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Post by Bill_G » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:13 am

A bride-to-be sent an invitation to the wrong address. It came back with this note.

Cassandra Warren was in a rush and feeling a little overwhelmed with her work and planning her upcoming 200-person wedding.

As she was getting invitations for her June nuptials in the mail two weeks ago, she hurriedly addressed one to her aunt and uncle at their home in Eugene, Ore., about 20 minutes from where she lives.

Last week, the invitation came back. She had mistakenly jotted in the wrong address. (snip)

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Post by Chilidog » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:02 am

I'm not a subscriber



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Post by RVInit » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:58 pm

:lovestruck: Nice story. Thanks for sharing.

From the above article:
A handwritten note was scrawled on the return envelope: “I wish I knew you — this is going to be a blast. Congratulations — go have dinner on me. I’ve been married for 40 years — it gets better with age. ”

A $20 bill was tucked inside.

Warren is at a bit of a professional crossroads and had been having a tough day. The moment her fiance opened the envelope, she was venting to him about her frustrations and was in “mid meltdown,” she said.

Then she read the note.

“It was kind of perfect timing,” said Warren, 25, who works as a nanny. “I was really grateful for it.”

Then she looked closer and saw that the person, who Warren doesn’t know, had scribbled “live long and prosper” on the envelope, a nod to Star Trek.

:snippity:

Then Warren stopped by a store and bought a thank-you card. She wrote her aunt and uncle’s incorrect address on the envelope again (this time on purpose). Above it she wrote, “Kind Stranger.”

Inside, she scribbled: “Thank you for the note and taking the time to send it. Not many people would have done that. It was a big blessing after the day I was having. I am thankful for people like you still being in the world.”


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Post by Sunrise » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Very nice. :thumbs:


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Post by Chilidog » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:38 pm

OK, but did the Aunt and Uncle ever get their invite?



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Post by Bill_G » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:31 am

OMG - And we thought Facebook was bad. The comparison of this to an episode of Black Mirror is quite apropos.

What if we adopted a Social Credit Score system as China will be in 2020 ? It could prevent someone from freely traveling around the country, determine where they could work, and where they lived.

It's an "everything" score of your entire life, including your circle of friends and family, summed to arrive at a number that tells everyone else where you stand in comparison to everyone else.

No thank you.

But, in the video link above, it looks like some people in China understand this already. What they could do about it is another thing.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:05 am

Chilidog wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:38 pm
OK, but did the Aunt and Uncle ever get their invite?
Thanks for reminding us of the central issue in this story! :lol:


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Post by Bill_G » Fri May 11, 2018 10:13 am

Portland is way more honest than Seattle, YouTube experiment finds
You're more likely to recover a lost wallet in Portland than Seattle.

Sorry, Washington, but that's just the way it is — at least according to this YouTube video that tested the honesty of folks in 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada by peppering the streets with fake wallets.



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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 am

Do you hear Yanny or Laurel



PS:Mrs says she hears Jerry. I only hear Yanny.



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Post by RVInit » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 am

I hear Laurel.


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Post by RoadScholar » Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am

I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:


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Post by RVInit » Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am

RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:




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Post by vic » Wed May 16, 2018 1:55 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:
:mememe: I heard Yanny.
Edit: I also listened to the video where the person analyzes the audio. I only heard "Yanny". I was listening via the speakers in my 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display. Maybe it has something to do with 70-year-old ears.

And the 27 inch monitor is because of the 70-year-old eyes.



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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 4:45 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:
Yep. I hear nothing even resembling Laurel, and can't understand why others hear anything but Yanny. In the YouTube video RV linked, the guy playing with the audio editing software kept saying how he could clearly hear Laurel, and he even enhanced it to prove his point .... and I just kept hearing Yanny no matter how he massaged it.

Of course, Mrs hears Randy.



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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 4:46 pm

vic wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:55 pm
RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:
:mememe: I heard Yanny.
Edit: I also listened to the video where the person analyzes the audio. I only heard "Yanny". I was listening via the speakers in my 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display. Maybe it has something to do with 70-year-old ears.

And the 27 inch monitor is because of the 70-year-old eyes.
All the best people hear Yanny, but we won't dwell on it.



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Post by RoadScholar » Wed May 16, 2018 4:59 pm

I tried my darndest to hear "Yanny," but I couldn't even force myself to hear how it could be taken so.

Weird.


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Post by RVInit » Wed May 16, 2018 5:46 pm

Bill_G wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:46 pm
vic wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:55 pm
RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
I don't get it. People really hear anything other than "Laurel?" :think:
:mememe: I heard Yanny.
Edit: I also listened to the video where the person analyzes the audio. I only heard "Yanny". I was listening via the speakers in my 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display. Maybe it has something to do with 70-year-old ears.

And the 27 inch monitor is because of the 70-year-old eyes.
All the best people hear Yanny, but we won't dwell on it.
:nope: There are good people on both sides. :mrgreen:


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Post by HilltownGrrl » Wed May 16, 2018 6:26 pm

My husband hears both. He says they are both said at the same time but Yanny is in a high frequency & Laurel in a low frequency.

I have severe tinnitus & can't hear anything in & around the 7500KH range so I can only Laurel as it's in a range I can hear.

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Post by kate520 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 pm

I’ve listened to it several times on many platforms. I read an article. I think there’s some kind of trickery.

I heard Laurel every time but one. The one time I heard them both at the same time. I’d listened to that particular clip 3 times already and had only heard Laurel.

Trickery.


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Post by Mikedunford » Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 pm

I can kinda get "laurel." But only on the version the guy cleaned up, and only by using the YouTube settings to drop the playback speed to 0.5. "Yarry" or "Yanny" otherwise, and still can't understand how anyone's hearing anything else.


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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 7:03 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:59 pm
I tried my darndest to hear "Yanny," but I couldn't even force myself to hear how it could be taken so.

Weird.
It is definitely strange.

FYI - the Yanny I hear is pronounced yaw-knee. How that even resembles Lore-all is a mystery.



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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 pm

kate520 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 pm
I’ve listened to it several times on many platforms. I read an article. I think there’s some kind of trickery.

I heard Laurel every time but one. The one time I heard them both at the same time. I’d listened to that particular clip 3 times already and had only heard Laurel.

Trickery.
It's prequel to the alien invasion. They are testing our abilities to distinguish sound patterns so they can confuse our military response. One group will here this, and another group will hear that, zero coordination in the defensive actions, and ouila - aliens take over with little or no losses on their side. Credo quia absurdum.



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Post by RoadScholar » Wed May 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Well, it seems to be at least somewhat speaker-related.

Today on my office computer played through good headphones I heard absolutely nothing but Laurel. Out of curiosity I just played the clip through the tiny iPhone speaker and heard something close to Yanny, although the L sound persisted, so it was something more like “Yaalleee.”

Bizarre.

Edit: Come to think of it, based on the timing it was more like the R from Laurel turned into an L.


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Post by Bill_G » Wed May 16, 2018 7:18 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Well, it seems to be at least somewhat speaker-related.

Today on my office computer played through good headphones I heard absolutely nothing but Laurel. Out of curiosity I just played the clip through the tiny iPhone speaker and heard sonething close to Yanny, although the L sound persisted, so it was something more like “Yaalleee.”

Bizarre.
I wondered about that as well since laptop speakers are not high quality. But, my Sony Bluetooth headphones that totally rock still sound like yaw-knee to me.



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Post by Estiveo » Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 pm

I can hear either at will. It's a matter of focusing on the pitch. Yanni is at a higher register than Laurel. It can help if you subvocalize along with the recording.


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