 »

You mean the little kid in the Oracle office's voice?

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #130 on: 07 Mar 2015, 08:32 »

Okay, not even joking but me and my girlfriend are arguing (in a friendly way) on whether my blanket is white or blue.
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« Reply #131 on: 07 Mar 2015, 11:23 »

Take a picture.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #132 on: 07 Mar 2015, 12:42 »

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #133 on: 07 Mar 2015, 12:44 »

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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #135 on: 09 Mar 2015, 04:49 »

WAIT WHAT someone posted it on facebook today, I left it on the home page and did something else but when I clicked back there was one instant where I perceived it as white. Then it went back to blue.

Well at least I know now that this isn't just a massive internet-wide prank played on everybody who can see colours.
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« Reply #136 on: 09 Mar 2015, 15:40 »

It's actually emitting hard X-rays and the blue is Cerenkov radiation. Anyone who looks at it (and especially anyone who posts yet more pictures of it) is going to die horribly of radiation poisoning.
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« Reply #137 on: 09 Mar 2015, 20:03 »

I am become dress, dresstroyer of worlds. :claireface:
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #138 on: 09 Mar 2015, 20:06 »

You don't need to care what color the dress is, all you have to do is say yes to it.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #139 on: 09 Mar 2015, 21:40 »

[KoshVoice]The dress has always been here[/KoshVoice]
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #140 on: 09 Mar 2015, 22:23 »

I think we now have a winner for the person who can put the most B5 references into a single thread that has nothing to do with Sci-Fi.
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Re: What color is the dress?
« Reply #141 on: 09 Mar 2015, 23:17 »

The dress has been put to good use in an ad campaign against domestic violence, attached to the slogan "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?".
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« Reply #142 on: 10 Mar 2015, 15:48 »

I have seen criticism against this campaign, saying the women are displayed in a sexualized manner, a point of view I can understand.
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« Reply #143 on: 11 Mar 2015, 12:30 »

Also the fact that they discriminate against trans women
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